Mesón del Jamón
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Lonely Planet review
Another of Plaza España’s eateries, Mesón del Jamón is distinctive for its elegant 2nd-floor balcony. Only four or so tables for two fit out here, but they provide wonderful views of the goings-on below – it’s hard to give up the spot even after several hours. Along with grilled sirloin, pasta dishes and fish, Jamón has an extensive menu of hot and cold tapas, like cured ham and mussels in vinaigrette sauce.