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Catalan Mediterranean Restaurant
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Ranked #3 of 107 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 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent Tapas and entrees all around. Chorizo, manchego, herbed olives, manchego-stuffed Calbrian peppers. Skirt steak and chimichurri. Everything worked.

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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Took my wife to this hidden gem to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary. We heard great things about it from a number of friends. They were right; the restaurant is unique both on its decore and menu. Love the jamon serrano and the roasted chiles!!
We were pleasantly surprised to see the place was jumping with business this time of the year. (Summer is typically very quite in the Coachella valley).
The paella was great. No your usual paella, rather Chef ‘s own version, but we were warned.
Great selection of wines, love the riojas by the glass!
The service was also fantastic. The server was knowledgeable, professional and very pleasant.
She definitely made the occasion extra special.
THANK YOU GUYS!
Can’t wait to go back.

Thank MrSotomayor
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Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

This is a GREAT local restaurant. We dine several times a year. It is consistently delicious food, friendly staff and often the owner/chef or wife or parents meander through the restaurant greeting dinner guests. I particularly recommend the Old Fashion cocktail and the paella. Happy hour is nice as well.

Thank Martha A
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Reviewed 9 August 2018

We were just driving by on a vacation to the area and decided to pop in for dinner. Very happy we did! We had a wonderful dinner and returned a few days later for the tapas special at the bar. What a feast! We were able to share and try nearly all the tapas that way and found nothing we didn't like and LOTS that we loved! Additionally the bartender made fabulous cocktails and kept us entertained. I'd say it was our favorite dining experience during our week in Palm Springs. Sure wish this restaurant was in our home town. Check it out!

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Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

Excellent tapas but very dissatisfied with the paela, especially for a place that should specialize in making that dish. The paela was overcooked, the seafood was tough and chewy...so sad. Stick to the tapas, but watch out they have a tendency of overcooking all the seafood in the tapas making it tough as boots.

Thank ventcap
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