Museo del Jamon, Madrid

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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: 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: 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.: Would you like a good bocadillo?

    by Maurizioago Updated Sep 23, 2012

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    Pic taken from the web.

    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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    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: 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: 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

    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 (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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    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: 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 (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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