Madrid was a city founded to provide services to travelers crossing from north to south of Spain. Its central location favored its growth, becoming a city com many restaurants, hotels and markets where travelers and traders went to sell their goods. Madrid has always been a vigorous and active city, with very large business hours that have earned it the nickname “the city that never sleeps”.
In Madrid is the oldest restaurant in the world Casa Botín. This and other ancient restaurants have made the Restaurant Association Centenarian Madrid. Today on this route we recommend the five oldest restaurants in the city.
Since opening its doors in 1725 this restaurant has been frequented by travelers, writers and artists from all over the world. Casa Botín specialty is the suckling pig and lamb slowly roasted over a wood fire.
Cuchilleros, 17. 28005, Madrid.
Daily from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and from 8:00 p.m. to midnight.
Bus number 31, 50 and 65 stop nearby the restaurant. Casa Botín is near the Plaza Mayor.
Located in the former residence of Cervantes, this restaurant opened in 1827, is proud to be the meeting place for writers and toreros. He specializes in Madrid cuisine and is famous for its homemade desserts.
Calle de Las Huertas, 18. 28012, Madrid.
Tuesday to Thursday from noon to 1:30 a.m. Sunday from noon to 4:00 p.m. Monday closed.
Antón Martín metro station is the closest one.
La Bola Taberna
La Bola Taberna was founded in 1870. Its specialties are the Cocido Madrileño cooked in the traditional way, in a clay pot on charcoal, and the apple doughnuts.
La Bola, 5. 28013 Madrid.
Lunch from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dinner 8:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Open daily, except Sundays for dinner.
The restaurant is a five-minutes walking from either Santo Domingo or Opera subway station.
Founded in 1839, Lhardy boasts of being the only restaurant in town who prepares the traditional recipe of tripe Madrid Style. The products that Augustine Lhardy uses to prepare his famous tripe are all local and bio.
Carrera de San Jerónimo, 8. 28014, Madrid.
Lunch daily from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dinner Monday to Saturday from 8:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
The restaurant is 2 minutes away from Puerta del Sol subway Station.
Since its founding in 1860, the Labra House prepares the best cod croquettes in town. This venue offers typical tapas and Madrid traditional cuisine meals.
Calle de Tetuán, 12. 28013, Madrid.
Daily from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and from 5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Casa Labra is in Puerta del Sol area, just within a 2-minutes walking distance from the Metro Madrid station.