Tapa Stand is a unique culinary experience. We are the first tapas cart ever. A customized cart made to create an unforgettable experience, where we make our tapas right in front of you.
Tapas are small plates of food that are served between meals and often accompanied by a beverage. Tapas originated in Spain. According to the legend, King Alfonso X, The Wise King of Spain, had once been struck with a serious illness where he could only eat small portions of food with a small amount of wine. After recovering from his illness, the King issued a decree that no wine could be served unless it was served with food. Tapas are the perfect way to experience the flavors and rich culture of Spain. The most important thing about “tapeo” (the art of eating tapas), is the gathering of people to socialize as they eat and drink.
The Spanish name paella refers to both the pan and the rice dish itself. Paella is meant to bring people together. The dish is intended to be shared, making it one of the most sociable and enjoyable culinary experiences ever. Paella is a feast of flavors, textures and colors that will transport you straight to Spain. We only use the finest ingredients and Spanish spices that make this dish unforgettable.
Álvaro Baeza, Chef and Owner.
From an early age, Álvaro enjoyed the smell and the joy of what a kitchen brings the family. It is a place to spend time cooking while making memories and sharing delicious dishes.
Álvaro graduated from Escuela Superior de Hosteleria y Turismo in Madrid, one of the most prestigious culinary schools in the country. He has worked at several restaurants, hotels and even for the Ambassador of the United States Embassy in Spain prior to moving to the U.S.
He moved to San Diego in 2016 and instantly realized that sharing his culture, culinary experience and cooking Spanish cuisine with his new friends brought them together.
He believes that food connects people and creates unique experiences. This is the way he would like to share a part of his beloved country with San Diego.
-All of our tapas are served buffet style on a table with Spanish decor along with the Paella. (For tray passed service, please contact us for a quote).
-For Tapas-only party, please contact us for a quote!
the whole experience..
The first custom tapas cart ever was designed to create a unique experience where our chef will make your selection of tapas and paella right in front of your guests.. Olé!!
How it works:
-Pick 3 tapas of your choice ($15)
-Add your paella selection (Price varies)
The whole experience includes our custom tapas cart, two chefs, a catering table with spanish decor (buffet style), disposable plates and utensils.
-20 person minimum.
-4 hours maximum: set up, cooking, serving and cleaning included.
-For corporate events, please inquire for a quote.
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LET US KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR SPECIAL REQUESTS.