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Sobrino de Botin

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Address: Cuchilleros, 17, 28005 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number:
+34 913 66 42 17
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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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
dave S
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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Regina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Sobrino de Botin for its famous, authentic Spanish cuisine. We had the signature dishes, roast suckling pig and roast baby lamb, and white asparagus. For dessert, we had coppa mascarpone con mango. Everything was great. Both the sucking pig and baby lamb were very tender, juicy and tasty. It appears that it deserves its popularity not only... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Decor: worth two points if you havent dined in the dungeon in your life Historic value: another point, total the three points I gave for this place. Suckling pig: yes meat juicy and soft but too fatty and not amazing, I hv tried better suckling pig in Spanish restaurant in hk White asparagus: ok, taste normal Price: it's not fine... More 

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Centro
Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.
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