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Nov 8, 2007 02:46 PM

East Bay Paella - Your Thoughts

Any reccommenations on where I can take my mom for a Paella dinner in the East Bay?

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  1. That's hard. Is it possible that places don't serve paella much because it's food for a large group? Cesar does it for parties. You might try calling the Spanish Table and asking if they know of a place. I thought of Cafe de la Paz, but their website doesn't include a menu. Maybe there's some very obvious place that I'm forgetting.

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      1. re: Glencora

        Cafe de la Paz is central american, not spanish, I've never seen them serve paella

        Cesar on Piedmont has it, and it's the best I've personally had.

        1. re: bbulkow

          Cafe de la Paz is having a New Year's Eve Flamenco Fiesta with Spanish and California wines and mentions paella cubana, whatever that is. So I think the menu is a bit more varied. I know it's mostly Central American.

          1. re: bbulkow

            Paella is definitely on Cafe de la Paz's permanent menu, here's a link to it It's pretty good, cheaper at lunch than at dinner too. The prices may be a little outdated on the site (altho it's not too far off), but I'm sure they have paella.

            1. re: liujenny

              Glad I'm wrong, more paella in the world is a good thing.
              CdlP is a place I always want to like, and they've always had a few great dishes at a reasonable price. I haven't been in a few years.
              I'm glad to hear they're still mixing things up and staying fresh, how is their paella?

        2. You could give The Patio, in Lafayette, a call.

          The chef is/was Peruvian. I have seen paella on the menu but can't recall if it is a permanent menu item or a special.

          1. Patio does have paella and it's pretty good --but IMO the Solano Grill & Bar is better and it's on the regular menu