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Catalan Mediterranean Restaurant

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70026 Highway 111, Between Frank Sinatra & Country Club, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270-2924 (Between Frank Sinatra & Country Club)
+1 760-770-9508
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Service from the car valet to the chef coming out and explaining the dishes was outstanding. The octopus appetizer was like the ones I had in Spain, the lamb entree was delicious and their Rioja wine La Vendinia was a pleasant surprise. If you are tired of going to the chain or "dinosaur" restaurants in Rancho Mirage this is your... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner. Relaxing atmosphere, ambiance, architecture, and pleasant and professional service by an experienced server. We started with tasty olive jar, marinated and nicely salty with fresh garlic and herbs, the Chef's Mixed Tapas Plate of goat cheese stuffed peppers, smoked chorizo, and garlic shrimp. Our table also enjoyed the crispy buttermilk chicken livers as part of our... More 

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Sechelt, Canada
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We thought the restaurant it self had a great feel and the service was attentive. The food was okay but lacked what you would expect at a dinner in a Mediterranean setting. All in all we found the cost of the meal was not reflected by our experience. All three couples agreed we would not consider eating at this restaurant... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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125 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited with a group of friends searvice was good but one of us was shortchanged on a pomegranate martini. Half of our group were very pleased with their choices (sole & calves liver). The other half was not happy with the paella. t was dry with very intense flavor.

Thank Suturedoc
Ambler, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were not sure what to expect--and came away very pleased. We had very fond memories of a trip to Spain and were hoping for authentic. You can either come casual or dressed up--there was a guitar player on Friday night, who played a good amount from the Eric Clapton Unplugged album. We started with a pitcher of Sangria--even though... More 

Thank Karen H
Toronto, Canada
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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of seating and a wide range of entrees to please just about everyone. Central dinning square lends itself to a Mediterranean atmosphere.

Thank danniddery
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved it......went during Restaurant Week 2016 and except for the noise level (conversations were loud due to the amount of people in the place and a lot of sound-bouncing materials used). Been meaning to go back there and try the regular menu but just haven't gotten there yet.

Thank Randy S
La Quinta, CA
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

I had fond memories of this restaurant from past visits approximately 5 years ago, but was disappointed with the Paella which should be their premier dish. The clams were like eating rubber and the sausage was very bland. The shrimp were the best part of the dish.

Thank DesertRat08
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We had wanted to try this restaurant for a while and were glad we finally did. While the menu looks limiting, the selections were very interesting and everything was prepared well and with a different twist. The bread and pesto they served at the beginning was delicious. The charcuterie tray was fantastic, with lots of accompaniments, and the vegetables and... More 

Thank sdbrick
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I am not a picky eater. But my doctor put me in sort of a strict kinda diet. But I'm in vacation so whatever. I had my eye on the Chicken Milanese since checking out the place online. Unfortunately when we got there it was a busy night and they were out. The waiter in a very nice way suggested... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 19 - USD 45
Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70026 Highway 111, Between Frank Sinatra & Country Club, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270-2924
    (Between Frank Sinatra & Country Club)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Rancho Mirage
  • Phone Number: +1 760-770-9508
Family owned & operated, Catalan Mediterranean Cuisine is situated in the heart of Restaurant Row 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 Tapas experience in the Desert.

The restaurant also offers a rustic yet modern atmosphere that is bound to make one have a comprehensive experience of the food. We take immense pride in our staff FOH & BOH who are very committed to offer you the best quality of food and service.

The adjacent Boqueria Bar specializes in House Signature drinks as well as offer innovative cocktails while promising the guest an ambiance of elegance and fun.

Palm Springs Best New Restaurant of the Year 2013.
RAMMY Award Winner - Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year 2014.
Palm Springs Life Best of the Best 2014.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?