El Sobrino de Botín

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El Sobrino de Botín review 3 Users say 2/5 Rate it

The world's oldest restaurant (with a signed Norris McWhirter certificate to prove it) is still coming up with the goods after nearly 300 years. For all its popularity as a tourist destination, its nooks and crannies add up to an atmospheric - if cramped - dining spot. Botín turns out great roasts, including that old Spanish favourite: cochinillo (suckling pig). The cordero (lamb) is also superb, as are the almejas (clams) Botín. And, yes, seeing as you asked, Hemingway did come here.

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El Sobrino de Botín details

C/Cuchilleros 17

Area Madrid

Transport Metro Sol .

Telephone 366 30 26

El Sobrino de Botín website

Open 1-4pm, 8pm-midnight daily.

Main courses €10-€22. Set meal €34.80.

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Comments & ratings 2/5 (Average of 3 ratings)

By Stacy - Jun 6 2013

Highly over-rated. Doubt that you need a reservation other than peak times, we were there 8-930 and it was 1/3 empty. Food mediocre at best.

By mike - Dec 10 2012

i have pitcher from the 1975 anniversary. Is that rare.

By Dave - Jun 8 2011

I found this place to be overpriced, very average staff and the food was also average, purely a tourist trap with little to recommend it.