I've written about Casa Botin twice already. But my last visit was on my birthday where my good friends treated me to a cochinillo y cordero lunch. A tourist trap indeed, but a reservation solves that. After all, this resto can't possibly be here all these years if it weren't serving decent meals. Not the best cochinillo but you can't say it's bad. And yeah, the cordero's actually good. So's the sangria and chipirones en su tinta 😄
The oldest resto in the world per Guiness records. Serves them well. The kitchen is a must-visit if only to take a photo of those suckling pigs lined up in a row. Add to that Hemingway's mentions of this asador in his book "The Sun Also Rises". It is further immortalized with such trivia as Spanish painter Francisco Goya having worked here as either waiter or dishwasher.
And because it's my birthday, I got a slice of my birthday cake! As for bebida, take your pick. There's rioja alta or sangria or cerveza. Buen provecho!