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Restaurante Botin Restaurant Review: With its heavily stained timber façade, intricate ceramic detailing and cavernous dining room, there’s no doubting that Sobrino de Botín really is the oldest restaurant in the world. Established in 1725, it can claim fame to being featured in the closing pages of Hemingway’s novel, “The Sun Also Rises,” and it is said that the artist Francisco de Goya worked here as a waiter before being accepted into the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Delve into the house specials, which include cochinillo (roast suckling pig), cordero asado (roast lamb), sopa de ajo (eggs poached in chicken broth, served with sherry and garlic), and angulas (baby eels). An extensive wine menu features a wide selection of Spanish DO wines, with everything from Penedès cavas to Aragón Merlots and Galician rosés. Finish with the creamy tarta Botín layer cake, the sliced pineapple with caramel or white chocolate cheesecake.