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NOLA Caye, New Orleans, LA

NOLA Caye

4.8
4.8
462 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, Tuna Ceviche, Freshly Shucked Oysters, Red Curry Shrimp, Chicken Tortilla Soup, Cuban Sandwich, Ginger Salmon, Jamaican Jerk Fish and a Strip Steak with chimichurri sauce.

Save room for dessert so you don’t miss out on our Banana Crème Pie, Oreo Ice Cream Sandwich, 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 40 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Caribbean, Cuban, Latin American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 302-1302

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    We currently do not offer Catering

  • Private party facilities

    We currently do not offer Private Events

  • Neighborhood

    Central Business District

  • Cross street

    Baronne ; St. Joseph ; Howard Ave

  • Parking details

    Valet operated through Domio hotel next doorAvailable parking off-street parking on St Joseph, or a garage located one block away on Howard Avenue

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Weekday Brunch

    Multiple dates available
    Serving Brunch weekdays, 11:00a - 4:00pm, featuring items such as Chicken N' Waffles, Shrimp & Grits, Biscuits and Gravy, Eggs Benedict and our specialty, Grits & Grillades with our braised oxtail with jalapeno-cheddar grits. Enjoy selections from our bar and Bottomless Mimosas!

Popular dishes

What 462 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Best Value

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Great for Brunch

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Hot Spot

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • New Orleans

    Best Overall

  • New Orleans

    Best Value

  • New Orleans

    Great for Brunch

  • New Orleans

    Hot Spot

  • New Orleans

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. FM

    FeliciaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place with amazing food and staff. Everyone had a great time
  2. HD

    HannahD

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Nola Caye is one of those restaurants you just don’t get tired of because the food is just sooo yummy! I’ve been here a few times and my experiences have been great. This last time was kind of gross. No one had their hair pulled back/out of their face. I would catch the waiters moving their hair out of their face then proceeding to grab people food and take it to their tables. I don’t know.. I just thought that was not okay. There were also waiters with full blown beards and mustaches. I few like it should be a requirement in all food businesses to have hair pulled back….
  3. PB

    PatrickB

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent, and the ambiance was very nice. Service was quick, friendly, and attentive. We will definitely come back.
  4. JK

    JoyceK

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service at the bar was great. The food and cocktail were delicious. I had crab and conch fritters, ginger soy salmon with roasted corn and an Oreo ice cream sandwich. I had a drink with ginger liqueur and brut, and asked for to Tito’s vodka instead of gin.
  5. S

    504Sweetiekins

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food!
  6. DW

    DonellW

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Caye breakfast never disappoints! We are regulars and consistently have a great experience. Our server was amazing. The atmosphere is great for couples, families and friends. Highly recommend.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time I visit NOLA Caye I have no complaints. We had the mango and pineapple wings and coconut shrimp as appetizers. Both were amazing! For entrees we had the oxtails and grits, Jamaican jerk fish, I added black beans because I can’t go there and not get them.. best black beans ever!! Lastly my cousin had the pork chop!! Everything was finger licking good!! Definitely a top choice of mine.
  8. DE

    DEBOURG

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always have an amazing time at NOLA Caye! Servers Roselyn and Pasley (hope I am spelling their names correctly) add to the amazing experience. I’ve tried everything on the menu and have not been disappointed yet.
  9. K

    Kitty

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was very good, staff was great!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Really was looking forward to eating here, we had a 2pm reservation on Halloween only to find out when we got there they was closing at 2pm and though they was going to still honor our reservation we was told the kitchen was closing which meant we would have had to quickly order. We decided to leave because they would not have been able to honor the bottomless mimosas (which was the main reason we chose to come here) plus I didn’t trust a kitchen to prepare their best meal when you’re in the midst of cleaning up so they can close. I just wished they would have contacted us in advance so I would not hand wasted my time to go somewhere that was closing….. HIGHLY DISAPPOINTED 😢
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Became a must visit destination whenever we visit NOLA . We frequent NOLA Caye at least 10 times a year and always depend on good food and atmosphere.
  12. RH

    RandyH

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We came early, 5:20 I made a meal from the Happy Hour small plates, my wife ordered from the menu. The conch and crab fritters were great and who can beat $1 oysters!?!
  13. o

    opuskoz

    Chicago

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service. Attentive but not intrusive. Sampled multiple street tacos. Each was creative and flavorful. Salad was bountiful and filling. You could see the attention to detail.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Good food good drinks
  15. K

    Karena

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nola Caye is my favorite brunch spot in NOLA! Great food, service and the ambiance is always amazing! The restaurant is also always clean and inviting! I take all my of my friends/family here to visit when they come into town. It's a must!
  16. JB

    JeanneB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Resturant was recommended by a bartender at Cochon Butcher we were in town for a wedding both of us are serious foodies breakfast was excellent had the original breakfast best choice husband had eggs Benedict with pork very good but liked mine better Bloody Mary was very good service and decor top flight
  17. KY

    KelseyY

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, highly recommend. I will definitely be back here especially to try their dinner items. Service was nice and quick even on Saints Sunday.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Went for brunch, it was a great atmosphere. The employees were amazing. Our server was great! Their espresso martinis are super good. Bottomless champagne was great as well. My glass was always full.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Happy hour deals are amazing! Caribbean food and cocktails were on point. Loved the garnish on the oysters (not normally an oyster person).
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovedddd it! Bottomless mimosas hit ok!
  21. KM

    KellieM

    Baton Rouge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good! The staff was attentive and friendly. Lovely place! So glad we decided to eat here!!
  22. j

    jenniferv

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was very tasty. Our server, Reid, was good. Drinks were good. The vibe was a little on the quiet side.
  23. DE

    DEBOURG

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! The whole experience from start to finish is great! Their entire staff are always so friendly and kind including ROSELYN - BEN - RONNIE aka “ALVIN” !! The food is always finger licking good and the prices are fair for the portion size. Always a great spot to get a great meal and have an even better vibe! NOLA Caye is my top pick whenever I come to NOLA!!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ended up going here by accident - were trying to reach a different restaurant. What a nice surprise. Excellent food. Beautiful preparation.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was good. Service was quick. Nice restaurant
  27. DE

    DEBOURG

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    NOLA Caye, NOLA Caye!! You were unbelievably delicious!!! It was my guest first time and they honestly can't stop thinking about it! The food was very good and they are already planning their return! NOLA Caye is a MUST whenever you travel to NOLA!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot!
  29. TG

    TanyaG

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite places for food and cocktails. My friends and I love coming to have a small business dinner or Sunday brunch. Customer service always great. Cocktails are extremely good. My favorite is the climate change.
  30. C

    teyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our waitress! Everyone was so informative, helpful and honest. It made my friends and I feel as if we were home. Thank you Nolacaye
  31. L

    Luvdaview

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Was so disappointed. We have been there a few times but this time the food was not on point. The plantains were not crispy. The steak tacos were not fresh but mostly it was the heat in the place. They failed to tell us that their air conditioner was not in service. No apologies either. I wish that when the reservation was made they could have given us a heads up because being hot and sitting in a booth where the sun was beaming on you most of the time we were eating was miserable. Not even an offering of a dessert/cocktail for the inconvenience. Sorry for the bad review but someone needs to know that customer service would have made a difference. I gave a 4 for service because our server was attentive but not management.
  32. VM

    VanessaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can’t wait to come back!!! The food was amazing! The mixed drinks can be a lil better but overall it was amazing!!!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food was great!
  34. B

    Bambi

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I typically go to Nola Caye to a couple times a month to work instead of a coffee shop and to brunch on Sundays at least once a month.The food is always amazing and the service is outstanding. The owner actually greets you by name. The food is always fresh and it has a different twist to it. If you’re a local or in NOLA for a visit please visit this gem. And let’s just say the bottomless Mimosas….. whew!! Great place.
  35. CE

    CarolynE

    Mississippi

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Everything was a Vibe!!!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch! Everyone was very satisfied with their meal.
  37. H

    Harris

    Memphis/West TN

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the first time visit. Will go back again
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ben was phenomenal! Top notch service. Must go brunch spot in NOLA away from Bourbon St.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our brunch here! Cocktails were excellent-also just love the ambiance and vibe. Food was very flavorful-I had the biscuits and gravy-delicious! Very generous portions.
  40. HR

    HaroldR

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was great. Food had a great portion size. I suggest the tacos and the crab and couch fritters

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from NOLA Caye using the Order Online button. NOLA Caye also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 302-1302.

NOLA Caye is rated 4.8 stars by 462 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 40 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for NOLA Caye

898 Baronne St, New Orleans, LA 70113

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Baronne ; St. Joseph ; Howard Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Central Business District

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Caribbean, Cuban, Latin American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet operated through Domio hotel next doorAvailable parking off-street parking on St Joseph, or a garage located one block away on Howard Avenue

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (504) 302-1302

  • Catering

    We currently do not offer Catering

  • Private party facilities

    We currently do not offer Private Events

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