Joya Restaurant & Lounge
Lovely Birthday dinner.We treated my sister and her husband for a delicious dinner at Joya for her Birthday. The food was fabulous and the service was very good. The staff made sure we were comfortable although our waitress seemed a bit distracted and we had to seek other staff for services she should've made the effort to attend to. "Jessica" also did not introduce herself , we had to inquire about her name which seemed a little odd.
All in all it was a positive dining experience.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious tapasGreat spot to share small plates accompanied by an interesting cocktail or glass of wine. Decor is modern and attractive and service is attentive. My husband and I shared a salad and tapas of chicken tostadas and butternut squash croquetas, ending with an apple cobbler with cardamom-laced ice cream. Everything was truly delicious. We'll be back.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMI chose Joya sight unseenI chose Joya sight unseen for an early dinner as I visited my niece and nephew, and was very pleased to find an energetic scene with numerous interesting, tasty tapas dishes. Service was prompt without being intrusive. We sat outside on University Ave and enjoyed the warm evening. Terrific.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything tastes absolutelyEverything tastes absolutely delicious. Food quality and flavors were spot on. I am from Orange County and Joya has become one of my favorite dedtination restaurants. I gave three stars because our waiter was absent for a majority of our meal, however the buser and the manager were quite attentive to make up for it.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMA fun, lively restaurant withA fun, lively restaurant with interesting food and good service.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGood to take a business guestA colleague & I took an international business partner here for dinner this week.
The atmosphere was lively, the food was quite good, and the service was even better. The Mark West Pinot Noir wasn't bad either!
We made all selections from the tapas menu. Due to my guest's diet, we avoided all seafood (though seafood is some of my favorite). From the ~5 dishes we shared, we agreed that the braised short rib tacos were our favorite! The Kobe beef mini-burgers and Mexican empanadas were tasty. Unfortunately, we least liked the chipotle chicken tostadas, but that was our last dish, after a bottle of wine, so know we didn't have the sharpest palate at that point.
When in the neighborhood, I'd happily stop by again.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat chef makes a great restaurantAlways a treat. The Paris trained chef makes this place special.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMBest crab cakes anywhere andBest crab cakes anywhere and the tuna tartare!! Heavenly. We tend to order the appetizers as our meal and have had them all t this point. Delicious3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMSo many amazing dishes fromSo many amazing dishes from which to choose, we love coming here time and time again. The small plate concept affords the opportunity to satisfy several flavors and combinations, and perfect for sharing. Our favorites: chorizo corn dogs, kale, macaroni and cheese, chicken tostadas, and too many more to name here.3/8/2013 12:00:00 AMI work in downtown Palo AltoI work in downtown Palo Alto and this is a great place for a business lunch. I've also been here for dinner with a friend and have had some delicious tapas -- the sliders are outstanding. This visit was for lunch. Two of us had the chicken sandwich which has just the perfect amount of tangy heat and the third highly recommended the snapper sandwich which was accompanied by sweet potato fries. All are served with a lovely, perfectly dressed salad. I can't wait to go back to try the snapper sandwich.2/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a last minute decision,This was a last minute decision, very spontaneous. Food here was really good. The service is what really made my night. The waiter was very knowledgable and patient. Helped us decide what to pick and what were good pairs. Very good restaurant. Slightly on the pricy side but its not everyday you go out to eat expensive food.12/19/2012 12:00:00 AM