Museo del Jamon, Madrid

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    Museo del Jamon: They don't know What they are missing in America

    by Enamorada Written Jun 10, 2004

    There are many "Museo del Jamon" in Madrid. You can eat inside or on the sidewalk, the service is like a fast food place, but better.
    I if you want to seat on the sidewalk much better specially in Spring time.

    Favorite Dish: Of course their Ham, whether is Serrano Ham or Iberico Ham. You will wish these hams grow in trees. They are absolutely delicious. I learnes the difference between a Bocadito and a Sandwich...

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    Museo del Jamon: Grab a quick, inexpensive bite to eat here

    by mesoblonda Written Mar 30, 2004

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    Where can you get two ham and cheese sandwiches, potato tortilla (similar to a potato quiche), cerveza and two cafe con leches for $8.20 Euro?! And the food tastes good!

    Note: If you're a vegetarian, this might not be the best place for you to eat!

    Favorite Dish: Jamon mixto on croissant.

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    Museo del Jamon: House of Ham?!!?

    by sue_stone Written Mar 20, 2004

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    Museo del Jamon

    Museo del Jamon is a chain of deli/cafe/restaurants in Madrid, which appear to sell every type of deli-style meat available.

    We had a huge breakfast at the one in Plaza Mayor, sitting in the sun and people watching.

    Favorite Dish: the jamon of course!

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    MUSEO DEL JAMON

    by parsix Written Jan 5, 2004

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    This is a must to visit for anyone coming to Madrid. In the first floor you will find a take-away area and a bar for fast style tapas, in the lower ground you can sit for a longer meal.
    Options are extensive, food is quite fresh and tasty.

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    Museo del Jamon: Check out those Leg of Hams!

    by cheapskate Written Jan 3, 2004

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    Best place to eat if on a budget. They are quite fast too! Except for paella which they take some time to prepare.

    Favorite Dish: Calamari Bocadillo! Fried calamari as filling in a baguette. 2.30 Euros

    Hot Chocolate and Churros. Don't forget to sprinkle sugar over the churros if you have a sweet tooth. Very thick chocolate as well. 1.30Euros. Cheap! Other places cost slightly more than 2Euros.

    Seafood Paella for two is 10.90Euros. Portion is humongous! Probably takes 4-5 ppl to finish the whole dish.

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    Museo del Jamon: Chain Reaction

    by vivalasteph Written Nov 18, 2003

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    Lunch in the Plaza Mayor

    This restaurant may be a chain, but that's not always a bad thing. In fact, for a quick bite, or a longer sit-down, the food is great, the prices are reasonable, and in the case of this location - the view can't be beat!

    Favorite Dish: a bocadillo and a cerveza, yum!

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    Museo del Jamon: Pitufo de Serrano

    by Carmela71 Updated Nov 14, 2003

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    Lots of them around city center

    You will find many of them around Madrid center....

    I would not say is a good one, but is ideal for a quick stop for lunch to have some jamon or cheese, and not bad priced

    Maybe not the best Jamon serrano, but ok for a quick lunch

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    Museo del Jamon: A Popular, Reliable Choice

    by acemj Updated Jul 9, 2003

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    This place is a chain so just look for the red letters that you see in this picture. This one is near the Prado Museum on Castellana. There's another in Plaza Mayor and another on Calle de San Jeronimo near Puerta del Sol among others. The place is pretty basic. You'll walk in and order from a bar or in some locations there is restaurant style seating.

    Favorite Dish: They have everything from shrimp with garlic to simple ham sandwiches. Obviously, they are known for their ham (jamon), so I would recommend a simple bocadillo de jamon serrano (ham sandwich). This is literally a sandwich with only ham and bread, but boy is it good ham and good bread.

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    Museo del Jamon - and others like them: bocadillo Jamon (or bocata in slang)

    by Pounder73 Updated Jan 26, 2003

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    I found this to be quick and easy and good. For a couple of Euros, you can walk up to the counters, order a Ham Sandwich (bocata de jamon) and a drink. It was great when you just want something to eat, and don’t want to sit down for a couple hours.

    i found these all over the city.

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    Yuck........ hanging greasy hams

    by la_beba Updated Dec 27, 2002

    The Museo del Jamon is a very popular restaurant where all types of Iberian ham, together with cheeses and other delicacies, can be enjoyed either at the bar or in the restaurant. You can see here the Serrano Hams hanging from the ceiling. Throughout Spain, ham is everywhere, not just at the Museo del Jamon. And it's a big part of Spanish gastronomy...... I made the mistake of expressing my dislike for it..... and I know it was a sacrilege to do so! ROFL
    Sorry my Spaniard friends, I just find the whole concept disgusting.... :oP but I know a lot of people love it! I recommend you try it..... as for me, I'll stick to water-based ham (jamón de york)
    However, the museum of ham is to ham what Baskin Robbins is to ice cream. As I said before, it has parts of pigs hanging up all over the place; it is really the place to check out if you are or aspire to be a ham aficionado.

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    Museo del Jamon (Ham's Museum)

    by SirRichard Updated Dec 9, 2002

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    Of course, this is the place to taste to heavenly Jamón Serrano, a kind of smokey-dried ham. You can ask for a sandwich (bocata), have it alone with olive oil, with bread and tomato...

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    Museu de Jamon - Ham museum!!!

    by Audrey118 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Museu de Jamon - Ham museum!!!
    very nice background - there is lots of smoked ham hanging at the restaurant...so amusing to me!!!

    I took the advice of VT members from Spain - i must agree them that it is yum!!! best ham in the world!!!

    Favorite Dish: ham - we had lots of them. Smoked Jamon - serrano, iberia etc. Order small plates and ask for crusty bread, and some cheese and for drinks have some sangria there. We also ordered fried calamari (squid rings) and also try out their seafood paella (rice dish). All excellent albeit it is a fast food type of place.

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    Eat in a Museo de Jamon. I...

    by Christianne Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Eat in a Museo de Jamon. I hadn't seen it before.

    Favorite Dish: Don't forget to eat PAELLA and of course LA TORTILLA.
    I'll give you the recipe to make la tortilla de patatas.
    First of all you need:
    potatoes
    1 onion
    4 eggs
    salt
    oil

    Peel off the potatoes and cut them in thin slices.After cutting the onion in small pieces add it to the potatoes.Fry them with low heat.When you finish with it, the oil must be drain off.Beat the eggs and mix them with potatoes and the onion.Leave the mixture for a while so as the potatoes soak well with the eggs.
    Put a little oil into a pan and heat it, pot the mixture. This need law heat also.When the mixture curdles you must turn it over to curdle on the other side also.

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    Museo del Jamon: Cheap and good fastfood

    by lotharscheer Written Nov 20, 2011

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    A sandwich with Jamon Serrano 1 Euro, a glas beer as well, in the evening quite full

    Favorite Dish: Pulpo was quite good

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    Museo del Jamon: cheap and cheerful

    by morgenhund Written Feb 6, 2005

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    A typical Museo del Jamon

    get a quick sandwich here - it is quick and very reasonably priced. There are branches all over the city.

    Favorite Dish: Ham and cheese croissant

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