La Central

Spanish Deli, Bodega & Online Store

Join us for mouth-watering tapas and delectable wines as we share the stories of the fine artisans who bring them from the homeland to your palate – a delicious culinary experience fit for Melburnians eager and refined taste buds.

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Spanish Deli

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Spanish Delicatessen


‘If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em’ - said the tastebuds upon encountering their first Jamon Iberico

Our Delicatessen can be described as an indulging sensory experience. Our products are passionately sourced from our Spanish homeland as well as local artisans following its culinary traditions. From crisps and olives to buttery jamón, scrumptious cheese and tapas to go. Our delectable range caters for every palate.

All our produce and kitchenware are available both in-store and online. Feel free to drop in or call for recommendations and recipes!

Spanish Bodega Melbourne

It is known that spontaneity, company and delicious food often come together. This wondrous relationship is where the fabled Bodega exists, and dare we say, thrives.

Whether you’re looking to gather with friends and loved one(s), wanting to indulge in a few tapas and aperitifs as we prepare your order, or stopping by for a bottle and some decadent nibbles to spruce up your evening on your way home, this is what we are here for.

What’s more, we welcome you to join us on our new sunlit terrace – best enjoyed at golden hour tasting delectable galician octopus alongside refreshing Yzaguirre vermouth.


Our Reviews

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Little Santi agrees with us: this world looks better with @bonillaalavista chips in it 😍😂❤️

#lacentraldeli #southmelbournemarket #spanishflair #bonilla #welovechips
From popping the cork to the last buzzing sip, we absolutely adore our Arrels Montau de Sadurní Brut Nature Reserva Cava. Aged for a minimum of thirty months, this cava’s pronounced nuttiness and elegant minerality often has first-goers rushing for more. 

Are you interested in joining our passionate worship of Cava, but feel curious about its origin and its surrounding lingo? Don’t worry, we got you covered. Here’s all you need to know:

🍾What is Cava? 

Cava is Spain's most popular sparkling wine, which undergoes the exact same production process as its French relative Champagne. 

However, the Spanish process is known as ‘traditionelle’ as opposed to ‘méthode champenoise’, as only winemakers in Champagne (France) are legally able to label their products as the latter.

🍾Where does Cava come from? 

Upward of 95% of Cava is produced in Penedès, Catalonia (about 45 minutes inland from Barcelona). 

Cava used to be widely known as Spanish Champagne. It wasn’t until the 70s that winemakers adopted the new name (meaning “cellar” in Spanish) to differentiate themselves from the French variety. Today Cava holds “Denominación de Origen” (DO) status in Spain, meaning it must be produced following specific guidelines and within a specific geographic border to be labeled as such. Almost 250 million bottles of Cava are produced every year.

…To be continued in our next post ❤️

#Lacentraldeli #southmelbournemarket  #spanishflair #cava #welovecava
Dear Melbourne coffee aficionados.. Feeling adventurous? 😉☕️ 

These quintessential Spanish coffee combinations are here to steal a gourmet’s heart. Carajillo, where coffee can be enjoyed with Brandy, Black Rum, Anisette or Baileys, is a match made in heaven that will undoubtedly warm your spirit. Bombón is its non-alcoholic cousin, where condensed milk and espresso dance a slow and sweet rumba. And cortado, flat white’s smoother little brother, is made in equal parts espresso and steamed (yet not frothed) milk. This ‘cuts’ the acidity, giving it its classic name. 

Curious? Come get your caffeine fix in store today! ❤️‍🔥

#southmelbournemarket #lacentraldeli #coffee #spanishflair
We love to see our customers get creative! Such beautiful presentation @leeandtadventures 😍

#LaCentralDeli #SouthMelbourneMarket #SpanishFlair
We’re so excited to be part of the market’s new Foodie Tour (and we love this photo of Alberto 😍)! What a great idea @southmelbournemarket ! 


Come on a Market Foodie Tour! 

Sat 21 May, 9:30am 

For one hour take a guided tour through Melbourne's oldest market. 

Includes stops to the Market's iconic French patisserie, chocolatier, fromagerie, oyster bar, Spanish bodega and more! 

Link in @southmelbournemarket ‘s Bio. 

@lacentraldeli @agathepatisserie @kseinfromageriemelbourne @atypicchocolate @south_melbourne_seafoods #melbournefoodie
Go on… we know you want to! 😋

Our delicious @bonillaalavista chips, otherwise known as your cupboards’s favourite guest (even though they never seem to stay long 😉) are wonderfully restocked for your every pleasure! 

#Bonillachips #lacentraldeli #southmelbournemarket #spanishflair
Happy Anzac Day from La Central ❤️

#Lacentraldeli #southmelbournemarket #spanishflair #AnzacDay
What a pleasure it was to cater for the opening night of Melbourne’s Spanish Film Festival! Thank you to all that came, and if you haven’t had a chance, head on over for the latest in Spanish cinema! 🎞 🎥 ❤️‍🔥

@lacentraldeli #lacentraldeli #southmelbournemarket #spanishflair #spanishfilmfestival

Looking to level up your cooking and reading game? At the same time?! Well, this is your chance!

This Saturday 23rd marks International Book Day, and we are thrilled to offer a 10% discount on all our recipe books! Whether you’re looking to enjoy these informative and beautifully illustrated cookbooks, or looking to give a loved one a book gift with a twist, these gems will not disappoint. What’s more, they’ll probably have you asking ‘y que hay de segundo?’ In no time. Come get yours in store!

@LaCentralDeli #spanishflair #southmelbournemarket #Lacentraldeli
This weekend our La Central family came together to taste the paella of a master - Alberto’s brother in law, @ThioMarc !

Although Marc is undoubtably a paella-cooking-natural, he insists the main ingredient is: amor (love)! We’ve loved sharing our time together and picked up a few new tricks 😉 Come see us in store for some tips!

Have a lovely week ahead everyone 💕

#lacentraldeli #southmelbournemarket #spanishflair
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