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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.

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Catalan Mediterranean Cuisine Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

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4.1

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Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (25)
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Good for Groups (11)
Bar Seating (11)
Happy Hour (10)
Fun (9)
Romantic (9)
Cozy (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Healthy (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Hot Spot (4)
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Good Vegetarian Options (4)
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Notable Wine List (3)
Seasonal (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Spicy (2)
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Live Sports (1)
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas
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 (Detroit)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 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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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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

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·Dined on January 11, 2018

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

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 8, 2018

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

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.

Tags: Live Music
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We have always enjoyed our dining at Catalan, the food is terrific with a menu that updates and changes.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

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).

Tags: Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

It was a Pre-Fix menu, great choices!! The food was exceptional as was the service.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Came in for a quick bite. Staff was wonderful and the food as usual was outstanding. Thank you!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Creative food and great service. Catalan is always a good place to meet friends

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Live Sports, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The food was good, however the portions were small and the prices were high. The waitstaff were efficient and friendly. I will probably not go there again as there are many other restaurants in the area that are a better value for your money.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Excellent paella! Great food. Friendly and personable service. Will definitely return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (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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 (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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Bad server up charging the bill.

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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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