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“Very nice atmosphere, nice owners, and very well prepared food.”

Catalan Mediterranean Restaurant
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Ranked #8 of 103 Restaurants in Rancho Mirage
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $45
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
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Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
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“Very nice atmosphere, nice owners, and very well prepared food.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

The decor is reminiscent of Barcelona. The owners have only just returned from there for a short initial visit this past summer. She a beautiful pleasant Brazilian beauty American husband is the cook and worked for mediterranean restaurant, a famous one in the Hampton's in New York.
Very pleasant inviting and good food. We had the paella price fix meal. Churro's ( chefs choice--not my favorite). We had already committed to this, however better looking and interesting deserts came out of the kitchen.
Beautiful terrace outside for dining once 5:00pm open becomes late afternoon and earlier as season progresses, rather than the dark cold winter evening that it is now.
We will be back.

  • Visited December 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Wonderful Family Run Establishment”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2013

When we travel to this area, we always opted for the customary steakhouse and trip to Kobe for Japanese hibachi. On this trip, we decided to give yelp a try and found this wonderful place. From the second you walk in, you feel welcome. The staff is very service oriented and accommodating to requests.

Every aspect of our dinner was delightful. Live music further enlivens this voyage through Spanish tapas and wonderful wines. Note that on Wednesdays, wine bottles are 50% off!!!

  • Visited December 2013
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Palm Springs, California
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“Jewel in the desert”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great ambience, outstanding food and service. Best paella you will find Be sure to ask for Kirstin as your waitress.

Visited November 2013
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Rancho Mirage, California
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“Limited menu..”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

We used to love the restaurant when it was a Thai restaurant...beautiful building. Now, it is somewhere between Mediterranean and California food....limited menu...fair service.

Visited November 2013
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Palm Springs, California
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“Nouveau Spanish”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013

Tasty Tapas, and a light twist on Spanish cuisine. Sit at the bar and have tapas during happy hour, maybe make a light meal on them. I'm a paella fan, and the not-at-all-traditional paella, was nonetheless appetizing. Downside was no fabada, in case you're looking for it (note to chef).

Early bird seating (and prices) are a great option.

Wine list is quite adequate & decent house wines. Friends said the drinks were well poured.

The unusual interior design & layout = a pleasant change from most restaurants.

Friendly and chatty staff if you're so inclined.

  • Visited October 2013
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