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“Great food and great service”
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St James
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Ranked #914 of 11,533 Restaurants in Madrid
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed November 19, 2013

We ended up at St. James based on a recommendation from a local colleague and were not disappointed. As touristy American types, we had asked for paella and that is apparently St. James' specialty. I have to admit that I have very little real paellas to compare to St. James' but having said that, I thought their paella was absolutely incredible. We ordered two kinds for our table of 4, one with seafood and one with chicken, rabbit, and chorizo. Both were spectacular and I was pleased that the seafood was all shelled already and required no hand-work. Iberico jamon and croquettes for appetizers were also great.

The highlight of the experience was our host/server, Karim, who clearly excels at his job, particularly with a table partially full of women. Flowing between Spanish, French, and English, he was as much a contributor to the greatness of our meal than the food was itself.

I would definitely recommend St. James and if you do decide to go, also ask for Karim.

PS: There is a 50% off deal at the moment through some website. Definitely be sure to search for that deal before going as that makes the meal even better.

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Reviewed November 19, 2013 via mobile

This Resturant is very famous as one of the best Resturants in Madrid , serving the best Paella!!
The atmosphere is great , luxury , the appetizer is so delicious , but unfortunately the Paella is below expectation .
It is advisable to try something else .

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1  Thank maldeiri
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

My husband and I recently had dinner at St. James. The seafood paella was outstanding. It was pleasing to all the senses! It was FULL of seafood. The service was excellent. We also had Red Gambas and Cod Croquetas for appetizers and Tocino del Cielo for dessert. They were equally delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank Julieta1961
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

Very nice location, during the summer months on a terrace. (I really like the way the Restaurant is refurbished inside, i would say on the other hand that the summer terrace placed in the middle of condominiums, looks a bit anonymous)
Good menu, with local food mixed with international touch, good wine list.
Friendly but professional service, food very well presented.
We have salad selection and seafood paella, all perfect.

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Thank MASSIMILIANO C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
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