There are certain dishes in New Orleans that you just have to try–the boudin, gator, gumbo and the list keeps going. So, when you decide to finally immerse yourself in the New Orleans fare, you want to go to Mulate’s, the original cajun restaurant.
Kerry Boutté, owner of Mulate’s, grew up in Arnaudville, Louisiana. That is where Kerry developed his passion for Cajun food.
But the food is only part of the fun at Mulate’s. Kerry developed a love for Cajun music and dancing in the clubs of New Orleans. That’s why Mulate’s has live Cajun music every night with plenty of room for dancing. Callie, the Manager at Mulate’s, spoke to us about the dancing.
“All of our live music here is traditional Cajun music,” she says. “A lot of places do Cajun music in New Orleans, but we’re the only place that does traditional Cajun dancing. All of our dancers are volunteers.”
The food is what keeps folks coming back to Mulate’s with big appetites. We asked Callie about some of the favorite dishes at Mulate’s.
“Our Appetizer Platter is definitely a favorite at Mulate’s,” she says. “It’s great for first timers that want to sample a little bit of everything.”
The Appetizer Platter comes out in all its glory as a mountain of Cajun delicacies. Frog legs, grilled alligator, fried crawfish, tilapia bites, fried calamari, stuffed mushrooms, meat pies and boudin are all present and ready to be devoured. You’re going to need help taking this down because it feeds four to six people.
It’s hard to go wrong with any of the entrees at Mulate’s, but some clear favorites have emerged and the locals seem to agree.
“Our Catfish Mulate’s is hand down our bestseller on the menu,” says Callie.
The farm raised catfish comes lightly floured and grilled with crawfish etouffee poured over the top. Jambalaya, coleslaw and a twice baked potato come standard with the catfish–you definitely won’t be leaving hungry.
Mulate’s is your one-stop Cajun grub spot.