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Restuarant Botin

Calle de los Cuchilleros 17, 28005 Madrid, Spain
+34 913 66 42 17
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Calle de los Cuchilleros 17, 28005 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Being famous for being the oldest restaurant in the world means that this place is a popular restaurant, so we had to make a booking to get a seat. The service was faultless. Both of us had the daily menu / meal of the day...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I wanted to take my wife to Botin, since we were going to be in Madrid on her birthday. Unfortunately, I waited too long to make the reservation and I could only get the last lunch time (15:30). We still had an enjoyable meal (suckling...More

Thank Al D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

OK I have been to Botin's a few times now with my first visit as a youngster decades ago. This was my first visit in 15 years and my first with the family. The guide books will speak to this being the oldest continuously operating...More

Thank Tomas M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Need to book very busy. Expensive for what you get portions small for some dishes. suckling pig was tasty and good amount. Potatoes and veg are extras. Worth going to but wouldn't go out of my way for it. overall nice.

Thank Zena F
Reviewed 5 days ago

As a treat during our stay in Madrid, we got a table at the Madrid institute, Botín. We went for several of the house specialities like Madrid-style tripe, roast suckling pig and blood pudding. Our desserts were tasty Catalan custard, rice pudding and creme caramel....More

Thank kevinoshea1985
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a unique experience, so just make up your mind you are going. According to Guinness this is the oldest continuously operating restaurant in the world. Be sure to look in at the ovens! The specialty here is roast suckling pig. It's very good....More

Thank lesandchip
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a couple weeks in Spain I've had a Lot of ham and I've had great roast suckling pig. My wife and I have both been to Botin's and wanted to bring our kids this time. We all ordered the 1/2 roasted chicken. They all...More

Thank Adam H
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband just had to go to Restaurant Botin after reading that it is the oldest continuously running restaurant in the world. I envisioned a touristy place with poor food but was pleasantly surprised! The restaurant is in an old Spanish building and decorated in...More

Thank Margaret H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great history to this spot but not very good food. I would have enjoyed being able to look around a bit but the restaurant seems to run a tight system

Thank Kimberly S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked the Botin Experience with Phil from Insider's Madrid. This is a private tour of the restaurant an hour before it opens for dinner to the public. Our meal was so much more memorable and enjoyable after understanding and seeing the history behind this...More

Thank Jenny P
Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street
performers, colorful lights, window shopping,
restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and
churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a
collection of plazas interconnected by a network of
side streets. Some of these side streets are wide
pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so
it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as
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What is the dress code?
24 June 2017|
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Response from nitka | Reviewed this property |
Casual, we were there on Monday.
best area to sit
11 May 2017|
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Response from Travlerlee | Reviewed this property |
I think Upstairs is better that is where Hemingway sat also it is brighter. We sat in the cellar which is darker cave like feeling. Plus upstairs you can sit by a window and have a view
Thomas T
address of Botin
7 April 2017|
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Response from Abhimanyu B | Reviewed this property |
Easily available on google .. please use google map
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 16:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle de los Cuchilleros 17, 28005 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighbourhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +34 913 66 42 17
Botin is the oldest restaurant in the world according to the Guinness Book of Records. Located in the heart of Madrid, at the foot of the Arco de Cuchilleros and next to the Plaza Mayor, it was founded in 1725 and was a meeting place for Madrid's bohemian and literary set. Botin offers Madrid-style hospitality in a convivial and friendly setting, with traditional decor. The restaurant prides itself on using the finest ingredients accredited by the respective quality marks in order to offer guests traditional recipes that have been passed down from father to son over the years, cooked in a natural and artisan way. Its specialties include roast suckling pig and lamb cooked in traditional Castilian style in a wood-fired oven that has been in use since 1725. Botin treats all its diners the same - whether politician, famous artist or its neighbourhood regulars.
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