More on that later.
Sometimes you get food cravings and on this day mine was for Mexican. Now I realize that the best one can probably do in Louisiana is the kind of gringo Mexican we had at La Posta in Lafayette.
There are two Juan’s in New Orleans. One is a trendy and funky “hole in the wall” on Magazine Street and the other a more conventional looking (from the outside) spot on Carrollton Avenue. Since we surmised that finding parking would be easier near Carrollton, we decided to sacrifice funky for practicality.
And while Juan’s offers the full range of Mexican staples, they are most famous for their giant burritos. These include: The Flying Burrito with grilled steak, gulf shrimp, and chicken with cheddar and jack cheese, black beans, yellow rice, salsa, sour cream, and
The Al Pastor sounded delicious, but I fortunately saw the size of the burritos before ordering and knew that this would be way too much food. So both Chuck and I went in a different direction.
First, we started with an order of chips and salsa. This was an un-
And Chuck and Kitty Humbug, believing in the adage that “it’s five o’clock somewhere,” shared a bottle of Negro Modelo, which is
When it was time for our entrees, we both went with tacos. My choice was the plate of three Blackened Redfish Tacos with creamy
“Bananas. And bananas is good.” The blackening spice along with the use of a fish common to Louisiana was the closest thing to Creole that I saw on the menu. The tacos contained a good portion of moist and flakey fish pieces and a lightly dressed green and red cabbage slaw. My only complaint is that I would have liked a more pronounced cilantro flavor to the slaw.
Chuck also ordered tacos, but mixed his plate to include: one Pork N
As we were finishing our meal, I looked around the restaurant and remarked to Chuck that we frequently are the oldest patrons at many of the spots we visit. And Juan’s was no exception.
“I don’t know” I replied. “Maybe they’re like jello shots.” So we asked our server and learned that they are Juan’s house-made popsicles.