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339 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301 · University Park
(650) 853-9800 · $$$ · Latin American, Spanish
Rating: 3.5 out of 5"1119 Yelp reviews ·


  • Mon - Wed11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Thu - Sat11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Sun11:30 AM - 10:00 PM


From tapas to entradas, Joya Restaurant and Lounge provides a modern interpretation of the rich culinary lineage of Spain and Latin America. Joya is proud to have teamed with Shopworks (designers of W-Hotels in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle and San Diego) to create a natural-hued, contemporary restaurant and Morelounge that imparts guests with a feeling of comfortable exclusivity. So if you are looking to enjoy a refined Latin-influenced dining experience, new age cocktails and festive live music, we invite you to join us at Joya Restaurant & Lounge.

Good for

Brunch · Sandwiches · Tapas · Lunch · Dinner

Popular menu items

Ceviche · Braised Short Rib Tacos · Ahi Tuna Tartare · Kobe Beef Mini-Burgers · Tapas Sampler

General info

Business Casual · Casual · Elegant · Stylish



Latest reviews

  • Rating: 1.0 out of 5"Jul 21, 2014 · by Carrie C. from YelpHad lunch here on Saturday and it was expensive and very underwhelming.The guacamole was good.The deviled eggs were the worst I've ever had- the taste was just off.The artichoke was completely tasteless.The heirloom tomato salad was tasteless and the crab cakes were fine.I had to put so much salt … Full review
  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"Jul 18, 2014 · by Brigitte B. from YelpI made reservations for my significant other and I about 3 hours in advance. Once we arrives, we were seated and got one of the best seats in the house. We were seated right in the middle on the right side of the restaurant looking out. So best to reserve. We loved the food and the sangrias. With great food and drinks, you will easily spend over $100 for 2 Full review
  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"Jul 16, 2014 · by Wajiha K. from YelpGreat night! Full review
  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"Jul 15, 2014 · by Tom T. from YelpI've been here a couple of times now and they've been pretty solid. Service and seating are great. This is an awesome place to come and have a drink and some small plates. Outdoor seating is nice, but some spots are very close to the foot traffic so make sure you get a spot a little away from the sidewalk. … Full review
  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"Jul 13, 2014 · by Jiyea C. from YelpCame here on a double date/catch up session and had a fun time! The restaurant is in a central location in downtown Palo Alto and has a casual/trendy vibe. The restaurant is split into an open-seating lounge area with couches, a bar, and dining room. Service was a little slow, but it was a pretty full house on … Full review