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Review of El Jamonal

El Jamonal
Ranked #6,325 of 10,909 Restaurants in Madrid
Cuisines: Spanish
Neighbourhood: Centro
Restaurant details
Neighbourhood: Centro
UK
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“ham”
Reviewed 15 March 2013

this is a great happening little place all the locals go in and have their wine with ham, there are huge hams hanginf all around the place a real atmosphere

Visited February 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Moscow, Russia
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“No any tourist except us... The scent of Spain”
Reviewed 27 February 2013

It was nice sunny October day... what a stupid opening for the story but in fact the sun was shining gently, we were roaming on Madrid streets hand in hand and got hungry for jamon lunch. Numerous overcrowded Museo del Jamon sites placed everywhere on the tourist routes were considered as inappropriate option for obvious reason of being trap for stupid foreigners. Luckily close to our lovely hotel Atlantico at Callao we knocked against the place which at a glance looked just as a hole in the wall. Few eaters at the zinc bar were certain locals so we stepped in. Jamon seller can hardly say two words in English and Italian (and no in Russian even spasibo) but it was clear that we came for jamon so we ve got a dish and wine. We remained sitting at the bar. Here comes my point: good jamon is a good jamon everywhere but the atmosphere makes this place different (differentiate or die!). The personality of a man at the counter (gosh I forgot his name) with its complex fusion of pride and amiability, keen to respond your smile and good mood, made our day. We came here for lunches again and again all the days in Madrid, putting on some extra pounds because portions were getting bigger and bigger, with more and more extra appetizers and wine for free, with longer and longer funny talks over the counter made of smiles, laugh and gestures... Lovely place! even being just an eatery. We are certain to come here again.

  • Visited October 2012
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