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La Catalana

) #66 of 1,830 Restaurants in San Jose $$ - $$$, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Wine Bar
3720 N 1st St, San Jose, CA 95134-1716
+1 408-324-1321
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good14%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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“tapas” (10 reviews)
“paella” (15 reviews)
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Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3720 N 1st St, San Jose, CA 95134-1716
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Made reservations for one (was by myself) and was cordially greeted and accomodated by Daniel. On arrival, I was sat by the bar and got to see Montserrat in action. I went for a number of tapas: boquerones, pa amb tomaquet and escalivada. For drinks...More

Thank Arieh M
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

An fun, energetic restaurant with outstanding authentic wines and food. We started with the garlic mushrooms. It was one of the mushroom dishes I'd ever had. We ordered the Paellla Mar (which is made to serve two). It was outstanding , fresh scallops, calamari, mussels,...More

Thank hlarsick
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

As the house musician I get to enjoy amazing Tapas, Paella and Fine Boutique Wines from small production wineries from the Ribera del Duero region. And on the weekend I get to share my music with our guests from all over the world.

Thank Alfonso Q
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This is definitely my fav Tapas place. Food is amazing with a nice wine list and great service. Luv the fact it's also family run. Must try the short ribs they just added to the menu. Their Paella is another must try and simply amazing....More

Thank Muralidharan N
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Great food & ambience. Tapas are amazing and service is good. This place feels like a small piece of Barcelona. Congratulations to the owner, it is hard to find a good tapas place outside Spain and this one is really authentic.

Thank Javier R
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

With an authentic Catalan lady and her son running the place (quite literally) the food is exceptional and the people are super nice Friday and Saturday nights they have live music and some interesting banter The wine prices are great and I recommend sitting at...More

Thank TahoeBlue66
Reviewed 2 September 2016

The nice thing about Tapas is its easy to try a lot of dishes. So we had all sorts of things. The Gambas al Ajillo were shrimp in the shell (not split) coated in a decent sauce/spices but of course like always when you shell...More

Thank Fanfoot
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Their authentic Cuisine from Spain always makes me feel back at home! Their signature salad dressing 'Roselló', the Patatas Bravas, the Paella with its Socarrat, evrything is so good! Also, the Gello dessert... yummy! The special of the day at lunch time has a very...More

Thank alartor
Reviewed 11 July 2016

I've been for dinner here twice and both times were amazing. Food was superb, wine was delicious and the atmosphere was amazing. The chef will say hi and there is Spanish music at the weekends. Great place, can't wait to go back!

Thank elaineodo
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We had a work dinner at La Catalana. This restaurant serves authentic Spanish tapas and paella. We all enjoyed our food, but the service was on the quirky side: our food, which was meant to be shared, many times came without serving utensils. There was...More

Thank DrGato
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3720 N 1st St, San Jose, CA 95134-1716
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-324-1321
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In 2010 Montserrat and David Rosello opened the doors of La Catalana to the Bay Area and the world. The mission was to transport diners to a Spanish-Catalan environment, through culinary creations. La Catalana offers an experience for all senses, from the savory food, to the authentic art and rhythmic ambiance. In addition to the culinary creations and traditional tapas, diners are introduced to world renowned Spanish wines. The experience is meant to be enjoyed.
La Catalana is Sabor, Cultura, y Alegria!