Catal Restaurant

4.3
1151 reviews
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Voted one of the top three dining options in Anaheim's Downtown Disney® District, Catal is a fine dining oasis. Catal Restaurant offers a relaxed, elegant setting with balcony seating, a panoramic view and a tantalizing menu of Mediterranean favorites including delicious grilled seafood, signature burgers, select meats and the freshest salad entrees.
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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Happy Valentine’s Day! This Valentine’s Day, Catal will be serving an $80/person prix fixe three-course dinner menu. If you’d like to review the menu, you can find this in the menus section Valentine’s Day Menu. A la carte options are available for children 10 and under.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

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1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

Service was so poor. Our waiter forgot about the main course for my husband!

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SL
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great find in Downtown Disney. We requested a table outside and were able to avoid the crowd at Disneyland to watch the fireworks (note- we were able to see the fireworks over the top of a another building opposite the balcony seating so not the full experience of seeing fireworks over the Disneyland castle but after 2 days in the Park, that was fine with us). Food was very good (I had suckling pig, my wife had the catch of the day and our son had flank steak off the kids menu) and very good wines by the glass. Overall we were very satisfied and it was a nice break from the food in the Disneyland parks.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

What a surprise! We have eaten at Downtown Disney before and have been disappointed- not this time. Started with deviled eggs and bacon wrapped dates which were very delicious. For entrees we had various salads, filet and paellea- everything was great. Next time we are at Disneyland we will be sure to come back!

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L
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Catal for Christmas Day dinner, the food and service were excellent. I had the Burger and fires it was delicious my husband had the short ribs and Brussel sprouts the meat was tender and delicious we will be back.

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, nice place to go for Christmas dinner

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L
Los Angeles
171 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service of our waiter was excellent very nice and friendly , attentive , smiley face ! Although the front desk girls are not too friendly ! They can do better !
Food wise it’s ok , it’s a pre pix so no other choice cuz of the holidays ! My halibut was overcook and the steak was too rare , we ordered a medium and the tomato soup was very cold! kitchen was probably busy it’s the holiday season so the food came out mediocre !

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to the restaurant on Christmas Eve. We were seated on the balcony and saw the Disney closing fireworks. The food was great. We had the Christmas Eve set menu, and felt that the dinner was of great value. All the staffs were extremely friendly. We could not be happier about our experience at this restaurant.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Christmas Eve

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dinner for Christmas Eve. The food was superior, as always. Our server, Rebecca was delightful.

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MA
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

Mediocre food at premium prices. Paella was mushy rice with protein on top.

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DD
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and attentive service. The scallops, brussel sprouts and bacon mac n cheese are always tasty and well prepared. They also have fresh berries for dessert that are not listed on the menu. We love coming here

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K
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow great adult setting with five star service!

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DH
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

The Prim rib was good but the potatoes were cold. The paella was dry even after sent back to the kitchen. Not a good value the salad had way too much dressing. Too high cost for the foid. Service was good.

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B
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice view of downtown Disney. Food was delicious but it is pricey.

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San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing!! Our server Nichole as well as the manager was awesome and super understanding. They were very accommodating of my mom’s disabilities and the food was outstanding. The perfect place to dine on thanksgiving!

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IC
Los Angeles
68 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

If a relaxing and visually rich dining experience is preferred, then Catal is a restaurant you may want to consider. Above downtown, take the stairs on the right and at the top check in on the left. There is a lovely dining room on the east side---circular in shape.

At Catal, you have expansive views of the vibrant life below passing in front of the windows while being catered to by the staff. Thanks to Isabel, Vicente, Nichole, Patrick and Nico for your kindness and consideration on a most special day.

Decorations shined in the sun and lovely clouds hung in the sky, it was an experience that smelled like fresh roasted coffee and touched one like warm velvet on a cold day. Barramundi and Short Ribs were served elegantly and the pumpkin cheesecake was superb during “le banquet”at Disneyland.

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IC
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lunch with my toddler- I like their club sandwichA I just have to remember to let them know that I don’t like the bread buttered and toasted- we were seated immediately and our server was there when needed

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GC
Orange County
34 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

This is my fifth visit to Catal in 3 years. The food quality continues to drop. The atmosphere is nice but the price of food is way too high for what you get. This past visit my table smelled like a dirty gym towel which tells me the rag they washed the table with was not clean. Very disappointing overall!

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TM
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Ambience and service was very nice. Wine selection was great. The food was good, though small portions were a little pricey and food came out cold. With missing sauces it mentioned it came with a particular dish.

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OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had lunch here. We were the only people sitting outside so it was nice and quiet. Service was great!

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IC
Los Angeles
68 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

From entry to exit, Catal was a foreseen gem operated by Patina Group. Catal is on the top three lists of fine dining experiences at Downtown Disney. Having dined at Steakhouse 55 and Napa Rose (superb) I became curious about Catal---located on the upper level offering lovely views.

Coffee was hot and came with half & half. The Steelhead Salmon presented vibrantly on white china. The carrot and rye puree smells filled my nostrils coupled with wiser farm carrots and pistachio vinaigrette which lightly coated the salmon (with skin) by Chef Alfonso Ramirez.

Overall experience created by Jason Peoples (General Manager) at this location. Another one of the Patina group restaurants I have tried is Leatherby's Café Rouge. No dessert. Overall Catal was a culinary adventure eliciting bright thoughts of a “revenir”. So grateful, thanks to Yadira and Vicente.

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R
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Online reservation was never received by restaurant

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SL
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was great! Tim was an excellent server and made our overall experience better!

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TR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nicole was a very attentive server. So very friendly!

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w
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first time and I was very satisfied with food and good service. I would definitely return when I’m in the area.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing!

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RC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family has eaten here many times and have always found it to have excellent food and service. They are always accommodating for my autistic son with his many food aversions. It is also relaxing after a long day at the Disney parks and before our two hour long ride back home.

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LW
Central Coast
19 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great food and wonderful service. We were actually pleasantly surprised by how good the food was.

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IC
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The food was good. We had the calamari, traditional paella, and suckling pig. My girl had a Mac n cheese. Everything was full of flavor. Service was generally great except for that one person (who wasn’t exactly our server) who never can back with the small spoons I requested for the kids. We ended up having the kids use the big forks they had. Great location and nice view of Downtown Disney.

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L
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We have had better experiences. This trip...not so much

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OT
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Been to this restaurant four(4) times prior this year. Two times for breakfast and two for dinner and both were terrific dining experiences. This time we tried lunch. What a disaster! Only four tables occupied and a whole bunch of servers prepping for dinner crowd apparently. The server we had was barely around to assist us and ran around like the restaurant had over booked. Ridiculous! She forgot the salads until we said something when our main course arrived. The food quality was nothing like dinner or breakfast. So disappointed. This was also the second time I put in the notes it was a birthday celebration, and it was the second time it was ignored.

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San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

A bit pricey for what it was, but about average fir Disney. Pleasant dinner on upstairs balcony.

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BL
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for happy hour while in Downtown Disney. Loved everything about it. Great food. Great service. This will be our go-to happy hour spot next time we are in Downtown Disney.

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San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A nice meal, pricey, but overall good. Took a bit of time but otherwise everything was good.

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Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The location, food and service were excellent. We always enjoy dinning on the balcony overlooking the busy Downtown Disney below.

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Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ryan was the best server. We were very impressed.

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Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Catal is a fine dining restaurant in Downtown Disney. As such it is not inexpensive. We have dined at all of the better restaurants in the parks, hotels and Downtown Disney and Catal is really the only one worth the higher costs. We have been a number of times with a number of different people and no one has ever been disappointed.
Reservations have been honored promptly (no reservation and you will have a wait, assuming you can even get in). The outside area is over the walk and great for people watching; indoors is quiet and more refined. Service is always excellent. As opposed to the fine dining restaurants in the park, we have never felt rushed. They will get you out quickly if you ask, but the norm is a relaxed dining experience.

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R
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We were able to make reservations at Catal on Sunday for a Monday-night dinner. Fortunately, the Disney season hadn't become so packed that they couldn't fit us in. Since this is in the Downtown Disney District, be aware of the calendar and plan appropriately.

The menu had a decent variety and my friends who need gluten-free options were able to order almost everything on the menu (anything fried is not available due to cross-contamination of items going into the fryer.)

The Watermelon Lemonade was particularly refreshing.

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MM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat on the patio. Caesar was our waiter and he was awesome! Great recommendations and super knowledgeable about the menu. The bacon wrapped dates are a must have!

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M
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Easter brunch was a wonderful experience: they offered a price fixe menus, but there were so many great choices for each course. Server Vivian was highly attentive and Manager Valerie is alway so warm and welcoming. Thanks also to bartender Santiago for great cocktails! What a fun experience!

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