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Sobrino de Botin

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Address: Cuchilleros, 17, 28005 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number:
+34 913 66 42 17
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 00:00

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The oldest restaurant in the world

This is a classic and in my opinion a must , it is a historic landmark being the oldest restaurant in the world . Great lamb, suckling pig and many typical Spanish dishes. Must... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was great. Lots of locals. We asked the waiter if we could specially order the pig's head and he said:" You want the head? I'll bring you the head". So out came two orders of the pork shoulder, juicy meat and crisp skin, with an added plate of the pig's head split and ready to eat--NO CHARGE.!! We got... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a classic and in my opinion a must , it is a historic landmark being the oldest restaurant in the world . Great lamb, suckling pig and many typical Spanish dishes. Must ask to be shown the original ovens. It is a very special restaurant .

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place is very nice and charming because is the oldest restaurant in the world but the food is horrible!!!!!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

it was said that it was the oldest restaurant in the world and it opens all the time since it was opened back in 1700s. We went in around 2 pm without reservation and the were led upstairs. We ordered a whole roast piglet and it was delicious. It was a bit pricey but well worth it. It was a... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

They say you have to make a reservation month in advance,we went there on night and stand in line at 745 pm they opened at 8 pm, we got in no reservation but the line was long. Service was good very attentive to detail, their specialty the suckling pig 25 euros by itself but we opt to the special 45... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

I was there 3 times already because i lived a couple of month in madrid and evey visitor of mine wanted to go there. The atmosphere is nice and interesting, one time we even had to go through the kitchen to get to our seats. The service is really awsome and friendly! They really know their business! The other side... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

WE visited in Jan very busy place so I can see why it seemed like a get them fed get them out and reset, but it is above average price we were expecting a suckling pig not two pieces of pork that would have been a poor choice of roast if considering it. I ordered the white asparagus with a... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

This is the oldest restaurant in the world according to the Guinness book of world record. So it must be true. Tour groups all stop here and get the history behind it and take numerous pictures. Famous Spanish painter, Goya, worked here as a dishwasher when he was studying art. You should to in there and eat and take some... More 

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Wauchula, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Had to visit the oldest restaurant in the world! It was very unique! Had suckling pig - what they are known for - and it was delicious. Service was wonderful. It was expensive but definitely a destination, not just a meal.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

This was Christmas Eve we had made reservations 2 months before; for we did arrived that morning to Madrid and were 8 persons. This was the perfect choice, as always the service was very good, the house wine was also very good and the ( "cochinillo") roasted small pig was unbelievable and also the ( cordero helechal ) roasted lamb... More 

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