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La Catalana

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3720 N 1st St, San Jose, CA 95134-1716
+1 408-324-1321
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
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Portland, Oregon
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88 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank TahoeBlue66
Level Contributor
191 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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 

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 

Thank alartor
Dublin, Ireland
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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!

Thank elaineodo
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119 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 

Thank DrGato
Champlin, Minnesota
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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.

Thank Lucian B
United States
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75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

When my husband and I arrived here, we didn’t know what to expect. The restaurant is small. Maybe it seats 60 people maximum. They have a large projection screen so that you can watch soccer. We ordered the Mar y Montana Paella at $22.00 per person. The waiter informed us that the order would take 45min. In actuality, it took... More 

1 Thank Milani1987
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

We really enjoyed our dinner there. The waiter was very attentive and fast. I can't say enough about the paella!

Thank Vailpass
McKinney, Texas
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754 reviews
448 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

We came here after a hard day at work. We had several of the tapas dishes and the seafood paella which was totally delicious. The paella was full of prawns, mussels, calamari, and clams. The rice was imported directly from Spain adding to the authentic flavor.

1 Thank DDay1959
Pleasanton, California, United States
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

If you're looking for something different for lunch, this restaurant is a great change of pace. They offer an excellent array of tapas dishes, and I highly recommend the sausage and meatball dishes. The seasoned olives are also among the best I've ever had. They have a nice wine list of Spanish regional wines and the server was reasonably attentive.... More 

Thank Alan F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?