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
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.
Going to plan a pig roast.
It was chill fam, what can I say. They let me check my longboard.
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.
Terrific - as usual!
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.
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!
Wonderful staff and great food.
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.
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.
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.
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
guitar a bit loud, but good music. food always interesting, sometimes excellent.
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
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.
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!
Great ambience and atmosphere
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 !
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!
Excellent food and attentive service. Next time we will try the tapas at the bar.
We ordered from the Tapas menu and everything was delicious. The service was excellent as well, so we will definitely be back.
Everything about this place was fabulous. Food, service, and atmosphere. It was the first time we ate here. We are going again for sure.
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.
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.
Catalan is a beautiful restaurant with great dining choices. Wednesday nights all wines are 50% off. Our waiter made a great wine recommendation too.
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.
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 music and food were on point, I've never had a bad meal here.
The menu was limited,but, The food and the service were exceptional. some items were seriously overpriced.