Restaurante Botin – Madrid

The oldest restaurant in the world.  That’s what Botin is, and because of that, it’s extremely popular and one of the reasons why we wanted to go.

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Now we didn’t have reservations, which almost backfired on us.  They open at 8pm and all of the tables are booked – except for 2 tables.  We queued at 7:50pm and were lucky enough to be the first without a reservation and sat behind the door to get in, but it was a decent table.

Less than one minute later, the other table for non-reservations was taken. Someone else came in after that, and were turned away.  Lucky us!

Here is the Host and his list of reservations, with a smile on his face to turn away people without reservations!

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A little Sangria to start the night.  A nice taste, the fruits are nice inside.  A nice way to enjoy and start the meal.

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The bread was perfect.  Crusty on the outside and nice and soft on the inside.

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Squid with squid ink sauce.  Tender and an exquisite taste.

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Served with rice, it is awesome.

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Roasted Pork.  Wow, tender, succulent, crispy skin.  So nice!

IMG_5001Botin is an experience.  As touristy as it is, it is worth the trip.  But, make reservations!

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