Mercado de La Paz is a beautiful market, for its displays and food offerings. Many a review have attested to that.
The pleasant surprise is the Portuguese shop, Maninha Sardinha, which sells Portuguese wine, canned fish, coffee (also from Timor), and perhaps one its most iconic treats, pasteis de nata. Having been to Portugal prior to visiting Spain I was so pleased to see a shop offer pasteis de nata. Even more so, when I sampled one (with port wine which is their creation), so crispy its crust and so flavorful its content.
I also tried the chicken rice with raisin dish, a specialty of Maria mom’s cooking. Maria runs the shop and has an interesting family history. All dishes were wonderfully enjoyable.
For sure, when in Madrid next I will stop by this local market and indulge in Portuguese products from Maninha Sardinha. IMO Portuguese food is underrated compared to better known ones from the Continent!