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NOLA Caye, New Orleans, LA

NOLA Caye

4.8
4.8
409 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

19:00


Booked 26 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

  • Area

    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

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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!

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What 409 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice low key vibes. Food was delicious. Our server was great. The drinks were tasty. I had the Chicken Tortilla Soup. Soooo good. Also I ordered the strip steak and it was perfect.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!
  3. KB

    KenB322

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very great experience and vibe the oxtails are a must.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was wonderful. The ambiance is great and the food is amazing
  5. I

    I10driver

    New Orleans

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Food is excellent here! Brunch and lunch are exceptional. If you haven’t tried it, make it a stop for sure! You won’t be disappointed
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service Roselyn was the best!!!
  7. FG

    FredrickG

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attractive restaurant with delicious food. The staff is very efficient and friendly!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We came early for brunch. I had oxtails and my bf had
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food in a beautiful restaurant. Service was great at the bar.
  10. K

    Keisha

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here is amazing. I would recommend 20/10. They exceeded my expectations. Service was fast and the food was delicious not to mention this place is an entire vibe.
  11. L

    Lisha

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was great! I love the grits!
  12. KQ

    KatheQ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place. I highly recommend this because restaurant.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We decided on trying NOLA Caye while visiting New Orleans and reading several positive reviews online. The place is absolutely fabulous in every aspect. I highly recommend NOLA Caye !
  14. SB

    ScottB

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    NOLA Caye was great from the moment we walked in, through our desert! Great food, great service, and great ambiance!! I already recommended it to a friend who will be there just a couple days after we were there!
  15. RS

    RichardS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service. The Filet and Ahi Tuna Ceviche was very good. One of a few restaurants that is open until 10pm on a Sunday in the city.
  16. S

    Smith

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was amazing! His food recommendations were perfect and his service was excellent
  17. JC

    JoeC

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks were excellent! We had the chicken wings and fritters for appetizers and oxtails and jerk fish as entrees. Everything was delicious. Service was on point as always. Ronnie is a delightful server. I highly recommend Nola Caye to everyone.
  18. JS

    JSmith

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From upon entering, the music and ambiance of the restaurant gave off a great vibe. Kate our waitress was spectacular in her recommendations even though she had not been there very long. The food looked like five stars but tasted like 10! Foods that my bf wouldn’t normally try were delicious and delectable beyond his expectations. We enjoyed everything from appetizers, drinks, entrees, and even the Oreo ice cream sandwich dessert down to the last bite. Definitely the highlight of the trip to New Orleans!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Our wonderful waitress was incredibly attentive and gave us wonderful recommendations. Ambiance was great and made our rainy day better.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was excellent. Great ambiance and the staff/service was exceptional.
  21. M

    Muffy

    Mississippi

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    While the atmosphere was amazing, the food was not. Very bland.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food and cocktails were good. Very satisfied
  23. CM

    ChristineM

    New Orleans

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was absolutely delicious!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch date with my friend! ❤️
  25. MU

    MelU

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food great drinks and great service! every single staff member was friendly and very nice
  26. DM

    DenieceM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Destiny was such a wonderful server. She was kind, personable and made great suggestions. We were seated immediately. The restaurant was well lit and not to noisy. The portions were plentiful and the food was delicious. Everything came to our table hot and fresh and in a timely manner. We had the wings, steak sandwich, oxtail and grits, oyster taco, tres leche and banana cream pie. The wings were to die for. Seasoned well and the right combination of sweet and spicy. The steak sandwich was juicy and flavorful, we did request more mayo for the bread. The Oxtail fell off of the bone and were so juicy and the grits weren’t spicy at all, they were cheesy and delicious. Definitely not like anything I’d had before. Bother desserts were fantastic. Not too sweet and just enough to seal the deal.
  27. TM

    TammieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fantastic servers and creative cocktails. A nice variety of prices and dishes.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Glad we canceled our reservation at another restaurant and came to Nola Caye. The food, service, and ambiance were excellent. I recommend the coconut shrimp and Ahi tuna ceviche for starters. The tacos were very flavorful, my favorites were the shrimp and steak and to finish the meal, the banana custard dessert is a must. Look forward to the next time we come back to town coming back here to eat.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place! I have come several times and the food is always good! I have not had a time I didn’t enjoy the food.
  30. DR

    DeidraR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We loved the ambiance of the restaurant, and our server was extremely nice. My date ordered the Nola Caye breakfast, which was amazing, and I had the biscuits and gravy, which were good, but the chicken itself could’ve used a little more seasoning. Overall, we’ll definitely look forward to returning.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Our server suggested salmon and grits for my entree and my friend had the shrimp and grits. Drinks were also great.
  32. TC

    ToriC

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Both the food & the service were great. Ronnie was our server. He was great!
  33. WJ

    WillieJ

    Mississippi

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant and will definitely return. Happy customer
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always get the ginger salmon and it is excellent every time!
  35. E

    Edmund

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went on a date with my significant other here and had a great time! Atmosphere was very nice and the food was amazing. Prices were slightly expensive but it’s in a very nice location so that wasn’t a problem. Would definitely recommend NOLA Caye.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Really good cocktails, food and service. The interior is a little cold feeling? But overall great place a bit off the beaten path.
  37. SS

    SummerS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the food was amazing! the staff was amazing i will coming back
  38. TD

    TajD

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the esthetics! Food was good & fresh! I would highly recommend
  39. L

    Lucia

    New Orleans

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A delightful find!! Went here because a friend gave me a gift certificate and I can't thank her enough! Owned by the same folks at Des Familles in Lafitte, NOLA Caye cannot be more different in esthetics and cuisine. What remains the same is incredible attention to detail, flavors, service and value. Highly recommend the ahi tuna ceviche app, the Cuban sandwich (which passed my Cuban cuisine snob dining companion's test with flying colors) and the oxtail. But leave room for the Tres Leches!!! Ronnie is the best, and Deb is awesome!
  40. F

    Fred

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant, with delicious food and a great ambience. We keep coming back for more!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser 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 409 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 26 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

  • Area

    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

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • 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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