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Taste the Flavors of New Orleans in Los Angeles

Taste the Flavors of New Orleans in Los Angeles

The bright colors, jazzy music and spicy cuisine of New Orleans is sweeping through Los Angeles this Mardi Gras season.

While the City of Angels is a long way from the Crescent City, that doesn’t mean that the joyful spirit of New Orleans is lost in this Southern California hub.

In fact, Los Angeles is such a huge fan of the Big Easy, that a number of their restaurants specialize in the southern fare that residents have the pleasure of enjoying all year long.

In honor of Mardi Gras, we’re letting you into our top five Cajun restaurants in Los Angeles that’ll have you celebrating the spirit of the holiday like true Carnival royalty.

Holy Crab

This Cajun/Creole seafood eatery offers a chic space for family and friends to come together and enjoy a variety of coastal favorites like clams, mussel, crawfish, shrimp and more. There’s also a good number of pasta entrees for those who wish to experience the flavors of the south through noodles.

Hot N' Juicy Crawfish

Known for serving up juicy and flavorful Cajun crawfish, this casual crawfish, shrimp and lobster joint is recognized across the country for its authentic take on the Louisiana specialty.

La Louisanne

The flavors, sounds and lively spirit of New Orleans are present in Los Angeles’ very own La Louisanne, a plush and continental restaurant specializing in creole cuisine. In addition to delicious food, the eatery is also known for its nightly entertainment which consists of a live jazz performance and a ton of dancing.

The Gumbo Pot

Boasting to have “The Best Gumbo in Town,” this authentic diner located inside the Farmer’s Market serves up a variety of New Orleans favorites including jambalaya, cornbread, chicory coffee and of course its famous seafood gumbo.

Two Boots Echo Park

This New York-based pizza chain adds a fair of Cajun to its delicious pies. Cornmeal-crusted pizzas with quirky Cajun toppings are a must when visiting this kid-friendly locale.