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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.
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.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
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.
Between Frank Sinatra & Country Club
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Featuring live music -Acoustic Spanish Guitar- every Thursday - Saturday at 6PM during season (Nov. - May) Hours subject to change, please call for details.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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Catalan Mediterranean Cuisine Ratings and Reviews
I've never had paella before... I know, I know... have I lived under a rock?!! So with nothing to compare it to, it was Delicious! More seafood than rice and enough for two. Wine list was decent but not a lot by the glass. The ambiance was nice. I would definitely go back.
The ambiance of Catalan was delightful, both understated and elegant. The service was initially attentive then a bit aloof. The fried chicken was moist and tasty while the paella was aromatic, while the rice was crunchy and filled with fish ingredients. I did find it a bit oily however.
The management denied my use of the dining discount card I brought as it was a "special event" but redeemed themselves graciously with a pair of complimentary desserts. Very classy and delicious besides.
HUGE disappointment in most every respect. We likened our experience to those so often occuring in a brand new restaurant that hasn’t gotten the kinks worked out. Noisy! OMG! Imagine eating at center court of your high school gym “during the game.”
Parents, if you hate the looks and glares from diners seated around your table irritated by your brats that you are prone to ignore, take them to Catalan where no one will hear them...promise.
Menu: Very limited for what was supposed to represent tastes and dishes from the Mediterranean part of the world. Olives and bread were nice. We had three dishes - nothing special for the too much money.
Live music consisted of a wonderful solo guitar player. At times, he too could not be heard.
Another positive to share: There is plenty of FREE VALET PARKING.
We are foodies who summer in Portland so we welcome having interesting, healthy and delicious ethnic food to the Coachella Valley. Catalan in our opinion is one of the best restaurants in the valley: it has great tapas, delicious paella, and many other options that are an absolute delight. We love their tempranillo wine which we always order when we eat there. The ambiance in there is great, it has warm colors and a pleasant inner courtyard. The efficient, friendly servers make it a delight to dine there. It is so special to have a great option devoted to quality food as opposed to the many restaurants around Palm Springs that often focus on volume rather than quality. I highly recommend eating here. If you want a special occasion-we haven't done this yet-but order a roast suckling pig (for 6 or more, I think you need to order it 72 hours in advance).
We have been to Catalan several times before and always enjoyed it. Therefore, we were excited to go on New Years Eve and try the special menu for that evening. To say we were disappointed would be putting it very, very mildly. The guitar music was so loud that we practically shouted to each other just to be heard. Our waiter also had to shout to take our order. Other tables around us also complained about the noise level. I asked our waiter to have the the music turned down but to no real avail. At previous outings we have ordered the Sangria pitcher which was normally rich, hardy, robust and very flavorful. This time the wine was ice diluted to the point of tastelessness, hardly any citrus slices and no coffee beans. Overall our dinner was tasty, but tepid to lukewarm at best. The top layer of the Crispy Chicken Chicharron was actually cold - not cool, cold - while the bottom layer was barely room temperature. There was no bread to accompany any portion of the the meal, not even with the roasted Bone Marrow. Previous meals have always started with a super selection of bread and olives. My wife ordered the Raw Bar (oysters and shell fish) and no crackers were served. Fortunately our server was able to scrounge up some crackers and for that effort was rewarded with a very good tip . My order of Pan Seared Foie Gras Slider was indeed seared on both the bottom and top of the slice but virtually raw in the middle. Nothing says "yummy" like a cold slice of fat. As of this writing we're not sure if we will return to Catalan. Something has definitely changed and not for the better.
Celebrated Christmas Eve with dinner at Catalan. This was my first visit to this lovely restaurant, but won't be the last. We were seated immediately upon arrival on the lovely patio, and had an amazing waitress who told us all about the different choices while making some personal recommendations which was very helpful since we had not been here before. Service and food were excellent throughout our dining experience, as we enjoyed the house made sangria, the Bibb salad, smoked prime rib, cauliflower puree, and the amazing churros stuffed with chocolate for dessert. Everything was absolutely delicious, and the kitchen and staff moved at a very efficient pace, especially considering it was a holiday. I would recommend this restaurant unconditionally, and look forward to returning to try some of the other offerings on the menu.
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 👌🏻
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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