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Paella 'party' popping up on popular patio in Vancouver this summer

How's this for a perfect pairing?
Get an individual portion of paella from Vancouver's The Paella Guys at this fun summertime pop-up on the Como Taperia patio. Photo courtesy Paella Guys/Como Taperia

How's this for a perfect pairing? The Paella Guys are teaming up with the crew at Mount Pleasant's award-winning Como Taperia for a fun summer patio 'party' series. 

Taking place on three upcoming Sundays (July 26, August 9 and 23), this authentic paella experience will serve as a bold and fun addition to the deliciousness already on offer at Como's cheery sidewalk patio. 

Paella is one of the best dishes to enjoy outdoors in the summer sun. Made in a large shallow pan (from which the dish gets its name) paella hails from Valencia, Spain, and showcases perfectly cooked rice with saffron, garlic, tomatoes, and is studded with veggies and meats, like fresh seafood and chicken.

Guests can tuck into personal-sized plates of real-deal Spanish paella made by the Pallea Guys ($15), as well as order up dishes off the Como Chico menu (the abbreviated menu presented by Como as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic). On the Como Chico menu you'll find an array of tapas (small plates), raciones (small portions), bocadillos (sandwiches) and plenty of drinks.

While there to enjoy paella and more, guests can shop from Como's charming Mercado, their on-site shop stocked with conservas (tinned fish), olives, peppers, natural wines, bottle tonic waters, and more. Incentive to shop: Spend $75 or more in the Mercado and get a free portion of paella. 

Reservations can be made online via Resy, with seatings at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. You can also email the restaurant directly at Walk-ins welcome. 

Paella Guys x Como Taperia

When: Sunday July 26, Aug. 9 & 23; seatings at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Where: Como Taperia - 201 East 7th Ave, Vancouver