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Catalan Mediterranean Restaurant

70026 Highway 111, Between Frank Sinatra & Country Club, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270-2924
+1 760-770-9508
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (45 reviews)
“paella” (80 reviews)
“garlic shrimp” (10 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
70026 Highway 111, Between Frank Sinatra & Country Club, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270-2924
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here several times, the last time was this evening for Palm Springs restaurant week. Catalan does an amazing 3 courses for $29. I had the Dover sole and it was one of the best I have ever tasted. My wife had the...More

Thank clive w
Catalan Mediter... C, Owner at Catalan Mediterranean Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Clive, thanks for the kind words. The Scallops & Melon Salad is one of my favorite summer dishes -- excellent choice, my friend! We believe to achieve great flavors, great product must be selected, thus I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed our seafood selection....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

By far this is the diamond gem of the desert !!! The Octopus & the Paella are the best on the West Coast. The service is impeccable , and the family who operates the restaurant are fantastic !More

Thank Mark D
Catalan Mediter... C, Owner at Catalan Mediterranean Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Mark, based on your descriptions it sounds like your experience with us was nothing short of amazing! Thanks so much for your kind words and support -- it means a lot. We'll keep up the good work, so we hope you keep coming back :)...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love Catalan for their delicious tapas (small plates) in the bar. The standard menu is very good and some days they serve suckling pig on a prix fix menu served family style. They also have certain day of the week when wine is half...More

Thank Cornell K T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a very nice venue, not a large variety of food options on the menu but very good nevertheless but overall a good 4/5 dining experience

Thank richardderothschild
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I came here last year and had a great date night experience. The food was very high quality and tasted amazing. The drinks were also very well prepared, as in they don't skimp on the alcohol. Also, the most surprising dish we...More

Thank Tanaguchi
Catalan Mediter... C, Owner at Catalan Mediterranean Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Mr. Tanaguchi, thanks for your awesome feedback! The Charred Shishito Peppers always pack a lot of flavor. I can't seem to get enough of them myself! We believe good food deserves to be accompanied by tasty drinks. You mentioned that you all ate here...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was at your restaurant for a GFF happy hour. The service was so so. I waited for my first drink long after others at my table received theirs. I ordered a second drink which never came. My tip on a $25.00 tab was $4....More

Thank Kay D
Reviewed 12 May 2017

While staying in Palm Springs recently my wife and I and our friends tried Catalan. It is a small restaurant located in a non-descript building with a covered courtyard in the center. The décor is minimal. The wait staff is very nice and helpful. The...More

Thank TJFLG42
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We went to this restaurant because of the reviews, but were pretty disappointed in the food and the service. We ordered a cocktail to start our evening, and it took so long to get to our table, we were just getting into it when the...More

2  Thank lindam79
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Good parking, great service, food is very good and great prices. We've eaten here several times and it's always consistent.

Thank O7004OWtimothym
Reviewed 24 April 2017 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...More

Thank Ray Q
Catalan Mediter... C, Owner at Catalan Mediterranean Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

My apologies for the delay in responding, Ray! So happy to hear you enjoyed dinner in our courtyard. There is something magical about it. We absolutely love having you dine with us -- the guitar player will return late November, non the less our doors...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is there a dress code
26 July 2015|
Response from Catalan Mediter... C | Property representative |
Desert Casual
do you charge a corkage fee and if so, how much? Thank you.
28 January 2015|
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Response from Alice F | Reviewed this property |
Have to assume that a corkage fee is charged.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$45
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
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
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
  • E-mail
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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