When traveling abroad, we generally like to pick flights that arrive in the morning. That leaves us with plenty of time to check into the hotel and jump straight into the city. We landed in Madrid first. And boy were we anxious to see and absorb everything. But first, we were hungry. After walking around a bit, we settled on Museo de Jamon in the Plaza Mayor. There are several locations of this place but this was closest to where we were at the moment. Besides, it was a beautiful day out and we wanted to sit outside. Also, we were a group of 7 at this point so we had to pick places that would work with a bigger group.
After looking over the menu (which was presented in both English and Spanish with lots of pictures too), we ordered a bunch to quench our growling stomachs. First, the jamon. My first taste of this black footed acorn fed pig. Oh yeah, this is very good ham. Thinly sliced by hand with a deep rich flavor and marbled fat all around. The flavor is almost earthy and pungent but not in any offensive way. Below is a plate of a variety of jamon that's offered including iberico and serrano.
Museo del Jamón
Plaza Mayor, 18
+34 915 42 26 32