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St. James

#862 of 7,507 Restaurants in Madrid
#921 of 7,738 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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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, Reservations

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 30
    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 food and friendly staff

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
blynam
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Barcelona, Spain
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Barcelona, Spain
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141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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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 31 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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Devizes, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 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
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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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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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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>  > Barrio de 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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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: Large groups, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions
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 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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