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344 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 94070 (Holly St.)
+1 650-654-0882
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Hours of Operation Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday - Thursday 5-9 pm...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The owner of the restaurant.

A really special thing about this restaurant is the owner makes it a point to personally visit every table and greet the guests. The menu has many special items on it. I like the cajun catfish. The prices are reasonable. The restaurant is small and intimate.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Sunnyvale, California
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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Sunnyvale, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

A really special thing about this restaurant is the owner makes it a point to personally visit every table and greet the guests. The menu has many special items on it. I like the cajun catfish. The prices are reasonable. The restaurant is small and intimate.

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Granite Bay, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Revisited an old friend and we were not disappointed. We moved out of the area some years ago and had an opportunity to go back to some old stompin' grounds. This is still a great restaurant, as it has been for close to 20 years. The jambalaya was delicious! The serving staff were friendly and gracious. The portions were generous... More 

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Foster City, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Went there for New Year's Eve dinner after checking out the menu online. It's a 4-course dinner - 2 appetizers, 1 entree and 1 dessert. The food as usual is delicious. My friend ordered the Filet Mignon and it's the best we ever had so far - tender and delicious. I had the Bass filet and it was good. Service... More 

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Florence, Oregon
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143 reviews 143 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

With all of the good restaurants in the area I had high hopes for a great meal here. It turned out to be the worst of several that I had during my visit. The building appeared to be an old coffee shop with a quick and easy make over in a somewhat industrial area. Not much atmosphere to speak of.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Real NoLa creole cuisine. Eautoffe (shrimp and crayfish) was excellent. Small place with older groups as well as young couples.

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Foster City, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Had a late brunch last Sunday and the food was simply delicious! Had their vanilla-infused lemonade and crispy boudin balls as appetizer. Tried their special seafood dish and it was great! Service is quite attentive. Will definitely come back for more!

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San Carlos, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Going to Creola for lunch today with a group of 5, reminded me of how great the food, service and atmosphere are. I've been there a few times and it consistently has fantastic food and service. Our server was attentive and incredibly knowledgeable about the ingredients of the Cajun food we ordered or plan to order next time! My etouffee... More 

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San Carlos, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The gumbo and the étouffée are very good. I love soft shell crabs and ordered one - it was the tiniest crab I've ever seen!!! All in all, it's good but very expensive for what you get. Service was spotty, but it was very crowded and so that could have been the reason.

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San Carlos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Creola is one our favorite haunts. Their seafood dishes are always great. My husband loves the tuna and I adore the gumbo. The base has an almost velvety texture.

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Belmont, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Creola has a great southern menu. We love when they have alligator jumbalaya on the menu. It has a great flavor!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 344 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 94070
    (Holly St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Carlos
  • Phone Number: +1 650-654-0882

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole, Dim Sum

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

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
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

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