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Restaurant Botin

Calle de los Cuchilleros, 17, 28005 Madrid, Spain
+34 913 66 42 17
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Soups
$$ - $$$
Calle de los Cuchilleros, 17, 28005 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

BOTIN , located in the old Madrid is supposedly the oldest restaurant in the world . It’s located in an old building with multiple floors that can house about 200 plus persons at a time. Old decor with super efficient staff & excuisite cuisine that...More

Thank tanujroy2018
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely authentic meal! We tried to book online. How ever it was fully booked. I managed to ring and book a table. Service was fab! Food was great! Very good portions. Couldn’t ask for any better!

Thank Getaway31177117271
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The restaurant opens at 20:00, and there is usually a crowd waiting outside. I believe that reserving in advance is a good idea. Nevertheless we just arrived at about 20:00 and were invited in. My guess will be that there are some tables which are...More

Thank Isabella S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Apparently one of the oldest restaurants per Guinness Book of World Records. Place has character, very busy, service good and food good. Put it on your to do list when in Madrid, expect delays in getting a table.

Thank lancesmith2001
Reviewed 6 days ago

We celebrated our son's 21st birthday here. It was a wonderful meal. The food and service were excellent. The entertainment was great as well. Very historic feel to the whole evening.

Thank Ken Q
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Terrible, cold, impersonal service. The garlic soup was awful. The suckling pig a disappointment and at 90 Euro’s for the pleasure?

1  Thank Eve H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I heard a lot of bad things about this restaurant, but while in Madrid we decided to try it anyway and were pleasantly surprised. Every dish we tried was very good. I had gazpacho and lamb, my husband always wanted to try suckling pig and...More

Thank Diana K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite some negative reviews about service, we went any way. Restaurant easy to find. Lots of locals and tourists. Pork was OK, chicken better. Service was very good. They knew we did not want to be rushed and experience was enjoyable. Glad we did not...More

Thank Jim K
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're in Madrid, you should plan on visiting this restaurant - it's the world's oldest and it serves good food! We had the famous roasted suckling pig, roasted artichokes, clams and asparagus. It was delicious, but the best thing was to experience the space...More

Thank teriwine
Reviewed 1 week ago

My father first took me here when I was little. It was one of his favourite restaurants in the world. Then I lived in Madrid in the early 80's. Couldn't afford to go there myself much at that time, but went a couple of times...More

Thank CarolVerity
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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22 August 2018|
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Response from benhur b | Reviewed this property |
about January 6th this date is three kings day is an official public holiday in Spain the restaurant is oriented towards a tourist crowd mostly so maybe a great chance is open anyhow write them at this email and ask them... More
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Response from Z807ERrichardw | Reviewed this property |
We called that after and got it. Food was ok at best.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 23 - USD 57
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:45 pm
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:45 pm
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:45 pm
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:45 pm
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:45 pm
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:45 pm
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:45 pm
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
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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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