Creola

★★★★★
  • 344 El Camino Real

    San Carlos, CA 94070

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  • 650-654-0882

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Closed Mondays Lunch: Tuesday - Friday 11-2:30 Dinner: Sun,Tues-Thursday 5-9 pm Friday & Saturday 5-9:30 pm Brunch: Saturday & Sundays 10:30 - 2:30 pm
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I am really very impressed with their deal. I would like to recommend you guys if wish a good deal with good price, then go there on Monday. Amazing deal : $25 - Appetizer, Soup or Salad, Entree & Dessert.I appreciate their service too.

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★★★★☆

I am really very impressed with their deal. I would like to recommend you guys if wish a good deal with good price, then go there on Monday. Amazing deal : $25 - Appetizer, Soup or Salad, Entree & Dessert.I appreciate their service too.

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It's hard to find a good Cajun restaurant. This is the best one I've been to in California. Nothing can beat the food in New Orleans, but I'd say Creola's dishes are more authentic than ones in other restaurants such as Gator's in San Mateo. When I went to Creola a couple of months after my visit to New Orleans, I felt like I was back in N.O.!

5
★★★★★

It's hard to find a good Cajun restaurant. This is the best one I've been to in California. Nothing can beat the food in New Orleans, but I'd say Creola's dishes are more authentic than ones in other restaurants such as Gator's in San Mateo. When I went to Creola a couple of months after my visit to New Orleans, I felt like I was back in N.O.!

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Creola is a wonderful find in San Carlos right off the side of the road. Their crawfish hush puppies, bread pudding, and all the entrees are simply wonderful. The prix fixe lunch specials here are a great deal and fill you up just enough for lunch time. The owner and chef will chat with patrons and he is such a nice person; service here also is great. I haven't come here and been disappointed before. It's a great place for meals with friends.

5
★★★★★

Creola is a wonderful find in San Carlos right off the side of the road. Their crawfish hush puppies, bread pudding, and all the entrees are simply wonderful. The prix fixe lunch specials here are a great deal and fill you up just enough for lunch time. The owner and chef will chat with patrons and he is such a nice person; service here also is great. I haven't come here and been disappointed before. It's a great place for meals with friends.

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My family have visited Creola at least a dozen times now. The flavors are distinct and the food nicely presented. They even served my young son fried pickles (not on their menu) after he returned from New Orleans and metioned how good they were! Exceptional service!!

2
★★★★★

My family have visited Creola at least a dozen times now. The flavors are distinct and the food nicely presented. They even served my young son fried pickles (not on their menu) after he returned from New Orleans and metioned how good they were! Exceptional service!!

Pros: astounding flavors, friendly

Cons: small parking lot

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Really nice quiet place. Awesome food, even better desserts

2
★★★★★

Really nice quiet place. Awesome food, even better desserts

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This place has the best Gumbo I've ever tasted. Monday's are Mardi Gras Madness where you can get a four-course meal for $25 (Appetizer, Soup or Salad, Entree & Dessert), What a Deal!!!! They have items on the menu for the folks who don't like spicy food too. A can't miss!!! Try it you'll like it.

2
★★★★★

This place has the best Gumbo I've ever tasted. Monday's are Mardi Gras Madness where you can get a four-course meal for $25 (Appetizer, Soup or Salad, Entree & Dessert), What a Deal!!!! They have items on the menu for the folks who don't like spicy food too. A can't miss!!! Try it you'll like it.

Pros: Great food and Staff

Cons: parking can be a little problem, small lot

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Creola is the best food from New Orleans in the Bay Area. The jambalaya, the gumbo, the bread pudding all are delicious. The service is excellent, the waiters are very polite with the customers, the food portions are just right as well as price. The ambiance is unique and relaxed, the decoration is beautiful. Oh! And I forgot, this place is excellent choice for that special occasion, like anniversaries, marriage proposal, I find it very romantic!!!. I will definitively recommend it to fine food lovers.

5
★★★★★

Creola is the best food from New Orleans in the Bay Area. The jambalaya, the gumbo, the bread pudding all are delicious. The service is excellent, the waiters are very polite with the customers, the food portions are just right as well as price. The ambiance is unique and relaxed, the decoration is beautiful. Oh! And I forgot, this place is excellent choice for that special occasion, like anniversaries, marriage proposal, I find it very romantic!!!. I will definitively recommend it to fine food lovers.

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Excellent atmosphere, service and food. Crawfish, alligator and soft shell crab were especially good. Doing the CreoLa combination allows you to add soup, salad and desert to entree' for only $13. Make sure you get the beignets and chicory coffee. Food was absolutely fantastic! I'm just visiting and staying by the SF Airport and it was very easy to find - only 10 miles from SFO and easy to get to using 101. HIghly recommended!

2
★★★★★

Excellent atmosphere, service and food. Crawfish, alligator and soft shell crab were especially good. Doing the CreoLa combination allows you to add soup, salad and desert to entree' for only $13. Make sure you get the beignets and chicory coffee. Food was absolutely fantastic! I'm just visiting and staying by the SF Airport and it was very easy to find - only 10 miles from SFO and easy to get to using 101. HIghly recommended!

Pros: Atmosphere, food, and service all top notch

Cons: None - everything was outstanding!

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I took three freinds visiting from out of town here for dinner. I thought that the staff was very nice and the food was really good. The only negative thing that I would say is that it's not exactly the best looking place. It's really understated, made to look like a southern home (I guess). I was hopeing it would look a little more upscale or modern. I probably wouldn't take visiting guest here again BUT if you are looking for a good casual dinner this is the place!

2
★★★★☆

I took three freinds visiting from out of town here for dinner. I thought that the staff was very nice and the food was really good. The only negative thing that I would say is that it's not exactly the best looking place. It's really understated, made to look like a southern home (I guess). I was hopeing it would look a little more upscale or modern. I probably wouldn't take visiting guest here again BUT if you are looking for a good casual dinner this is the place!

Pros: Good Food

Cons: Restaurant Decor....

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Great cajun alifornia menu. The chef/owner is knowledgable and a gentleman. The food is top-shelf....the Ahi is my favorite and the bread pudding is some of the best in the west. Good wine menu, friendly staff.

2
★★★★★

Great cajun alifornia menu. The chef/owner is knowledgable and a gentleman. The food is top-shelf....the Ahi is my favorite and the bread pudding is some of the best in the west. Good wine menu, friendly staff.

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This is one of my favorite restaurants of all time - and I don't even eat seafood!! The salads are always fabulous and the filet mignon is by far the best I've found on the Peninsula. The service is always great and the wine list is reasonable and offers a substantial variety. The owner is very nice and sometimes comes by your table just to say hello and ask if everything is okay. It can get crowded and you should definitely have reservations. It's a great place for a romantic dinner for two, but I also go their with my parents.

2
★★★★★

This is one of my favorite restaurants of all time - and I don't even eat seafood!! The salads are always fabulous and the filet mignon is by far the best I've found on the Peninsula. The service is always great and the wine list is reasonable and offers a substantial variety. The owner is very nice and sometimes comes by your table just to say hello and ask if everything is okay. It can get crowded and you should definitely have reservations. It's a great place for a romantic dinner for two, but I also go their with my parents.

Pros: Food, wine selection, non-seafood items available

Cons: Small dining area

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My husband and I went to New Orleans for our honeymoon and enjoyed the food tremendously, especially the bread pudding. We were very excited when we found Creola. We read many reviews and thought it would be a great experience. The restaurant is nice, but very very dark. Somewhat uncomfortably dark. And even when we had reservations, we still had to wait at least 45 minutes. They were not organized at all. The service was okay, not great. The menu sounded nice, but on the pricy side, where the portions were pretty small. Nothing like the huge portions in New Orleans that you can share. We had the jambalya which was a bit dry and alligator medallions, okay. We also had bread pudding. I was very disappointed. It tasted nothing like the original one in New Orleans. It was very sweet and had a very jello-y topping. Overall, it was ok, but overpriced and not too authentic.

3
★★★☆☆

My husband and I went to New Orleans for our honeymoon and enjoyed the food tremendously, especially the bread pudding. We were very excited when we found Creola. We read many reviews and thought it would be a great experience. The restaurant is nice, but very very dark. Somewhat uncomfortably dark. And even when we had reservations, we still had to wait at least 45 minutes. They were not organized at all. The service was okay, not great. The menu sounded nice, but on the pricy side, where the portions were pretty small. Nothing like the huge portions in New Orleans that you can share. We had the jambalya which was a bit dry and alligator medallions, okay. We also had bread pudding. I was very disappointed. It tasted nothing like the original one in New Orleans. It was very sweet and had a very jello-y topping. Overall, it was ok, but overpriced and not too authentic.

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If you are thinking about going to New Orleans because you enjoy the food but can't afford the trip, come to Creola where you can enjoy some excellent food and most of those favorites that you associate with eating on Bourbon Street. The service is nice and the prices are not cheap but it can be a great experience if jimbalaya, red beans and rice, gumbo, etc are among your favorite dishes.

4
★★★★☆

If you are thinking about going to New Orleans because you enjoy the food but can't afford the trip, come to Creola where you can enjoy some excellent food and most of those favorites that you associate with eating on Bourbon Street. The service is nice and the prices are not cheap but it can be a great experience if jimbalaya, red beans and rice, gumbo, etc are among your favorite dishes.

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Although I am no expert in Cajun food, I found the food here wonderful. The Crawfish Etouffee is my favorite, and I usually get this as an entree by itself (the menu has it as a combo). I also recommend going the route of adding soup, salad and dessert. The bisque and bread pudding are a must, and the bluenote salad is yummy. I have had several of their specials (lambchops, heirloom tomoto salad) and they have been excellent. The staff is friendly, the dining area is small, but the space between tables is comfortable. Definitely a nice place for a dinner date, or just to have good food with friends.

2
★★★★★

Although I am no expert in Cajun food, I found the food here wonderful. The Crawfish Etouffee is my favorite, and I usually get this as an entree by itself (the menu has it as a combo). I also recommend going the route of adding soup, salad and dessert. The bisque and bread pudding are a must, and the bluenote salad is yummy. I have had several of their specials (lambchops, heirloom tomoto salad) and they have been excellent. The staff is friendly, the dining area is small, but the space between tables is comfortable. Definitely a nice place for a dinner date, or just to have good food with friends.

Pros: food

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Finally, a nice place to go in the area when you don't just want a steak and mashed potatoes. Try the salmon! The spices are just right...in fact, I could have stood for a little more but it's better to err on the side of caution considering the crowd. Definitely recommended for nice "date night".

2
★★★★★

Finally, a nice place to go in the area when you don't just want a steak and mashed potatoes. Try the salmon! The spices are just right...in fact, I could have stood for a little more but it's better to err on the side of caution considering the crowd. Definitely recommended for nice "date night".

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i've eaten here three times and each has been a wonderful experience. everything i've tasted on their menu has been so delicious. the cornbread stuffing that comes with the sunday chicken is a must try. it's not what you expect, but is really tasty. the service is also wonderful here. it's very busy on weekends, so unless you want to wait forever, i suggest making reservations.

2
★★★★★

i've eaten here three times and each has been a wonderful experience. everything i've tasted on their menu has been so delicious. the cornbread stuffing that comes with the sunday chicken is a must try. it's not what you expect, but is really tasty. the service is also wonderful here. it's very busy on weekends, so unless you want to wait forever, i suggest making reservations.

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the crawfish etouffee is good. i've also had the jambalaya and gumbo in the past. the beignets are always good. just went there a few weeks ago and the food is still good, price is average, portions are a little small if you're just having an entree. service is always good. recommend making reservations for weekend nights.

2
★★★★☆

the crawfish etouffee is good. i've also had the jambalaya and gumbo in the past. the beignets are always good. just went there a few weeks ago and the food is still good, price is average, portions are a little small if you're just having an entree. service is always good. recommend making reservations for weekend nights.

Pros: food, parking, ambience

Cons: price, portions

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The inside of the restaurant is in stark contrast with the understated approach. The ambience is wonderful, service outstanding, and food amazing. Try the Crawfish hushpuppies for starters. We once tried an appetizer special that was delicious - salmon tacos. On the main course, the Shrimp Creole is to die for. Finish up with their outstanding bread pudding, or French silk. Only complaint - they could do with a better wine list. But that shouldn't hold you back from frequenting this restaurant as much as we do :)

2
★★★★★

The inside of the restaurant is in stark contrast with the understated approach. The ambience is wonderful, service outstanding, and food amazing. Try the Crawfish hushpuppies for starters. We once tried an appetizer special that was delicious - salmon tacos. On the main course, the Shrimp Creole is to die for. Finish up with their outstanding bread pudding, or French silk. Only complaint - they could do with a better wine list. But that shouldn't hold you back from frequenting this restaurant as much as we do :)

Pros: Good value, Good parking, Not crowded

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Hubby & I are trying to try different restaurants in San Carlos, and we found this one on Citysearch.

Tomatoes were in season, so I had the caprese salad as an appetizer (heirloom tomatoes & mozarella). It was the *best* caprese salad I'd ever eaten. For the main course, I had some dish with soft shell crab & shrimp which was delicious. I can't remember what hubby ate but he liked it.

Unfortunately, I think it's an overlooked restaurant because its on a quiet stretch of El Camino Real without many stores around. If you enjoy cajun food, you should definitely try CreoLa. Don't miss out on this hidden gem.

2
★★★★★

Hubby & I are trying to try different restaurants in San Carlos, and we found this one on Citysearch.

Tomatoes were in season, so I had the caprese salad as an appetizer (heirloom tomatoes & mozarella). It was the *best* caprese salad I'd ever eaten. For the main course, I had some dish with soft shell crab & shrimp which was delicious. I can't remember what hubby ate but he liked it.

Unfortunately, I think it's an overlooked restaurant because its on a quiet stretch of El Camino Real without many stores around. If you enjoy cajun food, you should definitely try CreoLa. Don't miss out on this hidden gem.

Pros: Food, Ambience

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California interpretation of down-home southern cookin'. Very tasty, very fresh. Not as spicy as I would have liked. The "dinner" add-on (soup, salad, and dessert) is an outstanding value, especially if you share it.

2
★★★★★

California interpretation of down-home southern cookin'. Very tasty, very fresh. Not as spicy as I would have liked. The "dinner" add-on (soup, salad, and dessert) is an outstanding value, especially if you share it.

Pros: Good Value, Great Food

Cons: Not enough spice

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Intimate Creole restaurant serves regional seafood specialties like crawfish Etouffee, shrimp gumbo and catfish; beignets and bread pudding for dessert.

 

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