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  • Flavours of Spain catered the Best Paella I've ever tried. It was in my 50th birthday party. The Spanish Chef was super-nice and great worker. The Paella pan was huge! They use a fantastic Spanish Rice and first quality ingredients. I would definitely recommend them.Price was very reasonable as well Jay Mitchell almost 4 years ago

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    I tried a few, Casa Cuevas Paella, Raquel's Kitchen, El Toro Loco and El Bulli. The first one Casa Cuevas is just excellent, the taste, all the flavours in a single mouthful, the smells... but the problem is that they are caterers so you can only get it in food and wine fairs or if you hire them for your own event, like I did with for my partners’ birthday. However, you can ask them where will they next will be for a market or fair. Their paella is sensational, I understand they make their own stock with herbs and spices and use very fresh ingredients, most importantly they specialise in Paella so they are bound to be very good at it.

    My second favourite is Rachel's Kitchen. You need to order the paella in advance but for a restaurant they have a very good product. When I say for a restaurant I mean that most don't bother much to prepare it well because they have many more other dishes to serve so can't focus on the paella only. These guys, or girls I should say as the chef and owner are both the mother and the daughter, use homemade stock too so that is always good. Also, the place has a Spanish feeling to it and other good tapas. The paella is of good size and really tasty.

    Now, for paella don't go anywhere near Toro Loco paella or El Bulli; chances are you will get a really good Spanish experience that doesn’t match the paella experience. However, if you are not a foodie type of person you might enjoy the overall experience.
    My recommendation is, if you have a birthday or party coming up, call Casa Cuevas and have them coming to your party, they bring their cooking gear, and cook you a storm that you’ll never forget and your guests will love it. If you only want paella for a few people then head to George St and visit Rachel's and enjoy a restaurant paella of good quality.

    Enjoy, hasta la vistas!

    ps. if in Melbourne go to La Movida. I love that place, tapas, paella, the beers, wines and the vibe, is all sensational. about 6 years ago

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    Sorry the name is 'Raquels' kitchen'. I misspelled it before. Enjoy, let me know how it went about 6 years ago

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    Thanks very much for great answer. But now Im confused, because somebody recommended to me Captain Torres restaurant. What do you think about this one? about 6 years ago

    Answered by Pavol Mikolaj via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    I went to Raquel's kitchen yesterday, and you are right. It was soooo delicious and reminds me my times in Barcelona. Thanks for advice. about 6 years ago

    Answered by Pavol Mikolaj via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    No problem, never been to CT, did you try the paella at Raquels? about 6 years ago

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    yeah, I had paella:-) now you dont have to order it in advance but u have to wait 50 minutes, but worth it:-) about 6 years ago

    Answered by Pavol Mikolaj via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Any chance someone could put google map links in for these restaurants? I'd love to go and check them out! about 6 years ago

    Answered by Ian C via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    raquel kitchen sydney http://maps.google.com.au/maps?hl=en&q=raquel%20kitchen&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wl

    casa cuevas catering www.thatspanishrice.com . this is a home catering paella chef and they travel sydney wide i think about 6 years ago

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    Hey I tried a couple other places in the last few weeks and Subsolo restaurant's mixed paella is my new restaurant favorite. Is not your traditional paella but is really good about 6 years ago

    Answered by global food lover via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Capitan Torres in my view is the best Spanish restaurant in Sydney. My parents used to go there for dates before I was born, and nothing has changed, the food is still exceptional! As well as the paella, you can't miss the calamari or the prawns in tomato & garlic... divine. about 6 years ago

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    Thanks Georgina, sounds like you really like the place and you have history there. Can't wait to try it, can you explain a bit more about the paella they do there please? Is it made on the day and do you need to notify in advance or it's really quickly made ie: pre-cooked in advance? about 6 years ago

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    another exciting adition: Jah bar in Manly, on Sundays (and I think also weekly by request) they cook this amazing paella with a twist. Different from traditional paella and still feels and tastes like paella should be. Jah bar is in a small street opposite the post office. over 4 years ago

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    Hi guys, just a note on this question: I've removed several answers now due to them being commercial in nature. For anyone trying to promote a business on here without being transparent about it, please don't try again - you are just wasting your time as I will continue to remove the content. I am also 100% convinced that your content is commercial and I am not going to budge on this. over 4 years ago

    Answered by Jaidev S via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Hello again,

    I have found another place with mmmm let's call it amazing paella. But beware this is the Italian version of a paella. The restaurant is called 'il Secreto' and is in Brookvale. I found it by chance when coming back from Palm Beach. It's http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/70/1486246/restaurant/Sydney/Northern-Beaches/Trattoria-Il-Segreto-Brookvale

    enjoy pella a la Italia! over 4 years ago

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