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Catalan Mediterranean Cuisine

4.2
4.2
1906 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 16 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 1,906 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Good for business meals

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Good for business meals

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  1. JN

    JimN

    Palm Springs

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    I've lived in the Coachella Valley for years, and have passed by Catalan many times. I'm not sure why we've never been there, but we hadn't. This weekend, we had dinner there. It was good. The bread and pesto is awesome . . . made the dinner worth it. The seafood pasta was pretty good. My husband had the paella, and it was okay. Overall, our experience was fine. We may return, but won't go out of our way to.
  2. S

    Susan

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    I had a wonderful dinner and great service. The arugula granny smith salad was very fresh and the dressing was tasty and light. I also had the Sea Bass with mango relish and sweet barbecue sauce and asparagus. Delicious....although I did not eat the barbecue sauce - not my taste for a white fish. Luckily it was on the side of the dish and was "avoidable". I would highly recommend this restaurant and will return when I come back to the area.
  3. MT

    MichaelT

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The staff was attentive and the food was very good. We will go back to try more items on the menu.
  4. c

    cwcinps

    Palm Springs

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was strangely quiet at the restaurant on Sunday evening, part of why it was a quiet room. The paella was chocked full of sea food and meat and very tasty. A nice level of spice in the dish. The peach empanada was really tasty, and in January for what tasted like fresh peaches was unexpected.
  5. RN

    RobynN

    Denver

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Expected Mediterranean food leaning more toward Spanish specialties and was disappointed to find little of this fare. The salad was missing Spanish blue cheese, the paella was barely reminiscent of Span & the sea bass was drowning in a pool of teriyaki “bbq” sauce. It was more Hawaiian then anything. The 2 waitstaff were extremely nice & polite but harried as they played host, bartender, server, & busboy.
  6. HM

    HenryM

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service—much more than I expected.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was absolutely wonderful food was amazing and flavorful a true restaurant experience beautiful ambiance and absolutely amazing staff , CHEERS!! To the chef very beautiful plates and very flavorful tasty dishes absolutely marvelous would absolutely go back again!!!
  8. l

    lastsupper

    Palm Springs

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Well, the food was great, it was a set menu which I did not expect. Before I made the reservation, I searched their website to see if it was going to be a fixed menu and there was no indication of that. I plan on going back to order from their regular menu.
  9. MS

    MikeS

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    1) New Years eve dinner was pre-fixed menu. No mention of this anywhere, despite efforts I made to check on this on the internet and on their website specifically. 2) I ordered the prawn appetizer. Was initially served so rare I couldn't cut it with a knife. 3) The second course appetizer course printed on the menu included an ahi appetizer which was perfect for my wife. But,,,they didn't have this. The only other 2 choices were either the prawn as noted above, or some kind of bone marrow. My wife doesn't eat meat or shellfish. No choice for her. They prepared sauteed veggies instead. Very weak, and given price of pre-fixed menu, just not appropriate. 4) Waiter was lovely and tried hard, but he knew the above 3 issues were problematic. Overall, a very disappointing evening. I wouldn't return.
  10. SM

    StephenM

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful New Year's eve at Catalan! The food was excellent, the service was superb, and the atmosphere was fun. A really enjoyable evening!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Have had lovely and outstanding dining experiences at Catalan many times in the past. NYE however was a big disappoint. Service was rushed and very impersonal, food was at best fair, portion sizes were very small as if they were running out of food. Short ribs entree was very poor quality meat, extremely fatty. Have had short ribs in the past and they were always fantastic. Very off night. Also, would have liked to have known menu was prix fix for the holiday.
  12. R

    Rsgmon

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Wilted salad, stale bread, rubber pasta, understaffed so slow inattentive service. Even the Diet Coke was sent back.
  13. BD

    BobbyD

    Los Angeles

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything was good to very good. A little pricey given the portions however, food was good. A solid restaurant. Given the price points you might find other options which provide more for the $$$ spent however, you certainly will walk away satisfied. Whether you return again is a different story.
  14. MO

    MarkO

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall1food4service4ambience3
    Got there for Christmas Dinner. They were sold out of everything. Ended up eating some bread and Octopus. went to Mc Donnalds after because we were still hungry.
  15. M

    Michelle

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    The salmon was over cooked, didn't come with the items on the menu. The Ribeye was also over cooked and underwhelming. The filet and potatoes were awesome! The staff was very kind and did their best
  16. BG

    BrennanG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    AWFUL experience, server was USELESS. Waited 40 minutes just to be asked if we wanted a drink.
  17. NL

    NormanL

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Splendid food and service. Paella and creamy custard were just like Barcelona. Lamb chops were perfectly prepared and sauced. Outstanding.
  18. LC

    LaurenC

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious, especially the bone marrow, paella and grilled octopus! Service was great as well. We can't wait to go back again soon!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner love this place really good food service standing
  20. AS

    AndrewS

    Orange County

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Menu was fun and refreshing. Food was nicely prepared and served hot. Jidori chicken was great. Really fun alternative to other types of cuisine. Space that restaurant has created is fun, fresh and perfect for a reception or event.
  21. JF

    JeffF

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Wait staff attentive, food delicious ambiance special
  22. KA

    KenA

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Decent food at reasonable prices. Grilled octopus was good. Paella was good. Hard to say more when you’ve had the real thing in Spain.
  23. MH

    MichaelH

    Palm Springs

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I always enjoy Catalan. I do miss Corey, the former General Manager who was excellent, but Darwin and team are doing a good job too. Always friendly and very attentive. I think they may need some new entree’ and dessert items on the menu, the familiar dishes are good.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food i love this place
  25. RS

    RobSonoma

    Palm Springs

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    I have lived in Rancho Mirage for a couple years before trying the restaurant with a houseguest who appreciates Mediterranean cuisine. The entire experience was a bit disappointing. It took quite a while to order a drink. We ordered the food while submitting our drink orders; the food came came rather quickly . However, we both thought that the food was just okay, not anything special. The atmosphere was not rather bland as well. I will probably not be returning.
  26. DD

    DDBB

    Palm Springs

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    For some reason it is not nearly as good as we remembered. Must be new management
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always really awesome food, excellent service. Paella is always cook to perfection. I will continue to come to enjoy your exquisite food.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food I was there in thanksgiving turkey was really good service excellent I will be back soon
  29. JB

    JBone

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Unfortunately, the food was just ok. I had hoped for better.
  30. L

    Louis

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Go! Spend money on an unforgettable meal.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Went dinner on Thanksgiving. Was not informed that they were only serving $88 per person course. But was already there so ordered two courses but food was mediocre and did not worth $88. Wouln’t even have paid $40 for each. But did not complain because of the fact that they were working on Thanksgiving.
  32. AS

    AvaS

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Had Thanksgiving Price Fixe menu which was all that was available that evening. I ordered their signature chicken. It was so dry that the waiter suggested I return it for something else. I then ordered the steak. It wasn't dry but was lacking any and all flavor. The waiter was attentive, and as the restaurant was full, that was very notable. The pricing for the meal & the quality of the main courses was a disappointment. The appetizers and dessert were fine though. Overall - I don't think we'll go back there.
  33. JH

    JohnH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great Catalonia style food and a very good wine list. The service was first rate.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful spot
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful option in Rancho Mirage for Mediterranean cuisine! Specific to Spain, not just average homogenized regional food. Diverse menu selection with tapas, which are so much fun to share. Beautiful, spacious atmosphere with fun art & pretty atrium. Not too noisy. We had a really great time & look forward to going back! 👍🏻
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night we got really good food my server Darwin did amazing job on my recommendation on food and wine they need a live music and happy hour
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very delicious, the service was excellent!! Definitely coming back!!
  38. BB

    BozenaB

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The mixed tapas plate was so so, but the pasta and octopus were very good. The noise level was pretty bad.
  39. GF

    GlenvFoodie

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter was great! Good service & good food recommendations. We particularly enjoyed the cheesecake!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food excellent service I really love the food in this place

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 1906 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 16 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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