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La Catalana

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3720 N 1st St, San Jose, CA 95134-1716
+1 408-324-1321
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11:00 - 21:00
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North Ridgeville, Ohio
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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, and shrimp that was served in Spanish Bomba rice !! It was absolutely devine! We... More 

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Thank hlarsick
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Alfonso Q
san jose, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This is definitely my fav Tapas place. Food is amazing with a nice wine list and great service. Luv the fact it's also family run. Must try the short ribs they just added to the menu. Their Paella is another must try and simply amazing. Montserrat & her son David bring a real Spanish authenticity to their food menu, beer... More 

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Thank Muralidharan N
Guadalajara, Mexico
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Great food & ambience. Tapas are amazing and service is good. This place feels like a small piece of Barcelona. Congratulations to the owner, it is hard to find a good tapas place outside Spain and this one is really authentic.

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Thank Javier R
Portland, Oregon
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89 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

With an authentic Catalan lady and her son running the place (quite literally) the food is exceptional and the people are super nice Friday and Saturday nights they have live music and some interesting banter The wine prices are great and I recommend sitting at the counter so you can se everything happening in the kitchen

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Thank TahoeBlue66
Petaluma
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198 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

The nice thing about Tapas is its easy to try a lot of dishes. So we had all sorts of things. The Gambas al Ajillo were shrimp in the shell (not split) coated in a decent sauce/spices but of course like always when you shell them the shrimp aren't spiced or sauced at all. The Pulpo con Pimiento is chopped... More 

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Thank Fanfoot
Madrid, Spain
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Their authentic Cuisine from Spain always makes me feel back at home! Their signature salad dressing 'Roselló', the Patatas Bravas, the Paella with its Socarrat, evrything is so good! Also, the Gello dessert... yummy! The special of the day at lunch time has a very reasonable price. And not to forget, the friendliness of the service! Also, a great place... More 

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Thank alartor
Dublin, Ireland
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

I've been for dinner here twice and both times were amazing. Food was superb, wine was delicious and the atmosphere was amazing. The chef will say hi and there is Spanish music at the weekends. Great place, can't wait to go back!

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Thank elaineodo
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121 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We had a work dinner at La Catalana. This restaurant serves authentic Spanish tapas and paella. We all enjoyed our food, but the service was on the quirky side: our food, which was meant to be shared, many times came without serving utensils. There was no offer to refill our waters after they were drunk, and our waiter curtly notified... More 

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Thank DrGato
Champlin, Minnesota
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60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Great for lunch, try a few tapas , there were delicious and very well done.Soup was great too. Good for somebody that wants to try a variety of things.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?