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Back in late August I finally made it out to La Española, which I had been hearing about for a while. The main attraction is their paella which is known to sell out fairly quickly. For this reason, either you get there early enough to reserve a portion or you call ahead of time.

La Española, Harbor City - Authentic Spanish Deli (Spain) by you.

On this particular day, I happened to get there just in time to catch the second batch. However, that meant that I would have to wait about 30 minutes because it was still cooking.

La Española, Harbor City - Authentic Spanish Deli (Spain) by you.

I was so hungry, that I decided to order a sandwich to hold me over until food was served. The sandwich was perfect! It was prepared right after I ordered it and was served toasted and with a side of olives. 

La Española, Harbor City - Authentic Spanish Deli (Spain) by you.

Although located in a rather unasuming building, this is a real gem of a place. They have an outdoor (covered) seating area to the side, where you can enjoy your meal. 

La Española, Harbor City - Authentic Spanish Deli (Spain) by you.

Although it looks empty in the picture, most of the people were inside ordering. Soon after I arrived all of the tables started to fill up.

La Española, Harbor City - Authentic Spanish Deli (Spain) by you.

Inside, it is just like a regular deli where you can pick up many food/cooking items that are imported from Spain. You could hear the Spanish language (like from Spain Spain) in the air, and that just added to the authenticity of the place. They also had a generous sample table set up, and I was able to try a variety of meats and cheeses. Everything was great!

La Española, Harbor City - Authentic Spanish Deli (Spain) by you.

When the paella finally came out, I was pleased to see it was served with a side of meats and cheeses! This was absolutely fabulous! THIS I could eat for days!

La Española, Harbor City - Authentic Spanish Deli (Spain) by you.

And now! I present to you the paella, which was one of the best I have ever eaten! Totally worth the wait! It was really fresh and the portion was decent too.

La Española, Harbor City - Authentic Spanish Deli (Spain) by you.

Even though this place is really far from home, if I ever find myself craving some authentic paella, its probably worth the drive to eat here again.

 

La Española

25020 Doble Ave
Harbor City, CA 90710-3155
(310) 539-0455

 

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