Artisan Paellas
(San Diego Rice)

The ORIGINAL Original Paella!

San Diego Rice - Created In San Diego!

Paella is perhaps the best known example of cross cultural fusion cuisine in the world. Although most “traditional” recipes only go back to the 19th century, paella’s true roots  are far more ancient. A fusion of Roman Steel, Moorish Technique and ingredients from both cultures to create a dish which is the perfect combination of function, form and, most importantly, great taste! 


Paul’s Paellas, also known as San Diego Rice, takes this tradition to its next logical (and long overdue) step.  These Paellas combine traditional techniques and recipes with ingredients made possible by global logistics and unprecedented  access to international markets. Each paella is an original artistic creation inspired by the Valencian genius of the very FIRST PAELLAS!


Paul has been making Paella for a quarter century and his motto remains:


EVERY PAELLA BETTER THAN THE LAST!!!



Cooking Utensil Or Food Canvas?

Can you remember what was served at a wedding you attended a decade ago? You will with one of these.

Highest Quality-Large Portions-GREAT Price!!!

Paella Gloat Justified!

The best way to feed a large group of people spectacularly. Seriously!


APPETIZERS? Not from Paul’s Paellas. Paella is ment to stand alone and sides are often provided as fillers. A much better approach for heavy eaters...large portions!


THE LOGO? The Maltese Cross (aka Cross of Knights Hospitaller or Saint John). Paul’s Paellas are as much a product of his Maltese Heritage as they are Iberian fusion. They are optional but really add an unique touch.


Contact below for availability and to reserve a date. You can also follow Paul’s Paellas on Instagram @paulspaellas.

Price Per Person




NOTE: My portions can feed a hungry adult without salad or appetizer. Plate, fork, napkin and container for leftovers included.

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Paul's Paellas

6608 Sitio Sago, Carlsbad, California 92011, United States

(760) 681-1990

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