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About Catalan Mediterranean Cuisine

Family owned & operated, Catalan is situated on HWY 111 in Rancho Mirage. The restaurant specializes in Western Mediterranean cuisine bringing forth tastes from Italy & Spain. Known to offer one of the most authentic Paella and Spanish Tapas experience in the Desert.
The decor provides a rustic yet modern atmosphere that is bound to make you have a comprehensive experience of the food. We take immense pride in our FOH & BOH staff who are very committed to offering you the best quality of food and service.
The adjacent Boqueria Bar specializes in house -made infusions drinks like the Pineapple Infused Vodka, Cucumber Collins and more. As well as different innovative cocktails such as the popular Pomegranate & Basil Martini.

Awards:
Palm Springs Best New Restaurant of the Year 2012.
RAMMY Award - Best Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year 2014.
Palm Springs Life Best of the Best 2014.
Palm Springs LIfe Best Mediterranean Restaurant 2015.

70026 Hwy 111
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Italian

Hours of Operation:
October to May hours: TUE - SUN 5-9PM

CLOSED Thanksgiving Day - We will deliver Thanksgiving feast!

OPEN Christmas Eve - 2 Course Prime Rib Special
CLOSED Christmas Day

OPEN New Year's Eve - Special seating available.
CLOSED New Year Day

OPEN Mother's Day - Dinner
CLOSED Father's Day

SUMMER Happy Hour In the Bar: WED - SAT 5-9PM
SUMMER Hours of Operation: WED - SAT 5-9PM
SUMMER = June 12th - September 30th


**Space available for morning Lunch & Learns.

**Special seating available nightly.

Cross Street:
Between Frank Sinatra & Country Club

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 770-9508

Website:
http://www.catalanrestaurant.com/

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

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.

Parking Details:
JUNE - OCTOBER | Self Parking Only. You may use the back parking lot or the adjacent parking lots.

NOVEMBER - MAY
Valet & Self Parking

JUNE - OCTOBER | Self Parking Only.

Executive Chef:
Drew Davis

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Wine Dinners
Wine Tastings
Cooking Classes
Pigs & Paella Dinners
Whole Roasted Suckling Pig Family Style Dinner

Please visit our website at www.catalanrestaurant.com and click on Events in order to get up to date information regarding our restaurant Special Events.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Offering regular menus throughout the evening as well as a 2 Course Prime Rib special w/ salad or soup as 1st course & Spanish Spiced Prime Rib w/ horseradish sauce as main. We can't wait to celebrate with you!

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Enjoy NYE dinner for less than $100 per person. Try our 3-Course menu from 5 pm - 5: 45 pm or our 5-Course menu from 6 pm - 11 pm. Both menus inclusive of champagne toast & live entertainment all evening. Party favors for reservations after 7:30 pm.

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Catalan Mediterranean Cuisine Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Fit for Foodies (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Bar Seating (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Live Music (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Romantic (8)
Fun (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Cozy (5)
Healthy (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Business Meals (4)
Seasonal (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Spicy (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The service was fantastic! The wine recommendations from our server Jared were spot on and some of the best I have ever tasted (and I am a wine-o). The black paella was delicious and the octopus appetizer was a must-have!!! The normal paella was just ok but everything else we had was fantastic! A little pricey but delicious 👌🏻

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The food is very good at Catalonia and presentation is great! The wait staff was attentive but not overbearing .

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Live Music
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 26, 2017

This was our third visit, and we were very pleased, as usual. The food is amazing, and the guitarist was very talented. We will definitely return many times.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Live Music, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We had another amazing meal here!! Food is delicious & beautifully presented. Service is excellent. I really appreciate how flexible & attentive they are at working around my allergies. Definitely the best restaurant in the desert!!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Bad server up charging the bill.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 23, 2017

A special restaurant. Wonderful Spanish food with great bar and outside patio dining. Staff can’t do enough for you. The lamb chops are out of this world. One of our favorites in the desert.

Tags: Happy Hour, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Spicy, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Amazing service. Amazing food. Look forward to the next time I can go.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 16, 2017

We raved about Catalon two new friends who had never been there before. No one was disappointed, the food was delicious and the entire evening could not have been better. Our personal favorite is the liver. Not your mama’s recipe. The service was impeccable and I’m sure our friends will be going there as regularly as we do.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Love this place! Excellent tapas, unique cocktails, warm, friendly staff. We enjoy it and always bring visitors here.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We sat in the patio and they had live music - acoustic guitar.

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

It’s very busy , which is good, however the noise level is very bad for those of us with hearing aids. I can’t hear without them and with them everything is magnified so I might have to stay away on weekends.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 8, 2017

The team at Catalan were top notch from reservations all the way to seeing us out the door. Everyone in our group had a great time, and even my co-workers sent me an email of thanks for inviting them to this business dinner (which at my company is unheard of!). Thanks everyone at Catalan for a GREAT evening!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Always come here every time we come to palm desert

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Healthy, Authentic, Tapas
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Valet was overwhelmed. Waiting for or car almost made us late for the theatre. I would park independently next time. Service started out fine at 5:30 pm. but as the restaurant got more crowded & closer to curtain time it was chaotic. We weren't able to get our coffee & desert as we ordered. We let it be known prior to sitting down that we had a 7:30 curtain.
Phyllis W.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great food, service and atmosphere as always - I’m a loyal fan and try to introduce as many people as I can to this establishment.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We've been wanting to try Catalan for some time and last weekend we did with friends . Sitting in the center patio was a big mistake as the guitar player is so loud we couldn't hear each other talk and we were sitting as far from him as possible. We asked the waiter to have him turn down the volume of his amp so we could carry on a conversation and it made no difference. As to the food, it was OK. My wife had the liver which she loved and I must say with a small taste it was very good. I had the squid ink paella which had no flavor so I ate the shrimp, little baby clams and calamari rings and lots of bread with their special sauce. The apple crisp for desert was great. Would I go back? Not so fast. There are too many quieter places to dine with much better food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Service was absolutely incredible. Drinks were good. Food was good. Prices were decent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We had a great dinner! Everyone her is welcoming and gracious. Maricela, our server, was happy to explain the menu and provided terrific service. The Dover sole is amazing as is the Paella. The decor and surroundings are lovely, authentic and relaxing. Definitely a winner!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 2, 2017

We went for the Sunday fried chicken and it was delicious! The chicken was moist, the batter was delicious, and the mashed potatoes were the best ever. This was my first time to Catalan and it won't be my last.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Paella is not paella. Worst paella ever. Other food was not that great either. Once they noticed we had detected the poor food quality, service quickly declined. Servers were gone and never served us from our second bottle of wine. Sorry for the people who go there and think it's fine dinning.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Catalan is always great. Love the grilled octopus.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Staff is so friendly they make you feel welcomed. The food was amazing.

Tags: Disabled Access, Happy Hour, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Cozy, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food was excellent at the Catalan, and we loved the ambience. Loved the fact that the music was not loud and overpowering. Service was very good and friendly. All in all a very pleasant experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Best meal I've had in the desert in a long time. I had the grill Dover sole with olive oil and garlic. Can't wait to return

Tags: Seasonal, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 10, 2017

I brought a date there on a Saturday night and wanted to impress him. The kitchen was definitely off. They must have run out of bread because we only got three small pieces and it took a long time to get it. While we were still eating our salads they brought my dates entree to the table and not mine. I went over to the hostess and she was very helpful and apologized and removed the entree. It turned out that it had been for another table. I had the pork tenderloin. It tasted very good, but the portion size was very small in my opinion.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We enjoy your restaurant and always order paella. Unfortunately, the quality on this visit did not favorably compare with the past.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 8, 2017

First time into Catalan and was pleasantly surprised on the warming welcome. The food and drinks were so different but incredibly delicious.
Already made a reservation for their "Fried Chicken Dinner" on the first Sunday of the month. I am sure I will not be disappointed!

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·Dined on September 7, 2017

Excellent dining!!! This was a business dinner. I made the reservations in my boss's name. Both of us were familiar with the restaurant. There was a slight mix-up with the menu online vs the summer menu at the restaurant, but the staff was very accommodating. We had numerous tapas. The Matador Manhattans were delicious---great Bourbon. The entire evening was very nice. The noise level is pleasantly social. One can converse without a problem, although one is aware of others dining nearby but without hearing their conversations.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Tapas, Healthy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 4, 2017

all I can say is "wonderful" The service, the atmosphere and the food. We went on the first Sunday for the fried chicken and it was delicious. We had just returned from the South and had fried chicken many many nights while there. I can truely say your fried chicken was the best I have ever had. We have been to Catalan other times and the food has always been delicious. can't wait to retuirn,for sure next month for the chicken and probably before that for the yummy paella.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quick Bite, Comfort Food
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Overall, the restaurant does well at seating and serving customers. We have dined several times at the restaurant, but we will not return because the noise level is so disturbing that the meal is not enjoyable. I would recommend that they move the large parties of diners away from the booths, so the loud conversations wouldn't interrupt the parties of 2 or 4. Last night the party of 20 people within arms-length of us had children crying, screaming and banging the silverware on the table as a drum. The adults in the party of 20 were speaking so loud to reach each other from one end of the table to the other that my party couldn't have a polite dinner conversation unless we matched the loud voices in the room to hear ourselves speak.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We had a fabulous time. The food, atmosphere and service were excellent We are definitely coming back on our next trip to PS.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 3, 2017

I had been there once before for a large happy hour kind of gathering and was impressed with the food, service and ambience so I chose the Catalan to celebrate a friend's success. I ordered a sangria which was excellent, red wine, a splash of brandy, soda and apple slices. My friends had watermelon margaritas and did not comment. We all had gazpacho which was pretty good but had an odd smokey taste. Three of us had Paella which was a real disappointment. The portions were small, fine for me, but I'm not sure about the heartier eaters. The rice was short grained and undercooked as were the shrimp (more like underdone ceviche) and the whole dish was wetter than I've had before. The service was fine. The highlight was warm, crusty bread with wonderful pesto. In fairness it was Labor Day weekend near the end of a long hot summer, so maybe the usual chef was off to cooler climates.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Went for MIL's birthday. It was fine. They ran out of their house chicken "Jidori chicken" and offered my MIL the "special" Chorizo-stuffed chicken - she said it was OK. We also noticed how DARK the center of the restaurant was and much nicer it could've been if it was lighted (we were there 7-830PM). As an aside, we dined at Dish (DT Palm Springs) the night before (same price point) and had a fantastic dining experience there - so maybe we should've reversed the visits :) Overall, Catalan doesn't really offer the "authenticity" of any Catalonian restaurants we've grown accustomed to and for a local restaurant - it's just OK. Hoped for something more. On a positive note - really tasty sangria! :)

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 25, 2017

We love Catalan. The service and the food are always wonderful. We took some friends visiting from out of town. It's one of our go to places.

Tags: Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Everything was perfect. The staff was anazing and the food was out of this world. The liver was especially exceptional!!! And on Wednesdays, every bottle of wine is 50% off. Great deal!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Just came back from visiting Barcelona and other parts of Spain and Europe. Saw this driving by and wanted to try their paella to see if it would compare. It does! Service was outstanding. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great atmosphere, good service and awesome food. The paella was to die for and your wine selection is very very good

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Service was awesome. Food was delicious. Cannot wait to come back. Plus they have Muldons salt on the table. Yummy!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 11, 2017

We did the $24.95 special menu. My friend had the lamb, which she liked. I had paella, it was pleasantly spicey and very flavorful. We were early, so it was quiet. Most enjoyable.

Tags: Tapas
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·Dined on August 7, 2017

The food is always great
Menu change with season
Service good
Love bring new people to eat there

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients
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