With lots of lots savory items to sample like cheese, salami, chorizo, dips and olive oil, you can't help but purchase something, and the impressive array of products create an inviting environment worthy of more than a quick look. There's no room for disappointment or regret.
The tradicional with manchego and jamon serrano is out of this world and loved all the meat samples and oodles of cheese and olive oil that were out to try. This place totally transports me back to Spain which I totally love and the staff is super friendly!!
ADORE this place...makes me feel like I'm really back in Spain,...It's perfect for a casual lunch or dinner and all the delicious looking goodies will inspire your next dinner or cocktail party. I would bring a buddy so you can share one of every item in that wonderful tapas display.
This place is so amazing. They have just about everything I could ever want to purchase for cooking up spanish foods. Chorizo, Jamon, Pulpo, olive oil, etc... They also have a great selection of small lunch plates to eat which are also amazing. Definitely worth going to!
The serrano ham (aged 15 months) melts in your mouth. Cured to perfection and excellent in a bocadillo. I also thoroughly enjoyed the Manchego Joven cheese. Light and mild, just the way I like it. Throw in a handful of Marcona almonds and a glass of Tempranillo and I am in paradiso.
…the place has brought back some great food memories when I was in Malaga and Seville. It's probably one the best bocadillos I have eaten since I left Spain. The meat was really juicy and flavorful, almost better than the Morcilla I had in Malaga. I believe I have eaten some of the tastiest Spanish food in New York so far. I love Spain. I love New York. I really liked eating at this place.
Despana's sandwiches consistently bring me to my knees. Thinking about them now, my mouth is watering. And make sure to get your sandwich to-go so you don't feel self-conscious about the o-face you will undoubtedly make upon biting into it. You will. You will! Don't fight it.
The Sandwiches are superb, try the Chistorra Flauta, and the Catalan, and if you really want something special, the Butifarras sandwich. I can only find my favorite cheeses there. The only place I know of in the tri-state that carries Cabrales, a mixed milk blue with deep veins and a peppery flavor. Real cheese eaters cheese though. And the Chistorra sausage to go is a must. Great for a summer BBQ.
The goat cheese combined with the flavorful jamon serrano, plus the garlic spread, gave my palate and tongue an amazing sense of euphoria and bliss. I'm talking about the kind of really amazing euphoria and bliss that you get as if you just kissed the lips of a really gorgeous girl that you would want to hang out with quite often.
This store is your go-to if you are missing Spain. Here you will find: Bocarones, Turrones, Aceite de Oliva, Acetunas, Jamon Iberico, Jamon Serrano, Quesos de Espana, Pate, Almendras Marcona, Chorizos,... How I miss you Spain. Thanks to Despana for helping me to relive some of those good memories.