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Restaurante El Botanico

) #2,082 of 9,053 Restaurants in Madrid ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Calle Ruiz de Alarcon 27, 28014 Madrid, Spain
+34 914 20 23 42
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“risotto” (5 reviews)
“caesar salad” (2 reviews)
“tiramisu” (3 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Calle Ruiz de Alarcon 27, 28014 Madrid, Spain
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1 - 10 of 112 reviews

Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

After visiting El Prado museum we were looking for a nice place to sit down and have a coffee. We found this nice terrace in front of the Real Jardín Botánico. The service was friendly and efficient. A white coffee was €2.50, not bad for...More

Thank phayaoThailand
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Lovely spring day, but Prado surrounds did not appear to have many restaurants, and the first one went to ask for a table was unusually for Madrid quite rude. Anyway we moved on and luckily found El Botanico, After a short wait were seated and...More

Thank NW6_Traveller
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

It was a place where we wanted to have a quick lunch but it ended up taking a bit longer than we planned. Even though the food was good, the medium burger we ordered was actually rare.

Thank Paul M
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Friendly and attentive service; good Caesar salad with fried chicken; burger was well made to order!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Food was good, and the location was great, right near the park and gardens. Great place for an outdoor lunch or pitstop for drinks!

Thank TrendyTraveler72
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

We came across El Botanico after strolling through Retiro park after visiting museums in the area that morning. It sits on a quiet corner site opposite the park & just looked the perfect place to stop for lunch, the outside terrace was full bar 2...More

Thank linfield2004
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We had Sunday lunch here. Quick service and waiters all spoke English. Seating inside is good with high ceiling bright room. Food was great for a reasonable price.

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Just opposite the botanical gardens in central Madrid we tried this restaurant as recommended in our guide. Very friendly staff and a couple of groups of local people were enjoying the atmosphere. Speciality dishes on offer and reasonable prices. The highlight for me was my...More

Thank PW1T
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We had lunch here and it was without doubt the best lunch we had in all of Mardid. The food was very well presented and was absolutely sumptuous. Also the prices were more than acceptable. I can only recommend this El Botanico, you want regret...More

Thank Patrick W
Reviewed 9 January 2017

I visited this restaurant for lunch recently and was warmly greeted and shown a good table inside (all outside tables in the sun were occupied). I was very well served by waiter Simone. I was treated to some nibbles before my Caesar Salad which was...More

Thank Stephen J
Paseo del Prado
The area around the elegant Paseo del Prado boulevard
is much-visited by both locals and tourists. The
world-famous Prado, the Reina Sofia, and the
Thyssen-Bornemisza museums form a triangle of art and
culture that spans this grand and beautiful avenue. On
weekdays, the Prado Museum opens its doors for free
after-work hours, drawing a diverse and excited queue
of art lovers that wraps around the block. Palacio de
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 39 - US$ 45
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Ruiz de Alarcon 27, 28014 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Paseo del Prado
  • Neighbourhood: Paseo del Prado
  • Phone Number: +34 914 20 23 42
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The spirit of Paris in Madrid There was a time in which Madrid wished to be like Paris, and this lovely district "Los Jeronimos" is the outcome of such pursuit... It was our King Alfonso XIII, who after travelling across the old continent, realized that Madrid did not have a majestic district in line with Europe's trends back in 1900. Manuel Hidalgo, in his novel "Las meninas andan sueltas", mentioned that these Maids of Honour used to escape the painting to walk around the Prado and, in one street leading access to the Retiro Park, they used to relax in a majestic terrace as in the King's dreams for Madrid. Most likely the writer was thinking of "El Botánico Café". El Botánico is placed in a privileged location surrounded by the Prado Museum, the Botánico Garden, the Jerónimo's Church, the Retiro Park and the magnificents hotels Ritz and The Palace. El Botánico has been a witness of the world of culture, cinema and aristocracy, with characters such as Sir Paul Mc Cartney, Bono (U2), the Princess Elena .... and many other world citizens who have chosen Terraza El Botánico to enjoy a peaceful moment.
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