While Restaurante Sobrino de Botin's status as the oldest restaurant in the world may be disputed, its ability to create delicious, traditional Castilian food is not. Located right by Plaza Mayor, the restaurant has a menu that's dominated by young animals cooked according to centuries-old recipes. Roast suckling pig, roast baby lamb, baby eels, baby squid cooked in their own ink, veal...you get the picture. Those who prefer adult meat can get the...chicken. Kidding! There's steak and a host of other seafood entrees to choose from.
If the Trabblr group has a choice of table, we recommend dining in the den-like downstairs area; its exposed brick and lower ceilings add a completely new dimension to "old-world charm".
Meeting point: At the restaurant entrance. The closest Metro stop is La Latina on the Green / 5 Line.
Leaders, Botin is open from 1pm to 4pm for lunch and again from 8pm to midnight for dinner. Being the oldest restaurant in the world means that Botin draws its fair share of crowds so get there early!