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Create your own Tapas & Vino Celebración

Capture the playful, flavorful
spirit of Spain with these recipes
and party ideas.

Travel to Spain, one bite at a time.

Pile big flavor onto small plates with our Spanish tapas recipes. Then round out the meal with gourmet canned seafood packed in olive oil, marinated olives, Spanish cheeses, and assorted Spanish wines recommended by our wine experts.

Spice up your celebración with an assortment of terrific tapas and a pan of paella.

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Croquetas de Jamon Serrano (Ham Croquettes)
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Patatas Bravas (Crispy Spiced Potatoes)
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Mussels Escabeche
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Calamares a la Romana (Fried Squid)
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Tortilla Espanola (Spanish Omelet)
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Paella de Marisco (Seafood Paella)
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A recipe for success? Time-saving shortcuts, courtesy of Central Market.

  • Give your sangria a splash of freshness with fresh-squeezed juices found in our produce department.
  • For a true Spanish delicacy, pick up our gourmet sardines, mussels, or anchovies packed in Spanish olive oil in our Grocery department.
  • For a true Spanish delicacy, pick up our gourmet sardines, mussels, or anchovies packed in Spanish olive oil in our An essential part of any tapas dinner is cheese. Ask our experts to put together an authentic spread from our expansive selection of Spanish cheeses, from Manchego and Idiazábal to Cabrales and Roncal.Grocery department.
  • Don’t pass up our olive bar for marinated, stuffed, or spiced olives, including Spanish varieties like Arbequina and Manzanilla. And you’ll find jars of olives stuffed with almonds or piquillo peppers in our Grocery aisles.
  • Stop by our Deli for your fill of cured meats, such as authentic Iberico ham made from acorn-fed pigs, Serrano ham, or spicy chorizo in links or slices.
  • Put out a bowl of Marcona almonds for your guests and watch them disappear. Find them prepackaged and ready to go in our Bulk department.

No time to cook?

Our catering experts can help you custom-
build the perfect menu for this party.

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The Only Rule With Spanish Wine: There Are No Rules

Wine-making regions abound throughout Spain, and each has its own leading players. The Rioja region serves up rock star reds, the Penedès terrior is home to effervescent cavas, and the Ribera del Duero turns out velvety Tempranillo.

But here’s what you really need to know: the first rule of Spanish wine is there are no rules. Spanish winemakers like to push boundaries, both in production and pairings. As with the food...

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Raise a Glass to These Exceptional Spanish Beers

Central Market offers a selection of Spanish beers noted for their drinkability and compatibility with food. We like them for everyday drinking, but they’re especially suited to a Spanish-themed celebration. So when you’re browsing the Wine & Beer department, be on the lookout for these top-notch Spanish brews.

Estrella Damm Lager. This award-winning premium pale lager has been brewed since 1876 by the independent brewery known for its creativity (more on that in the next paragraph). Estrella Damm is known...

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Secret No More: Ines Rosales Olive Oil Tortas

It occurs to me that I am remiss in sharing a story regarding one of the most amazing items in our store, and I would like to remedy that now. I’ve personally been enjoying these delicate, crisp rounds of perfection for a few years. I just haven’t bothered to tell anyone else about them, and for that I feel truly guilty. But what’s the holiday season without a little guilt?

As I write this, my coworker sits next to me, scarfing his way through the entire package, so I feel certain that you will have a similar reaction. I was hoping there would be one left for me to...

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Complete the party.

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Sangría, Por Favor It’s not a Spanish party without this traditional drink made with Rioja wine and fresh-cut fruit. Try white, red, or sparkling.

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Vino, Vino, y Mas Vino Ask our wine experts for Spanish wines that best pair with the tapas you’re serving, from reds like hearty Tempranillo, spicy Garnacha, or medium-bodied Rioja, to white such as Rueda, white Rioja, or Albariño. And don’t forget the Cava. It’s not a party without the sparkling.

In Spain, they call it atmosfera.

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Fire Up Your Party Candles add instant ambience. Make your own using old wine bottles and set the mood for a celebration.

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Place Cards With Character Save your corks before the party and create these on-theme place card holders for your guests.