Cajun and Creole Fare for Lunch or Dinner at Tapalaya (Half Off)

Kerns, Portland

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Southern cuisine varies greatly by region, from the Cajun and creole dishes of Louisiana to the bags of granulated sugar served at Disney World. Sample the South with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $10 for $20 worth of Cajun and Creole dishes for lunch
  • $15 for $30 worth of Cajun and Creole dishes for dinner
  • See the lunch and dinner menus

Lunch is available from 11:30 a.m – 4 p.m. and dinner commences at 4:30 p.m. until closing.

Tapalaya

Tapas and small-plates restaurants may have proliferated in recent years, but you'd still be hard-pressed to find one that serves, nonetheless specialize in, Cajun and creole dishes. Tapalaya is just such a place. The eatery's chefs focus on small plates— during evening hours— designed to create a mix-and-match Southern feast. The day menu hosts Po'Boys with cajun creole sides and the night menu caters to tapas. The chefs recreate the flavors of New Orleans with dishes such as the blackened catfish or classic po' boys cooked with locally sourced meat and layered with red remoulade and a spicy Mardi Gras slaw. The staff also accommodates guests when they're just catching a drink at the bar by sticking to their Cajun motif—crispy crawfish fritters and bacon-wrapped chicken livers stand in for regular ole' tavern peanuts and whatever's floating in that large discolored jar behind the bar.

And since there is indeed a bar at Tapalaya, bartenders pour—what else?—New Orleans–inspired cocktails. They blend everything from the classic Hurricane, which was invented in New Orleans, to the Fi-Yi-Yi Tea made with house-infused tea vodka and lemonade. Naturally, a colorful painting of jazz trumpeters looms over the bar, perhaps announcing the arrival of one of the house's signature desserts—fresh beignets dusted with powdered sugar stand out among many other sweet options.

To add to the distinctly Louisianan vibe of the restaurant without making every table a Mardi Gras float, the staff hosts twice-weekly performances by Grammy-nominated pianist Janie Scroggins and New Orleans sax legend Reggie Houston during the dinner hour on Tuesdays and the Milneburg Jazz Band plays on Thursdays.

Reviews

Best NOLA food in town!

Paolina T., Yelp, 5/22/13

I've been to Tapalaya a couple times now - for both lunch and dinner - and have always left feeling full and happy!

Liz O., Yelp, 6/13/13

In a Nutshell

Cajun and creole small plates; mix and match New Orleans–inspired fare such as crawfish fritters and po'boys, plus freshly baked beignets

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Dine-in only. Must purchase a food item. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Not valid for happy hour menu. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • Kerns (2434.5 miles)

    28 NE 28th Ave.

    Portland, Oregon 97232

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