We don't usually recommend chains to Trabblrs but Museo del Jamon (literally, Museum of Ham) is an exception for a few reasons. First, it's a chain that's restricted to Madrid. Second, it serves great food. And third, and most importantly, it's a one-stop-shop where all your salty meat tasting desires can come true. If you're a fan of ham, Spain's most treasured food, then a visit to this museum is up there with the Golden Triangle.
The location on Gran Via, Madrid's main artery, is the eatery's largest outlet and therefore a great place for Trabblrs to begin their foray into the world of casual, but quality, Spanish eating. While hams of all kinds will tempt you from the ceiling, they're thankfully not out of reach. All you have to do is pull up a seat at the bar and order some mixed plates so you can decide which cuts you like best. Although there are a high number of tourists that visit Museo del Jamon, it's not a trap by any means. You'll still find lots of everyday madrilenos stopping by for a mid-day snack or lunch.
Those who don't eat pork will be happy to know that they serve other tasty foods as well, including shrimp with garlic, fried calamari, and even cheese sandwiches.
Meeting point: Outside the restaurant. The closest Metro stops are Plaza de Espana on the Yellow / 3 and Blue / 10 Lines and Santo Domingo on the Red / 2 Line.
Leaders, Museo del Jamon is open from 9am to midnight.