Cinco Jotas” (or “5J”) refers to the highest possible score in a ham grading system employed in Jabugo in Andalucía. The 5J ham sells at a premium, but once you’ve tasted it, it’s as hard to go back to generic jamón serrano as to switch from single-malt Scotch to cheap beer. Try it here, where the 5J tapa consists of three paper-thin squares of ham to wrap around five conical crackers. If you like the gamy taste more than the gummy texture, order the caña de lomo 5J tapa for a larger helping of sausage made from the same grade of ham.
Meson Cinco Jotas
Plaza Santa Ana, 1.
Our Rating Neighborhood Puerta del Sol and Las Letras Hours Noon–1am Transportation Metro: Antón Martín Phone 91-522-63-64 Prices Tapas 4€–18€ Cuisine type Tapas Web site Meson Cinco Jotas
MapPlaza Santa Ana, 1. Madrid
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