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“Delicious tapas”

Catalan Mediterranean Restaurant
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Ranked #3 of 105 Restaurants in Rancho Mirage
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 19 - US$ 45
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Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Between Frank Sinatra & Country Club
Description: 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. Awards: 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.
Reviewed 5 March 2018

We had a selection of tapas- including delicious grilled octopus. Large portions of Dover sole and lamb. Good sangria. Tuesday night was not crowded or noisy. Would return.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

the reviews seem quite mixed, but we went and liked it.. The specials are excellent. The negative reviews seem more about the music then anything, and to avoid the "noise" even though it was a nice guitar, we sat in the atrium, open air, but they have heaters so it was quite pleasant. The ambiance in general isn't so great, pretty plain restaurant with simple tables and chairs, inside a square building, so its nothing to get too excited about, but the service and the food were quite good, and the menu selections offered something for everybody and anybody, it wasn't all Spanish, but if you wanted Spanish they had some excellent options. I'll go back!!ff

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

If you want to go to a Spanish style Tapa bar and Restaurant in the Coachella valley this is the place. The chef has some very tasty innovations to the standard Spanish dishes!
Please bring back the macona almonds and olives as bar snacks! Liked the ambiance, service,

Thank Paul F
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Catalan Mediter... C, Owner at Catalan Mediterranean Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Hi Paul, thank you for your feedback. Currently working on our Spring menu, I will consider the almonds as a bar snack option. Dearly appreciating your support. Have a great weekend. Drew Davis, Chef

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Reviewed 1 March 2018

We came as a party of four on a Sunday evening to enjoy the paella and sangria special. We were impressed by the setting and the service but not so much by the food and drink. We ordered a tapas plate which was good but nothing special. The paella serving was large and had a variety of meat and seafood items, but its flavor was overpowered by a strong smoky taste which masked the other more subtle notes usually found in a good paella. The pitchers of sangria were nicely presented but tasted thin, more like kool-aid than the real thing.

We enjoyed ourselves but would not plan a return visit until the recipes change.

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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Had a very good dinner with great service. Reservation was on time with no wait. Nice ambiance and very good food and wine. Server was kind and knowledgeable.

Thank tmvnav
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