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Top Cajun Food In Las Vegas

March 26, 2014 6:00 AM

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Life in a cosmopolitan city like Las Vegas is an adventure every day. There is always something new to experience and discover. And like any big city, Las Vegas has international cuisine that is second to none – sometimes served with a twist. If you are looking for great Creole or Cajun food, you have come to the right place. Get the best New Orleans has to offer at any of these unique establishments, from crab shacks to fine dining and places that bring Louisiana and the bayou to life.
Lola’s
A Louisiana Kitchen
241 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 101
Las Vegas, NV 89102
(702) 227-5652
www.lolaslasvegas.com

When you have a chef/owner who was born in New Orleans and raised in Louisiana, you know you will get an authentic meal, especially when members of her family are cooks, chefs and restauranteurs. Lola (best known as ‘Beth’) dreamed of opening a Louisiana kitchen all her life, and finally realized that dream in Las Vegas, much to everyone’s delight and rave reviews. Southern-style lunches and dinners are a relaxed affair here to be savored. There is a full menu filled with her specialties and favorite dishes: historic favorites known a po’ boys, shrimp remoulade, bronzed catfish or shrimp with grits. Save room for delicious bread pudding (with Jim Beam praline sauce), bananas foster and other outstanding sweets. You want Louisiana? You can taste it at Lola’s.

Hot N Juicy Crawfish
9560 S. Eastern Ave.
Henderson, NV 89123
(702) 776-3030
www.hotnjuicycrawfish.com

Do you like spicy, or do you prefer savory? At Hot N Juicy, you pick your seasoning (Louisiana style, juicy Cajun, garlic butter, lemon pepper or Hot N Juicy special) and control the spice (mild, medium, spicy or extra spicy). This place serves crawfish they way it was designed to be served, with the fixin’s of one corn and one potato per two pounds ordered. If you prefer shrimp, oysters, crab, calamari, chicken wings, clams or lobster, Hot N Juicy has that too. And don’t forget the Cajun fries.

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Rhythm Kitchen Seafood and Steaks
6435 S. Decatur Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89118
(702) 767-8438
www.rhythmkitchenlv.com

Rhythm Kitchen offers fine French Creole cuisine. You can enjoy Cajun food, such as gumbo, jambalaya and catfish, as well as other traditional fare. But be prepared to wait, and, as in all fine dining establishments, it is costly. This place is unique and fun with an interesting atmosphere and a delicious menu, including a special kids’ menu. There is literally something for everyone at Rhythm Kitchen.

Voodoo Steakhouse
Rio
3700 W. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 777-7800
www.riolasvegas.com

The Voodoo Steakhouse is, quite literally, a magical place to dine. Situated on the 50th floor of the Rio, you can get a spectacular sunset or night-time view of the lights of Vegas and the Strip in the distance. Close enough to the Strip to be convenient but far enough removed to be a bit less hectic, this is fine dining and Cajun cuisine at its best. The menu includes an excellent lobster bisque and steaks are infused with a Cajun kick using just the right spices to dry-age the beef. The “smokin'” dry ice Witch Doctor cocktail comes highly recommended as an accompaniment to a Bayou seafood platter, witch doctor sampler, cane shrimp or frog’s legs. You have your choice of several greens, soups and an intriguingly named Voodoo menage a trois entree. There are a number of tasty sides to accompany your steaks, chicken or seafood preferences. Included with the dining experience is free entry to the Voodoo Nightclub, perched right above the restaurant on the roof of the Rio. The view is breathtaking.

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Sharon Damon is a preschool specialist, avid reader, passionate writer and creative baker/ cook. She has been a cooking instructor at a local Rec Center in Henderson, NV since 2011, and has written for Examiner and other publications since 2010. She knows her way around the keyboard and the kitchen! Sharon moved from a small city in Canada to Las Vegas 6 years ago, to marry the love of her life, and has since been swept up in the whirlwind known as Sin City. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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