Cochinillo (Roast Pig)

Botín is the oldest restaurant in the world, according to the “Guinness Book of Records.” In the heart of Madrid, at the foot of the Arco de Cuchilleros and next to the Plaza Mayor, it was founded in 1725 and was a meeting place for Madrid's bohemian and literary set. Such famous authors as Ernest Hemingway (“The Sun Also Rises”), Frederick Forsyth (“Icon and the Cobra”) and James Michener (“Iberia”) have made mention of the Castilian-style restaurant and its rich history. Popular dishes include suckling pig, roast lamb and baby eels, often cooked within the restaurant’s original wood-fired oven. Its other signature dish is sopa de ajo, an egg poached in chicken broth and laced with sherry and garlic. Spanish artist Francisco de Goya is rumored to have worked as a waiter there while waiting to get accepted into the Royal Academy of Fine Arts.

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Calle Cuchilleros, 17, 28005 Madrid, Spain
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Opening times
Thu: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
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