Museo del Jamon, Madrid

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Gran Via, 72; Alcalá, 155; Atocha, 54

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    Museo del Jamon: more than ham a nice place

    by gwened Updated Feb 23, 2013

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    lovely cuisine of Spain, where the ham and pig is king. It has branches in the city, the most known to visitors is at Gran Via. the ambiance is very nice if a bit touristic for my local taste. lived there for four years,and still with family.

    However, for visitors is a must at least once. Many do come back again and again.

    Favorite Dish: hams any cut.

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    Museo del Jamon: The ham museum of Madrid

    by muratkorman Written Dec 22, 2012

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    This is a great place to try different sorts of hams of the region. For a few Euros, you can enjoy beer and sandwiches/plates of ham. You can also buy ham to bring back home like a souvenir. It's always crowded and lively in all branches which are scattered all around Madrid. During your stay in Madrid, do not miss a stop-over in one of the branches of Museo del Jamon and enjoy the beer and the ham.

    Favorite Dish: I enjoyed all the hams I tried so just go with it!

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    Museo del Jamon.: Would you like a good bocadillo?

    by Maurizioago Updated Sep 23, 2012

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    This is a chain of restaurant-cafe where you can buy some very good bread with ham, salami or with other fillings of various sizes.

    Museo del Jamon is also a restaurant. I cannot recommend it at the moment because I only went there once.

    Favorite Dish: Bocadillos (these are bread with fillings).

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    The Museo del Jamon: A cheap but fascinating place to eat and drink

    by IreneMcKay Written Jan 1, 2012

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    We saw two of these Museo del Jamons near Puerta del Sol. They were always packed because they were doing a promotion where you could get a draft beer for a Euro and a filled roll for a Euro. The walls of this restaurant/shop were lined with hams.

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  • El Museo del Jamón: Don't miss this place

    by LaPipi Written Aug 2, 2011

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    Menu for take-away at only 2 euros.
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    This place is certainly a must if you are in Madrid. The prices are unbelievable (ie very cheap) and the food is delicious. If you want a place that is typically spanish, both the food and the service, this is where you must go.
    To give you an idea of choice and price, we went here as a group of nine at around half ten. The place was full and there was a great ambience, but there was still room for us to sit (the salón is upstairs and is quite big!)

    {by the way, these "raciones" are bigger than individual portions and they are to share. If you are wanting individual plates, you would choose media ración and it would be obviously cheaper}

    We had:
    two big plates of olives (dos raciones de aceitunas) (they were enormous, extremeley tasty and very popular) at €5.60,
    two plates of ham croquettes (dos raciones de croquetas de jamón) at €12.50,
    a plate of fried whitebait (una ración de boquerones - a popular dish in Spain) at €9.50,
    a plate of cured ham (una ración de jamón serrano), at €9,
    a plate of octopus (una ración de pulpo) at €15,
    a spanish omelette (una tortilla espanola) at €6.90,
    a plate of chorizo,(una ración de chorizo) at €5.90,
    a plate of mushrooms with garlic (una ración de champiñones a la plancha) at €8.80,
    a plate of prawns cooked on the griddle with salt (gambas a la plancha) €12.50
    8 breads (pan), €4
    Three bottles of white house wine (Valdepeñas - very nice), €10.50 - yes, total for all three!
    One bottle of casera (this is like somewhere between a lemonade and tonic water) at €1.50

    For vegetarians there are also salads, fried peppers etc.

    We also got great service by the very kind, speedy and attentive waiters.
    This all came to €101.60 which, between the nine of us, came to something close to 10 euros. Unbelievably cheap! We would have loved to have tried a million of the other things on the menu but we were simply too full!

    If you are looking for a take-away meal to eat whilst on the go, or to take with you to the airport, I suggest you come here too. Downstairs in the bar/shop area, they had big sandwiches of ham or cheese or chorizo for €1.80. Even better is the menu option where you can get a sandwich+drink (bottle of water/can of coca cola/can of amstel lager) + an orange or an apple for €2.

    Strongly recommend this place. Don't miss it! Unbelievable choice and prices, especially whilst being literally at the door of Sol.

    Favorite Dish: Boquerones : extremely tasty
    Olives : the biggest, fattest olives you'll ever eat
    Prawns : juicy, tasty
    The ham is very good - so it should be, considering it's Museo del Jamón!

    All the food was delicious.

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    Museo del Jamon (Museum of Ham): Soak up the atmosphere of Playa de Mayor

    by traceyspacey Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    We were in need of lunch as we had not had any breakfast. So we stopped here, the service was fairly quick if not a little abrupt. I can recommend the Ham and Cheese Croissant which was just the right size. I cannot remember the price, eating by the square is never going to be cheap.

    Museo Del Jamon (Museum of Ham) is part of a chain of shops and restaurants. It is worth having a look in one of their shops even if you don't intend to buy anything. If you walk from Sol metro towards Playa de Mayor, you will see some of the shops on the way.

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    Museo del Jamon: Unusual dinner

    by BurgerQueen Updated Feb 27, 2011

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    At the beninning, I was a bit confused when I saw the sign "Museo del Jamon" which litteraly means "Ham Museum". I was expecting a museum, but the window reminded me of a butchery, and in the end the place is a restaurant, where, of course, ham is the main dish of all courses!
    We ate in between hanging hams, an extremely peculiar location indeed!

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    Museo del Jamon: a tasty experience you can't miss!

    by Propermark Updated Aug 25, 2007

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    Museo del Jamon is basically a place where you can taste all kinds of Spanish Ham, and of course not only Hams, you will also find salads, tortillas and much more. I strongly recommend to visit one of the many Museos del Jamon..

    Favorite Dish: I tried here: Manchega Salad and Tortilla

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    Museo del Jamon: Jamon...LOTS OF IT!

    by Nathalie_B Updated Apr 19, 2007

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    I was starting my way along the Gran Via and before I saw the beauty of the famous avenue I noticed the name of the shop - Museo Del Jamon. Since I looooooooooove Jamon (Spanish for ham) I couldn't resist entering the place. Once I was inside I realized why the name of the place is "Museum". Long rows of Jamon are hanging all over the shop, which is quite big, and all these "hanging legs" are different types of Jamon. The taste, quality, and of course price of Jamon depend on many things like time of preparation, type of pig, and even type of food a pig was fed with before it became ham.
    Like evey normal VTer I started taking pictures. The employees seem to be used to tourists and cameras don't bother them. However, besides shooting pictures of endless rows of jamon you're more than welcome to sit down and have jamon sandwich. The price of course depends on type of ham you decide to try.
    Besides sandwiches you can purchase Jamon by kilogram or to leave the shop with the whole leg.
    They do sell some cheese too, but the variety of it is nothing in compare to the meat section.

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    Museo del Jamon: You can Miss this place

    by jnyvegas Written Feb 26, 2007

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    From Reading the reviews on VT I thought this place was a must, But after eating here I was dissapointed. The hams were ok at best some of it reminded me of a ham you would have for sunday dinner at home. The interior of the resteraunt is nice and fun but definetly not a must. Try the shrimp that was good.

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    Museo del Jamon

    by barryg23 Updated Nov 21, 2006

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    The chain restaurant with the interesting name, Museo del Jamon was one of our favourite restaurants in Madrid and we ate here numerous times.

    As you can tell from the name it's speciality is ham though there are also good selections of cheese, wine and pork as well. It's a very popular place with the locals and most of them eat at the counter, tapas style. The food is very good value and they also serve takeaways which can be useful for picnics.

    We visited two of the restaurants, on Calle de Alcala and on Paseo del Prado, though there are many more branches around the city.

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    Museo del Jamon: Don`t miss the tasty jamon

    by evona Updated Sep 4, 2006

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    Museo del Jamon this is a net of shops-restaurants with excellent choice od spanish delicious ham (jamon). sausages (salchicio) and chees. You can eat there inside or get the food takeaway.

    Favorite Dish: of cours the tasty jamon - the sandwich with ham is called bocadillo jamon
    You can drink here too cerveza ( beer), very good is the local beer Mahou.
    Very good is too paella and tortilla.

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    Museo del Jamon: Stop for a bocadillo

    by Quartzy Written Jul 14, 2006

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    Those are all over Madrid - I wanted to try this restaurant but I didn't even have to look for one, they seemed to find me constantly!

    This is a very popular place and it's definitely worth a stop. You can eat at the bar, sit a table or buy foods to cook at home. There are hams hanging from the wall, which is surprising at first, especially when you see employees climb up a ladder to get one of them!

    The food was cheap: we got two bodadillos and two cafés con leche for 5€.

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    Museo del Jamon: Terrible place!

    by Ivik Written Jan 5, 2005

    If you are going to Madrid, you should go, at least, to have a look at this shop! Woow
    You will find all the varieties of "jamon", on a plate or buy it to take away. I would recommend to eat it in! I still can smell the gammons! yummy!

    Si estás por ir a Madrid, no podés perderte de ir,o al menos, darle un vistazo a éste negocio! Woow
    Podés encontrar todas las variedades de jamón, al plato o comprarlo para llevar. Yo recomiendo comerlo en el lugar! Todavía puedo oler los jamones! niami!

    Favorite Dish: Gammon, Jamón, Gammon, Jamon

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  • Museo del Jamon: you can't come to Madrid and not come here!!!!

    by andrea_milena Written Jul 26, 2004

    I was strolling down the Gran Via, so I decided to give it a try, as I have always been a fan of jamón Serrano and chorizo. It was totally amazing, the food was good, and everything you can imagine with ham in it, they sell it. I personally liked very much the chorizo caliente bocadillo, which is cooked chorizo inside a crunchy bun, kinda like a baguette. And the bocadillo de jamón y queso also is good. Yopu can't miss this place, it's full of hams eveywhere, so it's easy to spot.

    Favorite Dish: Bocadillo de jamón y queso, bocadillo de chorizo caliente

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