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Catalan Tapas Bar, Cary, NC
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Catalan Tapas Bar

4.6
4.6
264 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates

For parties larger than 4 please call us directly to make your reservation.

*Please be aware that we DO NOT serve classic Spanish Tapas prepared by traditional methods.*

Wednesdays we offer 50% off bottles on our by-the-glass list, over 50 to choose from!
We host Jazz Night every Tuesday and local musicians Wednesday thru Saturday nights. Check our Facebook page for our weekly music schedule. We also feature local artists' work on our walls for purchase!

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. Offering over 40 wines by the glass, 12 draft taps of craft beer, and an impressive stock of liquors as well as craft cocktails & mocktails.

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.

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Booked 11 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Fusion / Eclectic, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 11:30 am–9:30 pm Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue 11:30 am–9:30 pm Sat 2:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (984) 465-0607

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    K Justus Carlquist

  • Catering

    We can cater events, please call to speak with a manager regarding your needs.

  • Private party facilities

    We host wine and tapas pairing events monthly. We also host beer pairing events, bourbon pairing events, and cocktail pairing events semi-monthly. Check our Facebook page for all of our live music acts, special events, and more!

  • Neighborhood

    Cary

  • Cross street

    HighHouse Road

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 264 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Late Night Find

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Notable Wine List

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Raleigh

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Raleigh

    Notable Wine List

  • Raleigh

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It’s a fun, energetic environment. The service is exceptional as is the food.

  2. JC

    JoanC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was excellent, the service was wonderful and I recommend this to people if they want an enjoyable time!

  3. SN

    SunsetNC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, fantastic service. Has become my favourite restaurant after one visit. Already looking forward to going back

  4. s

    scrappy

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    It's an ok place for a combination of Spanish, Mexican and South America dishes. Service was quite good. Food was just ok. It was fairly expensive for the amount of food we got - plus they automatically tacked on a 3.5% credit card fee.

  5. KM

    KenM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    It is a TapasFusion place. We went for Mother's Day brunch. Bloody Mary was good and spicy. Shrimpngrits were good. Breakfast tacos were lacking. Good service and good management.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The food was good, however we felt the menu was somewhat limited. While this could be due to supply chain shortages, or a specific Mother's Day weekend menu, we felt it could have a wider variety of tapas. I reserved an outside table, but due to the colder weather they were accommodating to our preference for inside service. The serving staff worked very collaboratively and as a cohesive unit rather than us feeling we needed to wait for a specific server to attend to our table. Props for that. Overall it was a good experience, and my Mom enjoyed it (and her Mother's Day complimentary sugar cookie).

  7. b

    bcskier

    Denver

    112 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    112 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Terrific food and large wine list complemented by friendly and knowledgeable staff. We wish we had a restaurant like this in Denver - we'd be regulars!

  8. B

    Bb365

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It’s a funky little place. Funky little menu….if you’re not open to new things, check out their menu online. This was my 4th visit, and 3rd person I’ve taken with me. We all enjoyed both food and drink. If you usually eat breakfast at a pancake house..go there. The service is over the top. If I didn’t know better, I’d swear the servers were all part owners…..now that I think about it, I don’t know that isn’t the case. It’s not quiet….wouldn’t go for a romantic date nite., but the noise is energizing. Haven’t been there during live music, so who knows?

  9. m

    manymoodys

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1

    Underwhelming would be an understatement. Ceviche consisted of one chopped up shrimp and a bunch of veggies. Charcuterie board came with four crackers. Not sure anyone here has ever been to an authentic tapas restaurant. For the prices charged they could definitely do much better. Small plate prices maybe could be justified if best in class food, but it’s far far from that.

  10. RE

    RickEF

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4

    Food was not fresh.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    Service was great. Food was okay. It’s a heavily Americanized version of Spanish food plus a few Mexican and Asian and Southern dishes on the menu. If you’ve never been to Spain or never eaten at a Jose Andres restaurant, you might find the food here kind of exotic or maybe even like it. We had pan con tomate, patatas bravas, gambas al ajillo, calamares, tuna poke, and crab cakes. None of them were particularly authentic or memorable. The execution left much to be desired. Not worth going back.

  12. DH

    DebbyH

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food and super friendly staff! Highly recommended this place! Loved everything we had to eat.

  13. S

    Sandylee

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The owner is wonderful, the food, amazing, and the service is great. We were able to get recommendations that fit us and had a wonderful time. We also enjoy that we are supporting a local business.

  14. MT

    MikeT

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice outdoor seating. Fantastic small plates for our group of 4.

  15. JS

    JaniceS

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    Drinks were very good. Food was good, nothing too spectacular. We sat outside which was nice because the inside is small and dark.

  16. HC

    HenryC

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    The food lacks x factor; the service is ok but dull, no enthusiasm; the overall atmosphere is simple, quiet and dark. I would say the place is okay as the food it does taste well but honestly don't think i'll be coming back

  17. JR

    JudithR

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The wait staff was knowledgeable and friendly. Water glasses were always full. Plates were served in groups and we never felt rushed. Everything we tried not only looked good but tasted great.

  18. MB

    MBradley

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Food and service were both good. It was Friday so they had a singer which was nice but loud depending on where you were seated. I think the overall price was a little steep for the amount of food that we ate. Overall, good experience and we will likely return because it is extremely convenient to where we live.

  19. RG

    RahulG

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and value for money! Loved the Brussels sprouts and carrots with harissa sauce.

  20. K

    Kelienne

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Excellent food options and love the extensive wine selection. Nice neighborhood venue.

  21. TS

    TStyles

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    The location has live music everyday except Sunday. Service was good and knowledgeable. Recommendations were smart and wine list has great choices.

  22. J

    Jasskyblue

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was delicious, servers were knowledgeable and courteous. It is a small space so the tables are close together and it was a little loud, but the live music was excellent.

  23. LG

    LindaG

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love Catalan! Always great food and excellent service!!

  24. DB

    DianaB

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really fun place. The staff was very nice, and the service was prompt and friendly.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Bloody Mary. Love the

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our first visit here & we could not have been more impressed! Our waiter took the time to explain the tapas dining concept & made several excellent recommendations! The wine & beer selection was varied. The food was delicious! We will certainly return to try other items on the menu!!

  27. M

    Mike

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I brought my 92 year young father and a family friend in and was extremely pleased as were they! My guests were unfamiliar with the Tapas format but the staff assisted and made several great recommendations! Most importantly, my Dad!s Manhattan was made to perfection!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great and amazing food with very helpful service and even that ambiance, the sangria was delicious.

  29. HK

    HankK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food! This restaurant is a go to place. Go and enjoy!

  30. L

    Lizuca

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Great tasting food and super attentive staff. The portions are a bit larger compared to some other tapas restaurants.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service as always, outstanding and the food Just the best!

  32. j

    jdiner

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We're new to town and were looking for a fun local place to meet for dinner. This was it! The servers were great, the food was very good and came out fast. We had a reservation which I would recommend since it is a small place

  33. JR

    JesusR

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved it! Great ambiance! We loved the food, the music, the drinks snd the service. We will recommend it and we will return soon.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We wanted to try this restaurant and read some of the yelp reviews and had some hesitation however this place didn’t disappoint at all. Service was amazing, food was so good! We loved every plate we ordered. Yes it’s a bit loud and pricey but I believe it’s totally worth it and and we will definitely come back. Live music while we are there, added to the experience. Staff was super nice and accommodating and communicated very appropriately about each dish and what to expect. Whoever wrote the terrible Yelp review clearly wasn’t sophisticated enough to enjoy a different experience and was looking for fault in this place. Try for yourself!

  35. AJ

    AJSCary

    Raleigh

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Had one great and one meh experience here prior, but multiple friends had been recently and said to give another shot. It did not disappoint. Very attentive staff, nice outdoor seating, and delicious food and drink. Great little spot.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Four of us got together for a night out. We each ordered two dishes and shared. It was a lot of food. One of us was vegan and two of us low carb, so we are a tough bunch to make everybody happy. But, we were all very pleased. The chicken dishes could have used a bit more seasoning. Otherwise, the food was good. The only real complaint was that it is quite loud, so it was hard to chat.

  37. LM

    LyndaM

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is delicious. You need to order several small plates to share. The wine was good as well as the staff.

  38. C

    Cbat

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2

    Even with a reservation and coming into an empty restaurant, we were not allowed to switch tables when asked for one not in the sun. Food was fair but they were out of a major dish that I had planned on having. Our waiter was sweet and cooperative but the crowd, noise and small setting, along with the fact that the hosting staff was uncooperative, means we will not return.

  39. JG

    JeanneG

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Food and service was amazing!! Music was just a bit loud in a smaller space. Will be back again!!

  40. CP

    CareyP

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Terrific little neighborhood restaurant with a bar. Food was good, nice wine, beer and drink selection, and service was fantastic. Will definitely go back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

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 4.6 stars by 264 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 11 times today

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Google Map for Catalan Tapas Bar

4214 NW Cary Pkwy Cary, NC 27513-8411

Additional information

  • Cross street

    HighHouse Road

  • Neighborhood

    Cary

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 11:30 am–9:30 pm Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue 11:30 am–9:30 pm Sat 2:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Fusion / Eclectic, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    K Justus Carlquist

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (984) 465-0607

  • Catering

    We can cater events, please call to speak with a manager regarding your needs.

  • Private party facilities

    We host wine and tapas pairing events monthly. We also host beer pairing events, bourbon pairing events, and cocktail pairing events semi-monthly. Check our Facebook page for all of our live music acts, special events, and more!

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