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New Orleans Creole Cafe

$$ - $$$
Old Town
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2476 A San Diego Avenue, San Diego, CA 92110
+1 619-542-1698
Mon 11:30 - 14:30
Thu - Sun 11:30 - 20:00
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San Diego, California
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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
New York City, New York
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185 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

This seems to be one of the few places in Old Town that is not a Mexican restaurant. I ate here on the recommendation of someone who had eaten there. I expected a lot more. The food was a bit overpriced for the quality. Food was average, heavy on the salt. For some reason, no dessert was available on a... More 

Thank TravelDeer
New York City
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015

Atmosphere is nice. It feels like having home cooking in someone's back yard. The problem is that the food is just so-so. Nothing amazing. Somewhat bland in terms of spice but a little too heavy on the salt. The bread looks like one of those cheap Italian bread they sell at the supermarket with no resemblance to a "French baguette"... More 

Thank CuteMalamute
Thousand Oaks, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

Wanted something different in Old Town. Stopped by here at 7pm on a Sunday. Earlier they seemed crowded but by this time everyone had cleared out. I was by myself so seated inside instead of on patio. Had to go peek my head in the kitchen to get this seat, there is no hostess or sign up place. One chef,... More 

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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, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
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 A San Diego Avenue, San Diego, CA 92110
  • 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?