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Museo del Jamon

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Address: Paseo Prado 44, 28014 Madrid, Spain
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A chain restaurant but good value and plenty of locals

There are lots of branches of Museo del Jamón scattered all over Madrid and this one is the closest to the Prado. Its a very busy cafe full of Madrileños and visitors from the... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2016
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St Albans, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Traveling alone to Madrid on a Monday night - I knew what would cheer me up - The Museo del Jamon! I love this place. €7.20 for a couple of small beers and a huge plate of black pudding and tapas with each beer. Everyone and anyone would feel welcome here. Great place.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

I am from Madrid, and everytime I come here, I have to stop at the Museo del Jamon. My favourite one is the one on Calle Mayor right in the centre. Always busy and buzzing, even at 8am!! Great for takeaway bocadillos, and even better for travellers on a budget! It's really cheap to eat here, and the food is... More 

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Melbourne Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

There are lots of branches of Museo del Jamón scattered all over Madrid and this one is the closest to the Prado. Its a very busy cafe full of Madrileños and visitors from the rest of Spain and Latin America. I tried the special menu of the day (also available on weekends) and enjoyed the three courses plus a drink... More 

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Moorpark, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 358 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Because we enjoyed their croissants that we took back to our apartment for breakfast, we decided to have dinner here another day. Horrible idea! This was the worst meal we had during our four weeks in Spain. Hubby said it's the worst meal he EVER had in a restaurant ANYWHERE. The food was bland and tasteless. The service was horrible... More 

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kirkcaldy
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Reviewed 9 May 2016

We found this while walking around Madrid.This is the perfect place to stop for tapas the food was first class but you have to watch and not order to much. Some of the portion are on the large size. The place has lovely hams hanging all round the place. Ever time we passed we had to nip in for a... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

I was intrigued by this busy place and decided to step inside to buy my favourite Spanish cheese,Manchego.they stock it from very hard to soft. It was sliced for me.i asked for salted almonds to go with it.its one of those food marriages. While I was waiting I discovered it's a coffee and cake,or tapas and beer bar. I'll be... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 1 July 2015

That is a unique place to visit, especially you like Jamon (ham) and come from a different country. Try the special ones they source locally, They are creamy and tasteful.

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 23 April 2015

Museo del Jamon is a multilocation restaurant that specializes in selling Iberico ham, but also has other food and sweets and drinks. The ham is the speciality and they are lined up on the wall. If you are expecting a U.S. piece of ham, a pink slab of sweet and salty "meat" that's not what you're getting. Instead you are... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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135 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2015

It's a great place for a short stop to grab beer and a slice of tortilla. There are more to choose of course. The amount of ham hanging above your head is impressive. The staff is nice but you will have to use all you hand and body language to get your food as they do not recognize English. Great... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 January 2015 via mobile

we had breakfasts here bacon eggs & Morcilla ( Spanish black pudding ) orange juice toast & coffee for little money, the quality is good along with a vast menu of meals available these looked really nice & again cheap. The beer is also cheap along with the tapas available these cafes are really good value day & night typically... More 

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Paseo del Prado
The area around the elegant Paseo del Prado boulevard is much-visited by both locals and tourists. The world-famous Prado, the Reina Sofia, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza museums form a triangle of art and culture that spans this grand and beautiful avenue. On weekdays, the Prado Museum opens its doors for free after-work hours, drawing a diverse and excited queue of art lovers that wraps around the block. Palacio de Cibeles and Círculo de Bellas Artes cultural centers are other artsy hangouts to check out, with rooftop bars that provide impressive views of the city. While the Paseo del Prado and its roundabouts form a busy throughway in Madrid, a broad green pedestrian park in the middle is a calm and gorgeous place for a relaxing stroll. Just east of the museums, the Retiro Park is always a confluence of activity as families and friends of all ages take to the pretty paths and lawns to stretch their legs or to have a picnic.
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