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Casa Botín

  • Calle Cuchilleros 17, off Pl. Mayor Map It
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Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

The Guinness Book of World Records calls this the world's oldest restaurant (est. 1725), and Hemingway called it the best. The latter claim may be a bit over the top, but the restaurant is excellent and extremely charming (and so successful that the owners opened a "branch" in Miami, Florida). There are four floors of tile and wood-beam dining rooms, and, if you're seated upstairs, you'll pass centuries-old ovens. Musical groups called tunas (mostly made up of students dressed in medieval costume) often come by to perform. The specialties are cochinillo (roast piglet) and cordero (roast lamb). It's rumored Goya washed dishes here before he made it as a painter.

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Calle Cuchilleros 17, off Pl. Mayor, Madrid, Madrid, 28005, Spain

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Published 08/18/2015


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