Calle de los Cuchilleros, 17
Considered the oldest restaurant by the Guinness Book of World Records, and the best by Ernest Hemingway, Botín is a charming little restaurant that will cater to your appetite, and your desire for cultural immersion. The restaurant has made appearances in many literary pieces including the works of Benito Pérez Galdós, Indalecio Prieto, Ramón Gómez de la Serna, Graham Greene, and even Ernest Hemingway among countless others.
Botín's lengthy reputation is reflected in the menu, with old-world favorites like roasted suckling pig and chicken fricassee. Appetizers and sides range from consommés to croquettes, and their fish menu is extensive and exquisite.