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St. James

Barrio de Salamanca
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Calle Juan Bravo 26, 28006 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 756 010
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Panama City, Panama
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have tried paella in different places but St James has been consistenlty the best paella we've eaten in Madrid. First time in St James was in 2002 last time was now in October and the flavor was just as good than then. Congrats for keeping up with the high quality and outstanding service.

Thank albertocQ4972JB
Norfolk, VA
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

We enjoyed several restaurants on our recent trip, but St. James was the best of the best. Everything about the St. James is exceptional ... The atmosphere, wait staff, and the FOOD. We started with a lovely complimentary mojito then proceeded to the best mussels I have ever tasted. We chose to share seafood paella for our entree and it... More 

Thank sbnolan
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was suggested by the concierge lady at the hotel we were staying at which is the Gran Melia Fenix. Their specialty is seafood and paella which is what I was craving for. We had the white and red prawns as appetizers which were succulent and fresh. The main entree was lobster paella which was excellent. The service was... More 

Thank Alexander S
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

I went to the restaurant for a business lunch and it turned into a delightful culinary lunch experience. For the starter I would recommend breaded Octopus and of course the seafood paella for mains! (See pics).... Stunning presentation although the service is a tad slow, so take that into consideration when visiting. The desserts were presented with imagination and although... More 

Thank Ivie B
Dominican Republic
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76 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

The paella spectacular, the starters: croquetas, ham, tuna tartar were flawless, service was excellent, the place is clear, lighted, modern, air conditioning worked perfectly, all of the above are important in summer time in Madrid.

Thank Luis A
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

The food is good I will not go back to visit the restauran Did not get a discount And the prices are somewhat high Thanks,,,

Thank Sami A
San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

We spent more than 3 weeks traveling throughout Spain and this was the worst restaurant we went to. We ordered the recommended seafood paella and the seafood in it was not fresh and the dish tasted terribly fishy. Furthermore it was one of the the most expensive restaurants we visited. Go elsewhere!

Thank Travelin-Soon
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

I like the restaurant because the paella is great and the seafood is extremely excellent. The service is exceptionally good and the waiters are very kind.

Thank Vivienne H
Madrid, Spain
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

One of our favorite places for paella and rice dishes in Madrid. Definitely in the top 5 in the city if you fancy well cooked rice. We were 4 at lunch and enjoyed 2 types of different kinds. We went also enjoyed the good service, we could even talk to the Chef!

Thank Franck_Adela
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2016

We went to the restaurant with the expectation of a great meal. The Paella was expensive and lacked the perfect seasoning. The rice as not perfectly cooked. Coming from a heritage of eating rice all the time this experience was a disappointment. Also too much light bit was so bright you felt you needed sun glasses.

Thank Norman R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$59 - $88
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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

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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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