¡Toma Jamon! – You don’t have to ask twice…

by Ben Curtis

Toma Jamon

¡Toma Jamon!, the name of this favourite in La Latina, means ‘Eat Ham’. And that is exactly what I do when I’m there, from the moment I get through the door, until the bottle of wine is finished and we head on elsewhere. Ask for the house Crianza, I think it’s Rioja, but who cares – it’s delicious, and in any case, we are here for the ham! A plate costs 12 Euros and comes with a large helping of thick, tomato and oil covered bread – it’s ridiculous value for stuff this good.

I was shocked on my last visit to discover that this is one of a chain of 5 other ¡Toma Jamon! bars – you would never guess, it feels like a run-of-the-mill Madrileño bar. In any case, I shall never set foot in any of the others. This one is tucked away on Calle Mediodía Grande (no. 6 – map), in the back streets of my favourite late-night Barrio, and, what’s more, Princess Leticia’s dad used to drink here…
(…before they stopped him drinking in public 😉 )


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Katie is an English teaching assistant working at a bilingual public school in the center of Madrid.
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8 Responses to ¡Toma Jamon! – You don’t have to ask twice…

  1. Gary says:

    So, now i have two bars and a restaurant to go to – thats a good night out in anyones books. Right on the money as usual. Congratulations on your new launch.

  2. ben says:

    Thanks Gary! Plenty more where these came from!

  3. Jules says:

    I need a week’s worth of good places in Madrid to eat & drink so this is all good news!!

  4. Dave says:

    I tried to find the opening times on the website, but couldn’t.

    Do you know what the opening times are of such a place? Is it open till quite late in the evening?

  5. Ben says:

    Jules – there will be more, don’t worry, plenty for a week’s worth soon!

    Dave – good point, I will look into that next time I am there, but they are always open from 8 onwards at least.

  6. Gary says:

    …and now Ive tried it I know its great – and has the two tiniest waitresses on the planet!!
    Cant wait to get back!

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