I’m almost afraid to post my secret jamón supply online, but jamón is for sharing, so here goes.
Deep in the center of Madrid, El Rincón Iberico has some of the best Extremaduran ham, cheese and wine at very reasonable prices. The place itself doesn’t look like much and it can fill up with a crowd if there is a big show at Sala El Sol next door, but most of the time it’s pretty mellow.
The lunch specials are a good deal for enjoying at one of the few tables in the cramped dining area, but my favorite jamón de bellota (ham made from pigs that have only eaten acorns) is amazing and goes well with a glass of red wine – and it’s all priced very reasonably. Also check out their small store on the same block.