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St. James

#692 of 8,109 Restaurants in Madrid
#725 of 8,518 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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 77
    Excellent
  • 86
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 7
    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
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Zwickau, Germany
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This nice restaurant looked very inviting and the tapas served were truly excellent. Unfortunately, the main course - the famous Fish Paella, was nothing more than ordinary. I was able to locate 2 (!) small prawns in a mountain of rice. After asking for the actual fish and seafood in the dish, I was offered 2 more prawns - this... More 

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Thank MagnusElin
nj
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175 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for a business lunch. Had chicken paella, nougat ice cream, and some form of croquettes, cauliflower soup, grilled asparagus and mozzarella. Good flavor, great atmosphere, great service.

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Thank caged_explorer
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has been around for decades, so we recently booked lunch there expecting to have a decent rice dish. We were offered some shrimp that were insipid, hollow headed, and very likely had been frozen after cooking, as a delicacy. That charade added €30 to the bill which came at €80 per head when the normal cost for such... More 

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Thank Bazan1588
Toronto, Canada
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62 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

We had two paellas for 4 of us. It was too much. We started with 4 grilled shrimps. Each and a beer each. We had a bottle of Jumilla with the meal. Everything was excellent. We had coffee and the liquors were on the house. Bill came to 230€. Very pricey.

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Thank masinger_13
Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Top notch service makes you feel warm and welcome without being pretentious. We ordered grilled squid, iberian ham croquettes and black rice. Generous portions and delicious! Highly recommended!

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Thank areocat
Madrid, Spain
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

The food was bad, the service even worse. The paella was 95 percent rice only two clams one shrimp one cigala and two mussels. We had a great paella for half the price at the Sirena Verde restaurant yesterday. Did not even bring wine glasses with the wine, did not offer to taste it. The service personnel were condescendiglacked attention... More 

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Thank Huyro
Budapest
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36 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

We have been here before. The restaurant is clean and the waiters are very attentive. I had paella valenciana which was made with chicken , vegetables and escargot. Very good. The others had what was called mixta. Seafood. Very good the said. The table across from us ordered the paella with black ink and said it was salty. But that... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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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Thank Richard S
Tampa, Florida
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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111 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

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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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, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • 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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