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La Catalana

) #77 of 1,895 Restaurants in San Jose €€ - €€€ Spanish, , Vegetarian Friendly
3720 N 1st St, San Jose, CA 95134-1716
+1 408-324-1321
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good15%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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“tapas” (12 reviews)
“paella” (15 reviews)
“escalivada” (2 reviews)
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11:00 - 14:00All hours
Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
3720 N 1st St, San Jose, CA 95134-1716
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1 - 10 of 29 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Happy hour Tuesday through Saturday 5-6PM! Live music Friday and Saturday 7:30PM (I was told) Food (from most to least recommended): Brandada de Bacalla (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️) - oven roasted mashed potato (chunky) with cod and some kind of dairy (cream maybe?); Such great flavor and texture,...More

Thank Maggie L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OMG the Tapas were amazing!! Come hungry, the food is very good, and there are a ton of options. It felt like authentic Catalonian food to me. Definitely recommend the Patatas Bravas, the sauce is amazing.

Thank Kendall H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Locate in small plaza on First street. In the vicinity of Samsung and many new apt/condos. We like Catalana Salad, Fried Smelts, Xai Ground Lamb, Fusta D'embotits. Wished the bread could be warmer or slightly toasted this would be perfect for cured meats. Good Sangria....More

Thank 9za
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for tapas in the San Jose area and found this gem near Samsung and Cisco . The restaurant is small but I like the way the place is set up. They have a small bar and they sell Estrella beer which is...More

Thank BPenuliar2015
Reviewed 18 May 2017

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 13 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 6 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
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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!
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