Events Paella in La Mata on Sunday Posted on 7th September 2018 1 min read On Sunday 8 September, La Mata will be host to a paella competition. Taking place in the main square, just opposite the church, contestants will prepare this traditional peasant dish, with the hope of being crowned champion cook of the rice-based dish. There will be prizes awarded for the best in each of the competition categories, with the contest set to be a fierce food fight for the right to be rice champ. As well as the3 competition, which starts from 9 in the morning, there will also be bouncy castles, Zumba, and salsa classes (the dance, not sauce). A fantastic, fun-filled, food-packed day waits, at the La Mata fiesta.