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Catalan Mediterranean Cuisine

4.4
844 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Spanish
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Italian
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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.
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Phone number
(760) 770-9508
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Drew Davis
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Frank Sinatra & Country Club
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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.
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Entertainment
Featuring live music -Acoustic Spanish Guitar- every Thursday - Saturday at 6PM during season (Nov. - May) Hours subject to change, please call for details.
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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.
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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
What 844 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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4.4
service
4.3
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4.2
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined 2 days ago

Very disappointing. The paella was drowning in some red sauce instead of yellow rice. The Sangria was just okay. The salads were quite good as were the olives

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vipBuntz (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

We had a very nice dinner in Catalan’s semi-outdoor patio on a busy Friday evening. I liked my all-seafood black squid ink paella while my wife enjoyed her scallops in a butternut squash sauce. A large serving of olives with garlic made a nice starter along with tasty bread. Patrick provided fine service.

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vipEDMAR (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Super.
Going to plan a pig roast.

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Smush (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

It was chill fam, what can I say. They let me check my longboard.

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OpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Our servers Matthew was great, he made sure we were taken care of, as well the bartender with great drinks.
I would rated a 5 but I think it closes to early especially on Valentine day at 9 pm.

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vipSteve (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Terrific - as usual!

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EdnaF (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

There were 4 of us for dinner on Valentine’s Day. The food was very good but unfortunately our waiter was not. In the 2 hrs we were there he only came by once. At the end when we ordered dessert he didn’t even ask if we wanted coffee with our dessert. When the bill came it was incorrect 3 times. Our feeling was he didn’t care.

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OpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

This was our first experience at Catalan and we were very pleased. We were the first to arrive, but within 1.5 hours the place was packed. We picked the prix-fixed dinner but enhanced it with roasted octopus. Each of us had the arugula salad with sliced granny smith apples, walnuts and a champagne vinaigrette. My friend had the scallops and I had the black spaghetti with clams. We also shared two plates of excellent bread with pesto sauce. For dessert my friend had apple crisp. Service was uniformly excellent. All staff were welcoming, friendly and informative. We'll definitely go back!

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Art2008 (Louisville)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Wonderful staff and great food.

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vipOlivia (New England)
2.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

We had eaten here in 2017 and loved it. We went on a recent Friday night and it was too quiet - at least half empty, no ambience and an immediate downer upon arrival. The food was also very disappointing. The salads were fine (I.e., ordinary) but our main course - Ink Squid Paella with seafood which was recommended by our very nice server - was unappetizing in appearance, way too salty and lacking fresh, pleasant flavour. The background music from the jazz/pop guitar player was lovely but otherwise, I'm at a loss to recommend this restaurant.

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MarkT (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

We were in town with friends for the Tour De Palm Springs. There were 9 of us and our service and food was excellent.
We had been referred to Catalans and we will now do the same.

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vipFoodlover (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

We had another wonderful dining experience here this week and it is our favorite restaurant in the desert!!! The food is always excellent and the service is great as well. This time I had the steak & my husband had the lamb ragu pasta & both were delicious!! It is definitely the best restaurant in the desert.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

We had a wonderful time!! The food was different and outstanding in flavor and presentation...we will be back...if your hesitant go on Tuesday...great specials that night

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llcolumbus (Cleveland)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

guitar a bit loud, but good music. food always interesting, sometimes excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

The restaurant promised Catalan food, however very few itens of Spanish kitchen. The place looks old, and dirty. I was really disappointed. Service was excellent the waiters were fast and kind. It looks like

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OpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Wonderful evening as usual. Service was excellent and staff is very thoughtful. Of course we had paella and octopus. The "Fish Dip" is really excellent but should be given a more exotic name, perhaps Sea Food Terrine du Maison. I really enjoyed the black linguine with clams and shrimp. How do they get that shrimp to explode in your mouth? We especially love the inner court yard for alfresco dinning.

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Mannkmm (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

We had the best service and the food was fantastic. I had a party of 10 and the manager was able to put together a set menu for us. I had ordered the sucking pig for us and everyone loved it! The chef came out and spoke with us about the cooking process. Our dinner was such a joy. And the caramel custard for desert was just the perfect way to end or meal. I cannot thank them enough for such great experience!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Great ambience and atmosphere
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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

The live music (if you can call it that) consisted of a very mediocre guitarist playing alongside pre-recorded background music.
The paella which is their signature dish was not good. It consisted of chicken, sausage, calamari rings and a lot of thick overbearing tomatoe sauce.
I do not recommend this restaurant !

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Rose (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Previously went for tapas Tuesday, this time Wednesday dinner. Half price bottles of wine! Paella delicious and not too big. Lamb ragu pasta great and diver scallops great. Server Matthew got us tomato bread upon request. We loved it in Barcelona. Dinner experience brought back happy memories of our summer trip to Spain. What a great find in Rancho Mirage!

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OpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Excellent food and attentive service. Next time we will try the tapas at the bar.

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vipMialjohnson (Palm Springs)
4.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

We ordered from the Tapas menu and everything was delicious. The service was excellent as well, so we will definitely be back.

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GaryF (Portland)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Everything about this place was fabulous. Food, service, and atmosphere. It was the first time we ate here. We are going again for sure.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

My friend and I tried the Hanger Steak, neither of us had had it before and were pleasantly surprised with how good it was. For me the addition of pesto was unnecessary👎🏻, the seasoning and meat itself didn’t require anything else. I know that the chef tries to do his best , but sometimes less is more !
I’ve eaten at Catalan numerous times, have brought guests as well because overall it’s a good place to dine.

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OpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was great. The best sea scallops I have ever had. The staff were very friendly and professional. Outside atrium seating with heaters if needed. Unusual food, but very tasty.

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OpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

Catalan is a beautiful restaurant with great dining choices. Wednesday nights all wines are 50% off. Our waiter made a great wine recommendation too.

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Linda (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

It was an enjoyable dining experience. My sister was visiting from the Midwest. Our server took very good care of our order. Her recommendations as to he menu were wonderful. We will be back in the future.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

The music and food were on point, I've never had a bad meal here.

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OpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
4.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

The menu was limited,but, The food and the service were exceptional. some items were seriously overpriced.

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