Ragin Cajun Café – South Bay (Redondo Beach)
What: Ragin Cajun Café
Where: South Bay (Redondo Beach)
For: All Ages
We first went to this restaurant for Dine LA, and we not only fell in love with the food but the atmosphere is very fun and inviting as well. Although there was another location shortly open in Hermosa Beach, the Redondo Beach location makes you feel like you’re being transported back to New Orleans for some authentic Cajun food.
Ragin Cajun Café gives the South Bay authentic Cajun food from Lafayette Louisiana. There is a parking lot outside for patrons with a short wait time if you don’t have a reservation. The restaurant is decorated with a Mardi Gras theme mixed with Bourbon Street and New Orleans. The mascot is an alligator, and it is present along the walls and in the menus. License plates, beads and décor surround guests while they’re eating. A kids’ menu is available for the younger patrons, and there is a mix of locally made and Louisiana craft beer selection for the adults.
At various times throughout the year, Ragin Cajun Café has seafood boils for the community to attend at a ticketed price. Generally, the restaurant books an area at the Seaside Lagoon for these Seafood parties. Brunch is also offered on Sunday from 11:00am to 2:00pm. Happy hour is from Monday through Friday from 3:00pm to 6:00pm.
Every time I go to a Cajun restaurant, I have to try a few things including the gumbo, jambalaya and the beignets. After trying all three, I have to say that the jambalaya is my favorite. Although I do love a good beignet, the ones offered here were not as fluffy and soft as the ones I’m used to in New Orleans. Ethan ordered the shrimp po’boy (a shrimp Cajun sandwich) that was spiced to perfection. There are also a variety of hot sauces to try on each table. So far, we have eaten at this restaurant four times, and we always love to come back when we’re in the mood for some Cajun comfort food.
There is a very homey feel to the restaurant, and the owner is often there greeting guests like family. Many of the patrons are regulars and locals of the South Bay area. The restaurant is very family-friendly.
$2 Margarita Tuesdays and Happy Hour is offered for those who want to save some money. You can expect to spend from $20 to $30 per person when dining at Ragin Cajun Café. I think that it’s worth every penny spent. Drinks are also heavily poured and very tasty.
Ragin Cajun Café Information
525 S. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, CA 92626
(310) 540 – 7403
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