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Cafe Catalan

15 Magdalen Road, Exeter EX2 4TA, England
+44 1392 436107
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Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (79 reviews)
“patatas bravas” (12 reviews)
“rabbit” (12 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
15 Magdalen Road, Exeter EX2 4TA, England
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1 - 10 of 188 reviews

Reviewed 11 May 2018

Only an over nighter in Exeter. Very busy - We were lucky as they managed to squeeze us in and glad they did. Staff were run off their feet but still managed to be attentive and pleasant. Lovely choice of food. Ordered several things and...More

Thank echcam
Reviewed 6 May 2018

We have visited numerous times over the last few years and always enjoyed our visits. Look forward to visiting their new venture - the Railway in Honiton.

Thank Philip_TripAdv
PAUL G, Owner at Cafe Catalan, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Thank you for the support. It's been a fantastic few years at Cafe Catalan and we look forward to welcoming you and all of our regulars to the Railway in Honiton.

Reviewed 3 May 2018

Visited for the second time last week and once again thoroughly enjoyed the experience, the food is simply amazing! I don’t think you can go wrong with any of the dishes on the menu, they were all equally as good and reasonably priced. And if...More

Thank missylh2016
Reviewed 29 April 2018

We wanted to try something different in Exeter and decided to go for tapas based on reviews on this site. We had some bread and olives for starters, with some oil and alloili - delicious. We ordered some wine, and awaited our tapas. We ordered...More

Thank londonphil123
PAUL G, Owner at Cafe Catalan, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Thank you for taking time to visit us and writing such a nice review! I do hope you meant Honiton's gain though! Hope to see you there.

Reviewed 14 April 2018

Family of 5 went to Cafe Catalan Exeter this Wednesday to celebrate our Daughter's 29th Birthday, and her Fiancee took along a birthday cake, and was told by the waitress that there would be a £10 corkage charge to have the cake at the end...More

1  Thank natcliff2018
PAUL G, Owner at Cafe Catalan, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

I wouldn't usually respond to such a review but feel compelled to as this is not reviewing the quality of our food, wine, or service. It is merely a venting of a perceived injustice done to you. We are a small, independent concern and I...More

Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Mid week family dinner......great selection of authentic dishes and specials, good wine selection and an excellent sweet sherry. The cafe is small so pre book, you won’t be disappointed.

Thank Kieran S
PAUL G, Owner at Cafe Catalan, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Thank you for review. We do try with our Specials board to put some unusual things on and I'm happy to say that our customers really appreciate it.

Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We popped over to see our loved ones in Exeter over Easter weekend, we booked a table 2 weeks in advance to avoid disappointment. We were advised to order 2-3 tapas each as guide, they were 4 of us we ordered 12 as well as...More

Thank charliecheese
PAUL G, Owner at Cafe Catalan, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Hello, I'm glad that you enjoyed your visit with us so much. Our rabbit dish has certainly proven to be very popular. Hope to see you again soon although please note our new opening hours.

Reviewed 6 April 2018

although not actually right in the centre of Exeter, this was only about a 5 minute walk from our hotel (Premier Inn Central) in a nice little suburb. Having read good reviews, we were expecting a decent meal. What we got far exceeded expectations. A...More

Thank Steve G
PAUL G, Owner at Cafe Catalan, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thank you for writing such a lovely review and I'm so happy that you received such excellent service. I shall pass it on to the young lady in question. I do think it lovely to see calves liver on a menu these days and good...More

Reviewed 31 March 2018

Excellent venue, staff amazing, food really really good, superb choice of dishes very authentic - good selection of wines, good value will come back.

Thank Gavin C
PAUL G, Owner at Cafe Catalan, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thank you. I'm happy that you had such a positive experience at Cafe Catalan and how to see you again soon.

Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Food was brilliant, great range of choices with good wine. Helpful staff in a cosy and busy environment. Best Spanish food in Devon. My girlfriend and I shared 7 plates, as did her parents. We were full but gladly not incapacitated, alrhough one more dish...More

Thank Frederick C
PAUL G, Owner at Cafe Catalan, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thank you for such a lovely review. It's nice to know that people appreciate all of the hard work that goes into our business. Will see you again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Magdalen Road, Exeter EX2 4TA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 436107
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Description
Intimate and friendly, laid back and unfussy restaurant serving lovely Spanish tapas with daily specials complemented by good wines and a selection of sherries!
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