First Look at LA Crawfish's New Location, Now Open in Greenway

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Photo by Brooke Viggiano
The crawfish are available in garlic butter (shown here), Cajun-style, or chile-lime.
When I visited on a recent Saturday, a fair number of diners were eating piles of mudbugs, despite it being early in the season. I planned to join them...

My dining companion and I ordered a couple of pounds of the garlic butter variety (at $6.99/lb) and tacked on a bowl of brisket pho ($5.99/bowl). Once we paid, we were handed a plastic tablecloth that we used to secure a table while we grabbed our drinks. Right next to the soda fountain and complimentary water jug is the condiment station, complete with a mix of spices, mayonnaise, garlic and a hot-butter dispenser. I grabbed a tub or two of seasonings and a bit of butter -- just in case.

When our bag of crawfish and sink-size bowl of pho appeared minutes later, it took just one look at the mudbugs to realize I wouldn't need additional butter. We settled into our seats and alternated between mouthfuls of succulent crawfish tails studded with bits of fresh garlic (do yourself a favor and suck the heads here); spoonfuls of briny and musky, clove-and-anise-scented broth; and bites of tender brisket and soft, supple noodles.

We didn't save room for the beignet fries (or the crab legs and five-spice wings, for that matter), but that's all the reason to go back.

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LA Crawfish

3957 Richmond, Houston, TX

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4 comments
Jacksonbro
Jacksonbro

Outstanding restaurant terrible location.  Zero parking at lunch

texmex01
texmex01 topcommenter

The Crawfish Pho is pretty amazing there!

kelsey
kelsey

When is this crawfish season you write of?

brookeviggiano
brookeviggiano

@kelsey  end of feb through junish, bigger crawfish when it gets a bit warmer

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