Botin, Madrid

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  • Entrance to Botin
    Entrance to Botin
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  • Downstairs in the Cave at Botin
    Downstairs in the Cave at Botin
    by Roadquill
  • Botín's basement
    Botín's basement
    by MM212
  • Botin: please don't go

    by yamilaboricua Updated Jun 25, 2008

    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
    very disappointed!!!

    Favorite Dish: none

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    Botin: Madrid's oldest restaurant

    by MM212 Written Nov 28, 2007
    Bot��n's basement

    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.

    Related to:
    • Wine Tasting
    • Food and Dining

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    "Botin": Spanish food...

    by VictoriaM. Written Dec 17, 2002

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    spanish wine

    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...

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    Botin: Top ranked local restaurant

    by Bob_Shan Updated May 1, 2005

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    Botin bodega

    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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