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) #13 of 249 Restaurants in Palo Alto $$ - $$$ Spanish, Latin,
339 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1716
+1 650-853-9800
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good47%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (82 reviews)
“paella” (19 reviews)
“guacamole” (21 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
Spanish, Latin, Bar, Pub, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
339 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1716
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1 - 10 of 183 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

All of the food was very good, but expensive. Case in point, a pitcher of white sangria was $30. The empanadas were very tasty and they had a large selection. Each cost anywhere between $7 and $15 (the scallops). We also got a few deserts,...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to joya for a Saturday night meal. We had a Reservation and were seated immediately. The sangria hit the spot after a long day. We got a mixture of dishes including the ceviche three ways, sliders-these were especially good-quest fundido, and guacamole..the dessert...More

Thank pbmsmith
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had lunch a few days ago. Food was very good and service excellent. Since we ordered both sampler plates, we asked if the ceviche from one could be substituted with another choice, so we didn't have 2 of the same ceviches. The chef agreed...More

Thank ei442
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

I sat at the bar, not having reserved and bring a single- had the hanger steak and yucca fries. Steak was ok and well cooked but heavy chimichurri sauce - yucca fries were tasteless. Wine ok also but at $16 a glass on the high...More

Thank AnabelleRome
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed dinner as a large group on a business trip. The selection of tapas was unique and every dish was delicious. All seafood selections were incredible. The service was a tad slow. The lounge area was nice for an after dinner drink

Thank Gina R
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Very fresh seafood for the seafood lovers out there but there are good traditional protein meals and vegetarian meals as well. If you come during the lunch hour, they have a power lunch menu that allows you to pick and choose from a variety of...More

Thank Immortalist
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Celebrated daughter's birthday dinner at Joya. highly recommend reservations especially on a friday night. Enjoyed the trio sampler of ceviche. Ordered 5 different tapas and was more than enough food for 2 people.

Thank Elle R
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

We went here after a long day at the office. It was very busy...but they have a very comfortable lounge area where you can order drinks and tapas...perfect for a group! Good selection of cocktails. Recommend the short rib tacos. The ahi, crab cakes, and...More

Thank JL T
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Beautiful restaurant, really terrific food. Sit at the large open windows, not easy to get in and they are open all day so plan a late lunch or early dinner for easy seating.

Thank bnadine
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Easy to find in the middle of Palo Alto (immediately opposite the Apple store) super efficient and friendly service and great pan Latin food. Lots of space for big parties. Very much recommended.

Thank NickB67
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What is the cancellation policy like for this resort?
3 January 2015|
Response from Karen W | Reviewed this property |
This is a restaurant, not a resort.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$83
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 339 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1716
    (Florence Street)
  • Public Transportation: Palo Alto Caltrain stop is just a few blocks away.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-853-9800
  • E-mail
From tapas to entradas, Joya Restaurant and Lounge provides a modern interpretation of the rich culinary lineage of Spain and Latin America. Joya is proud to have teamed with Shopworks (designers of W-Hotels in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle and San Diego) to create a natural-hued, contemporary restaurant and lounge that imparts guests with a feeling of comfortable exclusivity. So if you are looking to enjoy a refined Latin-influenced dining experience, new age cocktails and festive live music, we invite you to join us at Joya Restaurant & Lounge.
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