Ragin Cajun Goon Cajun Food.
OK...a New Yorker who marries a Cajun woman from La. and ends up finding The Ragin Cajun in Houston....go figure. She refers to The R C
as her "Lagniappe" (pronounced Lan Yop)...that unexpected something extra. Whenever Deborah gets a little home sick I pack her into the car for a trip to The R C. I may not know the difference between a crawdad and a muscle but she sure does. She is always pleased by a menu she claims might have been lifted from the Quarter. As for me...seeing some of what she scarfs down as questionable, I am happy as a trombone player on Burbon St that they have Po Boys. What's a Yankee to do???
Decisions are familiar but difficult at this festive chain celebrated for bayou vittles.. In Short Witness the look of mudbug madness in the eyes of devotees huddled at the communal tables. Half-shell fans slurp oysters at the bar. Clean-tasting crawfish, a seasonal draw for Ragin', come steaming, crowned with righteously spicy potatoes and corn on the cob. Too hungry to peel? Try crawfish étouffée or the grilled snapper, fresh and neat with lemon.
C'mon! You've got to be kidding me! As an out-of-towner, I've dined here numerous times (on recommendations and out of convenience), trying it all, and I'm just not that impressed, especially considering the price (my lunch today was over $20 and I wasn't even filled up!)! The owner / mgr. is rude and if you don't know what to order (value) you will get ripped off. Caviat Emptor!
In and out in a flash.
The Ragin Cajun Downtown is the best thing to open downtown since Enron Field, errrr, Astros Field, errrr, Minute Maid Park. If you are looking for a great meal, in record time, visit this place, it is awsome. The atmosphere is ideal to unwind and escape your working enviroment, in order to return to work in a fresh mind-set. The Ragin Cajun III is absolutely fantastic!!!