Restaurante Botin in Madrid, Spain, was founded in 1725 and is the world’s oldest restaurant according to the Guinness Book of Records. According to Wiki, the restaurant was founded by a french man Jean Botin and his spouse, and was originally called Casa Botín. The official Botin website says that the restaurant continues to be run by the third generation of the family. Miss A and I had a chance to try Botin in 2008 and I was so excited to be able to dine in such a historic location!!
A day trip I am so glad we did out of Seville, Spain back in 2008, led by English speaking Paul Mcgrath. I know it is not something we think about but after a week of NOT understanding the menu, the road signs, the guides to most of the historic monuments, I was very glad to have an English guide explain the history and beauty of the White Villages of Andalusia and Ronda. The experience made the day trip so memorable. Enjoy the photos!