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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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Palm Desert, California
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70 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was just OK, my wife was anxtious to try the restaurant as they had Paella on the menu and she had falling love with that dish when we were in Spain. She was very disappointed, but I have to say that she has never found the dish anywhere in the US that was anything like it is in Spain.... More 

Thank Paul M
Rancho Mirage
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always remark, after having dinner, what a great experience we have had. Love the cuisine, and service is attentive to your needs. (Don't miss the bread and dip.) We have not had a disappointing meal yet......

Thank Jsse
Bluffton, South Carolina
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Easy accessibility via complimentary valet parking. All staff were prompt & friendly as well as courteous.we sat in a booth yet despite being close to the guitar player, conversation was not problematic & the music enhanced the evening. Our entrees (skirt steak, lamb & pork) were very good but the chicken dish was on the dry side. The Yukon gold... More 

Thank Jeremy H
San Francisco, California
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41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In a region with many similar restaurants, Catalan stands out for excellent service and unique cuisine. I just had the paella and it was terrific. Service was attentive and very polite. The drinks were very good (the sangria is excellent). Uniquely, you can actually talk to your dining partner without yelling. The ambience is warm but not loud. There's a... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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244 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a business meal with two colleagues while visiting the area. Three meals - all were quite good. Everyone was happy and enjoyed their meal. The service was excellent, the atmosphere was comfortable, and the food was very well done. I definitely reccommnend Catalan.

Thank ontheroadforgci
Belgrade, Montana
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686 reviews
477 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It had been 2 years since our last visit here. Not for any good reason! This restaurant gets better all the time. The chef/owner Drew, takes pride in what he creates and how it comes to your table. The service is far better than most places, it makes the evening enjoyable. A nice ambiance, a cute garden setting patio for... More 

Thank jeffreyshapiro
Reno, Nevada
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159 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I found this restaurant by chance and it really fit our expectations for the evening. The atmosphere was comfortable and spacious. We sat out in the courtyard and felt that we were in our own world. We enjoyed our meals and the service was very good. We would absolutely return

Thank TahoeNVTravelers
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

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 

Thank John P
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 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
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 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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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
US$19 - US$45
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, 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, Bar Scene, Groups, 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?