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  • 5 star review  Very authentic and delicious spainish style paella. All of my guests were very pleased with the quality of the paella and salad. The servers are friendly and efficient, also having the paella prepared on site is quite a spectacle for the eyes and nose. Real paella will bring just the right amount of Spanish flare to your party. I look forward to having them cater my next gathering.

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    5 star review  Everything was perfect. From reservation to cleanup. Enjoyed by all

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    5 star review  We hired Real Paella for our wedding. They were fast and professional and upbeat, which is always appreciated with such large events. Also, the food was delicious! I would definitely hire them again

    thumb Lauren Miele
  • 5 star review  Fantastic catering service. Extremely professional and extremely delicious. We have used Real Paella multiple times and they create events that will be remembered forever.

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    5 star review  We used Real Paella For our Rehearsal Dinner! They did an AMAZING job!!! Definitely use them for any event! You will not regret it!

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    5 star review  If I could give Real Paella 100 stars, I would. They were fantastic at our wedding. Not only did the paella taste great, but I’m sure the whole surrounding neighborhood could smell the deliciousness that is Real paella. the portions are awesome and I still noticed multiple guest going up for seconds and thirds. And Juan was so incredibly easy to work with. Pro tip: grab some tapas before all your guests go ham on them! Best catering service ever!

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  • 5 star review  The seafood Paella was great and so was the salad. Great family get together and exceptional food!!!

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    5 star review  The paella arrived on time and was artfully displayed. It was delicious!

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    5 star review  For the third year, Real Paella catered a 175 person fundraiser that I helped plan. Juan and his crew are very professional, easy to work with and reliable! Most importantly, the food is delicious!

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  • 5 star review  Wonderful food and service! It was a "real" treat to have them cater our party at home. Be sure to check them out!

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    5 star review  They catered our wedding! The food was excellent, the service amazing! Thank you for this unique and delicious opportunity!

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    5 star review  I can't say enough of Real Paella. Juan and his team are excellent all the way around: they are punctual, the food is delicious, the team is happy and willing to go out of their way and the presentation is exquisite. Thank you for offering your beautiful food and service here in Tallahassee and surrounding area!

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  • positive review  We used Real Paella for our Wedding Reception Dinner and the food was Amazing!! I had excellent and quick responses when emailing back and forth, as this was a destination wedding. The guests could not quit commenting on how delicious the paella was!!

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    positive review  We had Real Paella cater lunch for our family during the Covid 19 quarantine. Juan delivered our seafood paella right on time. The food was excellent and Juan is always a pleasure to deal with. Please consider supporting them now and in the future. This is the second time they’ve catered for us and it’s been excellent both times.

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    positive review  They just catered an event last night and everyone LOVED it. So easy and they brought compostable plates and biodegradable forks.

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    positive review  Thank you for taking our annual party to the next level! The food and presentation were amazing! It was enjoyed by all!

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    negative review  The promo was enticing and exciting. The images and music strong. As a lifetime hospitality authority it would be necessary for me to experience the food and service before extending a rating that could influence their bottom line.

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"I cannot reiterate enough, how much we loved the food you all made. Our guests keep calling and letting us know that this was the best wedding food they have ever had. I can't wait for your next paella party at Water Works so that I can stuff my face with all of your awesome food! I told my bridesmaids that you appreciated their help and they wanted me to know how amazing you all did. I missed a lot because of our picture taking time, but they wanted me to know how well you ran everything. I'm really glad that Juan insisted on the salad, it was amazing and really complimented the food.
People always warned my that I would be too stressed and not have enough time to eat on my wedding day. I took that as a challenge and made sure that I got to eat a little bit of everything. My husband and I were overjoyed that there were leftovers. We spent the two days after the wedding being lazy and eating paella and chocolate cake (I'm pretty sure that I was in actual heaven). We had a couple of friends over later on in the week and they were even more excited that we had leftover cheese from the tapas! I truly cannot thank you all enough. I might have to call you up just to have you make more paella to eat every day! M.K.""★★★★★
"You guys were awesome! The food... your staff, The ambience that y'all provide was absolutely incredible. We will definitely be using you again... and will be highly recommending your services to our friends! Thanks again! D.H."★★★★★
"Thank you so much for all of your efforts. The surprise party was a complete success, made even more so due to your fine paella. We had numerous compliments about the paella from guests, and I am so glad I listened to you and had you cook on site. Everyone loved watching the work in progress. Your services exceeded expectations -- I will not hesitate to use or recommend Real Paella in the future. Thank you for being a part of making my wife's 50th birthday party something special. S.S."★★★★★
"One of the best meals I've ever had!!! This is the real deal. Throwing a party? Real Paella is the way to go. Everyone will love the food and the catering staff is wonderful! J.B."★★★★★
"Beautiful presentation! Extraordinary flavors! Great service! Remarkable experience! T.S."★★★★★
"Thank you guys so much for you patience with us this evening. We had an absolutely amazing time and I didn't hear one complaint about the food-not even from my picky sister, her two year old, or my friend that said she "didn't like paella" (I guess you changed her mind!!!) Everything was so perfectly set up and you were wonderful to work with. I cannot give you one bit of criticism! K.A"★★★★★
"Very authentic and delicious spainish style paella. All of my guests were very pleased with the quality of the paella and salad. The servers are friendly and efficient, also having the paella prepared on site is quite a spectacle for the eyes and nose. Real paella will bring just the right amount of Spanish flare to your party. I look forward to having them cater my next gathering. R.W"★★★★★
“Unique way to present authentic Valencia's cuisine”. We have used Real Paella twice to cater events - once at a private home & once at a hospitality room at hotel. The food (meat paella - no seafood due to one guests dietary restrictions, Spanish salad & flan) was wonderful and very authentic. Juan Ten could not have been more accommodating to work with in serving for our events with 25 to 30 participants. The cooking on location was fun for the guests and Juan could not have been more engaging explaining cooking techniques, etc. A fun way to serve great food to a group. C.★★★★★
“Will use again”. After eating their food and listening to them perform at a friend's birthday party, I decided to have them cater my daughter's college graduation party. Excellent paella! I especially liked the Hummingbird cake. I'll need to watch the portions next time though. Soooo much food left over. L. T.★★★★★
“It's the Real Thing.” I hired Real Paella last March for a large family get together and I couldn't have had a better experience. I was skeptic at first since I lived in Valencia (Spain) for three years teaching English literature and am very familiar with Spanish cuisine, but was pleasantly surprised with Juan's fantastic cooking. The food was authentic, and you could tell that all the ingredients were fresh. The appetizers were spectacular as well, and presented very elegantly. Everyone at the party said that one of their favorite parts was watching the cooking process and interacting with the chefs. Juan and his staff are very friendly, and they were all very flexible and accommodating to our needs. They even brought a small vegan paella for some of our non-meat eating party guests. To top it off, we wrapped up our party with some impressive flamenco music played by Silviu Ciulei, that left everyone awestruck. Overall, I was very impressed with Real Paella's services and I highly recommend them! M.O.★★★★★
“Satisfied”. Hi I would like to thank you for the great job you recently did in catering my event. The food was not only authentic and delicious your timely arrival and attention to detail by you and your staff was exceptional. I will be contacting you for another event I am having in July. My event was a success and I will gladly refer you to everyone I know. Thanks again. B.M.★★★★★
We were thrilled to have you here on our campus to serve your delicious paella for our families. They are a hard group to please but I have heard ONLY compliments and "yum yum" from them! Good job! Way to go!! Too bad it rained that night and we had to move things inside. It is a fun event when everything is outside on our open athletic field. But we had to work with the weather. We hope to invite you back again sometime next year!★★★★★
"Unique and memorable!" Thank you! You helped us make the graduation bash unique and memorable. So many folks commented on how much they enjoyed the paella – watching it being made and then of course eating it. I was beyond happy with how the event turned out. Several friends have already asked for your contact info so I hope this leads to more work for you. K.K.★★★★★
"Lovely paella and tapas." I wanted to thank you again for the lovely paella and tapas on Saturday. Everyone was so happy, and I had fun at my own party. You and Rachael were the best. B.H.★★★★★
"It was all amazing!" Just wanted to send you a note and let you know how pleased I was yesterday. Everyone had a great time and loved the food. It all was amazing. B.B.★★★★★
"The food was superb!" We have used these guys twice for different large parties--They are congenial, helpful, reliable, and a big hit with the guests! The food each time was superb--I highly recommend them!★★★★★
"A Tallahassee treasure!" This is a Tallahassee treasure! After years in Spain and Argentina, we were not sure whether to expect the best. But it is! We found the food authentic and delicious, plenty of it including leftovers, and nicely presented. Juan is charming and we can't recommend the whole experience highly enough. We plan to have this amazing dinner whenever possible.★★★★★
"Friendly, professional, and accomodating." Can't say enough good things about Juan and his team. Having attended events that Juan catered and having personally worked with him to cater a large event, I can attest to not only how authentic, fresh and delicious the food is, but that Juan is very friendly, professional and accommodating. I actually get cravings for that fabulous Real Paella paella. We are very lucky to have authentic paella in Tallahassee.★★★★★
"A complete success." Just got back from Spain and Real Paella is as good or even better than what we had there! They were so helpful in recommending different options, showing up on time and cleaning up. By them serving the dinner they made sure everyone got the same amount of seafoods/chicken/pork and not just a plate of rice! My dinner party was a complete success because of how delicious Real Paella is!★★★★★
"Truly the Real Deal!" These guys are superb. We just had them cater a party for 350 people-outside-everything was fabulous. I have used their services probably 20 times-for everything from large parties (like the one in november) to intimate dinners for 20 to Family Reunions at the beach- and they have NEVER let me down. Food is always delicious, on time, served as planned-and Juan and his staff are the best. I should add that I lived in Spain and I am picky about paella-but Juan's paella is as good or BETTER than any paella I ever had in Spain. Juan Ten and Real Paella are truly the "Real" Deal!★★★★★
"Always fresh." I have had Juan owner of Real Paella in Tallahassee at our home on 3 occasions and I always am very pleased. The food (always fresh ingredients) is delicious, the staff wonderful and Juan's cooking/presentation is always a big hot with the guests. I have gone to other parties and it is just as good. Use him for your next gathering.★★★★★
"Extraordinary flavors!" Beautiful presentation! Extraordinary flavors! Great service! Remarkable experience! T.M.★★★★★
"Truly the master of paella." Juan has catered 3 different parties for us, with 3 different groups of people. He is so accommodating and truly the master of paella. The quality of his sevice and food are always top notch. You can just sit back and relax because he does it all. I promise you will hear nothing but compliments to you and the chef if you choose Juan and his "Real Paella" for your next get together, no matter how big or small. M.G.★★★★★
"Loved loved loved." Loved loved loved our Real Paella dinner party. Food was delicious!! I highly recommend them!!! R.E.★★★★★
"Delicious, beautiful, and stress-free dining experience!" If you want a delicious, beautiful and stress free dining experience, then Real Paella is the perfect choice. The guests at my daughters engagement party could not have been more pleased and I didn't have to lift a finger. The appetizers were plentiful and delicious and the paella was perfect. I can't wait to do it again! C.H.★★★★★
"Bad attitudes." I paid over $3k to have a catered event and these guys are JERKS!! the band were jerks, the owner is a jerk and they really ruined the night for me. Oh and the servers we paid $100 each sucked. Take my word for it, even though the idea is neat, the customer service is not worth it. I don't understand why they were such jerks to us. T.T★★
Wonderful is the best way to describe Real Paella! They were most helpful in recommending and helping me select different options for my dinner party. They served up everything and made sure everyone got the same amount of seafood ,rice, chicken and pork. Delicious and will highly recommend ! J.M.★★★★★
"Love Real Paella!" I lived in Valencia, Spain while in college, and Real Paella is the real deal-tastes just like something off the street during Las Fallas. We have eaten Real Paella at three different functions and loved it every time. Highly recommended and worth the money for sure. S.C.★★★★★
Highly recommend Real Pella for your events, fair price, good food and delivery on time. Sea food lovers! F.F.★★★★★
"High quality, delicious paella." Real Paella is real, authentic Spanish paella. I have had paella numerous places, including Spain, and Real Paella is the BEST. The Owner, Juan, is very professional and every paella he has done for me has been wonderful. His staff and servers are experienced and professional as well. If you are looking for high quality, delicious paella, combined with a unique experience, then Real Paella is for you!!! T.A.★★★★★
"Very unprofessional" Although he came recommended by a friend, I have nothing but terrible things to say about this vendor. He was supposed to show up one hour before event to start setting up the “cook in front of you” experience, but instead he called one hour before to say there was a ‘miscommunication' and instead he would not provide the cooking experience we would be paying for. Instead, he would make ahead of time and just come 1.5 hours AFTER party started and just heat them up when he got there. But when he got there he said that he did not need to heat them up and he had to just drop them off because he had another party to go to. But the worst part was when we approached him about the insignificant discount he was giving us for not providing the experience that we had arranged for, he very unprofessionally started packing up the food and said “Well if you don't want it, that's fine.” and began taking food away from a party full of hungry people that had been waiting 1.5 hours for him to get there. I cannot put into words how unprofessional this vendor was, and also without heating it up, of course the food was cold. I would not recommend him to anyone because he cannot put his ego aside to provide courteous customer service. I have seen very good reviews and very bad reviews on other sites, so it is obvious the owner's attitude just depends on the weather that day. After my experience, I would recommend you don't take the risk.★★
Food was amazing. We had far fewer leftovers than we anticipated which speaks to the quality. Servers/cooks, etc were also fantastic and very flexible and professional. We added in guitar soloist for 3 hours which added to the experience.★★★★★
"The cooking show was spectacular!" Real Paella catered our party for 110 people at St George Island, the food was delicious, the cooking show was spectacular and they were all so friendly and accommodating. I highly recommend Real Paella!★★★★★
"Something for everyone" This experience with Juan and his amazing food is so fun for everyone and couldn't be more delicious. There is something for everyone, and plenty of it. He is charming and provides the very best in service and high quality meals.★★★★★
"Authentic" We were married on St George Island, FL 4/13/13 and had Real Paella do the catering and it was the best food I have had a wedding ever!!! I wanted seafood since it was a beach venue but that can be very expensive. My father in law has made Paella and is a Spanish professor and goes to Spain every year and he said it was the best paella he had ever had and it was authentic!!! The tapas and sangria was wonderful everyone still talks about how great the food was and what a unique menu it was!!! People who never ate it went back for seconds... Than you for your delicious food!!★★★★★
"Incredible flavor and succlent shrimp" I hired Real Paella on a friend's recommendation to cater an intimate outside party with about 60 guests. I must say the Spanish Paella dish was absolutely delicious and guests loved watching the preparation and cooking on site. Chef Juan Ten and his staff were outstanding - professional, personable, and flexible. I still dream about the incredible flavor and succulent shrimp... If you are looking for a unique dining experience for an event, I highly recommend Real Paella! J. P.★★★★★