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I was excited to go to the Oldest restaurant in the world, yet disappointed with my experience. I ordered a steak dish and asked for it to be made well done. Instead, I got a steak that was very rare, and had to be sent back twice. The following day, I left Spain and was sick for three days. I eventually went to the ER and was diagnosed with food poisoning. I will never return!!
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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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