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Creola

344 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 94070
+1 650-654-0882
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Ranked #12 of 113 restaurants in San Carlos
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Cajun & Creole, Dim Sum
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Holly St.
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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English first
Belmont, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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San Carlos, CA
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Creola is one of our favorites and a regular place to enjoy a fine dinner with friends or family. From the outside you get no sense of how nicely decorated it is inside. A fine menu, good service, and easy access from mid-Peninsula San Francisco Bay Area.

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Brampton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Nice to have something a bit out of the ordinary - food was not cheap, but was well cooked and slightly different. Waiters were very attentive and the place was busy. Had the alligator, which was very pleasant - not something I had had before!

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San Carlos, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Love the tuna with wasabi. Never had a bad meal and some of the cocktails are wonderful, the Sazezrac especially. Good desserts and interesting beers.

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San Carlos, CA
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I enjoy Creo La. My favorites are Shrimp Creo La and the Oyster appetizer. The house salad and combo pie dessert are very good also. I wish there were more choices for children (my kids split the fried chicken, with beignets for dessert.) The bill is high because the kids are eating adult entrees and they don't eat the accompanying... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A very tucked away restaurant. Lacks atmosphere though the staff was very friendly. The complimentary cake was a bit odd.

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San Mateo, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

This place was terrible. Way over priced bad food and poor service. Plus, the inside looks a lot like the outside, run down. Sure, it's located in an expensive area so I suppose the owner thinks it's okay to charge about $30 a plate, which would be fine if it was good, but it isn't good. The food wasn't prepared... More

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Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

We visited this restaurant based on the reviews we read on TA and we're really glad that we did. The staff were all very friendly and happy to make recommendations, we didn't book ahead but they had no problem seating us straight away which was great. We had the soft shell crab and the shrimp and crayfish étouffée, both of... More

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Redwood City, California
Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

All the talk of New Orleans Cajun food made us hungry. Took the opportunity to book a reservation for my husband's birthday on a Friday night. The restaurant was quite busy. Lovely atmosphere and nice music. We ordered the seafood gumbo to start. It was delicious. Flavor and spices were perfect. My daughter had the crabcake. It was fabulous as... More

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San Bruno
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64 reviews 64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Hubby and I went here for our anniversary which turned out being a great choice - we both had the Shrimp Creola and it was yummy! Hubby had gumbo as a starter which he loved and I had an excellent green salad. I also had a Hurricane cocktail which was quite good and a peanut butter chocolate mousse for dessert... More

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