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535 Ramona St, Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Ranked #38 of 312 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Hamilton
Transit: CalTrans Palo Alto. And a late night cab stand on the weekends.
Description: Nola will transport you into the heart of the Quarter! Authentic folk art and the largest Hurricanes in town will get you ready for a bayou blowout.
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English first
Palo Alto, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I ordered the Jambalaya and it was very good -- loads of shellfish. Our waiter gave the spicy version a "6" on a heat scale of 1-10, and he was right. I saved room for dessert but did not realize that there were 5 beignets to a serving! I needed lots of help finishing up these very yummy sugary doughnuts... More

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Santa Clara, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The atmosphere was really interesting with some cool art. The lighting helps to give you a private feel to each table. My pasta entree was pretty good and filling but the dessert was better. However, ice cream shouldn't be sat on a small warm pie. The cobbler was cold by the time it got to us so my friend had... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

A truly satisfying meal in an architecturally delightful setting. Had to go with the jambalaya, which was faithfully executed. Ordered the "caliente" level which was supposedly habanero level, but wasn't that hot. I'd recommend adding a ghost pepper level. Because it's a popular place, it's too noisy for much conversation. But with our mouths full of delicious food, it would... More

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Decided to try this restaurant on a Thursday night - the place was very lively at 8 pm. I had the spicy jambalaya -- it was very yummy, though not super spicy. The raspberry mojito was also a nice treat. My friend ordered the baby back ribs -- he said it was good, but nothing special. We were stuffed so... More

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United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Since it was all of our first visit, we had no previous experience to relate to. Five of us went there for an evening of drinks and dinner. It was a great fun evening. The ambiance was casual and laid back putting us all in the mood immediately. As we ordered our drinks and appetizers, it became more relaxing. The... More

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East Palo Alto, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

There were four people in our party, and three people got cold food, and the other person dish was cold and tasteless. The appetizer had to be sent back twice for reheating. I ordered fried fish and the Corn Meal coating did not taste very good and it was burned. I was in New Orleans in June of this year,... More

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San Francisco Bay Area
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74 reviews 74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Meeting up with a friend back in the area before starting grad school back east, I made a reservation at Nola for us to re-live, perhaps, a bit of a business trip we’d taken to New Orleans a few years back. What a great decision! First, you have to love the 2-hour free parking in lots within a block of... More

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Kiev, Ukraine
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203 reviews 203 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Very cool setting with murales and iron rails Bourbon st style. Excellent alligator, jambalaya, fried fish and blackened steak. Interesting beer selection. Good price value. A bit too loud for conversation

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Palo Alto, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Nola is a great place to come for happy hour or meet with friends. It can be loud, but the food is tasty (if not terribly inventive). It is a fun, upbeat place and and easy spot to gather with friends.

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Palo Alto
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Love NOLA for an afternoon meeting place - fun New Orleans atmosphere. Great fries. Don't skip the beignets!

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Additional Information about Nola

Address: 535 Ramona St, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone Number: 650-328-2722
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole

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