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Fresh Flavors Creative Catering

Welcome to Paella Valenciana, the most trusted Paella Catering Company in San Diego, since 1977.

Tanya & Lizette use their generations-old family recipe to bring you an authentic Paella experience.

Trained by their uncle Juan Pomares, a native of Alicante, Spain, Paella Valenciana brings you “The Flavor of Spain”.

For The Ultimate Paella Party, Book With Paella Valenciana!

Catering Events 25+ Guests To Over 1,000


Catering on-site, our freshly made Paella creates a unique atmosphere for any event. Seafood, Meat, & Vegan options are available (GF).

Catering events from 25-1,000+ guests.


Whether you crave sweet, savory or healthy, we have delicious desserts to satisfy your taste buds. Flan, Strawberries with Whipped Cream, Cheesecake and other treasures.

Spanish Tapas

Add Tapas (Appetizers) to your order that are sure to delight your guests. Try our Spanish Tortilla or Manchego Cheese! We have several delicious choices.

Our Services


Wedding Catering

We offer On-Site Wedding Catering in San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, & Riverside. We would love to make your Wedding extra special by cooking a fresh, sumptuous Paella for you and your guests on your very special day. If you are looking for experienced, highly professional caterers with a great reputation and wonderful food that melts in the mouth and creates its own magical atmosphere, then you have come to the right place. Ask about our Wedding Paella Tastings!


Parties & Celebrations

¡Hola! Let’s have some Paella fun!

At Paella Valenciana, we offer anniversaries, birthdays, celebrations, and party catering for entertaining your guests at your private home and other locations around San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles.


Corporate Events

At Paella Valenciana, we have over 35 years of experience in corporate catering in the San Diego area, with a fantastic range of Paella’s for events from the San Diego Padres team to Hollywood South Productions and from as few as 25 people to as many as 1,000+ people.


Paella Delivery

Experience the convenience of Paella Valenciana's delivery/drop-off catering services, bringing the exquisite flavors of our paellas straight to your location in the greater San Diego area. Choose from our signature dishes, which are expertly crafted for any occasion. Contact us now to ask for a quote and let us make your event truly unforgettable.


Authentic & Traditional Spanish Catering

As seen on Wedding Wire, TheKnot.com, & Fox News

The originator of the company, Juan Pomares (a native of Alicante in Spain), brought his Mamas Paella Recipe alive for us all to enjoy. Fondly known as “The Paella Man,” Juan and his family have created authentic, unique, and aromatic Paella experiences for many events in San Diego.

Recently retired, Juan Pomares, is proud to announce that the next generation of Paella Chefs has arrived. His nieces, Chefs Tanya & Lizette manage and operate the business bringing to the table the same delicious Flavor of Spain 🇪🇸 as they continue to provide the same excellent food and service as always

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Are Your Ingredients Ethically Sourced?

Certainly! We are dedicated to ensuring that our ingredients are ethically sourced. Paella Valenciana is committed to supporting responsible and sustainable practices in every aspect of our culinary journey to ensure a delightful and memorable dining experience for your events. We shop locally for all our events. 

What Should I Expect The Catering Process To Look Like?

Our Chef(s) will arrive 2-3 hours prior to Paella serving time for set-up and to start on-site cooking. We cook from scratch and serve your paella buffet style. Paella is served promptly at that designated time. About 45 minutes Serve Time; extra time may be added for a fee. Weddings 1 hour Serve Time.

Do You Offer Gluten Free or Vegetarian Options?

Yes, we proudly offer gluten-free and vegetarian options to accommodate various dietary preferences and restrictions. While we are not certified gluten-free, our paella is cooked with rice, olive oil, and our saffron seasoning, which does not list gluten as part of the ingredients. Note: our prep facility is not gluten-free or nut free.

Can You Help Us Find Party Rentals, Bar Tenders, Staffing, & Entertainment?

Yes! We have worked with various party rental companies, skilled bartenders, professional staffing, and entertainment solutions that do great work.

Contact us with your requests and we'll be happy to provide some recommendations.

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Client Feedback

"Dear Paella Valenciana Team, thank you for providing your delicious Paella for over 500 people at “Serve San Diego” Fundraiser at Hyatt Regency La Jolla Hotel. The paella was COLOSSAL!! The presentation was excellent. People are still calling with compliments to the Chef. Serve San Diego and Hollywood South Productions thanks you for your generosity and dedication.”


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Office Hours

Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm

We are frequently out catering and shopping for our clients events!

While we aim to answer our calls & emails as quickly as possible, please allow us 24-48hrs to respond.

Mailing Address

591 Telegraph Canyon Rd, #776

Chula Vista, CA 91910

Shared Kitchen Commissary

San Diego, CA



+1 (858) 672-2243

9932 Mesa Rim Rd ste a, San Diego, CA 92121, USA

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