NOLA Caye

4.8
245 Reviews
$30 and under
Caribbean
MASKING INDOORS REQUIRED

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
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 245 people are saying
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vipDuaneS
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service!!!!

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carp8421
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner at Nola Caye! Great ambiance & good vibe!We started with a Paloma & martini-made perfectly! Service was great & food to remember! Shrimp tacos so good-we ordered a second order. The ribs…well you just have to try them-perfection. Cant wait to eat here again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was great and the food and service was superb

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KyLynn
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I had the most Amazing Time and our waitress Rosalind was so wonderful. The food was great and the ambiance was everything.

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SmithK
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NOLA CAYE was awesome. Our server Reed was also pretty dope. Quality service. Great food. Perfect spot!

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Tatyana
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious and polite service! Definitely go ASAP.

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vipGregoryG
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks to OpenTable for recommending NOLA Caye for brunch. I had been for dinner before and liked it, but it was one of the best breakfasts I have ever had. The one strip of bacon was so thick that it was sufficient and very tasty, almost like a slice of ham. The potatoes were crisp and seasoned well. Same with the grits. The eggs were good and the fruit ripe and not just for decoration. The coffee was good too.

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Justineats
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the waiter was so kind and accommodating!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers are on point !

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vipLoriK
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was really great and Service was amazing! We will definitely visit again!

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LeslieB
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Had a lunch double date at NOLA Caye and we loved it! Everything from the food, to the service, to the drinks and the atmosphere was soooooo good. Can’t wait to return and try something new on the menu. Lots of really good choices with a Caribbean flavor.

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RyanM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were able to accept our large party reservation right before the Sugar Bowl and it could not have been a better decision. The service was terrific and the food and cocktails were incredible.

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Sugarbowlvisit
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food! Great Service! Highly recommend. My family and I enjoyed a fabulous lunch at NOLA Caye. We look forward to returning.

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vipBDryden
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was delicious. Unfortunately my food came out with my allergen on it, otherwise I would’ve rated it 5/5.
The food was all really tasty, came out quickly and our server was so attentive.

TG
TanyaG
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a table of 4 and the service and food was excellent. This venue is so sexy. I love everything about it.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was Rosalyn and we could not have received better service! We would absolutely come here again!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, didn't feel rushed or neglected. Food was delicious

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my friends came for brunch and the food was so good!

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ChadneyM
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was EVERYTHING! Our waiter Ben was awesome and explained the menu well. The food and drinks were definitely a 10/10.

MC
vipMikeandChristine
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I almost never post reviews, but I have to recognize NOLA Caye for an incredible dining experience. Not just because of the food or the service or the atmosphere - all of which were top notch. What made it special was the seamless and professional way the bar manager (Weston) and our server (Ben) handled my wife's undercooked fish. We dine out frequently and eat a lot of seafood, but she had never ordered Hake before. When it came out and she cut into it, it was undercooked in the center, and she was not sure if that was how it was meant to be served, since many fishes are served seared or even rare. Our waiter looked a it and said that it was not properly prepared. He took care of it without delay. A few minutes later a new plate and new piece of fish was served, and it was delicious. Ben and Weston made sure everything went great the rest of our mill, and we could not have been more please.

In all, the food we had (Tuna Ceviche, Jerk Fish, and Red Curry Shrimp) were excellent. The Happy Hour portion of ceviche was just the right size and very tasty.

We will most certainly be back soon.

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Mary
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was hoping it would be as good as previous reviews were suggesting, and it was! Delicious food, very friendly and quick service, nice ambience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Drinks were amazing!!! I had to stop myself from drinking too quickly because it was so delicious. We got the tuna taco appetizer and it was delicious. The dipping sauce 🙌🏼! Each of us got two tacos and two sides as our mains and weren’t that impressed with the tacos. The tortillas were so soggy and hard to pick up and the flavor was meh. I would definitely go back but would try different entree items.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NOLA Caye was an exceptional experience. The service was excellent. The drinks and the food were also delicious. This was my first time visiting. I will definitely be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time with my Queen on our anniversary. Food and drinks was excellent. Waitress was really nice and knowledgeable about the menu

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vipPatM
New Orleans
24 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chicken cobb salad was as fresh as can be. I particularly liked the mango and avocado. There was a generous portion of moist roasted chicken with a mild jerk flavor plus smokey chunks of bacon bits. I will order this again. The servers were organized, friendly and attentive.

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Chuckmary
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. We’ll be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic! From service to menu selections and atmosphere, one of our favorites in the city!

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NikkiW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
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
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service in a nice atmosphere and very tasty food and drinks.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Overall okay.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent!

TD
TiffanyD
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
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.

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vipKellyD
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just amazing all around.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
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.

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vipNola4luv
New Orleans
100 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.

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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.

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 245 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.