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Restaurante El Botanico

Calle Ruiz de Alarcon 27, 28014 Madrid, Spain
+34 914 20 23 42
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible11%
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Calle Ruiz de Alarcon 27, 28014 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Caution for those with gluten allergies, this place does not care about you. We asked in Spanish and English, but the waiter insisted he gave us some gluten free bread when it was not. My wife took one bite and we suspected he was lying,...More

Thank Eeeeee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fine restaurant with a good Spanish cuisine just at the entrance corner from Prado museum and also close to Thysen museum. The restaurant has a traditional inside as well as an outdoor terrace.

Thank cornatel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After visiting the Prado, we were headed for the Botanical Gardens right next door. We paused to refresh and get a bite at the El Botanico, which offered outdoor seating and great service. Food and wine were excellent and the weather was perfect for a...More

Thank trivialpursuit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting the Prado we found this restaurant in the quiet streets around the botanical garden. Friendly staff. Had tomatoes for starter and afterwards paella. Bit expensive.

Thank Martin v
Reviewed 10 September 2017

It was a Sunday morning and Paseo del Prado on the Prado side of the road was closed to traffic. Was fun walking up this normally 5 lanes of traffic road and we stopped here for breakfast. El Botanico is almost opposite the entrance to...More

Thank Jane C
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 15 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
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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Average prices
USD 41 - USD 47
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
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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