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New Orleans Creole Cafe

$$ - $$$
Old Town
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2476 San Diego Ave Ste A, San Diego, CA 92110-2897
+1 619-542-1698
11:30 - 20:00
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Mon 11:30 - 14:30
Thu - Sun 11:30 - 20:00
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm actually writing this review as I'm sitting in the beautiful San Diego weather, on the patio of New Orleans Creole Cafe! I've got a beautiful glass filled with their signature Sweet Tea and a recently emptied bowl that used to have some absolutely delicious dark Jambalaya with Sausage. My wife is mourning the loss of her French Onion soup,... More 

Thank FelipeAZ
Newport News, Virginia
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102 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

While I enjoy all the different selections of Mexican food while visiting Old Town, having something a little different is always nice. Once we stumbled onto this place, and being from the south I just had to give it a try. I was not disappointed. This is some of the best Creole food I have had outside of the Bayou... More 

Thank Mackat26
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

My family and I have been coming to the creole cafe here in old town san diego for years now. We periodically drive the 2 hours plus from La Verne Ca in los angeles county for the delicious meal and warm service. That's how good this food is! I highly recommend the Creole cafe. You will become a regular customer... More 

Thank Steven M
San Diego, California
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I work in San Diego. Rarely do we go to "Old Town". Too much of a tourist trap. However my two assistants and I had lunch at this little restaurant and am I glad we did. If the weather is bad or cold be aware the "dining room" has about 6 tables maximum. The main dining area is outside on... More 

Thank DPB4law
San Diego CA
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is my favorite place in San Diego. They have had a lot of renovations so their seating is currently more limited, but even at full capacity this is still a pretty intimate eatery. Located behind the famous Whaley House, New Orleans Creole Cafe has entrees approved by NOLA natives and SoCal fans alike. It's not a place you want... More 

Thank Cinerina
San Diego, California
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Sooooo good. The food was so incredibly rich and flavorful, and such a cool location! Highly recommend!

Thank theClarksofCA
San Diego, California
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

This is one of my all time favorite places to eat in San Diego! It's a little place hidden next to the Whaley house in old town. I always get the crawfish étouffée or the blackened chicken salad. The same waiter is always there he's a sweet heart. I would recommend this place to anyone. The atmosphere is great and... More 

Thank lathamtracie
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85 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

It was hard to find, hard to find the staff, and then we sat on a patio and I listened in on this Mexican family's fight in Spanish...hilarious. The gumbo was nice, came with hot bread.

Thank Brian M
Pinole, California
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2016

It takes up two small buildings--one is the kitchen and one is the dining room. There is also a garden eating area. The night we went it was a bit chilly, so we ate indoors. We decided on the Jambalaya, which was very good. Service was very quick. Will definitely eat there next time we are in old town.

Thank Goodwich13
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59 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2015

Surprisingly affordable and seemed authentic to me. Service was a little slow when we were there. It wasn't crowded, but the food seemed to be coming from a different location...not sure. I do recommend it and will definitely go again, but I'll make sure I'm not in a hurry.

Thank vsheadel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2476 San Diego Ave Ste A, San Diego, CA 92110-2897
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 619-542-1698

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?