Catal Restaurant in Downtown Disney District to close after 22 years

Catal Restaurant, one of the original restaurants in the Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort, will serve its last customers on April 14, 2023.

Catal at Downtown Disney

The changes in the Downtown Disney District continue to be out with the old and in with the new as Catal Restaurant, and its nearby outdoor Uva Bar, close their doors at the end of the day on April 14, 2023.

The modern Mediterranean restaurant opened in 2001. Locals and tourists alike appreciating the upscale locale, as the quality food, service, and views gave diners an excellent experience. Catal Restaurant will serve dinner and weekend brunch until the end of the day on April 14, 2023.

The Patina Restaurant Group owns Catal Restaurant and the Uva Bar, and enjoys a longstanding partnership with Disney. Patina also operates Napolini Pizzeria and Tortilla Jo’s in Downtown Disney, as well as Morimoto Asia, Maria & Enzo’s, Via Napoli, and Space 220, and others at Disney Springs and Walt Disney World Resort.

Catal cocktails

Catal Restaurant looks to be embracing the end of an era. On social media, the restaurant posted, “We’re celebrating an incredible, delightful, delicious 22 years — from now until our last day of service, April 14. Sip favorite cocktails from the last two decades as we toast to the laughs, the memories, and the meals. Come cheers with us one more time.”

The restaurant also posted, “Join us for a bittersweet farewell as we celebrate 22 years of incredible, delightful, and delicious memories at Catal Restaurant! From now until our last day of service on April 14th, we invite you to raise a glass with us and savor some of our favorite cocktails from the last two decades. Come and join us at Catal Restaurant, and be part of our closing celebration to our loyal customers and our beloved community.”

Paseo and Centrico

Once Catal Restaurant closes, the new upscale Mexican dining concept from chef Carlos Gaytán will be taking its place. Chef Gaytán’s Paseo and Centrico will serve elevated Mexican cuisine inspired by dishes he enjoyed growing up in Mexico. No official opening date for Paseo and Centrico has been announced.

Paseo at Downtown Disney

Several other changes are coming to the Downtown Disney District, including California-based Cuban bakery Porto’s replacing La Brea Bakery (in the space temporarily occupied by Earl of Sandwich). The highly-recognized Chinese restaurant Din Tai Fung will also be opening in the Downtown Disney District in the future.

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