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Catalan Mediterranean Cuisine
Catalan Mediterranean Cuisine

Catalan Mediterranean Cuisine Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.catalanrestaurant.com
  • Email: info@catalanrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (760) 770-9508
  • Hours of Operation: 5:00PM - 10:00PM Tuesday-Sunday.
    Closed: Monday.
    Closed to the public due to our Caymus Wine Dinner Tuesday, February 25, 2014. (Bar & Dining Room.)

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Drew Davis
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catalan Mediterranean Cuisine offers excellent food, professional services and all the finishing touches to your special event. Our catering department wants to ensure that your event is worry free. If you have any special request we will be pleased to create options to best suit your needs. Personalized planning guarantees the success you and your guests look forward to, when looking for a caterer. Enjoy the finest food and service with the peace of mind that comes with knowing that Catalan Mediterranean Cuisine has taken care of every detail.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Room available, accommodates 30+ comfortably.
    Possibility of Restaurant buy-out.
    Beautiful venue for wedding rehearsals, small weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, important events and more.
    Courtyard/Outdoor Dining accommodates 25+ comfortably.

    Private Parties:
    Depending on the number of people in attendance (if greater than 16) we will work with you in order to create a set menu for the evening that fits your likes and needs.
    For more information please contact Cynthia Davis.
  • Private Party Contact: Cynthia Davis (760) 770-9508
  • Entertainment: Featuring live music (Acoustic Spanish Guitar) every Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 6PM. Hours subject to change, please call for details.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Wine Dinners and Cooking Demos. Please visit our website at www.catalanrestaurant.com and click on Calendar in order to get up to date information regarding our restaurants Special Events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Frank Sinatra & Country Club
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: SUMMER: Only Self Parking.
    Valet & Self Parking
A word from Catalan Mediterranean Cuisine
Catalan is a Mediterranean themed restaurant with an emphasis on Italian and Spanish cuisine.
Launched in 2012 by father and son duo Mark and Drew Davis, Catalan sources its products exclusively from local and sustainable sources whenever possible with the goal of providing its clientele with a farm to table dining experience. RAMMY Award winner, Fine Dining Restaurant of the year.
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Diner Reviews
  • "We have had several great meals at Catalan. Most recently we entertained a Seattle friend with the Tues. night fixed price 3 course meal. She was delighted with the chicken liver appetizer and the paella. Also great was the veal entree and the roasted cod. We dined in the courtyard and enjoyed the wonderful red wine special. We'll return often."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Great preparation of all the entrees we ordered. Also have an extensive list of tapas at the bar. Would definitely come back to try every on the menu!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We split the wedge salad, had the Paella for 2 and 3 drinks. Bill was over $130 including tip. The wedge salad was good. The paella was heavy on the tomato sauce which overwhelmed the saffron. The fish pieces were good. Overall too pricey for the quality."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I bit out of the way, and sparsely furnished, Catalan is principally a dining experience. But the delicious Spanish inspired food and almost too attentive service make this a 'must try'."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "This is the second time I've been there and I loved it the first time but this time the food was magic. I love this place! Go there!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Delicious food with wonderful wine list in a beautiful Spanish design restaurant. The staff & owners are wonderful & very efficient."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "If you are looking for a fine casual dining experience at a reasonable price with their "Taste of the Mediterranean" menu, this is the place to go for an exceptional dining experience."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Had an early dinner (5:30). 21.95 3course 5-6pm every day. Also all wines 5.00 per glass, regularly 8or9. I had paella which was wonderful. Wife had pork tenderloin, also top notch. Had fried chicken livers as appetizer, wonderful. Wife had hearts of romaine with Caesar dressing, great! All in all a terrific dining experience. Service was smooth, fast and gracious."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Excellent meal: Bottle of Tempranillo; 3 Tappas - calmari, chicken wings and roasted stuffed red sweet peppers; lamb belly; coffee. As soon as the order had been taken, a bread board with dipping olive oil and olives arrived. A guitarist played nice background music all evening. Hostess, our servers and valet staff all very professional and friendly. Patio is a courtyard in centre of building. Very enjoyable. Cost: bottle of Tempranillo - $32; Mixed Tappas - $21; Lamb Belly appetiser - $16; decaf $4. Total $73 + $5.84 tax and I gave a $15 gratuity."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We went to Catalan for a first try of Spanish Dinning. The dirt impression was a very Restaraunt! Nice atmosphere, not too loud and lots of fun. The menu sounded amazing ! We started with the 3 course tapas which sounded great on paper but the skewers of chorizo and manchego were dry and the octopus was a little rubbery. The pears wrapped in Serrano ham were Amazing! Totally recommend those! For mains my wife had the mussels (an appetizer as she loves mussels) and was quite happy with them. She also had the Kale on Te side which was quite salty. I had the Paella, for which I had great expectations of flavor, but found it a little bland and lacking something. Overall, the service was great, the food was only ok and the ambience was nice."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Amazing food, excellent service, lovely atmosphere...if you are in Palm Springs, this place is a must!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We love Catalan; their paella is superb. Their meat platter is delicious and service by Cory was excellent. We are anxious to return and try their tapas."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "The food was quite good. However, the Paella rice could have been a little crustier on the bottom. The guitarist was quite good, but not really a place to talk. Would definitely go back and have the seafood, the mussels and clams were fabulous."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Food was good, service was spotty. Appears to be understaffed."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Our experience was disappointing in relation to reviews. The Spanish Stew with duck confit and Serrano Ham was salty to the point of being almost inedible and the pasta dish with octopus and bone marrow was extremely bland. The bone marrow was very greasy and fatty. Our waiter was very accommodating and the ambience on the patio was very nice."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Delicious. Paella. Just absolutely wonderful food, and the Sangria was sublime. Thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "What a great dinner we had at Catalan in Rancho Mirage! Pleasant surroundings including a nice patio, friendly service, and great food at reasonable prices. My wife had a tasty selection of tapas, while I enjoyed an excellent paella, chock full of seafood and sausage. We don't get to this area on a regular basis, but when we are back, we will return to Catalan. We found out about Catalan through Open Table, one of the prime reasons we use their service!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Went with another couple to Catalan for dinner. When we walked in we were taken back by the beautiful ambiance. Was not expecting such a lovely setting. We decided to sit on the patio, as it looked quite inviting. It was!!! Beautiful patio and terrific service. I had wanted the veal chop, but was told it was breaded and fried. I don't like breaded and fried food, so the server encouraged mew to order the veal steak. It was disappointing. Not much flavor and not nearly as tasty as a veal chop. Everyone else at our table ordered the fish stew and felt it was good, but not great. I don't know if I will go back to the restaurant, although I loved the decor and service, but the food was not to my liking."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Away from the hubbub of the main drag in Palm Springs and close to our accommodations, this nice sized restaurant with a clever central open seating area served tasty authentic Spanish food including tapas including paella. Will go back if we stay nearby again!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Terrif experience...second time at the restaurant was as good as the first...best paella I've ever eaten"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We selected our meals from the prix-fixe menu available from 5-6 pm, and it was not only delicious, but a huge bargain at $21.95 with generously-sized $5 glasses of wine and a complimentary plate of olives, bread, and dipping sauces. We both ordered the crispy chicken livers as an appetizer (excellent). My husband enjoyed the jidori chicken, and the crispy smashed potatoes that accompanied my flat iron steak with yummy sauce were to die for. The house-made ice cream was a perfect dessert. Service was very attentive. It is evident that the owner/chef puts a lot of thought and care into his menu, ingredients, and food preparation. We haven't yet had a comparable meal in the desert, and can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Great tapas! We had the mussels and empanadas. The paella was a bit saucy , but with lots of seafood. We will definitely return to try other dishes."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "As a local I get used to restaurants that throw the food at tourists who have little interest in returning. This was a pleasant surprise. The crispy lamb belly wasn't crispy but it was delicious. The scallops were uniquely presented with a savory crumble. The churros were fresh and crunchy. We enjoyed the evening and the fact too that the tables are not too close.a lovely experience."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "With great service and a staff that is happy to work there and wants to make everyone's experience there a memorable one! I will be back!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "the flat iron steak was tender, juicy and flavorful............3 tapas were not enough for 3 ladies for dinner, maybe only as an appetizer."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We had another delightful meal here last weekend. Service is excellent and the tasty food tingles the palate. The building is wonderful with the high ceilings and courtyard seating with a live band adding romance and ambiance. We look forward to our next visit!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Nice little find. Really enjoyed the food along with the hospitality."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "We were looking for a new place to go for dinner and since we love Mediterranean cuisine decided to try this and were not disappointed. The friendly staff welcomed us and gave great recommendations. We loved the paella and will definitely return soon."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "The Jidori chicken was tough and dry. It was inedible. I had to go home and reread the chefs resume...embarrassing ! Maybe we caught chef on a bad night. It was early on a Friday night and maybe he was still serving Thursdays meals...I will never know. The salad was ok."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We have dined here before and really liked it. This time we took some friends and had a nice evening. We ordered the veal skirt steak and the Jidori chicken, as we had sampled them before. This time, however, the chef got a bit carried away with the garlic. Both dishes had far too much garlic! If they stick to their original recipe, all is good."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Our first visit and it was a good one. Our server was terrific, very friendly and helpful. We ordered tapas as a started and they were great. Since it was our first time, we ordered the mediterrean classic, paella. Unfortunately for us it was too smoky flavored from all of the chorizo. We will return and try something else."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We returned to Catalan for dinner after sampling the tapas at happy hour. Dinner was of the same high quality. Food here is beautiful, both in taste and presentation. The menu is authentic and uses only the finest and freshest ingredients. The wine list is excellent. Service was friendly and attentive. From the valet on, you receive professional attention. Definitely a place to return to!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "We know this was not a San Francisco restaurant, but paying a little attention to detail would go a long way. Guests should not be required to tell the staff how to set the table. If you have oysters on the half shell on the menu, you should not serve the oysters without the proper silverware required to eat them. We waited 10 minutes to have our first taste of oyster, because we just did not want to use our tongues to remove the raw oyster from the shell. Sauces not intended for dipping require a serving spoon! Why make us wait for that? Servers should not leave the kitchen with an entree, without being ready to serve it."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "it was Valentines Day and even though the restaurant was very busy, when we arrived 20 minutes early, we were seated immediately. The waitress was friendly, helpful and took a moment to chat and make sure that everything was going well. The food was consistantly excellent through all three courses, the star being the scallops. Both owners stopped by our table to briefly make sure we were happy with everything. Their pride in their restaurant was very evident."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Contemporary rustic ambiance, adobe style, with outdoor patio. Live acoustic guitar was lovely (we went on a Saturday evening). Spanish & Italian menu choices - loved the tapas menu!!! Our waitress Marisella was friendly, knowledgeable & attentive. Nice wine list, & was especially pleased to find Gundlach Bundschu Mountain Cuvee - we ordered 2 bottles! I think this is a great restaurant, which could be instantly made the more so by having a better dress code for their hostesses (they wore leotards - not very classy), and by adding an authentic spanish sherry list to their beverage options."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We ordered the shrimp and octopus dishes. Both were quite good. More upscale and interesting Mexican food."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food was incredible. We enjoyed the arugula and pear salad. We definitely recommend this! We will definitely return for another fabulous exeperince."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Even tho we had to wait about 25 minutes for our table the hostess was nice enough to have us go to the bar for 2 comp drinks!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We were in Palm Springs for a few days over Valentine Day. Found this great place on yelp and we were not disappointed. Valet service was provided and the food was amazing. I went specifically for the buttermilk chicken liver over manchego polenta. Crazy good!! We tried the paella, salmon and veal bolognese, all equally great. Would definitely recommend this Rancho Mirage gem to anyone who has a chance to go. Thanks Catalan for a special dinner!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Wonderful service and food. An unexpected gem - we will return."
    Dined on 2/12/2014