I travel from Phoenix to NOLA often. At this time of year the only nonstop flight on Southwest arrives at 10 pm. It is Friday and almost every restaurant is closed before I can even check into my hotel. So this time I used my phone to look for a place to eat and found Mulate's closed at 11 pm. I called as I never trust the web. I was told they were indeed open until 11 pm for food. I asked it they would seat me up to 11 pm and was told yes. Well I arrived just before 11 and found the door locked and when some one opened it to get out I went in and was promptly escorted back out with out even an apology. Mind you I told the man that I had called and what I was told. I didn't here a word from him and only was shown an open door to leave. Well I did and I will not ever go there again. Mulate's, you need to have respect at the very least for people who walk in your door. An "I'm sorry", or something more would have been nice and not just shown the door. I think I was inside for less that 10 seconds. Bad for you Mulate's!
A group of six of us wandered over to Mulate's in the Warehouse District following a few hurricanes at Pat O'Briens. It was probably a 20 minute walk, but it was worth it for some great Cajun food. The live zydeco music was a little much, but the food was good.
We started with the appetizer platter, which was expensive at about $50, but it was massive and tasty, with grilled alligator, grilled frog legs, fried catfish, stuffed mushrooms, spicy beef meat pies, fried calamari, and Cajun boudin blood sausage.
For my meal, I had the catfish Mulate's, a grilled filet of catfish topped with crawfish etouffee, and served with jambalaya, sauteed vegetables, and a potato. After the huge appetizer, I really didn't need a meal, but the food was surprisingly good for a place that seems a but touristy.
The original Mulate's was opened in 1980 in a small town called Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. The New Orleans location opened in 1990 in a warehouse built around 1885, which stands today right across from the New Orleans Convention Center. They claim to serve over 250,000 customers each year in the huge facility.
Mulate's bills itself as the "original Cajun restaurant" so it is a great place to come in and try some things you might not otherwise experience. Alligator, for example. (No, I don't think it tastes like chicken!) It's also an unpretentious place where live music is available nightly -- and you can dance off some of that fabulous bread pudding, too!
Favorite Dish: Mulate's Cajun Seafood Platter features their famous stuffed crab, fried crawfish tails, fried butterflied shrimp, crispy fried catfish, and fresh fried oysters. Served with jambalaya and french fries. $19.99
mulates is a good cajun restaurant located across the street from the convention center. this cafe style restaurant offers good cajun cuisine moderately priced. if you are working at the convention center mulates has a nice bar for an after work drink.
This restaurant is across the street from the Convention center, It claims to be on of the oldest remaining hotels in New Orleans.
The meals consist of good local New Orleans specialties and great Po Boy sandwiches. Inside, it is very authentically plain. There is a stage at on end and I suspect they have live local music at night. Overall, a great place for sampling the local foods in a unique restaurant.
Favorite Dish: The Gumbo and oyster Po Boys are great!
Cajun food, a big dance floor (people were square dancing or whatever type of dancing they do down there), great music (gotta love those strings!!!), and best of all the appetizers were great! We went here to host a party for customers, and the wait staff was VERY friendly, prompt, and put up with all of our stupid drunkenness.
Mulates is in a great location, too... right on the corner of a busy street.
Favorite Dish: We got some type of appetizer dish (and that was really it... about 20 of them for us & our customers), it had "one of everything". The frog legs were just about the best I've ever had. Maybe it was the seasoning, or Winter's very strong Mexi-Colas (she was one of the very friendly bartenders)... but the food was just wonderful. Just like all food in NOLA, I guess.
Mulate's is a famous Cajun restaurant. It is famous as much for its atmosphere as its food. What you will hear is zydeco music, which is a unique brand of cajun music. Old metal washboards and metal thimbles are used to create the unmistakable sounds. There are normally a few drunk cajuns (sorry I repeated myself) dancing away at these places. IT is a very cool experience, if you have an urge to witness cajuns in all their glory! There are many Mulate's across Louisiana. This one is located across from the Riverwalk Mall and next to Harrah's Casino.
After our dinner, we relaxed at our table with a few beers and listened to a Cajun band. The dance floor was packed (obviously locals)and they were fun to watch. It reminded us of Saturday Night Fever-Cajun style!!
Favorite Dish: Crawfish etoufee, fried alligator, and catfish
We enjoyed the atmosphere with live music and some people even get up to dance. A fun place to go with a group.
Favorite Dish: I had the crawfish etouffee and a couple of really good margaritas!