Restaurante Botín has the honor of being the oldest continuously operating restaurant in the world. And for good reason. I’ve eaten here many times and each time it has been fantastic.
It’s located just off the Plaza Mayor. A reservation is a good idea, but I’ve often just popped in and got a table. I keep the meals simple here, going with traditional favorites and always starting with a bottle of wine.
I started this particular lunch with a salad, but forget to snap a photo until I was half way through:
For the main dish, I like traditional local fare, such as this roast chicken with potatoes:
It was perfectly cooked and delicious, served by professional staff that know the business. Of course, dessert and coffee is a must. Here you have a chocolate cake and apple torte, two favorites:
I look forward to returning soon to Botín. Enjoy every meal and take your time!