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St. James

#789 of 7,267 Restaurants in Madrid
#836 of 7,481 Places to Eat in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Barrio de Salamanca
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Calle Juan Bravo, 26, 28006 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 756 010
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Today
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 56
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Bring money, not expectations

Went to St. James based on Concierge recommendation after La Barraca confirmed it was booked up. Restaurant interior has clean lines defined in bright blues and white, appearing somewhat stark. Staff is well trained and very professional but not stiff in their demeanor, all came across very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
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Pensacola
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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169 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Zagreb, Croatia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We went here at the recommendation of the InterContinental. Very disappointing - the food wasn't bad (not spectacular either) but: (a) essentially a tourist/concierge restaurant; (b) very expensive for the quality and the experience (and we don't mind paying for either); and, (c) most importantly, we were rushed through the meal at an astonishing speed - all requests to slow... More 

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Pensacola
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Went to St. James based on Concierge recommendation after La Barraca confirmed it was booked up. Restaurant interior has clean lines defined in bright blues and white, appearing somewhat stark. Staff is well trained and very professional but not stiff in their demeanor, all came across very friendly to us. I ordered drinks to get things moving, starting with Mojitos... More 

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Devizes, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We had black rice made from squid ink! Lots of lovely local food, great service and ambiance and prices were okay. Would recommend for quiet business dinner or family celebration. Will be back!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I've eaten at some of the best restaurants in every major city in the world and have no problem spending where the food/service is worthy. Overall, the food is good, not great. The service (on the surface) is good. Where we were deceived was by the wait staff - when the waiter came to take our order, he mentioned a... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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210 reviews 210 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

If you are looking for rice (paella) in Madrid one of the best places to go is the St. James in the Salamanca district. Oil offers more than 30 versions. My favorite is either the black rice ( squid ink and squid pieces) or the mountain version from Valencia with sausage, rabbit, and chicken and vegetables. For a party of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Had a great calamari, paella marisco and chocolate souffle......! Great taste but little bit expensive if u compare to other restaurants but it deserves... u dont go such a cool restaurant like this everyday so give it a try..! highly recommended for the tourists..

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Dallas, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
45 reviews 45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Juan Bravo, 26, 28006 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Barrio de Salamanca
  • Neighborhood: Barrio de Salamanca
  • Phone Number: +34 915 756 010

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 59 - 88
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Barrio de Salamanca

Neighborhood Profile
Barrio de Salamanca
Broad, tree-lined avenues with pretty streetlights frame the neighborhood of Barrio Salamanca. With beautiful condominium buildings that make up most blocks in this area, this part of town is refined and quiet. It is also host to a few of the city's large shopping avenues, including Calle Serrano and Calle Jose Ortega y Gasset. A walk down these streets will reveal upscale chains, small boutiques, and plenty of opportunities for shopping or checking out the stylish displays. The locals here are polished and fashionable, the atmosphere is leisurely, and the lush Retiro Park on the southern border is yet another opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. A stroll through Barrio Salamanca is all about admiring the beautiful architecture, window-shopping, and people-watching in this upper-crust corner of Madrid.
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