Sobrino de Botin, Madrid

3.9
Sobrino de Botin, founded in 1725, holds the Guinness Record for world’s oldest restaurant. It boasts quite a pedigree: Francisco de Goya worked here as a waiter and it’s mentioned in an Ernest Hemingway novel. For a special dinner out, consider the roast suckling pig, or, if you’ve partied until the early morning as Madrid’s residents often do, try the traditional garlic soup with a poached egg. The menu is available in English, and busy evenings here are accompanied by live music. Use our Madrid trip planner to add Sobrino de Botin and other attractions to your Madrid vacation plans.
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  • Mandatory stop for those who go to Madrid. Welcoming atmosphere, great quality meals, good wine and attentive service. The asado Cochinillos lives up to fame.
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  • Just because it's the oldest restaurant in the world, it's worth the experience. Cozy place, we sit on the floor underneath, kind of cave of stones, can go back in time and wonder what it was like at the time. It is worth asking for the Cochinillo, which is the most traditional and very good. Sure, I recommend.
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  • Come just to say you've been to the oldest restaurant in the world but don't stay for the food. Extremely over priced and bland. We ordered the house menu which was 46 euros per person.. It came with what was supposed to be a garlic soup..i honestly don't know what I was expecting but it wasn't that. Just couldn't taste any garlic and had a bread pudding consistency.. It was honestly difficult to stomach. The main course was the suckling pig and three potatoes and although the pork was juicy inside and crispy outside.. It was completely unseasoned and just wasn't worth 46 euros. The best part of the whole meal was the ice cream which they take away from you before you can finish. I was super unimpressed by this place. I don't think the 110 euro bill was worth it. I definitely wouldn't refer this restaurant to anyone. Sorry Hemingway!
  • Authentic and traditional simple Spanish food with a unique ambience where you can sit within a "small stone carved area underground" to enjoy the historic magnificence of this place's menu. The food is simply flavoured since traditionally , food simply prepared this way 300+ years ago The waiters are all dressed up traditionally as well, looking very smart. Great experience
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