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Sobrino de Botin

Calle Cuchilleros 17, 28005 Madrid, Spain
+34 913 66 42 17
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Oldest restaurant, certainly not the best

I wasn't impressed by this restaurant. The food was average at best. The decor was old and tatty... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ashwell, United Kingdom
A disappointment

Yes, this may very well be the oldest establishment operating in the world, since it opened in 1725... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Gherardo P
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Calle Cuchilleros 17, 28005 Madrid, Spain
+34 913 66 42 17
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Reviewed yesterday

I wasn't impressed by this restaurant. The food was average at best. The decor was old and tatty and the service was appalling. The waiter was so old and grumpy. The tables were so close together that you may as well be sitting in a...More

Thank pamalanga
Reviewed 4 days ago

Yes, this may very well be the oldest establishment operating in the world, since it opened in 1725 and is still in full activity ( I'd venture to say that the chefs might have changed in the meantime...) And perhaps this is the reason why...More

Thank Gherardo P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I had early lunch reservations on a Thursday. She ordered the lamb and I ordered the roast suckling pig, both signature items of the restaurant. The lamb was dry and tough. It was not like lamb I have eaten before. The cracking...More

Thank omcrwb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the oldest restaurants in the world dating back to 1725. Hemingway enjoyed this restaurant and referred to it in his novel The Sun Also Rises. Be sure to ask for the corner table where he sat and order the Suckling Pig! Fantastic!

Thank kviau
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lot`s of visitors to Madrid are curious about Botin restaurant including myself. Should we go, Is it worth the price? Well the answer is YES. It should be in every traveler`s itinerary if in Madrid. Famous for it roast sucking pig ( Please make sure...More

2  Thank juluftravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If only for the ability to boast that you have eaten at the oldest continuously operating restaurant in the world, you definitely have to drop by Botin. It was my main reason for reserving a table two months before my trip to Madrid (the place...More

1  Thank mayfsi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here three years ago and was just served by the same waiter. Everything was just as good as I remember it if not better. Both the food and service are exceptional. We will be coming back.

Thank Robert A
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

This was my second time at Botin and it was just as good as the last time!! Delicious menu .. A heartwarming ambiance and a lovely experience!! The restaurant was a favorite spot for Hemingway and a place where Goya worked as a waiter for...More

1  Thank Ruba A
Reviewed 8 June 2017

We went to have lunch at this restaurant since we were in the area and the restaurant has a lot of history and very famous. The restaurant looks small from the outside but inside is really specious and very well kept. the dishes we order...More

1  Thank Miguel V
Reviewed 5 June 2017

It was our first night in Madrid, and I was able to secure 10pm reservations for us. We were seated downstairs in one of the smaller rooms (3 tables), so it was quite intimate. The restaurant is rich in history and culture, and loved reading...More

Thank Jennifer A
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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Karen C
6 October 2016|
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Response from Arturo S | Reviewed this property |
It depends on how much wine you have; but a good dinner with one appetizer, two entrees, one bottle of wine and desert would range around 100 Euros. It is worth it! We had the Cochinillo it was excellent.
serena h
22 December 2015|
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Response from Eu123 | Reviewed this property |
yes its the same . The specialty is the piglet . Make reservations its the safest way to be able to enjoy it!
4 June 2015|
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Response from Bernadette T | Reviewed this property |
We made reservations through our hotel's concierge . Enjoy your meal!!