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Joya Restaurant and Lounge

339 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301 · University Park
(650) 853-9800 · $$$ · Latin American, Spanish
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: 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
  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"Jul 25, 2014 · by Nick K. from YelpWent here again the other night and sat in the bar area. Very cool scene in the place had tapas, sliders etc... Food was good and the service was very good . Need to come here for dinner next time, the only thing that could be better is the greeter in the front area Full review
  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"Jul 22, 2014 · by Guido R. from YelpGreat decor and awesome food. Don't miss the sliders, device, and guacamole. Full review
  • Rating: 2.0 out of 5"Jul 22, 2014 · by Pedro Juan G. from YelpCame in to this place on a weekend and we where seated in a bench seat. Place was packed and not much choice. The food was not bad but nothing to hoot about. Wine selection is decent. Full review