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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

4.4

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4.3

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4.2

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Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (31)
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Authentic (23)
Tapas (22)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Casual (17)
Live Music (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Good for Groups (13)
Bar Seating (13)
Happy Hour (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Romantic (12)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Fun (11)
Cozy (9)
Healthy (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Business Meals (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Spicy (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Live Sports (1)
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Quick Bite (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 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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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined 3 days ago

Super.
Going to plan a pig roast.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Live Music, Cozy
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 5 days ago

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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Terrific - as usual!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 5 days ago

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!

Tags: Live Music, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Authentic, Special Occasion, Tapas
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 (Louisville)·Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful staff and great food.

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vip
 (New England)·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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 (Seattle)·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.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun, Romantic
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vip
 (Vancouver)·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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 (Orange County)·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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 2, 2018

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·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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 (Palm Springs)·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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Happy Hour, Cozy, Casual, Tapas, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Organic, Spicy, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Healthy, Bar Seating
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 (Orange County)·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!

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great ambience and atmosphere
Ser

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 (Los Angeles)·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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 (Seattle)·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!

Tags: Tapas
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 23, 2018

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·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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 (Portland)·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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·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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 (Palm Springs)·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.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Palm Springs)·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.

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·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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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 11, 2018

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

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 (Palm Springs)·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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 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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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 6, 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 6, 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 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 December 31, 2017

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 December 31, 2017

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

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 28, 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 28, 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 24, 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 23, 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 17, 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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