Museo del Jamon, Madrid

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Gran Via, 72; Alcalá, 155; Atocha, 54

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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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    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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    Museo del Jamon

    by barryg23 Updated Nov 21, 2006

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    Delicious meal
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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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  • 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: 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: 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: 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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    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: 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: 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: 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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    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: 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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    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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