I had the pleasure while at Disneyland last week dining at the wonderful Catal Restaurant and UVA Bar in the heart of Downtown Disney near Naples Ristorante. If you have never dined here before, the Catal Restaurant serves up Mediterranean food with flair, I am sure you can’t wait to dive into my review so let’s jump right in…
Catal Restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating, the balcony is perfect for checking out the Disneyland Fireworks, we got to sit in the Downtown Disney Overlook section tonight.
The Theme Parks are that way…
Our table had a wonderful view of the UVA Bar and the rest of Downtown Disney. There are only a few tables available in this area so you might have to wait if you want to sit here.
Here is a look at the seasonal menu or you can just look online too. We were told that is changes quite frequently which I love.
For starters, we ordered the Ahi Bruschetta. The tuna was so fresh it tasted like it was just caught that day.
The Disney Fashionista ordered the Manchego salad which she only let me have one bite of, the pairing of all the ingredients go well together but we were a little thirsty so we ordered…
a pitcher of the house made Sangria. You have an option of a red or a white, our server said the white was a little sweeter so that was the route we took and we were glad we did. #SoRefreshing
For our entree, we chose the Suckling Pig Paella due to its popularity. The pig was so good but I really wish we could have got a little bit more. I am not a fan of peas so I only had a bite of the rice but it was very good.
For my entree, I got the lamb chops. Look how beautiful they turned out! I have never had Australian Lamb before and I am glad I chose this as my entree. The lamb was full of flavor and the sauce they had on the plate was the bomb! Speaking of bombs…
The bacon mac n’ cheese was the highlight of the meal for me! I am a sucker for anything bacon and I would have loved to order a big bowl of this side item!
With bellies almost full what would a review be without dessert…
The Disney Fashionista is a Creme Brulee junkie, she orders it almost everywhere we go. I am pretty much the same way with bread pudding. So you can only guess what we ordered for dessert.
The traditional Creme Brulee recipe at the Catal Recipe is spot on. Michelle said this was easily in the Top 10 she has ever had, I believe the Disney Cruise Line is her #1.
My chocolate chip bread pudding was good and really the only complaint I had for the night was that it needed a sauce. I am a huge fan of Ohana’s Bread Pudding as they really bring the sauce. None the less it was good with the vanilla ice cream.
Overall the Catal Restaurant delivers fresh Mediterranean flavors, beautiful views, and great service. If you are in the Downtown Disney area I highly recommend checking them out. I would suggest making a reservation online as when we were leaving the place was PACKED, both inside and outside waiting.
Thanks to the gang at the Catal Restaurant for a wonderful meal, we will definitely be back!!!