NOLA Caye

4.8
216 Reviews
$30 and under
Caribbean
NOLA Caye combines New Orleans’ charm, culture and its genuine sense of hospitality with bold, fresh Caribbean flavors. The word "CAYE" eludes to a small island giving the restaurant's name a literal translation of "New Orleans Island" or "Isle of New Orleans."

Our menu offers Crispy Shrimp Tacos, Steak & Enchilada, Tuna Ceviche, Freshly Shucked Oysters, Red Curry Shrimp, Chicken Tortilla Soup, Baby Back Ribs and Grilled Mahi w/ Black Bean-Mango Salsa

Save room for dessert so you don’t miss out on our Banana Crème Pie, Iron Skillet Cookie, Key Lime Pie or Tres Leches

Our signature cocktails include “Climate Change” a hibiscus infused margarita with a fiery three-chili ice ball providing the catch phrase: “the longer you wait….the hotter it gets” Also try our “Bloody Jerk” which contains our house-made Bloody Mary mix. We dare say it’s the best version of a Bloody Mary New Orleans has to offer. Come in and try it and let us know what you think

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 216 people are saying
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NikkiW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! I went with a large group and we pretty much had the whole menu. Everyone was very happy with their food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Overall okay.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent!

KD
vipKellyD
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went out for a family lunch and had an amazing meal and wonderful experience

TD
TiffanyD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Son says Ma u have to go to Nola Cay the food is sooo good so we were in town for Bayou Classic and we had Brunch I had Ox tails with Grits omg so good. Jansom u picked a perfect spot for your family.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just amazing all around.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed everything

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at Nola Caye!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and well seasoned food. Wings appetizer very unique. Bahama Mama drink was a little week. Catch of the day very small portion.

N
vipNola4luv
New Orleans
95 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Crispy shrimp tacos are terrific!
We love meeting friends here because it is open and modern and the staff always makes you feel welcome. The food is also VERY GOOD! We have never been disappointed!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance and the staff was attentive and friendly! Some of the food fell a touch short for me - oxtail and fritters were a little bland. But the wings and Cuban were amazing - taste for both 10/10 and the wings were fall off the bone! Cocktails were tasty and we took advantage of the wine special. Out of the coconut shrimp, so I’d go back to try those.

CP
CPowell
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and EVERYTHING was wonderful. Waitstaff was attentive, food was amazing, and the atmosphere was perfect. Our server was a delight and I plan to come back again soon.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is attentive and knowledgeable. I had wanted to the special red beans and rice but they were out and later on he let me know that another serving was ready and if I was still interested and I said yes. Best decision. The red beans there are special and different from the regular New Orleans standard and it’s a nice change.

I also had the coconut shrimp which were perfectly cooked and a nice portion and size.

I had tacos with sides as my main and while small for my liking the flavor of them are on point and they are very well done. I liked the mojo pork the most.

I had a specialty cocktail made w habanero vodka and grapefruit and it hit the spot. Perfect spice combo for me.

Overall would return again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Tuna ceviche and curry shrimp were our favorites

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was DELICIOUS. Everything was perfect, our server Veronica was a doll and had great recommendations. The manager stopped by to speak with us about our food allergy which we greatly appreciated. (We’re still alive! Lol) They have a great cocktail menu and the space is beautiful. I will be back to try the rest of the menu and will definitely bring my girls here for our next monthly Brunch!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m a visitor for a short trip to New Orleans. my friend and I were tired after a long day. The NOLA Caye was the perfect place to unwind, enjoy a glass of wine and a flavorful meal. I loved this restaurant

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it . Great food & ambiance

EE
ElieE
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

No Covid 19 restrictions at all
I was unhappy about that

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traceym
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a reservation but sat a d are at the bar which we love. Bartenders are EXCELLENT!! And the food is good as always.

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Megan
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for a quick bite before the Pelican’s game. Was seated promptly and service was on point. Great happy hour with yummy bites and the best mojito!

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vipSteve
Minneapolis
90 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative and wonderful dishes with terrific service and an upbeat modern vibe. A terrific find! Definitely recommend the "Climate Change". Go there and you'll see what I mean.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun and friendly.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere! I highly recommend!

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Nanette
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bridal brunch

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent!

AH
AndyH
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Roslyn was terrific. Helpful Friendly. Patient! Great experience.

SG
SuiGeneris
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

I was really unhappy with the service. I just felt unwelcome by the waiter and the host. It felt cold. The people just felt too cold.

The ambiance was nice and the food came quickly. But I thought it’s a little over priced. Primarily, it just did feel like a place where the people cared for you.

SW
StephanieW
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From we walk 8n the everyone was on point. The food was hot and delicious. Will be back again

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time there and I will definitely be going back! Climate Change margarita was delicious!!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best brunch spot in the city!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Everything was nice!

MM
MichelleM
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here several times and food is always excellent.

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Rakky
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks were amazing, food was delicious, and service was outstanding!
I highly recommend the oxtails and grits it was absolutely delectable.

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Nicolef
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing! Keirston Besse deserves a raise ;)

LK
LauraK
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

the Halloween brunch was a blast. Lots of food options and limitless mimosas; the "queens" were fabulous fun.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The blackened fish in the fish taco was over cooked, and steak in the steak taco was also over cooked making it chewy. Drink was good but what would you expect from a bottle of Johnnie Walker black label.

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saravin
New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place for Brunch! Bottomless Mimosas. Kristi suggested the Chicken & Waffles and it was to die for with Jerk Butter... The Scotch bonnet hot sauce was outstanding. Thick cut bacon. MMM MMM Good!

SL
vipShermanL
Mississippi
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was amazing! Will be back for dinner soon.

MM
vipMegM
New Orleans
26 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never have had a bad meal at Nola Caye! Love this place! Brunch is the bomb!

KB
KathyB
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is always perfect and the food and drinks are outstanding. We love everything we have had there.

FAQs

NOLA Caye offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 302-1302.

NOLA Caye is rated 4.8 stars by 216 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.