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Joya Restaurant and Lounge

339 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301 · University Park
(650) 853-9800 · $$$
Rating: 3.5 out of 5"1125 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 · Credit: MasterCard, Visa



Latest reviews

  • Rating: 2.0 out of 5"Jul 27, 2014 · by Tai T. from YelpBeen wanting to try this place for awhile now. Walked in the front and was asked if I was their for drinks and tapas or dining. I asked for a table on the right side located in the "patio" area but was told to go to the left side for drinks and tapas. Everyone was evenly spread out and felt a little crowded. There was … Full review
  • Rating: 2.0 out of 5"Jul 27, 2014 · by Kayla H. from YelpOverpriced and nothing special. The hosts are extremely rude as well. Who tells you that "you can sit at that table but you only have 40 minutes because there's another reservation"? No thanks. If you want tapas I would recommend Cascal in Mt. View instead. Full review
  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"Jul 27, 2014 · by Manny G. from YelpGreat place for outside eating Tapas. Drinks are well made and food was great. Wait staff is always helpful and service is quick. Full review
  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"Jul 25, 2014 · by Larry F. from YelpGood thing about tapas-oriented restaurants? You get to try a bunch of different things! Forget the typical "I want my entree and that's it" deal. This is the fun way to dine. Fortunately, I came with a very large party, so our group had the chance to order essentially everything on the tapas menu. Yeah, there … Full review
  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"Jul 25, 2014 · by Alyssa C. from YelpThe best food in the Universe. No, not kidding.Everything about Joya is amazing, the ambiance is romanatic and the food is to die for. There hasn't been a single thing I had here that I haven't liked. I highly recommend the steak (that changed my whole perception on meat) and the tapas. All of them are … Full review