Eat at the oldest restaurant in the world

The Botín Experience

Situated in the medieval Austrias area of Madrid, Botin restaurant was founded by Frenchman Jean Botín in 1725 and has been in the González family for four generations. The restaurant has been visited by people from all over the world, including royalty, politicians, writers and Hollywood stars.

Insider’s Madrid is proud to work exclusively with the González family to bring you The Botin Experience. This includes a guided tour of the restaurant, its history, its art and its anecdotes. Following the tour, we will serve you a variety of dishes: The Classics of Botín. This signature meal includes the house specialty, suckling pig, cooked in the original ovens from 1725. Delicious alternatives are served to our vegetarian guests. When it’s time to leave, we have a gift for you to take away to keep as a reminder of your time with us at Botín.

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oldest restaurant in the world, Restaurante El Botín
oldest restaurant in the world, Restaurante El Botín
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What to Expect

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Visit the medieval underground bodega

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See the original oven from 1725, where your meal is cooked

oldest restaurant in the world, Restaurante El Botín
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Channel famous past souls - from Hemingway to Ava Gardner

Details & Booking

Price per person: €75 + 21% VAT per person for the small group tour. Children 12 & under, half price
Available: Everyday, by reservation only
Meeting Place: In front of Restaurante Sobrino de Botín, Calle Cuchilleros, 17.
Meeting Times: 12:00 pm or 7:00 pm
Duration: 45-minute tour followed by lunch or dinner
What’s included: The guided tour, meal and a ceramic gift per household

  • Be aware that sometimes arrival to Botín on foot is the fastest!
  • We recommend arriving a few minutes early. If you are late (we start at 12pm and 7pm on the dot!) please knock on the door and let the Botín staff know you are there to join the tour and they will lead you to the group.
  • As there are many stairs in Botín, please let us know if someone in your group has mobility issues so we can best accommodate you.
  • While this is a small group tour, your party will be seated separately.
  • You may choose to sit between the Cellar dining room and the Castilian dining room.
  • Other main dish options are roasted lamb, chicken, hake, cod or vegetables.

The Classics of Botín Menu

Cooked in the original ovens dating from 1725

Suckling pig or lechal lamb

Roasted red peppers with cod

Manchego cheese

Ham and chicken croquettes

Scrambled eggs with morcilla – black pudding – and potato

Segovian mushrooms sauteed with extra virgen olive oil and garlic

Dessert from the menu

Coffee

Rioja crianza wine and mineral water

WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US

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It was absolutely amazing

“We had a group of 6 of us take the tour and have lunch May 2019. It was absolutely amazing. Erin was a great guide and we learned so much about the history, guests and owners of the restaurant. Perk of taking the tour is you also get to pick which area you would like to sit in plus we were given a Botin gift at the end of the tour. I received a pitcher and the others received plates all painted with Botín on them. What a nice touch and something we can keep to remind us of our experience. Lunch was amazing with the suckling pig, all the sides, wine and finished with dessert and coffee. I would highly recommend taking the tour to Botín to enhance your eating experience.”

If you are interested in historical Madrid, you must take our Old Madrid Tour. Walk the old city walls, learn tantalizing royal secrets and learn how Madrid became the unlikely capital of Spain.