Tapas Café


Despaña Tapas Café

At our Tapas Café customers can indulge tasting authentic flavors from Spain within an informal and relaxed in store setting.

Our foods are prepared fresh each morning and made with our imported ingredients as well as locally sourced produce. Try our selections of tapas, pintxos, bocadillos, flautas, tortillas, salads, soups or desserts. We carry specialty drinks from Spain such as horchata, soda, beer and hot chocolate. Take a look at our catering platters service.

Experience a piece of Spain in the city. Despaña, a taste of Spain in New York.

The Finest Recipes from Spain

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Small portions of varied dished to be enjoyed in a casual informal setting. It is a fun way to be able to try a variety of flavors while socializing and sharing among friends.


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Our bocadillos are made with imported ingredients also available for purchase at our store. They are served on traditional European style artisan Ciabatta mediabread. 


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Catering Platters

We offer a list of catering platter options of our meats and cheese specialties as well as office lunch platters of our famous bocadillos, salads, and pintxos for you to choose from.


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Basque style bite sized portions of our favorite foods from Spain. You will fall in love with them. Try our selections.



A simple dish that makes you reminisce of home or to your last visit to Spain. All of our tortillas are home made fresh every day.



All of our salads are prepared fresh daily with ingredients purchased locally and with imported ingredients from Spain.


...and much more

  • Despaña Services

Take Away

Our imported food products, wines and prepared foods can be shipped or packaged and taken to go or delivered.

Private Events

We offer special in store private event space for Despaña food and wine catered options at our Soho shop.

Despaña Wine Club

A hand-selected 6-pack of beautiful wines with 10% discount, tasting notes, food pairing ideas and delivered right to your door.



We offer a warm soup of the day during the Winter months and in late March we begin to offer our famous all vegetable Gazpacho.



Our desserts are mostly homemade and others are imported from Spain. Try our selections.



Quench your thirst with horchata from Valencia, KAS sodas, La Casera or imported mineral waters and beers.


Yelp Reviews

Make sure to try the small tapas, the sample of cheeses and take home a loaf of bread for making sandwiches for a picnic at the park. You won't regret it.

Heru M. 10/18/2013 Read more

Our best find this year. A low key lovely dining room to wile away the hours nibbling at delicacies of Iberia. With Spanish beers in the cooler and a whole wine store next door, you can complement your croquetas with uncommon cervezas and vinos.

Luke C. 12/7/2013 Read more

Despana is an awesome place to grab a quick lunch. The sandwiches and tapas were full of taste and are perfection! As my coworker pointed out...this place was made for Soho (Soho chic!).

Lana T. 3/27/2013 Read more

There were little nibble samples of olive oil, olives, and bread, and staff working both counters were incredibly friendly. We sampled some of their fresh gazpacho, which had a wonderfully creamy texture, and was unique among gazpachos I've had. Highly recommend.

Evan G. 9/17/2012 Read more

Their counter o' pork has some real treats: the morcilla (blood sausage) and lomo embuchado (cured pork loin) are among the best I've had in NYC,...and they slice their Iberico by hand.

Seth G. 1/13/2012 Read more

Truly amazing! Feels & taste like your back in Spain.

Danny A. 1/29/2012 Read more

Everything here is delicious, made properly and is such high quality. I absolutely love that I can pop in here for a snack anytime. Their gazpacho is summer is like other-worldly-seriously awesome.

Jerry B. 1/20/2012 Read more

Their selection of canned and jarred seafood is incomparable in the city - high-quality brands that are above and beyond what you'll find elsewhere, and at very reasonable prices for said quality.

Seth G. 1/13/2012 Read more

Really, really good creamy cheeses, manchego and packaged breadsticks. The chorizo on sample was pretty delicious. They sure are very generous with the samples! Most high quality imported packaged food from Spain you can seem to find here. Haven't tried one of their made sandwiches yet but will!

Alexandra C. 10/6/2013 Read more

I've had the Pescador (good) and Picante (excellent) bocodillos and the navarrico pintxos. So delicious and prices are very fair. There isn't much room to sit and you will most likely end up sharing a part of the table with others but it's worth it!

Lily W. 11/2/2013 Read more

I'm a huge fan of Despana. Last year I ordered 15 ($200) holiday gift baskets from here. Lee was incredibly helpful and recommended great wine, sweets, and cured meats/cheese. The gift baskets were a huge success!

S L. 10/16/2013 Read more

The Despana sandwich is one of the best things ever. When I'm in the city, it’s a non-negotiable.

Dan B. 7/2/2013 Read more

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.

Nikki L. 6/8/2011 Read more

In the back is a tapas cafe with some seating and cookbooks sold. Some of the tapas are already prepared and displayed, and range from $5 and up. It looks like a good place to try a wider variety of small dishes. They also sell Spanish flan.

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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.

Vivian H. 3/15/2011 Read more

I try something new most every time I go, but my stand out favorite is the El Quijote, a pork and manchengo cheese sandwich with some sort of quince spread that nails the savory/sweet flavor profile.

Maddie O. 6/16/2011 Read more

Great place to grab a quick bite or put together a meal for later at home. One of NYC's newest treasures, there's no other store quite like them.

Seth G. 1/13/2012 Read more


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