Cajun cuisine's distinct spices stem from its attitude-laden ingredients, such as brazen pork cheek, incredulous crawfish, and sassy-fras. Give your taste buds some lip with today's Groupon: for $9, you get $20 worth of Cajun and Creole fare and drinks at Daisy's Cajun Kitchen in San Marcos.
Daisy's Cajun Kitchen owner Lloyd Marks-Steven whips up authentic Creole and Cajun dishes, passing on the traditional recipes handed down from grandmother Mama Daisy, who has French Creole roots. Reward a long day fashioning an above-ground pool into a functioning bayou with a host of homemade, traditional Big Easy table toppers. Hearty portions reside in the jambalaya, infused with jumbo shrimp, andouille sausage, and white rice in a tomato baste ($12). Diners looking for adventure beyond reptile-shaped fruit snacks can gnaw on the gator bites, each morsel furnishing plates with lightly seasoned, battered, and fried gator tail ($7.99).
Daisy's also houses a wide variety of classic po' boys, including shrimp ($9.99) and steak ($8.99), alongside unique handhelds such as the Jack's hot link, a louisiana spicy-beef sausage bestrewn with grilled onions and slathered in spicy barbecue sauce ($8.99). Feel free to sidekick any entree with sweet potato fries ($4 with entree, $5.50 alone) or deep-fried corn on the cob ($3.50).
Nine Yelpers give Daisy’s Cajun Kitchen an average of three stars:
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1665 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd.
San Marcos, California 92078Get Directions