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339 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 853-9800 · $$$ · Spanish
Rating: 3.5 out of 5"1065 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

Tapas · Lunch · Dinner

Popular menu items

Ceviche · Braised Short Rib Tacos · Ahi Tuna Tartare · Mojito · Scallop

General info

Business Casual · Casual · Elegant · Stylish



Latest reviews

  • Rating: 1.0 out of 5"by Eric K. at Yelp User Review4/7/2014I was there today with a dozen of my co-workers, and tried most of the dishes (tapas, entrees, paellas).Rudely enough Joya allows itself to charge $9-$15 per tapa (small dish, smaller than a normal appetizer) for food that is far from being sophisticated, gourmet, or high quality. All dishes were either: 1) Terrible … More
  • Rating: 3.0 out of 5"by Christophe C. at Yelp User Review4/5/2014Another good spot. Slightly pricier than most other spots in the area but you get the advantage of decor and ambiance. Not too loud and a bit dark -- a good place for a semi private conversation, drinks, and tapas. More
  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"by R. B. at Yelp User Review4/4/2014Came here for the first time on a Friday around 11:45 for lunch. We were met, not greeted, by a young hostess that truly needs help in customer relations and really needs to learn how to smile. These four stars could have been an easy 5 if it weren't for this hostess. We were seated fairly quickly and while others … More
  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"by Samantha H. at Yelp User Review3/29/2014A good selection of tapas and wine. I like their Chilean wines. More
  • Rating: 3.0 out of 5"by Meredith M. at Yelp User Review3/27/2014Sleek and sophisticated atmosphere, paired with fun foods make for a great lunch aftershopping and touring Stanford's campus (finally! How have I lived here this long and never seen it's majesty!?).My friend and I opted to split a couple different apps after we saw how overpriced everything was. There are plenty … More