Review: N’awlins Creole CafeAuthor: WIBIA | Filed under: Food Reviews, Location: Avon, IN
N’awlins Creole Café
1118 N State Road
Avon, IN 46123
I enjoy Cajun/Creole food quite a bit and am always looking for a new place to go. I stopped by N’awlins Creole Café based on the recommendation of a trusted friend and I was really looking forward to this. It was all-you-can-eat catfish night for $13.99 and I was tempted to give that a try, but I decided to stick to one of the standard menu items.
What I Ate: Crawfish Etouffee; $9.99. It is served with a side (I choose mac and cheese) and a salad.
The salad was straight iceberg with cheese and a slice of tomato. I tried their ranch dressing and to be honest, I could make this at home and I really didn’t see how this fit into the meal. Nothing special here, so let’s move on.
When I ordered the etoufee, they asked me on a scale of one to ten how spicy I would like it and I said six. The crawfish etouffee was a sneaky heat on the back end of the bite. There wasn’t a lot of flavor going on here and the consistency was thinner than I like it. The etouffee was served over a bed of rice that was under cooked. A few pieces stuck in my molars.
The Mac and Cheese was better, but still off. It needed salt and was cooked too long and the noodles did not hold their shape. My dining partner got the Jambalaya and I found that to be bland as well. Service was also hit and miss. It was slow enough to cash out that after about ten minutes, I asked the server to bring my check. My water was empty most of the time as well.
Would I Buy It Again? No and it pains me to say it. This could be a cool place, but between the inattentive service and lackluster meal, the only reason that I would go back is that they are an independent in a city of chains.