Cotton Patch Cafe, Allen, TX

Wow what a great meal! I haven’t had a lot of Cajun since I’ve moved to San Diego as they just don’t have many Cajun places here. When I came to Texas for Christmas I stopped by the Cotton Patch Cafe, not knowing that they actually did have some Cajun choices on their menu. I ordered their blackened tilapia with rice, sauteed butter mushrooms, and garlic smashed potatoes. The whole thing was delicious and I finished it. The service was very nice and patient, I asked for decaf coffee and they brewed a pot for me without complaint. All in all a very delicious satisfying meal that tasted very fresh. The sauce on top of the tilapia was similar to a Pontchartrain, it consisted of Cajun spices and cream.  Other options on the menu include chicken fried steak,  sandwiches, and other American classics. The atmosphere is very laid-back and casual with a feel similar to a cross between a diner and an Applebees.

Date destination?  I don’t usually recommend diners for dates but this one is a step above with the atmosphere and food, so yes, you could have a casual, comfortable date here.

I know when I moved to California I couldn’t find this mix anywhere. Great mix for make it at home etouffee! Order from and have it delivered to your door! (Link and image takes you to
LOUISIANA Cajun Etoufee Mix 2.65 OZ (Pack of 6)


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