Known affectionately as "The Paella Man," Juan Pomares introduced the flavorful delight of paella to San Diegans in the 70s, bringing his Mama's Paella Recipe to life. Now, the legacy continues with the next generation as Juan's nieces, Chef's Tanya & Lizette manage and operate the business bringing to the table the same delicious Flavor of Spain 🇪🇸 and continue to provide the same excellent food and service as always.
Chef Juan, born and educated in the Alicante region of Valencia, Spain, passes on the art of cooking authentic, delicious paella to Chef Tanya. A native of San Diego and a graduate of the University of California, San Diego, Chef Tanya has learned firsthand from her uncle and made extensive journeys to Spain to refine her craft.
At Paella Valenciana, we pride ourselves on using only the finest and freshest ingredients. Chef Tanya guarantees that you'll not only love our paellas for their delectable taste but also for the aromatic anticipation they evoke, adding to a fantastic atmosphere at your event. Located in San Diego, California, we stand ready to serve you the best paella in the world, any time, any day.
Cooked with expertise and passion, our paellas are prepared in the iconic "paella pan," using olive oil and the exquisite spice of saffron. With over four decades of experience, we can guide you through various authentic paella variations, ensuring a culinary experience that meets the tastes and preferences of all paella lovers.
Whether it's weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, business and corporate functions, or any special event, our San Diego paella catering services promise to elevate your celebration with the unparalleled flavors of Paella Valenciana.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
591 Telegraph Canyon Rd, #776
Chula Vista, CA 91910
San Diego, CA
+1 (858) 672-2243