Weekend evenings at Jamón Jamón are boisterous affairs: tables are often pushed together to make room for birthday parties, and the sound of laughter can eclipse quiet conversation, which is deeply Spanish if not very conducive to a romantic meal for two. Nor is the interior exactly eye-catching – just ‘Jamón Jamón’ cast in metal and protruding from the otherwise bare walls at regular intervals – but the tapas, although unimaginative, are deftly executed. Squid in tomato sauce featured generous chunks of tender seafood, a plate of fried whitebait was fresh and enormous, and there was a marked flair even to standards such as patatas bravas and sliced chorizo, the rich meat of the latter matched with roasted red peppers and a red wine sauce. A deserving local favourite.
|Venue name:||Jamón Jamón||Contact:|
|Opening hours:||Meals served noon-10.30pm Mon-Thur, Sun; noon-11pm Fri, Sat.|
|Transport:||Tube: Camden Town tube|
|Price:||Main courses £4.90-£13. Set lunch £5.90 bento box.|
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Simple but very tasty tapas - that's Jamon Jamon! Their cocktails, mojitos in particular, are also superb! The staff (mostly Spanish as you would expect) are super friendly. The place is quite small and when it gets busy you will have to speak up as it can get a bit loud. If you want to be sure of a table - book in advance. I've also been able to get a table without booking - not on weekends though. Aside from their (grocery store brand 'ready to put in the oven') breads (as a starter or side dish) all tapas are delicious!