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Catalan Mediterranean Cuisine

4.4
818 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 818 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.4
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4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
5.0
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.

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Linda (Detroit)
5.0
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.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0
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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OpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
5.0
Dined on January 12, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
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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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0
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.

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0
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.

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OpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
5.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

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

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vipMarc (New York Area)
5.0
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).

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
2.0
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.

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