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St. James

Juan Bravo, 26, 28006 Madrid, Spain (Salamanca)
91 575 60 10
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Ranked #827 of 6,453 restaurants in Madrid
Price range: $59 - $88
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Salamanca
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Guayaquil, Ecuador
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Los Angeles, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The paella was really good, but not worth the price. We went on a Saturday night at 10pm and it was practically empty which says it all.

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Amman, Jordan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

Went there on a quiet monday night, the service was pretty good which was the only plus. We ordered the seafood soup, the seafood paella, and some grilled shrimps (4 pieces) which the waiter recommended. The soup was ok, the paella was nothing special and was very salty, and i couldn't get through one piece of the shrimps. The bill... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

After finding Paella in Barcelona disappointing, we were determined to find great Paella in Madrid. Did we ever. Our hotel concierge recommended St James Restaurant, which was a bit far out of the tourist areas, but well worth the taxi ride. Located in an upper class residential area, Everything was first class. Clean upscale restaurant, friendly staff, English spoken, reasonably... More

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