Fusion cuisine combines the best of both worlds, much like when Jupiter crashes into Mars next year. Let flavors collide with this Groupon.
$8 for $16 Worth of Cajun-Mexican Fusion Food
The menu includes fried-oyster soft tacos ($11.95), burgers with taco seasoning, guacamole, and salsa ($9.95), and catfish or carne asada po-boys ($9.95–$14.95).
Brennan Ledet experienced one of the rarest anomalies in the known universe—he met someone who had never heard of a taco. He realized with a shudder of terror that this might not be as unusual as it sounds in certain areas dominated by Cajun traditions. After working for a Mexican restaurant with owners who were too afraid to embrace actual Mexican cuisine lest it frighten the locals, he decided to take matters into his own hands. In 2011, he opened up his own restaurant that would appease residents with traditional Cajun fare while introducing them to the exotic flavors of Mexico.
At Taco Boudreaux, Ledet and his culinary team incorporates local produce and seafood into the menu of Cajun Tac-Eauxs, which boasts fried catfish, gator, oysters, or shrimp topped with housemade rémoulade, pico de gallo, and jalapeño peppers. They continue the Cajun-Mexican fusion in their étouffée burrito and the carne asada po-boy sandwich, which they serve with shoestring fries. Bartenders, meanwhile, can complement meals with domestic and Mexican beers and specialty cocktails, such as the Mardi Gras margarita, whose secret blend of purple juices and spirits are shaken by a parade marshal before being poured into a glass rimmed in king cake sugar.
Sombreros decorate both the dining-room walls and the vintage pickup truck outside on the lawn, which flaunts a hand-painted portrait of Taco Boudreaux’s sombrero-wearing shrimp mascot.