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Catalan Mediterranean Cuisine

4.2
4.2
1827 Reviews
$31 to $50
Spanish
Nestled on HWY 111 in beautiful Rancho Mirage. We specialize in Western Mediterranean cuisine bringing forth tastes from Italy, Spain, France and Greece while incorporating local and seasonal ingredients. Our Paella mixta and Spanish Tapas are an exclusive experience in the Desert. Indulge in our tender charred deep water octopus, 3 month house made lemoncello, and other guest favorites.

With our beautiful atrium to enjoy during cooler months, complimented by the sweet sounds of George Christian and his live guitar which features Spanish flamenco and a mix of classic rock, Catalan is an experience to be had.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 770-9508

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • 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 stress 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 will oversee every detail.

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, “Catalan Mediterranean Cuisine” can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (760) 770-9508

  • Neighborhood

    Rancho Mirage

  • Cross street

    Between Frank Sinatra & Country Club

  • Parking details

    Self Parking

  • Entertainment

    Featuring live music -Acoustic Spanish Guitar- every Thursday - Saturday at 6PM during season (Nov. - May) Hours subject to change, please call for details.

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,827 people are saying

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4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Fit for Foodies

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    Special Occasion

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    Fit for Foodies

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    So hot…please invest in air conditioning. Otherwise the food was amazing.
  2. M

    Marco

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service of Lorenzo. We would love to come back knowing there is offered a wonderful waitering experience. Thanks to the chef, too!
  3. MC

    MikeC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    This was a disappointment. The restaurant was virtually empty and the food was overall not good. Everything was overcooked or burnt.
  4. RM

    RaymondM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything here is good. Never disappoints. Get the lamb!!
  5. TS

    TonyS

    Palm Springs

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was great, service was good. However even though there were very few people in the restaurant, we were seated right next to the few patrons in the establishment. This was directly under the only two fans that did not work. I’m sure we were seated in this area to facilitate the service, but it made it quite hot on a summer evening. This will not discourage us from returning, but think it’s important for the management to understand. Had the staff sat us where the ventilation was circulating, we’d likely consider the service as excellent.Thank you.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really love the food tapas plate amazing paella really good service 5 stars I will be back with a big group to try the pig dinner
  7. JG

    JayG

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    I love the food here. Great service too. Supply chain issues aside, what’s with the super high prices? We have been coming here for years and always enjoy the experience. Amazing paella, seafood, salads…our kids love the chocolate filled churros, but the high prices might be the reason it’s always easy to get a table here.
  8. n

    nydiner

    Orange County

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We arrived at 5:30 on July 4th to a completely empty restaurant, they had opened at 5 pm. The level of service from the staff was excellent, and the kitchen produced our choices at a very high and quick level. For starters we had, the grilled octopus, the chicken livers, bone marrow (amazing), and the black mussels. Every dish was delicious! Entrees were also very good! The chocolate stuffed churros are a must have. When in Rancho Mirage, we would definitely come back.
  9. LM

    LowryM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Been here many times - always glad when we go back! They never disappoint!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food experience was elevated beyond any we have found in Palm Desert. The preparation quality and sensitive use of complex ingredients was a delight with every bite From start to finish cocktails and desert included We come back each visit to the desert a few times a year and it’s always a joy to dine at Catalan.
  11. CH

    CalH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I would say Not a place to go if you want a hurried meal.
  12. A

    Awinrm

    Palm Springs

    232 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    232 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Interesting choices on the menu. All,food is good…service is good.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food was subpar for the price but not terrible. Dirty napkins, dirty silverware. They were out of everything we wanted to order. Fast service but didn’t slow down enough to hear follow up requests without bolting from the table. $300 for dinner for the food quality was waaaaaaay too much. The best thing on the menu was the roasted potatoes & the churros lol!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience2
    From arrival to main course 58 minutes. After salads arrived was another 40 minutes before waiter came by to ask if we were OK or we needed anything. Asked how main course was coming. Was told will be out any minute, which turned into 20. Place was packed and very loud Large group of family with kids next to us must have thought they were at home and not and a restaurant with other diners. They had no concern over their (12 to 17 years old ) kids walking around the table, moving the chairs around playing with each other in the restaurant, watching videos on there phones etc. Staff did not seem to care one bit in fact staff was pretty much missing in action. Only caveat was the food was outstanding once it arrived almost an hour after sitting down. May give them one more chance but not for a while.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The worst!!!! La Comida se ordenó y tardaron 1 hora para traer la comida La paella Tuvimos que regresarla por que estaba salada !! Dijieron que traerían otra cuando estábamos de nuevo ya no había hicimos reservación a las 7 Salimos a las 10:00 y sin comer !!!
  16. DO

    DavidO

    Orange County

    41 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    In desperate need of a deep cleaning and refreshed interior. Dead tree literally sits in the middle of a restaurant. Clearly understaffed , and overworked . Will skip next time.
  17. TM

    ToniM

    Palm Springs

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Not our first visit to Catalan and usually both food and service range from good to very good. This last visit was less than memorable, mostly due to poor service. Yes, the restaurant was busy however we barely saw our server despite seeing tables next to us with different servers receiving constant check backs and attention. Service was slow from the start, including between appetizers, salad and entrees. As a matter of fact my table companion got up at one point to go look for our server as it has been sometime between salad and our entrée arriving, and we were out of water for the third time. And although we had planned on ordering desserts, we changed our mind at the end due to the length of time the entire meal had taken.
  18. VG

    VincentG

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Excellent steak and grilled meats. The atmosphere is very well suited for casual dining Spanish style. They serve a variety of small bites or tapas and the bar turns out great drinks.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Very disappointed with the paella. Not many options on the menu. The walls could use paint or cleaning. The tables where not clean.
  20. BL

    BobL

    Palm Springs

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place - Cory and the team do a nice job of taking care, not omnipresent, just the right amount of checking in and attention. Just had our 40th anniversary dinner here last week.
  21. PS

    PaulS

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service. Our waiter was very attentive and took great care of us. Only complaint was a nearby table to us with about six intoxicated people who were extremely loud with their shouting and yelling. That's to be expected somewhat with the restaurant's interior open space design and nothing to pad noise . . . Well prepared and delicious starters and entrees.
  22. B

    Baxter

    Palm Springs

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Catalan is delicious and authentic Spanish food. The ambiance is beautiful, rustic and terrific artwork on the wall. Cavernous high ceilings and a covered outdoor patio. We looked at the menu and decided we would split a number of items to share. The paella was delicious and the seasoning to perfection. Ample amounts of seafood. The lettuce wedge was split in half and was just the right amount for two people. We also ordered the Brussels sprouts as a side to split. Again an ample amount of food. And the bread they served had an incredible taste! The service was also super attentive, and very friendly. We have been wanting to try this restaurant and we will now become steady customers.
  23. j

    joem

    Palm Springs

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Mother’s day
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Not worth the money. Ceiling fans don't work.
  25. C

    Cece

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food! European/Spanish/Italian Cuisine. We had a group of 8. We ordered a few appetizers/salads and main dishes. Everyone loved the food. The restaurant makes their own Lemoncello! Ambiance is wonderful for a quiet dinner. Service was exceptional. I had the rack of lamb, and it was the best I've had. The Paella was great except the rice was a little dry. They also have something for everyone, seafood, beef, chicken, and vegetarian options. We will definitely be back for more.
  26. GM

    GregM

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Couldn’t tell they were open for brunch (sign outside read “opens at 5pm). No one was at the front desk when we arrived. Only one other party was seated in the 1.5 we were there. Very limited brunch menu (although you were also able to order from the dinner menu). On the bright side, the server was very attentive and super nice.
  27. BL

    BobL

    Palm Springs

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Cory and the entire team at Catalan always do a great job taking care of us, no matter if it's just us two or if we have six or eight in the party. Knows his wine list and recommends perfectly to match the entrees and then of course we finish with the salted caramel custard which is an amazingly light and flavorful dish. Great place we will be back again soon.
  28. AD

    AnnaleeD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were right on target! Love the casual atmosphere, and attention given to each table!
  29. B

    Brenda

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it and my company from out of town was pleased to enjoy the Cuisine. Thank you
  30. s

    starving

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    Food was very average Spanish cuisine. Overpriced. Spent $254.00 for three people for basic tapas. Great service but not planning to go back.
  31. BF

    BethFk

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went with a really large group, lots of kids and they were so accommodating and pleasant. Grateful to our server Darwin. He didn’t seem phased at all. The food came out quickly, and it was really good. The octopus was excellent, short ribs and paella also very good. Definitely order a cheese/meat board to start and do not miss the chocolate filled churros for dessert.
  32. MC

    MaiaC

    Portland

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Stopped in for dinner while on vacation, sat at the bar. Enjoyed some great cocktails, the octopus was absolutely amazing. Cory the bartender was fantastic and I will be sure to stop in next time I am there
  33. MH

    MichaelH

    Palm Springs

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Corey, the General Manager of this restaurant and his team do a great job of making us feel like valued guests each visit. They are friendly, attentive, polite, and we love the food and ambiance.
  34. r

    rkdboy

    Indiana

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    This was our first visit to Catalan. Our guests ordered the Paella and Mussels and split them and were pleased with their dishes. My wife ordered the short ribs and liked it Okay. I had the scallops and while the scallops themselves were perfectly cooked, the sauce and the braised Brussel sprouts didn't quite click with the scallops -- much too rich a sauce for one thing. The service was excellent--no complaints about that. Fair warning, the food at Catalan is expensive. With drinks or wine and tip you can expect to pay at least $75 per person.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Pretty good. The front was able to seat us early. The food did take a long time along with refills. Was very tasty but worth the wait? Not sure. Our dessert was messed up so did end on a sour note
  36. T

    Tdrex

    Palm Springs

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Catalan never disappoints, the quality of interesting and very tasty food, the service the ambiance, specially on the patio are always excellent. However, it is the bar that shines the brightest. Under the professional and friendly management of Korey, the bartender/manager. Korey is undoubtedly one of the finest bartenders in the valley and one of the best reasons for us to keep going to Catalan. We would like to add that bringing back the guitar player would further enhance the atmosphere and charms of the establishment. Bravo, Catalan, keep doing what you do best. We know inflation is impacting everyone but please bring back tapas in the bar; our favorite.
  37. JD

    JessaD

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good. the black pasta is good but the toppings was a little bit too salty but everything was great.
  38. e

    erinelliott

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    This restaurant has a unique and authentic menu, and the food was tasty and satisfying and fully-priced. The staff felt rushed, and i have to say hospitality doesn’t seem like it’s a big part of their training-everyone was pleasant enough but that was about it. I’m glad they were busy. It was bustling but not crowded. We weren’t warmly greeted by any staffer and the service overall felt rushed and uneven. I can’t say we’ll be back.
  39. L

    Libragonzo

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Under new ownership...I miss the food from former owner, while this was okay, it was not the Catalan I remember. I realize everywhere is short-staffed, but with a 7:15 reservation I didn't appreciate waiting over 30 minutes before we were seated. We took friends, and they were visible unimpressed. It's still a pretty restaurant, and the cocktails were great (Thanks Corey). I will give it one more try, order something different and then....
  40. JO

    JaniceO

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Our table wasn’t ready for our reserved time. We had a 20 minute wait. When we were seated the service was spotty. Food was average. We won’t return.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Catalan Mediterranean Cuisine offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 770-9508.

Catalan Mediterranean Cuisine is rated 4.2 stars by 1827 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Catalan Mediterranean Cuisine

70026 Hwy 111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Frank Sinatra & Country Club

  • Neighborhood

    Rancho Mirage

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Self Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Featuring live music -Acoustic Spanish Guitar- every Thursday - Saturday at 6PM during season (Nov. - May) Hours subject to change, please call for details.

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (760) 770-9508

  • 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 stress 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 will oversee every detail.

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, “Catalan Mediterranean Cuisine” can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (760) 770-9508

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