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Real Paella

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Tallahassee FL 32308, Tallahassee, FL 32310
+1 850-980-1650
07:00 - 02:00
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Winter Haven, Florida
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2014

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 Tey could not have been more accommodating to work with in serving for our... More 

3 Thank Callibra
Tallahassee, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

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.

3 Thank LaLaInTally
Tallahassee, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

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... More 

Thank Manuel O
Tallahassee, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

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... More 

Thank Brian M
Tallahassee, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2014

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!

Thank MaryY950ZK
tallahassee florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2014

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.

Thank cieratux
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83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2014

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.... More 

Thank tripree
Tallahassee, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2014

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... More 

Thank jmccul2524
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53 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2014 via mobile

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... More 

Thank Viajeros9
tallahassee, fl
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83 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

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... More 

Thank lscaldwell

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tallahassee FL 32308, Tallahassee, FL 32310
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Tallahassee
  • Phone Number: +1 850-980-1650
Family owned and operated, REAL PAELLA was founded in Tallahassee, Florida in 2006. Our company is the only business of its kind in North Florida. Real paella has served thousands of satisfied customers in the panhandle and is growing and expanding yearly.

We are committed to providing the highest standards in quality, service, and presentation.
Real Paella's tempting tastes derive from fresh local ingredients and spices, rice, and oil imported from Spain. The master chef only uses all-natural, never processed products, and only of the very best quality. We can provide cooking demonstrations and live flamenco music. We specialize in paella, a signature dish of Spain that brings families and friends together around the giant pan from which the delectable dish is served. We re-create that experience during live demonstrations as guests gather around the cooking site. We also offer the option to deliver the food, prepared and ready to be served.
Paella parties are ideal for any festive occasion: weddings, anniversaries, office parties, birthdays, baptisms, graduations or any other special event
The paella can be cooked on-site in front of guests of parties for up to 700 people. It takes about 2 hours from the time of set up until the paella is finished and ready to be eaten. In order to set up the equipment and cook we need an outside flat area of about 12 feet by 12 feet. When the food is ready, people are served right from the pan, or the paella can be moved indoors when it is ready. There is always enough paella so everyone can eat as much as they want. We recommend guests arriving while we are still cooking - part of the fun of a paella party is to watch the process of making authentic paella.
Real Paella can also provide traditional "tapas" (hors d' oeuvre or gourmet mini-dishes), sangria, homemade desserts, and live flamenco music to liven up the party with the sounds of Spain.

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