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St. James

#874 of 7,601 Restaurants in Madrid
#930 of 7,831 Places to Eat in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Barrio de Salamanca
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Calle Juan Bravo, 26, 28006 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 756 010
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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good seafood restaurant - recommended

This was recommended to me by a local colleague. Apparently its a favourite with the sales people on expenses! The food was excellent and service good and the menu was varied.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Richard S
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This was recommended to me by a local colleague. Apparently its a favourite with the sales people on expenses! The food was excellent and service good and the menu was varied.

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Tampa, Florida
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I've been looking for a restaurant in Madrid that would prepare the traditional delicious rice dishes....happy to say I found one in St James. On my visit I was traveling with 16 friends and selected this restaurant for our group to enjoy Paella. I was not disappointed and was pleasantly surprised that almost all my USA friends really enjoyed the... More 

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Miami, Florida
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110 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This place make one great Paella. They have a wide selection to choose from and the taste is amazing. The staff is friendly and the service is very good.

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Barcelona, Spain
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143 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

A classic restaurant, surprisingly specialising in paellas - there is a good range of different types on the menu, as well as other dishes for those not wanting anything heavy, especially in the evenings. The waiters are friendly but professional and unobtrusive. A good option if you are in the area.

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Emiliano Zapata, Mexico
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125 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

With three locations in Madrid,for lunch o dinner they offer a good variety of paella or " arroces" . In summer they open their terraces and the ambience is perfect for a nice dinner. Have a good "sangria " Service,quality of food makes St.James a place that you really enjoy and return.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

LOVED this paella - ignore all these negative reviews. The atmosphere at this restaurant was great, and so was the food and service.

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San Ramon, California
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Wait staff were snooty and not helpful with recommendations, food was too expensive for the price and quantity. We went there based on a friend's recommendation thus was doubly disappointed. And we were a big group of 21 to boot.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I came here looking for authentic Paella. It was recommended to me by the concierge. The experience was great and at a very fair price. Presentation was great, the service was on par for the area. The Paella was absolutely phenomenal. I would highly recommend it. Although I was here solo, it would be a great place for dates, if... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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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: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine
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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