Photography By: Julie Pinto with Simha Photo
Photography By: Julie Pinto with Simha Photo

Celebrate National Paella Day at This Authentic Spanish Tapas Bar in Costa Mesa

Dig Into This Delectable, Family-Style Spanish Dish 

Saffron seasoning, Spanish rice and a medley of seafood and meats sizzled over an open flame combine to create a culinary masterpiece that dates back to 19th-century Spain. Often the dish that garners the most “wow” in authentic Spanish restaurants, paella is linked back to Valencia, a city on Spain’s eastern coastline known for its bold and robust flavors. The Valencian Community was a region with irrigated rice fields, and Paella was historically a dish cooked with what meager ingredients were available.  Orange County Paella

While you may not be able to travel overseas to experience this bona fide Spanish dish, you can toast its longstanding tradition on March 27—National Paella Day!

To celebrate this age-old creation, authentic Spanish bistro Cafe Sevilla in Costa Mesa is commemorating the joy of family with a one-day-only offering of their signature Lobster and Ibėrico Pork Paella. The star of this dish is undoubtedly the Ibėrico pork, which is served three ways—as pork belly, sausage and chorizo.

To the uninitiated, Iberian ham is considered to be one of most expensive hams in the world, cured and matured between three to 14 years, strictly in Spain, and can cost at least $400 per leg. Through an ambitious and elaborate process, this delicacy has proved to deliver an abundance of flavor with every bite.

To complement the world’s most coveted pork, Cafe Sevilla adds decadent lobster tail, clams, calamari and mussels to marry an aromatic dish filled with rich Spanish history.  

As we continue to go through these shaky times, Cafe Sevilla has ensured a safe and enjoyable dining experience by limiting capacity and evolving their spacious and shady outdoor patio.  They have committed themselves to performing wellness and temperature checks, masking practices and an “Up and Go” contact-free mobile pay option where a QR code is printed on each receipt, eliminating physical exchanges.

In the event you want to keep the party going past your dinner table, Cafe Sevilla’s festivities continue with “Tapas Bar Live,” featuring live music from 9 p.m.-close. This limited one-day-only event is sure to be a fantastic experience, so it is recommended that reservations be made in advance.

Happy National Paella Day! Orange County Paella

Cafe Sevilla
1870 Harbor Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

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