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La Catalana

3720 N 1st St, San Jose, CA 95134-1716
+1 408-324-1321
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good24%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“tapas” (15 reviews)
“paella” (16 reviews)
“boquerones” (4 reviews)
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Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3720 N 1st St, San Jose, CA 95134-1716
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1 - 10 of 32 reviews

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
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Happy hour Tuesday through Saturday 5-6PM! Live music Friday and Saturday 7:30PM (I was told) Food (from most to least recommended): Brandada de Bacalla (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️) - oven roasted mashed potato (chunky) with cod and some kind of dairy (cream maybe?); Such great flavor and texture,...More

Thank Meng Yan L
Reviewed 12 July 2017

OMG the Tapas were amazing!! Come hungry, the food is very good, and there are a ton of options. It felt like authentic Catalonian food to me. Definitely recommend the Patatas Bravas, the sauce is amazing.

Thank Kendall H
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Locate in small plaza on First street. In the vicinity of Samsung and many new apt/condos. We like Catalana Salad, Fried Smelts, Xai Ground Lamb, Fusta D'embotits. Wished the bread could be warmer or slightly toasted this would be perfect for cured meats. Good Sangria....More

Thank 9za
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

We were looking for tapas in the San Jose area and found this gem near Samsung and Cisco . The restaurant is small but I like the way the place is set up. They have a small bar and they sell Estrella beer which is...More

Thank BPenuliar2015
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Made reservations for one (was by myself) and was cordially greeted and accomodated by Daniel. On arrival, I was sat by the bar and got to see Montserrat in action. I went for a number of tapas: boquerones, pa amb tomaquet and escalivada. For drinks...More

Thank Arieh M
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

An fun, energetic restaurant with outstanding authentic wines and food. We started with the garlic mushrooms. It was one of the mushroom dishes I'd ever had. We ordered the Paellla Mar (which is made to serve two). It was outstanding , fresh scallops, calamari, mussels,...More

Thank hlarsick
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

As the house musician I get to enjoy amazing Tapas, Paella and Fine Boutique Wines from small production wineries from the Ribera del Duero region. And on the weekend I get to share my music with our guests from all over the world.

Thank Alfonso Q
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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, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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17:00 - 21:00
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17:00 - 21:00
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17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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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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