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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 - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Hours of Operation

Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday - Thursday 5-9 pm
Friday...
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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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 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
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
CaliforniaLosthiker
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Redwood City, California
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San Mateo, California
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Redwood City, California
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176 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 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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Thank SWilson10
Warrington, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Visited recently for dinner whilst on vacation in the area....firstly the venue setting was lovely and cosy, and relaxed. The waiter was really polite and warming and had very good knowledge of all dishes and drinks on the menu, we had the set dinner menu which was excellent, faultless.... We had a really nice time here, at the end I... More 

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Thank DavidBeck20
Kfar Saba, HaMerkaz, Israel
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Just walked by next to my hotel and was lured in by the Creola sign and the jazz music. Had a bowl of great gumbo, ok fried okra and a glass of Rioja. Fun neighborhood atmosphere, a bit on the pricy side

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Thank H2K12
San Carlos, CA
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

Eaten here twice more recently and would say good, not great. Menu limited and rarely changes. It can get noisy and prices are on the high end. Nice for a change every now and again!

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Thank IsabelSanCarlos_CA
Bunbury, Australia
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Sets the standard for me. The great decor, the food was excellent and well presented. We really enjoyed the attentive table service. Would be happy to try more of the menu.

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Thank Derfo47
San Francisco
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

We are from New Orleans and love this place, hidden gem, fantastic service too. Gumbo was amazing and high quality ingredients.

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Thank Sf_winos
Belmont, California
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I've been coming here for years on Fat Tuesday. They have it theme decorated for Mardi Graz then and have a fun "swamp" band and a dance floor. There's a special menu for Mardi Graz too. They have great food and the chief will make you something special if you ask. I like their Shrimp Creola, even though it's off... More 

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Thank sagecoach1
Toronto, Canada
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100 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

It was a delightful restaurant. The ambiance and service were excellent and I felt like I was somewhere in the Deep South. The drinks were well poored. The food was fairly good but I found there were too many deep fried or breaded dishes. It may have been that we just didn't order the right dishes. The sauces on the... More 

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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

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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