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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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Pasadena, California
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429 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a the kind of Mediterranean diet that goes beyond health news: fantastic hospitality and ambience! Even in triple-digit weather, the canopy-covered courtyard was a comfortable spot for a fine dinner. Service was extremely attentive and well-informed, even pointing out all the menu items that could be modified for my vegetarian diet. The food was tasty and the bonus... More 

Thank Ray Q
Los Angeles, California
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97 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a true gem of a find in Rancho Mirage. The interior is stunning....and their Happy Hour is extraordinary quality and value....both in small plate food and drinks. The bar tender...in fact the whole staff...is so genuinely friendly....you won't want to leave....and you'll end up staying for dinner.You can't go wrong with any of the offerings....though I particularly loved... More 

Thank mike h
Edmonds, WA
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590 reviews
398 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 327 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After many trips to Spain, we have set a high bar for tapas and Spanish cuisine. Staying in Palm Springs and this restaurant being only 20 minutes away, we decided the online menu was too tempting for us not to make the drive. We were not disappointed. With a 6:30 reservation, we arrived 30 minutes early and were seated immediately... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful food, unobtrusive but friendly service. We had the Charred Octopus with chickpea puree, grilled asparagus, and Veal Calves Liver with Caramelized Leeks and Cauliflower Puree, all outstanding. It is very hard to cook octopus just enough, so it is tender. the liver was also perfectly done, tender and flavorful. nice room, spacious and not noisy. Highly recommended.

Thank none4methanx
Palm Desert, California
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72 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

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
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 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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42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

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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254 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

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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726 reviews
496 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

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 

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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?