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La Catalana

3720 N 1st St, San Jose, CA 95134-1716
+1 408-324-1321
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (20 reviews)
“paella” (17 reviews)
“boquerones” (4 reviews)
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Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
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3720 N 1st St, San Jose, CA 95134-1716
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1 - 10 of 39 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the food! Very tasty and served piping hot. Atmosphere, service, and wine selection were also top notch. Will definitely return.

Thank Raymond R
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Well-rounded menu, genuine staff, great sangria. A very cozy setting but not a place where you can savor the moment and linger.

Thank dapinca
Reviewed 23 February 2018

The wine choices were fantastic and the Tapas that we selected were VERY good. Highly recommend the Cod and Potatoes, the Short Ribs, and the Chicken in cream sauce. Excellent service and really enjoyed the Priorat wine. Very friendly atmosphere and down to earth type...More

Thank JimCrypto
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

We had a group lunch so could order many of the tapas on the menu, probably 10 or so. There's wasn't a bad one among them and presentation was very nice. We could have used a slightly bigger plate with so many to choose for...More

Thank BarbaraBurbach
Reviewed 24 October 2017

La Catalana had a terrific lunch special when our group was there that featured paella de mariscos (including mussels, calamari, and shrimp.) Their tortilla espanola (potato omelette) was yummy, along with the salad and the lentil soup. Good service, and reasonable prices.

Thank PamplonaBound
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Excellent departure from ordinary food! This was a special family get together. We enjoyed some tapas and three different paellas including one with squid ink! The food was terrific--different from "I just had this at home" food! Catalan food varies from other Spanish cooking (this...More

Thank John U
Reviewed 30 September 2017

My friend and I are Iberophiles and we were absolutely delighted with the food and service at La Catalana. This gem had a little patio that will make you forget this place is a part of a strip mall-ish type of establishment. It was adorable...More

Thank Roxicon
Reviewed 18 August 2017

When we first arrived it wasn't very busy, ordered the sangria, it was very good. We had some tapas and also paella, the tapas were very good, but the paella was a bit too salty. That coming from me is unheard of, being I am...More

Thank rcjetskier
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent place for a business meeting. Low noise makes it great to carry a meaningful conversation. Food was very good and tasty! However on our day of visit they were short staffed with one waiter.

Thank HaithamHamed
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Tucked into the corner of a strip mall, this doesn't look like a Spanish restaurant. Once inside, I was transported back to Barçelona and the little shaded cafes. We took a seat outside on the well shaded patio. I had a lovely glass of wine,...More

Thank sejw
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
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
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
Description
About 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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