Catering Is Our Speciality!

Our San Diego catering services have been enjoyed all over Southern California for over 35 years. Our freshly made Paella’s get rave reviews and the ambiance created by the aroma of different varieties of paella being slowly cooked at your event make superb entertainment. Contact us today to get a FREE quote.

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.


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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"Our wedding day was a culinary delight, all thanks to the exceptional catering by Paella Valenciana. From the very first bite, it was clear that we had made the perfect choice for our special day. The paella was an absolute showstopper, leaving our guests raving about the incredible flavors and authenticity of the cuisine.

Paella Valenciana delivered not only a delicious meal but also a unique dining experience. The tantalizing aroma that wafted through the air as the paella was cooked on-site was nothing short of magical.

On the day of our wedding, the team from Paella Valenciana executed flawlessly. The service was impeccable, and they ensured that every guest was well taken care of. We can't thank Paella Valenciana enough for their outstanding catering service. They added a unique and memorable element to our wedding that our guests are still talking about. If you're looking for a catering experience that stands out, look no further than Paella Valenciana.

Thank you for making our wedding day not only delicious but unforgettable."

- Paul Blischak

"We have used Paella Valenciana several times. Their food is absolutely delicious and prepared fresh on the spot. It is an impressive display that wows all the guests. The service is excellent and has a personal touch. I highly recommend this company. I just hope they aren't already booked when I need them for my next party!"

- Ellen P, San Diego, CA

"This was one of the BEST decisions I made for my wedding. It was such a big hit. Not only was it financially a better choice, but it is also so aesthetically​ appealing​ that my guests are STILL talking about the Paella 8 months later. We did the whole 9. Apps, Paella etc. I would highly recommend this company​. Anything I wanted​ and needed they handled. I am so relieved and SO GRATEFUL I chose Paella Valencia because it truly made my wedding SO special. 2 thumbs way up and had an amazing experience​. HIRE THEM. I will​ definitely​ use them for any​ event I need to cater for in the future." - Missy Bunch

"We hired Paella Valenciana for our wedding and they were incredible. The food was absolutely delicious and our guests are still talking about it. We had the Manchego cheese and Spanish meatballs which were favorites during our cocktail hour. We then had three paellas for dinner and they were beyond tasty, plus having them cooking it fresh right at the venue for guests to see made it even more fun. They were so helpful throughout the process and made sure everything was taken care of. They even recommended our wait staff for the evening who were so professional and organized. We're already thinking of the next event we could have them cater! Thank you everyone for making everything so perfect!"

- Jocelyn Montemarano

"We had a baby shower for 40 people and it was the BEST! THE FOOD was flavorful and visually AMAZING! Everybody loved that JR and his son were on-site cooking and talking about the family recipe he was making for us. We had the chicken and chorizo ( no seafood due to Baby Mama). Damn!! It was so good. Making me want some now! I can't wait to have them prepare us another great experience and meal! The quality of the ingredients made this the most affordable. Please, if you can afford it..Have JR and his son prepare it on-site..its next level."

- Claire M, San Diego, CA

“Our guests all raved about the food, even those who thought they didn’t like paella or had never heard of it. You also were reassuring every step of the way in the planning stages, which we greatly appreciated. Thank you for making our big 70th Birthday/Retirement Party so special.” – Judge Jackie & Mitzi Harrison, Hollywood

"I recently hired Paella Valenciana to cater a backyard event for 63 people, and I couldn't be more pleased with the experience. From the initial consultation to the event day, they were incredibly easy to work with and accommodating.

The paella they prepared was not only delicious but also a hit with all our guests. The one-dish meal made it easy for everyone to enjoy without the hassle of multiple courses. I especially appreciated that they will make a small veggie paella for guests with dietary preferences.

Hiring Paella Valencia truly took the stress out of entertaining a large group. Their professionalism, flexibility, and, most importantly, the fantastic food, exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend them for any event - they know how to make catering seamless and enjoyable."

- Laurie G, Del Mar, CA

"Not only was her food absolutely delicious. Their service was phenomenal and they were so kind, so fun and so accommodating. They catered a birthday party for 65 people and did just a fabulous job. They will certainly be my very first choice for my next paella party. incidentally, they also made a second vegetarian paella dish for a few of our guests. It, too, was terrific."

-Sharyn B, San Francisco, CA

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Mailing Address

591 Telegraph Canyon Rd, #776

Chula Vista, CA 91910

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San Diego, CA



+1 (858) 672-2243

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

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