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344 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 94070-2408 (Holly St.)
+1 650-654-0882
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
All 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
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San Mateo, California
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77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 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.

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 July 21, 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!

Thank TurekSound
Sunnyvale, CA
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352 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,390 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 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 

Thank robert c
Santa Clara, California
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 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 

Thank Allen C
emerald hills, ca
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140 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 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.

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 January 13, 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 

Thank Joe C
Redwood City, California
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202 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 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 

Thank CaliforniaLosthiker
Seattle, Washington
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100 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank SWilson10
Warrington, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank DSBCheshire
Kfar Saba, HaMerkaz, Israel
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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

Thank H2K12

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
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
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?