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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 good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“suckling pig” (912 reviews)
“lamb” (324 reviews)
“cochinillo” (145 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Soups
$$ - $$$
Calle de los Cuchilleros, 17, 28005 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed today

We had a great dinner with lots of atmosphere at Botin. We ordered the prix-fixe meal, which was delicious. Started with gazpacho with all the complements. It was followed by roast suckling pig, which had incredibly crispy skin, kind of like on peking duck, and...More

Thank paulsA47BK
Reviewed today

Very special restaurant because of its history, expansive but food is disappointing! We took their special portion and steaks - not good at all!

Thank TA5096
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We could have had a great experience at Botin if it wasn’t for our rude, unwelcoming, and sour waiter. Everywhere I've eaten in Madrid and the rest of Spain had been fantastic. Botín does not live up to the hype. The only complement I can...More

Thank Matthew B
Reviewed yesterday

we were concerned that this would be an expensive 'tourist trap' but the staff were lovely with us and the food was good the tables are a bit packed in, but it is a quirky place spread over 3 floors we weren't rushed and, generally,...More

Thank RBD999
Reviewed yesterday

Now's your chance to eat the oldest continuously operating restaurant, in it's original location in the world as documented by the Guiness Book of Records AND it was Earnest Hemingway's favorite establishment in Madrid. GET THE PORK!!! For some reason we never had great beef...More

Thank newnews10
Reviewed yesterday

Great suckling pig and the restaurant is very historic. Busy on a Sunday but the waiting staff are super efficient and its not often you still see silver service. The cellars are worth going to look at.

Thank Alicia R
Reviewed 2 days ago

A little overpriced but the quality is great, as good as anywhere else if you're after suckling piggie. Don't think twice, it's a great experience with wonderful, 'correct' service. And it's just plain a beautiful restaurant. You could have the same food elsewhere, but that's...More

Thank EatingSpain
Reviewed 5 days ago

2018/03/10 舊地重遊馬德里餐廳Botin:睽違二十多年,今天早上抵達馬德里。中午很幸運在最古老的餐廳Botin 訂到位,前往享用招牌菜[烤乳豬],豬皮酥脆,肉質鮮嫩,搭配Sangria酒,口齒留香,十分盡興。After a hiatus more than twenty years, we arrived Madrid this morning. We have been Plaza Mayor, Mercado San Miguel, Puerta del Sol. We were lucky to book a table at the oldest Restaurant Botin, and enjoyed their famous dish “roasted suckling pig”.

Thank Z9625QYdavids
Reviewed 5 days ago

Pros: - Dining in the oldest restaurant in the world (founded 1725). According to wikipedia "Sobrino de Botín (Calle de los Cuchilleros 17, 28005 Madrid, Spain), founded in 1725,[1] is the oldest restaurant continuously operating in the world,[2] according to the Guinness Book of Records....More

Thank Kerry A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Must dine at this restaurant!!! The food was spectacular, the location is amazing and the staff was first class. Incredible dining experience!

Thank Patricia R
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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9 April 2018|
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Response from Richard W | Reviewed this property |
We called that after and got it. Food was ok at best.
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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Restaurant Details

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