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535 Ramona St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1710
+1 650-328-2722
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good49%
  • Average20%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“jambalaya” (41 reviews)
“beignets” (17 reviews)
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Bar, American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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535 Ramona St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1710
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

I love Louisiana and I love their food. Now, I won’t try to add credibility to my review by prefacing with the fact that I lived and worked in Baton Rouge and New Orleans for many years, cause it almost doesn’t matter...I said ‘almost.’ The...More

Thank flatfootfoodie
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Casual ambiance with good service. The tables upstairs are nice and while there is a buzz from the restaurant, you can still have a conversation. The food was very inventive and good. For starters - the Crabamole was good - a splurge - glad to...More

Thank Double64Double
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

I have stayed in a hotel in New Orleans built around 1900 and this restaurant took me back in time. There are small rooms surrounding an open air courtyard on two stores. The rooms would make a great place to take a small group or...More

Thank Robin R
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Even if “Fat Tuesday” in New Orleans is not in your future, at least you can partake in some of the food for which that city is known, at Nola, off University in Palo Alto. They serve delicious classic dishes like Jambalaya and Etouffe (seafood...More

Thank wwalleigh
Reviewed 27 October 2017

First thing you notice about NOLA, is the styling is spot on. You could be in a noisy cajun bar in bourbon street, or entering a courtyard bar in teh french quarter. Our barman was friendly, and steered us to a pint of White Rascal...More

Thank Neal T
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Think of a rectangle picture with a frame. The picture itself is an open air courtyard with a fountain in the middle and enough heat lamps that regardless of the fact that it was cold/windy outside, we felt very warm and cozy - in fact,...More

Thank tinaNtravel
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

This is one of those places that has a better reputation than it deserves. Don’t misunderstand, the food, drinks and service are good, but not a place that pops to mind when I am thinking of entertaining. That said, it does appear to be a...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Our meal was great! First we shared Crispy Hot Chicken Sliders as an appetizer. Enough for two! Then we had their Cajun tacos for dinner. They were unique and tasty -- we had Spice Shrimp Tacos and BBQ Pulled Pork Tacos. Really good. Both of...More

Thank Bill G
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We came because company event, that covers the food and drink. Since we were busy, we didn't have any drinks until we were about leaving. To our surprise, we were charged for those drinks, because they were ordered just a minute outside the event window....More

Thank annaF931ZL
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Traditional and rustic building with lots of separate rooms and spaces to enjoy authentic Mexican styled food. Great friendly service and full and comprehensive drinks menu - excellent Margaritas! Fun!

Thank Charlie E
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 535 Ramona St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1710
  • Public Transportation: CalTrans Palo Alto. And a late night cab stand on the weekends.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-328-2722
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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