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344 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 94070-2408 (Holly St.)
+1 650-654-0882
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Today
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 14:30
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to this place on a whim. It is small inside, so you may have to wait or better yet make reservations. The menu was very nice mixture with a couple of set menus (options for each course) with very delicious items. We were a party of three and two went for the set menus while one went a... More 

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Thank Mary A
San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome New Orleans flavors and atmosphere. Service was great and I cannot wait to go back. Best jamballaya!!!

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Thank Bembazza
San Mateo, California
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79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Service was excellent. I had the jambalaya - flavorful but not spicy. You can spice it up with sauce if you want. Wild mushroom jambalaya was also great and I think every table around us had the fried chicken.

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Thank Roger E
San Carlos,Ca
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

This is my wife's favorite restaurant, she loves the Catfish. As for me I like the Red Beans & Rice. Since we live in San Carlos it's our go to restaurant!

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Thank TurekSound
Sunnyvale, CA
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360 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,417 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Cajun food restaurant on the peninsula? We had just come from watching a Tom Rigney and Flambeau concert at Twin Peaks Park in Belmont, and were in the mood for some food to match the Cajun music in the area. Checked Yelp, and Creola was the closest on our way home to Sunnyvale, among the few Cajun restaurants on the... More 

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Thank robert c
Santa Clara, California
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Not too impressed, but the food was decent. I was hoping to relive some of my Madri Gras New Orleans days from my youth. Ive been trying to find REAL gumbo for some time now. The gumbo from Creola is pretty good considering, however its nothing to write home about. Wife had the Jambalaya which was our saving grace. Also... More 

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Thank Allen C
emerald hills, ca
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141 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Small but well run restaurant serving traditional Creole/Cajun food. Service is very good. The food is great and reasonably priced. They have a fixed price menu which is a good value. My favorite dishes are the Jambalaya, Oyster poor girl sandwich and beignets for dessert. They always have a great Fat Tuesday meal with live music. Reservations suggested.

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Thank georwc
San Mateo, California
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

Was there for lunch. Had the three course lunch special for $18 which was a good deal. Gumbo was fine, salad nothing extraordinary, just a salad, and had the beans and rice with andouille sausage. Taste was fine, portion was plentiful. When one goes to a restaurant which boasts of New Orleans heritage, one thinks of Dixieland Jazz. The music... More 

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Thank Joe C
Redwood City, California
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202 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

The 4 course prix fixe menu is advertised on their website for $30.00. Well we sit down at our table the menu reads $35.00 instead. We told our server can you please honor the $30.00 for both me and my wife. Well he had to go ask his manager. Our server came back and said he can only take $5.00... More 

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Thank CaliforniaLosthiker
Seattle, Washington
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100 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

While playing in San Francisco we decided to check out Stanford University. A friend drove us and suggested we eat at Creola. That turned out to be an excellent suggestion. The staff was great and very friendly, always a good start. Happily the food was equally good, lots of spice and flavor, but not overwhelming or overpowering - it was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Cajun & Creole
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
10:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
17:00 - 21:30
10:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 344 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 94070-2408
    (Holly St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Carlos
  • Phone Number: +1 650-654-0882
Description
Hours of Operation

Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday - Thursday 5-9 pm
Friday & Saturday 5 - 9:30 pm

Lunch: Tuesday - Friday 11 - 2:30 pm

Brunch: Saturday & Sundays 10:30 - 2:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?