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La Catalana

3720 N 1st St, San Jose, CA 95134-1716
+1 408-324-1321
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good24%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“tapas” (17 reviews)
“paella” (17 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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a group lunch so could order many of the tapas on the menu, probably 10 or so. There's wasn't a bad one among them and presentation was very nice. We could have used a slightly bigger plate with so many to choose for...More

Thank BarbaraBurbach
Reviewed 24 October 2017

La Catalana had a terrific lunch special when our group was there that featured paella de mariscos (including mussels, calamari, and shrimp.) Their tortilla espanola (potato omelette) was yummy, along with the salad and the lentil soup. Good service, and reasonable prices.

Thank PamplonaBound
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Excellent departure from ordinary food! This was a special family get together. We enjoyed some tapas and three different paellas including one with squid ink! The food was terrific--different from "I just had this at home" food! Catalan food varies from other Spanish cooking (this...More

Thank John U
Reviewed 30 September 2017

My friend and I are Iberophiles and we were absolutely delighted with the food and service at La Catalana. This gem had a little patio that will make you forget this place is a part of a strip mall-ish type of establishment. It was adorable...More

Thank Roxicon
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
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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 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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About 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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