Catalan Tapas Bar
*Please be aware that we DO NOT serve classic Spanish Tapas prepared by traditional methods.*
A global tapas experience to delight all of your senses! We feature select Spanish tapas with a twist as well as dishes from around the world served small plate style.
Saturday and Sunday we serve brunch, tapas style, featuring brunch dishes and a selection of our most popular tapas items! We do not offer our full regular menu during brunch hours, which are 10 AM-2PM on Saturday & Sunday.
We offer over 40 wines by the glass, 12 draft taps of craft beer, and an impressive stock of liquors. Our lovely restaurant was designed by Creative Change Paints, two ladies who have worked in the performing arts designing and creating theater sets and is a true work of art. We also feature local artists' work on our walls for purchase!
Old World Wines Vs New World Wines Pairing Dinner$105.00 per personPrepaid
Aug 11, 2021 only5 delectable courses expertly prepared and presented by our world class culinary team paired perfectly with ten wines from around the world (2 per course) and led by Michael Maller with Orsini distributors. Live musical entertainment by Tenille Byers singing American standards. Event begins promptly at 6:30. There is only ONE seating and this event is ONLY available from 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM. Menu can be viewed on our website, Facebook, or Eventbrite. After our educational dinner you will be given the opportunity to purchase bottles of the wines you enjoyed at a discounted price. **Gratuity is not included in the ticket price and will be charged on the evening of the event at the restaurant. Gratuity can be paid in cash or on a credit card.**
Dinner With The Divas$15.00 per personPrepaid
Aug 14, 2021 onlyJoin us for dinner and a show with the Raleigh Driveway Drag Show! The divas will be joining us for a late night dinner service from 9:30-Midnight (kitchen closes at 11:00 PM). All ticket proceeds will be donated to the LGBT Center of Raleigh. MUST pre-purchase tickets to attend the show!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Nice outdoor patio even on a warm summer evening. Our server was friendly, knowledgeable and appropriately attentive. All of the dishes we tried were delcious, but our favorite small dish was the shrimp and gritcake.
Great little restaurant in Cary, lots of fun. Excellent service!
We are glad you loved your experience and look forward to serving you again. Don't forget, Wednesdays are half-off wine bottle day!
Made reservations for a regular table, but when we arrived we were told they only had outdoor seating. I specifically did not request an outdoor table. It’s the middle of July. We were seated by the lovely outside trashcan. We had swarms of flies we were constantly shooing away. Combine this will a wobbly outdoor patio set, and it was not an enjoyable experience. The food was okay, but the crispy pork belly was so crisp the meaty parts were dried splinters of meat. We were charged twice for the shrimp, and had to get that corrected. We also had to ask about the shrimp a few times, and finally asked for it to go. The waitress was nice and pleasant, which is the only real positive.
Unfortunately the Opentable app makes it easy to reserve a patio table without realizing it and when we have busy nights we can't always accommodate a seating change. We have gone ahead and checked all of the patio tables and tightened them up again, they sometimes come loose from being moved. If you'd like to visit again and give us another chance please call and ask for Jennifer and I will ensure you a table inside so you can enjoy your meal.
The food was delicious! We had a double date and shared every plate. The beef short ribs were the best. Cocktails were on point. The place was busy but we were in no hurry. We sat outside and dealt with some flies so maybe bring a salt gun for some added fun. Would definitely recommend this place.
Good sevusce great food and good portions
Wonderful service. Great drinks. Great food!
We were actually very impressed this special take on tapas just opened 6 months ago. We fortunately were able to eat outside (in a little little nondescript strip mall) as the inside dining area was SO LOUD (with live music and loud patrons). The menu is small but has a lot of interesting small plates especially if you like seafood. Our cocktails were made very well and we really enjoyed sharing 4 out of 5 tapas plates. The mussels were not that good, but the scallops, shrimp and grits, manchego Mac and cheese (needed some salt), and especially the tomato/burrata/basil salad were all delicious. We are visiting from out of town but we took a chance - and it was a good pick. We really liked the “team service” approach too.
What a nice find. We first visited for brunch a few weeks back, which was really great. The Potatas Bravas was really amazing. This trip we tried the short ribs, paella and potato tacos. Everything was really tasty and shareable. Margaritas were also great. This will be a regular place for us from now on.
Great food made with fresh ingredients and really nice blend of flavors.
Really amazing place in Cary! Truly special!
The food was excellent and the service was the best.
First time going and will definitely go back! Food was delicious!
We had the best time! Every single item on the menu is absolutely delicious. Great cocktails (& mocktails!, if drinkin' ain't your thang!) The patio is so lovely, the desserts were equally delicious. Definitely check this place out. I've had nearly every item on the menu and have never been disappointed.
Thank you so much for leaving this wonderful review! We strive to offer lots of options for all of our guests and love to hear feedback like yours! We look forward to seeing you again soon. :)
Food was really good! Flavorful and different -- but the portion size to price ratio was often small, even for tapas.
Strangely enough, the cheese plate was really generous (and delicious!) But the paella was unreasonably small for the price.
Loved the live music and cocktail options!
We will go back but probably just for drinks and a snack instead of thinking of it as a meal.
Great food and service. Sitting next to parking lot not great ambiance- but glad they have it!
We are glad you enjoyed your meal and your service! If you have a smaller party you can request seating on the small patio which has a lovely pergola and plant stands that shield the view of the parking lot. Thank you so much for your patronage, we look forward to seeing you again soon!
We went for the first time and they were very nice. They moved me from a table I was not happy about without any fuss and we had great service. People were concerned about our experience and the food was wonderful. We had the Harissa Carrots, my favorite, the crispy pork belly, and the spicy short ribs. This was plenty for the two of us. Not a lot, if you are very hungry, you would need more but for us it was just right. Very tasty and I liked the small intimate atmosphere inside. Would go back!
Everything was fantastic!
Nice small restaurant…extensive wine menu, tried their specials- were good. Tuesday night’s they host an open bar - the talent did a great job. Would recommend for a casual night out!
Food and drinks were excellent!! Service was exceptional!! Thank you Jamie and Ali (sorry about spelling if incorrect)
It was Father’s Day and our first time there. Jamie and Katy (I think those are their names) were awesome and gave us the greatest recommendations and service!! Will be going back soon!!
First time at Catalan Tapas Bar. It was a great atmosphere, wait staff was super friendly and food was amazing. We will definitely make plans to come again.
First time at Catalan to celebrate Father's Day with my husband. We sat inside as the weather was iffy, but next time would go on a nicer day and sit outside. Just a bit noisy for us. We first had mimosas and then Bloody Marys - the best Bloody Marys ever, with the manchego stuffed olives added in - great! Food was fantastic - we shared 3 dishes, including gambas de ajillo, non-Catalonian tortilla, and the shrimp benedict one - they were all wonderful. Staff kept stopping by to see if everything was all right, including one of the chefs - it was all terrific. I'm already planning a girls' lunch sometime soon!
My wife and I were Tapas novices and this was a great introduction. All our selections were delicious and the service was great. Someone near us ordered the charcuterie board and it made our mouths water - we'll be getting that next time because we definitely plan to go back. Casual atmosphere.
The food was wonderful; however it was to me price for the small serving size.
Excellent bar and cute vibe.
We believe in paying all of our staff a living wage. Also, the cost of product has increased exponentially this last year. As such, our prices must reflect these two factors. We are glad you enjoyed your meal and look forward to seeing you again soon!
Jaime was absolutely fantastic! Very knowledgeable of the menu, provided great recommendations and was very friendly. The food was amazing.
Awesome food and service coupled with great drinks. Really nice tapas.
I love this place. Great service and food. It was a little loud inside with the live music so consider that but will DEFINITELY be back.
The food and drinks were amazing. We will be back!
Hidden gem in Cary. Food/bar and live music. Awesome Service!
Great Tapas, wine list and service. Will definitely go there again. Making a reservation is super easy and recommended if you want to sit inside and listen to music.
We enjoyed Sunday brunch outside in the covered area. It was so pleasant and we had a wonderful experience! The food was delicious and the service was excellent. We will definitely be coming back!
Prior to making a reservation, I read marvelous reviews about the food at Catalan Tapas Bar and it deserves that reputation. They had extensive outdoor seating, since they are able to take over Bruegger's outdoor space after 2 PM. This is important to my party since we are still hesitant at eating indoors despite having completed our vaccines. Every dish we shared was delicious but we particularly enjoyed the citrus glazed brussel sprouts, garlic shrimp and short ribs. Our servers were delightful but the restaurant was so busy that owner was actually waiting our table as well. My group of friends definitely plan to return to Catalan Tapas Bar.
I am so happy to hear that you loved your dining experience with us! It was lovely to meet you, and yes, you'll often find me jumping in to help out my staff when we are busy. I enjoy hospitality and look forward to meeting all of our guests. Thank you again for dining with us, we look forward to serving you again soon. ~Jennifer
Taking into consideration all of the pandemic after effects could not gv a 5 star to experience. 2-3 plates we ordered they had sold out,which was frustrating since it was our first time there. Waitresses that took care of us were excellent and very apologetic every time they had to inform us they were sold out of item. Gambas al ajillo needed more garlic to be true to the name! We will try another time maybe when we are more into the post-pandemic era.
I am so sorry to hear that you were unable to try all of the dishes you had hoped to. It is unfortunate that we still struggle with supply chain issues with some of our ingredients, but it is certainly improving the longer things remain open and running properly. We actually have cut back some on the garlic due to guest feedback, but next time just ask for extra garlic, that's how I like it too! We look forward to being able to serve you again and hope that you will try us again soon. ~Jennifer
Service was outstanding. These folks are hustling in order to make it as a new restaurant that just opened in Dec.
Chicken tacos and the pork belly were our favorites. Nice bourbon selection as well.
We'll be back.
THis is a great little place with a good variety of small-plate food. we loved the experience and we'll be going beck!
The staff are wonderful! We’ll be back for the wine list and the tacos.
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this great review. We look forward to seeing you back again and having you try the wine!
We loved the food!
First time we had been could not fault it we definitely return
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this wonderful review! We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Very friendly, delicious food, good atmosphere. Highly recommend.
We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
You can order delivery directly from Catalan Tapas Bar using the Order Online button. Catalan Tapas Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (984) 465-0607.
Catalan Tapas Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 101 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.