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Restuarant Botin

Calle de los Cuchilleros, 17, 28005 Madrid, Spain
+34 913 66 42 17
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Fast food, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Soups
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Calle de los Cuchilleros, 17, 28005 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great place full of history , the lamb is great but in general , good food. If visiting ask them to show you the ovens on the caves

Thank Carlos P
Reviewed yesterday

I had heard about this restaurant on numerous travel sites, and the history behind it obviously make it all the more interesting. It's often booked up, but I was traveling solo, which helps! They have a section where it seems they seat those who haven't...More

Thank Jenny I
Reviewed 3 days ago

I've been here on many occasions over the years. Whenever visiting Madrid with new people. Be sure to make reservations in advance. It fills up fast. Lot's of tourists. But fascinating place and history. Service has always been very good and food is good. If...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My daughter and I went on a spur, to see if we could get in without reservations and er could. We were lucky to get seated in the cellar, where we felt transported back to 1725, when the place first opened. We had the house...More

Thank copty
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was taken for lunch here after some business meetings. It is an amazing place with bags of character. Our Spanish host helped us order - the tapas to start was good (especially the prawns and clams). I had the soup casserole that was, frankly, superb....More

Thank Cymro-Welshman
Reviewed 1 week ago

Atmosphere deluxe. History oozing from every nook and cranny. On a street tucked away from the hordes of tourists. We enjoyed the evening and the wait staff... not to mention the divine food. My steak was the tenderest steak I've ever had and it was...More

Thank Carl M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wife got sick and threw up within an hour of finishing dinner, I myself got diarrhea the whole night and all morning. Just feel like trowing up... The suckling pig and baby lamb must not have been that fresh after all! Never again!!!

Thank Mike_Bkk_123
Reviewed 1 week ago

It’s the oldest restaurant in the world (Guinness records), almost 300 years! Have to try their signature dish the suckling pig. They roast 3 weeks (20 days) old baby pigs to perfection! It’s different from other suckling pigs I’ve had in different countries, they are...More

Thank Frances Q
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the oldest restaurant in the world last year on the off chance and got a table after a short wait..just around the corner from the big square where there was a Christmas market on. The place is amazing and the atmosphere downstairs is...More

Thank 187053Pete666
Reviewed 1 week ago

Perhaps Madrids most storied restaurant, When I said I wanted to taste Roast Suckling Pig, my hotel booked me in here. This is the oldest restaurant in the city in fact the world according to Guinness. The Cochinillo Asado was mentioned by Hemingway in the...More

Thank Ottawa_uhl
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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14 November 2017|
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Response from Botin1725 | Property representative |
Dear custumer: Botin is a restaurant, not a bar. Our service is for food and beverage, not only for a drink. Thank you for your interest and welcome to Botin
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19 October 2017|
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Response from Botin1725 | Property representative |
Yes , Botin accept all credit cards. Thank you for your interest and welcome.
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2 October 2017|
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Response from pitufo00 | Reviewed this property |
We made our reservation for lunch, at opening and were first to enter the restaurant and were seated there without asking. I would suggest getting there a bit early and wait patiently. Since it opens at 1:00, you might be... More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 100
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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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