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Venga Paella

229 Brush St, Oakland, CA 94607-3009
+1 510-628-0018
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good63%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
29 Jan 2016
“Loved the restaurant/liked the food”
15 Nov 2015
“Great food”
All hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
££ - £££
229 Brush St, Oakland, CA 94607-3009
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Reviewed 29 January 2016

Ate here with friends during Oakland Restaurant Week (participating restaurants offer a prix fixe tasting menu in addition to their normal menu). I loved everything about the restaurant (service was outstanding, ambiance is great, really cool location in warehouse district near Jack London Square, sangria)...More

Thank bobandrewsjr
Reviewed 15 November 2015

I've been here twice now. The first time I had fiduea and the second I had the paella with prawns and mussels. Both were delicious. The sangria is delicious, too, as were the tapas we ordered, including stuffed peppers and patatas papas. Both times, my...More

Thank GinOaklandCA
Reviewed 28 June 2015

this is a great little spot for a quick dinner before a show at Yoshi's. It's walking distance away so worked perfect for us. We visited Spain last fall and have been in love with the cuisine since. The appy's were just as we had...More

Thank magnamosa
Reviewed 4 September 2014

I wanted to try a Spanish restaurant for Thursday lunch with a business partner and we decided on Venga Paella. This is a locals' gem and you will not see tourists here. We met at 1 p.m. and there were enough space to get seated...More

2  Thank mcmolteni
Reviewed 22 August 2014

Liked everything about this restaurant's offering: a simple menu focuses on the one reason you come here: paella! We tried all 4 varieties of it: vegetarian, chicken, traditional and black squid ink. Moist and tasty, served on a plate with a side salad (not in...More

1  Thank DeGStbsnonestdsptndm
Reviewed 5 August 2014

When we first saw the sandwich board on a lonely stretch of 3rd Street that is on our regular bicycle riding path we did a double take. "Paella on 3rd Street?". We finally made it inside for dinner last Friday night and found a lively...More

1  Thank 2worldcitizens
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Went there with friends who recommended the restaurant and me and my husband were very happy with the outstanding paella. The owner, Eduardo Baleguer, is a friendly Spanish guy who brings his recipes from his family's Valencia restuarant. The restaurant isn't fancy, but it's wood...More

Thank Markculk
Reviewed 3 June 2014

This little hole-in-the wall place serves paella -- that's it. They have 3 standard paellas that are always on the menu, and one special daily. They have a few appetizers. We had a dish that was like a potato quiche -- delicious. And we both...More

1  Thank Betsey A
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Do you serve red wines. Should we bring our own. I'm trying to get 6 people together for the Oakland Treminal cruise at 6:45 fri. May12. Also a birthday.
3 May 2017|
Response from vengapaella | Property representative |
We are only available for private parties of 30 or more people or when meeting a minimum of $1500. The restaurant is no longer open for regular dinner service. Thanks for your inquiry- Venga Paella
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 229 Brush St, Oakland, CA 94607-3009
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-628-0018
A Spanish paella bar with a taverna menu. Located minutes from downtown and Jack London Square in the Oakland warehouse district. Happy Hour Wed-Fri 4:30-6pm"Always bringing people together"
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