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“Charming!”
Review of Cafe NOLA - CLOSED

Cafe NOLA
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed January 19, 2014

Small & cozy...... I want to try something different to eat. Get the shrimp & grits you WILL NOT be disappointed!

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2  Thank Tkt2ride
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

We lived in Galveston Texas for a while and really got used to spectacular Cajun/gulf food there. I have been disappointed with various places that pass off food that is supposed to be Cajun, but usually are just so-so. That was not the case with Café NOLA. I have found the best Cajun I have had in 25 years, outside of Texas or Louisiana. The taste and textures are perfect. Their gumbo is to die for! The crawfish are plump and tender, never tasting like they were frozen and tossed into some liquid. The etouffee is wonderful and spiced just right. We decided to try the alligator bites, as we haven’t had alligator in years. If not done right, it can be rubbery and without flavor. This was done to perfection, moist and flavorful. The chef suggested the crab cake, saying it was not like other crab cakes as it had real crab in it, and not overloaded with breading. We tried it and it was just as described. Two of us split one, and it could have been almost a whole meal. It comes with their own sauce, which was delightful. Our companions went for the honey dipped southern fried chicken with fries on the side. The chicken was light and tasty. The fries were spiced up, but not too much, and gave a whole different take to fries on the side. They would be worth having no matter what you ordered. The waitress was well versed on the various beers they offered, and we tailored the beers to what we were having, adding to the pleasure of it all. We have become repeat visitors here, and have been impressed even more, each time we go.

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2  Thank thegormandizer
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Reviewed November 12, 2013

We stumbled upon this cute little place, we were charmed and went away happy. It's real, authentic and delicious. Great music downstairs, by the way! We sat upstairs, where it's a bit quieter. The crawfish nachos were a nice starter, totally unexpected menu item! I had an oyster po'boy and companion had Jambalaya. Highly recommended!!

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1  Thank notshyaboutit
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

Visited for a special event and food was buffet style. Food was okay, but I won't rush back. Speaker that evening was painfully long winded without much to show for it.

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Reviewed October 28, 2013

We always have the crawfish gumbo to start things out and truly enjoy the dish. A cup serving is great to start your meal and I've found that a bowl can be a meal in itself. Our meals have always been outstanding and we look forward to our next visit We use to live in the South and have found this to be the best Cajun cooking since our time there.

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1  Thank Princepuppy437
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