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The Best Cajun Food in Houston

Adrian González
Adrian González
Posted on September 6
A bowl of Cajun crawfish with potatoes, sausage, and corn on the cob.

How about a bowl of Cajun crawfish? (@thecajunboot / Instagram)

There’s no comfort like that of a good Cajun meal. The cuisine may hail from Louisiana, but Houston is home to great options. Here are some of our favorites.

This is a must-try Cajun experience. The place is family-owned and has been serving Houston for more than two decades. Take a bite of their seafood gumbo and you’ll see why they’ve become an H-Town staple. Don’t forget to take something to go from the meat market.

With three locations around town, you’re never far from this delectable joint. Pull up a chair and try the fried crawfish platter or build your own seafood combo.

My favorite part of Cajun food is that it packs so much flavor without complication, and that’s exactly what you get at Esther’s. Go for the no-frills vibe, stay for the oxtail.

No matter what you prefer inside your po’ boy, this is a great place to get one. And don’t sleep on the gator bites, served with a Remoulade sauce for dipping.

Recommendations from City Cast Houston

  • Audio producer Carlingnon Jones has a few. “Some of my favorite Cajun spots around town would have to be The LaRoux Table, Thé Rouxpour, or BB’s Tex-Orleans! All these spots have food full of flavor!!”
  • Host Raheel Ramzanali also recommends BB’s Tex-Orleans and wants you to look beyond traditional Cajun. “It's not pure cajun, but we have a huge Viet-Cajun scene down here and Mike's Seafood is one of my favorites.”
  • Lead producer Dina Kesbeh says, “I love Ragin' Cajun, and Boudreaux's Cajun Kitchen!”
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