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Sep 14, 2010 12:42 AM

Authentic Jamon Iberico in SD

Anyone know a decent local retail source? I am jonesing for it after watching the Madrid episode of No Reservations tonight. I'm willing to go the mail order route if you know a reliable source, but wanted to see if I could find it locally.


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    1. Venissimo Cheese in the East Village had it last time I was there. It was very expensive, $100/lb.

      Venissimo Cheese
      754 W Washington St, San Diego, CA 92103

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      1. re: steveprez

        2nd Pata Negra, have bought it there many times. There is also a guy selling spanish products at the Hillcrest Farmers Market, who normally has it. I would get there early, last time I was there the place was a mess at 10am. I would like to propose "stroller hours" at the Farmers Markets, some of those things are the size of an SUV. Euro Food depot in Sorrento Valley also carries it.

        Pata Negra
        1657 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109

        1. re: stevuchan

          "There is also a guy selling spanish products at the Hillcrest Farmers Market"

          He doesn't go to the Little Italy one does he?

          I have used La Tienda for mail order for Jamon Iberico de Bellota.

          Strongly recommend it:

          1. re: stevewag23

            Have not seen him at Little Italy, but I have not been down that way in over a month.

          2. re: stevuchan

            3rd Pata Negra

            Pata Negra
            1657 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109

        2. There's a shop in University Heights called Savory that has a very good selection of Spanish cured meats. I believe they have Jamon Iberico. They also have a very interesting salt-cured tuna that's worth trying, and Spanish chorizo that's actually from Spain. They also sell domestically-produced chorizo, so you need to be specific that you want items from Spain (though the high prices are kind of a giveaway as to which is which).

          1. I know surfas in LA carries it.

            1. Thanks for all the suggestions - big help. Stevuchan - I agree with you about stroller hours at the FMs, it is becoming quite the obstacle course out there.

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              1. re: foodiechick


                I just noticed that dog sitting is now available at the La Jolla Farmer's Market. Maybe babysitting is not too far around the corner???

                1. re: bizzwriter

                  Not surprising move after the valet service. Many reasons I drive to other parts of town for farmer's markets rather than walk to LJFM.