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Catalan Mediterranean Cuisine

4.5
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$31 to $50
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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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JedS
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, atmosphere and service. Service staff was attentive when needed and scarce when not required - best of both worlds.

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Sachi
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We remembered our paella in Spain and wanted to celebrate my birthday at Catalan. Our party of six were seated in the patio and we all enjoyed the appetizer, sangria, and our entrees.

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vipViews
Palm Springs
50 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always wonderful experience at Catalan! It is so wonderful to dine in the outside air conditioned Courtyard!
Kory, the manager and bartender extraordinaire was welcoming and attentive as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service ambience

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect !!!

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LissaR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The dinner was very good. The sangria is very authentic and delicious. Some of the food options weren't what I expected but what we had was very good. I would have liked more taps choices. There were lots of items with chorizo not necessarily my first choice. Dessert was amazing. Our server was very friendly and helpful. we would go back next time we visit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
20 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoy this restaurant. Wonderful cooked patio with nice lighting. When we ate there friday night, it was quite busy so we had to wait 30 mins after our reservation time but staff was super apologetic and gave us a round of drinks. Food was wonderful! I had jadori chicken and it was cooked perfect, with pureed cauliflower, yum. My man had the paella and he loved it. Also had the goat cheese stuffed peppers which were delicious. Great food, good service and reasonable prices. Would totally recommend♡

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Trish
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the octopus and the paella.

Atrium was very nice

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LisaD
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food was delicious and the staff is very friendly and very professional. Great ambience and I will go back every time I’m in the area.

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Sharebear
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was really good. Octopus was the highlight, sweet and tender! Not completely happy with their Covid protocol. While our server was very sweet, he was constantly fixing his mask. His mask kept slipping down off his nose. The dining room was not exactly outside. The room was basically an atrium with a tented canvas top with small open slots. “Outdoor” dining area was pretty packed. Ten-tops, eight-tops and many many four-tops in the same room. Lots of jovial conversation and lots of loud laughter in a small area. Busboy would grab our cup to refill our water and then went on to the next table and grab their cup to fill up. This was a cross contamination nightmare waiting to happen. Made me nervous. Will I be back? Maybe one day after Covid is past us.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice to have AC in an indoor location. However, the air flow could have been better. I felt a little uneasy.

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Candace
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining experience we’ve had since Covid. Highly recommend the beets with burrata salad and the prime rib special with shishito peppers.

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vipannie
Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful & safe dinner last Saturday night! The food was delicious, the service was great & the outdoor patio was cool and shaded! We loved it so much we're going back this Saturday!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal, the outside court seating was fantastic

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vipViews
Palm Springs
50 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Catalan always does a great Job! Cory, the manager, server, bartender is always attentive and was wonderful this evening! The folks at Catalan have done a great job figuring out how to make their outside courtyard air conditioned....so smart! This makes dining outside, even on the hottest evening a pleasant experience!

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stuartD
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great experience. Service was not very good but food made up for it!

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vipTJD47
Palm Springs
41 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner in the air conditioned patio/courtyard and, other than the uncomfortable metal patio chairs, it was a fantastic dinner (note: we requested cushions and they provided them immediately). Our server was Corey, and he was terrific. We were going to order paella for each of us, but then Corey pointed out that, on Sundays, there was a paella for two special that included a pitcher of sangria (which we had already ordered) at a significant savings. Of course, we went with that, and it was more than enough for both of us (we took a large box home). The paella was as good as any we had in Barcelona a few years ago. The atmosphere on the patio was really nice, A/C worked well, and overall it was a very special evening. We've dined here before and will definitely be back.

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vipDrLydiaGray
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I made a reservation a week in advanced and asked for a table away from the center of patio due to health reasons. When we arrived, I was told I could not be assured of such a request and was seated in the center of the covered patio room. Waiter/manager was very attentive of our needs, but the restaurant was pretty busy and it took time to get some of the items we ordered. The chorizo and cheese plate was very tasty as is their fresh bread. We shared the paella which was just ok. We decided to have dessert and ordered the Catalan Crema with salt which was incredibly delicious. Overall, the experience and food was good, but not outstanding. Sangria was tasty, not one of the best I've had.

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angiev
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our first visit, we will definitily go back again. The food, service and ambience was excellent. Our waiter Darwin was excellent.

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JenniferS
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another superb meal. The air conditioned patio was very comfortable. I'm sure there are very few in the desert. Tried the Sangria for the first time, delicious. The Beef Cheeks over pasta was to die for. My husbands Scallops were perfect as was our Octopus and fish dip starters. Seems the change of ownership has not changed their quality and creativeness of their dishes.

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ReadWallStreet
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thought the food and the service was fantastic. It was my first time there and I plan to return!

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EdLeC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in all respects. Service, food, ambience, were all excellent.

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RichardH
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since this excellent Mediterranean Spanish restaurant enclosed their open atrium to comply with the Covid restrictions, they have continued the reputation as one of the most distinctive menus and service in Rancho Mirage.

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RanPS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely courtyard patio with tables well spaced for Covid safety. Fresh baked bread and tapenade, delicious entrees and attentive staff led us to return twice in one week with friends in tow

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience dining at Catalan and give big kudos to management for enclosing their patio with A/C units to make it more than comfortable for us to have dinner during the horrible heatwave. We tried dining out at other restaurants but just couldn’t stand the incredible heat and humidity, even with misters and fans. But Catalan got it right and I’m so thankful for their ingenuity because we had our best meal of the trip there! The service was the best we’ve had in a really long time thanks to our server Cory. He was spot on and so enthusiastic and friendly. We never wanted for anything the whole time. The food was excellent and authentic, and the drinks were inventive, delicious and stiff. Loved the sangria and the passion fruit margarita had a great balance of flavor. I ordered the paella which was very filling for one person and downright delicious! We were in Barcelona last summer and it is definitely on par with some of the paella we had there. My husband ordered the lamb chops which were so tender and juicy and HUGE, not like your typical tiny lollipop chops that you see at other restaurants. All in all we had a spectacular dinner and can’t wait to come back!

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vipSMTGlendale
Los Angeles
59 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time we have ventured to Catalan since the beginning of the pandemic. Food, service and ambiance was as excellent as it was before. We felt very safe while dining here, with all safety precautions being strictly followed by restaurant staff. We will be back soon.

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LisaG
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner with excellent service on the patio. The Octopus was one of the best I have ever had and I search out good octopus so that is saying something. Also had the paella which was also tasty with a wonderful smoked chorizo and deliciously fresh seafood. I was dining alone and the wait staff were engaging and delightful. This is a great restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambiance.

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vipJimmyC
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a terrific meal on the patio ... the food is always excellent ... best of all we all felt very safe . every thing was sanitized and clean and all the staff wore masks .

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vipIkeB
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service in a safe environment !

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vipIkeB
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service in a safe environment !!

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vipJOEB
Palm Springs
17 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad to see them back. Tough times, but they are trying to get back! The patio is open and pleasant. Food is always great, miss the previous management just because we got to know them well, but the new management is great and attentive. If you enjoy great Spanish food as I do, please support and visit this establishment.

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vipups2011
Palm Springs
41 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner at Catalan. All safety rules and regs were being followed. Service was excellent. The tapas app, paella, and carmel cream dessert were out of this world. Can’t wait to return!

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vipRonS
Palm Springs
33 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Warmly greeted and promptly seated by the hostess, we felt welcomed on this first visit. Our server was kind and professional. Food was delicious. We ordered a pitcher of red sangria and it was just OK...it was missing something, but it was certainly drinkable, cold and refreshing. Otherwise, everything else fired on all cylinders and we are looking forward to a return visit.

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vipDorothea
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant - nice dishes we tried the paella and it was great ! The appetizers where nicely presented and great cocktails. Overall nice ambience and good service

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RehanaV
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great restaurant, food and staff. Will definitely be returning customers.

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vipGoodEats
Palm Springs
35 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

So happy this Spanish restaurant has an atrium that can be used during this awful COVID situation that has caused so many others without a patio to close. Food is always good. Very flavorful and service always good, too. Highly recommend you give it a try or, return to support this restaurant. Oh, do check out their Sangria! Wonderful, fruity libation. And, if you like octopus, they have really good grilled pieces.

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DavidE
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and my family enjoyed our evening very much.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and very friendly service. Food was excellent as well. Hope to return very soon

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randy
Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first return in a couple of years....still a great place! Quiet so able to hear and talk across the table; food was good and our waiter was superb!

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

Catalan Mediterranean Cuisine is rated 4.5 stars by 1368 OpenTable diners.

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