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Botin: please don't go
I WAS QUITE DISAPPOINTED W/bOTIN. I used to go many years ago and it was considered the top for classical panish dining in an old world atmosphere. We went in January and food was so bad that I was sick all night long. The suckling pig is half cooked aand stored on an open display/showroom and obviously, full of bacterias.
The ambiance and service was more of a tacky tourist spot, no locals, extremely expensive and nothing was fresh
Favorite Dish: none
Botin: Madrid's oldest restaurant
Officially called El Sobrino de Botín, this restaurant is considered Madrid's oldest. It's been open since 1725 in Old Madrid, close to Plaza Mayor. The restaurant is on multiple levels: the ground floor room is beautiful with traditional Spanish decor, while the basement is vaulted and cavernous. I was concered that this would be a tourist trap, and the restaurant is popular with tourists, but was pleasantly surprised by the tasty food.
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Botin: Disappointing experience
We were disappointed with our one visit to Botin. The decor was very basic, a nearby diner was smoking and the service was of the "rush you through as quickly as possible, we have people waiting" variety. We had the sucking pig as our main course (I can't remember the starters, so they weren't anything special) and our party of three each had part of one side of a piglet, which meant that the one who had the middle section had mainly crackling and fat and not much meat. It was well cooked but accompanied only by two small pieces of not very nice potato. The waiter hovered close by and snatched plates away as soon as each person had finished rather than waiting for the whole group to be ready, which was rude. We didn't have anything more and were pleased to leave. My husband had indigestion most of the next day.
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"Botin": Spanish food...
Open daily 1-4 pm and 8 pm-midnight. Specialties re roast suckling pig. World’s oldest restaurant according to Guinness.
Favorite Dish: white asparagus with the souse;specialties re roast suckling pig,squid rings...
Botin: Top ranked local restaurant
Nice decoration, a lot of tourists, but the food is just average.
Favorite Dish: Basically roast meat and "Cocido" are good options.
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