Reviews for Paella on the Playa

Drew B.

Let's get this out of the way first — the paella was absolutely delicious and I would eat it every day if I could. The chicken was cooked perfectly — sometimes it gets overcooked, you know? — all the sea beasts went down easy and so forth. Really stellar. Mark's setup was pure profesh. I wasn't sure what to expect and when he pulled out his EPIC portable paella burner + pan we were all a bit stunned. The thing is huge! Watching the paella get made was a great way part of the experience — getting all excited as the different ingreeds were added, watching the chicken brown, smelling them smells you smell so well. Then, later: there was hella paella and we ate it up like a bunch of slobberin' goblins. A++ WOULD PAELLA AGAIN.

Jonah G.

The atmosphere at our memorial day party was lifted by the paella pans bountiful aromas. A big pan equals LOTS of food. I Was looking forward to leftovers but it was ALL gone by the next day!

Sara E.

Mark brought his paella to our Memorial Day party, it was phenomenal. The entire set up is unlike anything you've ever seen! A huge pan of deliciousness. I highly recommend and can't wait for my next paella experience. Yay for paella!


I asked Mark to make his paella on the beach for a party I was planning and I am SO glad I did! The paella was excellent - cooked perfectly, full of great seafood and chicken, and very authentic overall. Mark was also very entertaining and fun, and even taught my friends how to make paella if they were interested. In addition, he was very easy to get a hold of and coordinate with - he was reliable, on time, and did everything he said he was going to do. This was a huge hit with all of my guests and was a great addition to my party. I would definitely recommend Mark and his paella, and can't wait to plan another party with Mark!


Mark's paella was sooo tasty! The paella was perfectly seasoned and bursting with seafood and other meat (scallops, jumbo prawns, chicken, and chorizo, just to name a few). The occasion was a friend's birthday party, and Mark made the event a blast! He cooked for over 20 people, and we all got 2nds and 3rds. Everyone had a great time on the beach, enjoying the fabulous meal, the ocean, the bonfire...I would definitely recommend this experience!


Mark rocks. Even on a windy day in SF, he was able to make an unbelievably delicious paella, without any sand!!!! Quite an accomplishment, seriously, I don't know how he did that. He came equipped with the biggest pan I've ever seen, tons and tons of seafood (shrimp, scallops, mussels, clams) and chicken along with lots of veggies. It turned out beautiful and mmm mmm good. Mark's not only a great paella chef but knows how to keep a party going with his enthusiasm, humor, and ability to talk to anyone. If you want a guy to make great food while keeping the party going, he's your guy. Thanks, Mark, this won't be the last time you make me paella :)