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Museo del Jamon: Museo del Jamon

The Museo del Jamon is a chain of Jamonerias in Madrid and is popular for tourists as they offer various Spanish Hams and Ham Sandwiches at budget friendly prices of which they have 9 branches all around Madrid. The most crowded branch is along Calle Mayor, near Plaza Mayor and Puerto Del Sol due to the location. The Museum has a separate delicatessen counter and a restaurant area of which you can just order ham or a bocadillo (bread with assorted Spanish hams) or order assorted tapas at their tapas bar inside as well. this Spanish ham chain started in 1978 in Madrd and became popular to tourists du to Spanish Director Pedro Almodóvar’s 1997 film Carne Trémula (Live Flesh).

Opens: 7:00 am to 12:00 am everyday

Phone: +34 915 31 23 67

Favorite Dish Spanish bocadillos range from 4 euros to 9 euros per order, depending on the kind of ham and the quantity of ham in it.

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Sep 27, 2016

Museo del Jamon: Cheap and good fastfood

A sandwich with Jamon Serrano 1 Euro, a glas beer as well, and in the evening the place is quite full.
I had a Sepia Plancha (grilled octopus) which was quite good.
Next to Plaza de Espana, several other locationes as well

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Aug 21, 2016

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

This is a chain of restaurants -cafes where you can buy some very good bread with ham, salami or with other fillings in 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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Jan 31, 2016

Museo del Jamon: The ham museum of Madrid

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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Dec 22, 2012
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The Museo del Jamon: A cheap but fascinating place to eat and drink

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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Jan 01, 2012

El Museo del Jamón: Don't miss this place

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.

Aug 02, 2011

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

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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Apr 04, 2011

Museo del Jamon: Unusual dinner

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!

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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Aug 25, 2007

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

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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Apr 19, 2007

Museo del Jamon: You can Miss this place

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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Feb 26, 2007

Museo del Jamon

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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Nov 21, 2006

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