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Calle Juan Bravo, 26, 28006 Madrid, Spain (Salamanca)
+34 915 756 010
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Ranked #645 of 6,964 Restaurants in Madrid
Price range: $59 - $88
Hours:
Sun - Sat 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Neighborhood: Salamanca
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dallas, Texas
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My wife and I went there for lunch recently and it was amazing. I've had paella my fair share of times but this was by far the best I've ever had. The restaurant is very nice and the service was excellent. I definitely recommend this to anyone wanting a nice (and expensive) meal of paella.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I rated St. James at 5 for the excellent quality of their food, and their service. The atmosphere it not what I would typically like. But this time I just rate food & service quality. It's not cheap, but I guess the pest Paella I ever had in my life.

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

fantastic restaurant. really enjoyed it. I think it's a deal at 25 euros pp. I had a starter of jamon which was quite lovely. the paella was a tiny bit salty, but the flavor oh so good.

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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110 reviews 110 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

A fine Paella and Arroceria in a very high end área of the city. One of the good Arrocerias in town. I recommend the "Arroz con Bogavante" (Catabric Sea Loaster) St. james has a Beautiful smoking terraza área in which you can also dine or have lunch. Service is great, and the restaurant very well kept.

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St. Helena Island, SC
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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

It was truly fine dining with lots of linen embroidered with their name & exceptional attention/service. Although their famous paella was supposed to be for minimum of 2 people, we knew from e-mailing with them that the broth had garlic and my husband couldn’t have it due to a severe allergy to garlic - so they graciously offered to make... More 

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USA
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Service was friendly and attentive until it started to get busier around 10pm, at which point we tourists were given a back seat. Seafood paella was good, but not overly generous with actual seafood. Be advised that smoking is permitted in this restaurant, and the resulting smoke / odor is not confined to one area of the restaurant.

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Had very good food, but felt taken advantage of by the waiter. We were sharing appetizers and picked a 19 euro choice. The waiter told us that he didn't think there were any left and suggested we order the langostino instead. He placed an order which came out to 84 euros for just one appetizer. He was not upfront when... More 

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Hong Kong
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Very warm and efficient service, very good seafood, the Paella is a must-have. Slightly more pricey than Tapas restaurants - but this is a better quality resto for a sit-down meal. Loved it!

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Twickenham, UK
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3 reviews 3 reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Excellent food, very friendly service, best choice for Paella and other dishes based on rice. Quality of seefood is very good.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

12 bucks for 4 small rolls of normal starter bread; sprung on to the tab at the end of a couple of hundred buck meal. Had better Paella in NYC. Way overpriced and only two tables occupied the entire evening. Yes, its summer in Madrid; every other place has patrons in it! Skip this one for sure.

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Additional Information about St. James

Address: Calle Juan Bravo, 26, 28006 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: +34 915 756 010
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Salamanca
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm  8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm  8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm  8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm  8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm  8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm  8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm  8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 59 - 88
Cuisine: Mediterranean

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