Ernest Hemingway really ate here and set a scene in Botín at the end of The Sun Also Rises. The establishment has been trading on that publicity ever since, along with the ruling by the Guinness Book of Records that it is the world’s oldest restaurant still in business (since 1725). It is of course a tourist trap, but a good one—the food, wine, and service are excellent, if pricey. As you enter, peek into the kitchen to see racks of suckling pigs ready to go into the wood-fired oven. If your party is large enough to order a whole one, it is brought to the table with great ceremony and the crisp skin is smashed on top to break it into parts. The daily menu gets you garlic soup with egg as a starter, a large serving of roast suckling pig, a drink, and ice cream. Roast baby lamb is also a house specialty, but if you’re on a tight budget, you can eat well on roast chicken for about half the price, and still soak up the 18th-century atmosphere. Reservations recommended.