The Oldest Restaurant in the World

Guinness World Record Approved, Sobrino de Botín is the oldest eatery in the world. Serving up traditional Spanish cuisine since 1725, it specializes in cochinillo asado (“roast suckling pig”) and sopa de ajo (an egg, poached in chicken broth, and laced with sherry and garlic). It is said that Francisco Goya worked as a waiter in this very restaurant while trying to get into Madrid’s Royal Academy of Fine Art. Ernest Hemmingway, who frequented many restaurants and bars in the area, also mentions Sobrino de Botín in his novel, The Sun Also Rises. If you would like to enjoy a meal here on your trip to Madrid, make sure you call and make a reservation; they book up fast.




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9 responses to “The Oldest Restaurant in the World

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  2. If I make to Madrid in September, I’d definitely want to try this out. And the last meal looks OMG-delicious !

  3. would love to go there, but not sure if i would like to try “sopa de ajo” :/

  4. Wow! Shaun, our Madrid hostess and I stumbled upon this place on New Years Eve last year for tapas and wine. I didn’t even know what we were getting ourselves into – no clue it was the oldest restaurant. Awesome!

  5. Breezy

    loved!!! the excess information you found out about the place sam. i can still taste the mushrooms and artichokes that we had. omggg and you just loveeeeed your squid :p

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