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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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Dominican Republic
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76 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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
5 of 5 stars 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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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited St James on our recent trip to Madrid. The service and ambiance is second to none. We had the goats cheese salad and crispy bread for starters, beautiful. They kept bringing over complimentary bread and dips. The fruit bread rolls with raisins and walnuts is to die for. Then we get to the famous PAELLA.... More 

Thank Smyleoy
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217 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

The service and ambience are excellent. We had very good navajas and pulpo. However, the paella con bogavante was a huge let down, especially since this place is famous for their rice dishes. The paella was too salty for us but they made another one after we complained. The second one was also too salty and the lobster was bland.... More 

Thank mooresroad
Zwickau, Germany
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

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 

Thank MagnusElin
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199 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016 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.

Thank caged_explorer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$59 - $88
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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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  • 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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