A peek through the door at Despaña.
Despaña has some 60 cheeses at the counter, many of them from Asturias, a northern Spanish province.
Cheese plate, take one.
A sampling of Despaña’s best fare. Can you spot the Spanish flag?
Despaña got its start making chorizo and other fresh and cured sausages at its factory in Queens.
Fish specialities from Galicia
One of Spain's best exports is its canned fish, and Cabo de Peña is a top line brand.
Salas says that this "atún rojo," or red tuna, from Don Bocarte is one of the best he's had in his life.
There's no "olive bar" at Despaña, but that doesn't mean there aren't olives, and lots of them.
Vinegars and more
Often the management picks out a special bottle of oil or vinegar, and sets up a little tasting station on the marble shelves lining this narrow store.
These cloth bags of Arroz Bomba, or rice, are perfect for making paella at home.
Slightly sweet and smoky, piquillo peppers are perfect for stuffing with cheese or other savory deliciousness.
For a sweet bite, pick up a box of Turrón de Alicante, a honey almond nougat.
Vino y más
The classy back corner, with its marble tables for enjoying a bite in-house, is also a showcase for wine, paella pans, cookbooks and carafes.
Pepe the Bull, named for Intriago's partner, keeps watch over Despaña Soho.