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Joya | Spanish and Latin American Restaurant in Palo Alto, CA

JOYA offers a unique combination of sophisticated ambiance and culinary creativity in the heart of downtown Palo Alto.  The seasonal Spanish and Latin American menu features tapas and entrees, and has been recognized with several Michelin guide recommendations.  JOYA is also a particularly fine venue for hosting private events with style, comfort and variety.  Options include private rooms, restaurant divisions, full buyouts, and a sleek lounge for cocktail parties.

Location & Hours

View Joya at 339 University Ave,
Palo Alto, CA 94301 on Google Maps

Call Joya by phone at (650) 853-9800

Get Directions to Joya via Google Maps

Open for Dinner Service
Tuesday - Saturday

Tuesday:  4 PM - 9 PM
Wednesday:  4 PM - 9 PM
Thursday:  4 PM - 9 PM
Friday:  4 PM - 10 PM
Saturday:   4 PM - 10 PM
Sunday:  Closed
Monday:  Closed


Free parking is located directly behind JOYA in the multi-level city parking garage (enter on Florence Street).

Private Events

Events Layout Overview

Layouts shown to the right are sample layouts; the Joya restaurant space is very flexible.  Our Private Events Manager will be delighted to describe all the options for you.

Among the Private Events options are:

  • Combining Divisions A, B, and/or C for larger events
  • Lounge Cocktail Party (with either low or high tables)
  • VIP Room within the Lounge
  • Private Dining Room with A/V Facilities
  • Exclusive Loft Above the Restaurant with Dedicated Service Staff
  • Full Restaurant Buy-Out with Live Music

Joya offers a selection of banquet menu packages for ease of menu planning.

Banquet Menu Packages

Restaurant Division A

Seating Capacity: 25

Combined Division 

Capacity: 85-110

Restaurant Division B

Seating Capacity: 50

Combined Division 

Capacity: 85-110

Restaurant Division C

Seating Capacity: 30

Combined Division 

Capacity: 85-110

Private Dining Room

Seating Capacity: 12

The Tapas Lounge/Lounge Niche

Cocktail Reception Capacity: 75

Seating Capacity: 55

VIP Room

Located within the Tapas Lounge

Capacity: 18

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Join Our Team

We’d love to have you join our team! Please use the form below to apply, and please attach your resume.  

Joya is an equal opportunity employer.


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The Michelin Guide

Michelin Guide Recommended



Opentable: Most Booked

Contact Us

Send us a message and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. You can also reach us by phone at (650) 853-9800.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

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