On a recent trip to East Texas I stopped in to the Cajun Tex restaurant for a quick lunch. Located on Grand Avenue in downtown Marshall, This restaurant had a varied menu with a blend of Cajun and Texas foods. The lunch special of the day was a Cajun pork chop served with veggies. Although this was tempting I opted to go with one of the house specials, The Big Easy.
This Po Boy included grilled shrimp with melted provolone, pickles, cole slaw and tartar sauce. The sandwich was huge and the was no chance to eat it without the use of a fork. The Po boy was very good and had plenty of shrimp. If you go I would highly recommend this sandwich. There are several items on the menu that are house specialties. These items have a little red crawfish by them. I look forward to trying all of them.
When I walked in I was greeted by the friendly staff and my order was taken immediate. All orders are placed with the cashier so there is no waitstaff, at least at lunch. I am not sure if this is true for dinner. I was given a number and within a few minutes my order arrived. The inside, and outside were tastefully done in a mix of Cajun and Texas decor that kept me looking around until my food came. Each table had a placard pointing out a decoration and gave its history. Since it was close to Mardi Gras there was additional decor celebrating this event. There were several locals, always a good sign of food, in the restaurant even past the noon hour.
If you are in Marshall sometime, stop in to Cajun Texas and experience some of this great food for yourself. I don’t think you will be disappointed. I look forward to eating here again.