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  • Arrived on time, friendly, and delicious food!! Will use them again!!

    Debbie Nottingham Avatar Debbie Nottingham
    January 7, 2024

    Real Paella catered our wedding in St. Augustine and we could not be happier with this choice. Juan and Nevin were pleasures to work with and the food was top notch. We weren’t interested in traditional wedding food (dry chicken and tough steaks.. no thank you!) and had lobster and chicken paella instead, which was so good! I would highly recommend this team for parties of any size.

    Catherine O'Lone Avatar Catherine O'Lone
    December 18, 2021

    Real Paella catered my wedding reception this past weekend. The food was amazing, the staff was friendly and responsive and having them cook on site made for a great guest experience! Would highly recommend for any event.

    Katie Collard Avatar Katie Collard
    November 18, 2021
  • They did an incredible job at my wedding. There were over 150 people there and everyone loved it! I highly recommend!

    Emily Rose Block Avatar Emily Rose Block
    June 21, 2022

    I had my 60th birthday celebration and Real Paella Catering our food!!! What a great time, food was delicious, on time and just at the right price for my budget. Everyone was talking about the food. Thanks so much for made my bday a memorable event. I already pass out your information to some of my friends and guests.

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    Rosa Taliaferro Avatar Rosa Taliaferro
    October 7, 2023

    We had a wonderful experience with Real Paella at my sister's wedding. The food was delicious and they were wonderful to work with!

    Erin Federle Avatar Erin Federle
    February 21, 2023
  • Again over the Memorial Day weekend Juan and his team made our supper meal memorable for our 45 guests on Alligator Point. The seafood paella and salad was delicious and prepared perfectly.

    Palmer Williams Avatar Palmer Williams
    June 21, 2022

    My wife and I wanted to do something special for our neighbors and friends, so we had a paella party for 32 people. Chefs Juan and David provided outstanding service and delicious paella cooked to perfection! They showed up on time, complete with tent to cook under, ready to go rain or shine. Tapas were decoratively laid out first, in anticipation of the main course, which was amazing to watch being prepared, and came out absolutely delicious! Juan and David provided and served everything needed so that we were able to enjoy time with guests. Virtually everyone that attended commented how much they loved the whole presentation and especially the food! If you want to have as great a time as we did, we highly recommend Chefs Juan and David of This definitely will not be our last event using them. Our best advice is to try and book well in advance since they are understandably very busy and in demand due to their fine and outstanding service provided. Thank you both very much for making our party so great!

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    G R Avatar G R
    June 21, 2022

    Used them for my backyard wedding and I couldnt be happier. I have a lot of dietary restrictions and this worked perfectly. Everyone loved it and we had a bunch left over! Cant wait to be able to use them again!

    Rebecca McKay Avatar Rebecca McKay
    June 21, 2021
  • Alicia Ten Avatar Alicia Ten
    June 21, 2021

    DM Avatar DM
    June 21, 2020

    Juan and the staff at Real Paella provided the paella dish for my husband's 80 birthday party on New Years Day. It was absolutely fantastic. The guests were most appreciative and we all thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Juan was excellent at communicating with me and answering my questions. The meal arrived on-time and with excellent instructions about how to heat and serve. I look forward to working with Real Paella for events in the future.

    Elizabeth Carter Avatar Elizabeth Carter
    January 11, 2022
  • We used Real Paella For our Rehearsal Dinner! They did an AMAZING job!!! Definitely use them for any event! You will not regret it!

    Kelli Long Avatar Kelli Long
    June 12, 2019

    Hillary Craven James Avatar Hillary Craven James
    April 7, 2019

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

    Mary Lehe Avatar Mary Lehe
    April 7, 2019
  • What a wonderful experience it was to work with real paella. We used them for a Welcome Party the Night before our sons wedding. They came early set up and even brought plates and utensils. Everyone enjoyed watching Juan make the Paella and the smell was amazing! After everyone was served they put the remaining Paella in containers and cleaned up the area. It was a real delight. Thank you

    candice shave Avatar candice shave
    October 21, 2022

    We had an incredible evening with Jose and Juan preparing dinner for our party! If you are wondering if you should have them, just do it!

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    Taylor Prchal Avatar Taylor Prchal
    June 21, 2022

    Real Paella catered an office party on short notice and helped deliver my message to my coworkers: they are valuable, appreciated and thought of, my WORK FAMILY. The paella mixta was the best meal to contribute. Juan was super professional and kind. A couple of the workers asked for Real Paella’s website to hire for future events. Real Paella helped make a memorable day. I will definitely recommend them and hire them again πŸ‘πŸ˜ƒ

    Jocelyn Sta. Maria Avatar Jocelyn Sta. Maria
    August 21, 2022
  • Everything was perfect. From reservation to cleanup. Enjoyed by all

    Vickie Avatar Vickie
    August 19, 2018

    The food was absolutely delicious! We hosted a party of roughly 15, there was plenty of chicken and pork paella - it was definitely a huge hit with our group! Juan was incredibly professional, flexible and accommodating especially considering we had quite a thunderstorm that evening. Thank you again Juan and the Real Paella team!

    Carla Juarez Avatar Carla Juarez
    September 18, 2021

    Kelly Dozier Avatar Kelly Dozier
    April 7, 2019
  • The food is so flavorful and so fresh! I very much appreciate having a vegan option tooπŸ™Œ Owner is also a pretty cool dude😏 Highly recommend πŸ’›

    Jocelyn Riedl Avatar Jocelyn Riedl
    June 21, 2021

    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

    Lauren Miele Avatar Lauren Miele
    August 18, 2019

    The Paella was delicious and my guests were so pleased with dinner. The staff was so nice and professional the entire wedding planning process.

    Callie Rackley Avatar Callie Rackley
    June 21, 2021
  • We had a terrifically delicious and fun paella party with Real Paella. We had a small get together of about 20 people, ages from 13 to the 85 year old birthday boy. All loved the food and had fun interacting with the chef as he created a delicious paella mixta. The tapas were delish, as well as the salad and flan. Juan was great to work with. Everything was well organized and easy. I highly recommend Real Paella.

    Debby Kearney Avatar Debby Kearney
    August 7, 2023

    we could not be more than happy to do a second year paella party for our friends and neighbors. Juan the Chefs and Jose were amazing! we love you guys!

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    Sonia Riso Avatar Sonia Riso
    January 21, 2023

    I could not be happier with the service and experience we were provided when we used Real Paella for a surprise party!! My only regret is not having guest arrive earlier so they could enjoy more of the preparation. The food was delicious and there was SO much of it! The entire staff was incredibly professional and accommodating. We had to change the time twice and location once and they were more than understanding and moved as we needed. I will definitely be using them again!!

    Lindsey Smith Avatar Lindsey Smith
    June 21, 2021
  • Sage Vowell Avatar Sage Vowell
    June 21, 2020

    I had real paella cater my 40th birthday party and everyone could not stop talking about the amazing meal we were having; everything from the tapas, sangria, mixta paella, and strawberry cheesecake were all wonderful and absolutely delicious. Juan and Andre were great and watching them cook was an experience that my guests and I enjoyed; this company and these gentleman are the utmost professional and I would recommend paella catering to anyone, the food is mouthwatering delicious!

    Violet McDowell Avatar Violet McDowell
    December 18, 2021

    Absolutely delicious!

    Anna W Avatar Anna W
    June 21, 2020
  • 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!!

    Callie Rackley Carr Avatar Callie Rackley Carr
    October 20, 2020

    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.

    Herb Linda Freeman Avatar Herb Linda Freeman
    April 26, 2020

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

    John McBride Avatar John McBride
    January 11, 2020
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    Stuart Riordan Avatar Stuart Riordan
    December 10, 2017

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

    Angela Summers Avatar Angela Summers
    December 10, 2017

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    Johanna Cordova Avatar Johanna Cordova
    March 27, 2017
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    Franceska Drinkovic Avatar Franceska Drinkovic
    January 2, 2017

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    Andrea Kocourek Avatar Andrea Kocourek
    February 4, 2015

    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.

    James E. Knauff III Avatar James E. Knauff III
    January 22, 2015
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    Donna Hardin Avatar Donna Hardin
    July 7, 2014

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    Murphy Murray Avatar Murphy Murray
    April 29, 2014

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    Carla Mitchell Avatar Carla Mitchell
    February 12, 2014
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    Jienlee Yarra Avatar Jienlee Yarra
    January 30, 2014

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    Amber Floyd Avatar Amber Floyd
    January 14, 2014

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    David Knapp Avatar David Knapp
    November 25, 2013
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    October 22, 2013

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    Jason Coleman Avatar Jason Coleman
    September 30, 2013

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    Lyle J. Floyd Avatar Lyle J. Floyd
    September 30, 2013
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    Melissa Fiallo Avatar Melissa Fiallo
    September 28, 2013

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    Fontella Browning Avatar Fontella Browning
    September 25, 2013

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    Jill McMullen Elmore Avatar Jill McMullen Elmore
    September 17, 2013
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    Katie Davis Sutherland Avatar Katie Davis Sutherland
    September 12, 2013

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    Kassi Robles Avatar Kassi Robles
    September 11, 2013

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    Daniel Ten Boquera Avatar Daniel Ten Boquera
    August 22, 2013
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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."""β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
"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."β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
"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."β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
"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."β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
"Beautiful presentation! Extraordinary flavors! Great service! Remarkable experience! T.S."β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
"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"β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
"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"β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
β€œUnique 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.β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
β€œWill 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.β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
β€œIt'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.β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
β€œSatisfied”. 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.β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
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!β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
"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.β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
"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.β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
"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.β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
"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!β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
"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.β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
"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.β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
"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!β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
"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!β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
"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.β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
"Extraordinary flavors!" Beautiful presentation! Extraordinary flavors! Great service! Remarkable experience! T.M.β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
"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.β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
"Loved loved loved." Loved loved loved our Real Paella dinner party. Food was delicious!! I highly recommend them!!! R.E.β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
"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.β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
"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.Tβ˜…β˜…
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.β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
"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.β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
Highly recommend Real Pella for your events, fair price, good food and delivery on time. Sea food lovers! F.F.β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
"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.β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
"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 β€œcook in front of you” experience, but instead he called one hour before to say there was a β€˜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 β€œWell 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.β˜…β˜…
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.β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
"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!β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
"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.β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
"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!!β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
"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.β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

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