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La Catalana

3720 N 1st St, San Jose, CA 95134-1716
+1 408-324-1321
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“tapas” (22 reviews)
“paella” (17 reviews)
“boquerones” (5 reviews)
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Latin, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
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3720 N 1st St, San Jose, CA 95134-1716
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a delightful surprise to find really superb food full of flavor, unusual ingredients and competent staff... From the Boquerones (anchovies) to the Pulpo con Pimiento (octopus) to the Plat de Serrano (Serrano ham and cheese) we feasted on one delicious item after another while...More

Thank HikingLee
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is not locating in your usual downtown SJ restaurants area or big mall complex, but still easy to find with lots of parking spaces. Right across from Samsung building. The foods selections are good with all the variety from appetizer to main dishes...More

Thank 3musketeers24
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

After a trip to Spain, we decided to test out the local Spanish cuisine, and La Catalana was more than up to the test. They have a nice range of small plates to tempt you and the options for paella were much appreciated. We tried...More

Thank glennm921
Reviewed 29 June 2018

We got their a little before 6p and beat the rush. The menu is fantastic and is made for a large group of people sharing.

Thank gmonterastelli
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

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

Thank roinuj63
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
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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, Wheelchair Accessible
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11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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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
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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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