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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
17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Palm Springs, California
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84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

The young chef has assembled a very diverse and creative menu at Catalan. I suggest you sample several of the tapas (garlic shrimp, duck fat french fries, suckling pork empanadas) then proceed with the sharing of a couple of the main dishes. There is a nice bar area with a good selection of wines, TV (tuned to sports), both high... More 

Thank Keith M
Petaluma, California
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111 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

I don't know if things were just off tonight, but we've been here before and it was spectacular, but not not this time. It was good, but not up to their normal level. Hopefully, next time it'll be back to fabulous.

1 Thank leflerpet
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

I had been there before, in December, and had a bad experience but not with food. Based on that, my friend and I chanced it.... The outdoor seating is like being in Spain..very romantic, live guitar on some evenings and the food was great. It has become a favorite, especially the Steamed Clam appetizers! The waitress remembers us, even the... More 

Thank ExploringCultures
Los Angeles, California
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

I lived in Spain for a few years and have traveled the country widely. So when I say that Catalan has the best patatas bravas outside of Spain, I mean it! Actually I think they're better than most I've had in Spain. I have now got several friends addicted to them and we dream about them when we're not eating... More 

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Bay Shore, New York
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We have been here several times & are always pleased. This time, they presented a 2 course selectio. Our selections were easy on a day of high heat. A refreshing heirloom tomato gazpacho was light, tangy and cool. We followed with seared Albacore tuna (rare, as ordered) served on heirloom tomatoes with capers, red bell pepper and onion with EVOO... More 

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Orange County California
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141 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

I wanted a special restaurant to celebrate a milestone birthday of a special someone. Since Barcelona is one of our favorite go-to places, and the reviews for this restaurant were excellent, this is where our small party of 8 convened. We started with a couple of pitchers of sangria and was not disappointed. We shared several dishes of tapas and... More 

Thank Blnaq
San Luis Obispo, California
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

We visited this restaurant at the beginning of June which is the start of the off season for Rancho Mirage and you could tell by the limited patrons. All the better for us as we received excellent attentive service. The Bar Manager was our waiter and he had an extensive knowledge of the wines they serve and helped us pick... More 

Thank 2muchfun_12
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Excelent food and ambiance, octopus, paella and scallops where extremely good. Great Service and loved the live music

Thank Netonar7
Catalan Mediter... C, General Manager at Catalan Mediterranean Restaurant, responded to this review

We are happy to hear that! Thank you for joining us. Looking forward to your return visit. More 

Lancaster, California
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

nice place to visit, the olive jar with their bread is really good, the grilled artichoke with shrimp was not that good and the paella was average.

Thank AMr0ue
Sausalito, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

My friend and I were looking for great food without breaking the bank - and trip advisor led us to make a reservation at Catalan as it was close and had an interesting prefix menu. And OH MY GOD did it blow us away! When we first pulled up we were a bit nervous - empty parking lot around a... More 

Thank JennyHarris8675309
Catalan Mediter... C, General Manager at Catalan Mediterranean Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Jenny, Thank you for your kind words. We are happy to hear your friend had a wonderful birthday. Until next time! G.M. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 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
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?