on October 28, 2002
The Botin Restaurant is a building just off the Plaza Real with lots of small dining rooms upstairs and down. It is in the Guiness Book as the oldest restaurant in the world and dates from around the early 1700's. Hemingway loved the restaurant and called it the best in the world. Enough of the reputation - the food was delicious. The specialties of the house are roast suckling pig and roast lamb. My fiance had one and I had the other so we could share. The flavorful meat melted in your mouth! The waiters are good about taking pictures and all seemed to speak English. Don't be put off that it's in all the tourist guides - this one is as good as its reputation!
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