Sal’s Seafood has a laid-back, no-frills ethos: plates are a rarity and seafood is dished out onto newspaper covered picnic tables. Enjoy hearty servings of crawfish, crab and shrimp and team with sides like jambalaya, potato salad and seafood deviled eggs, or opt for a po’boy crammed with fillings like homemade roast beef and hot sausage patty.
Sal’s Seafood, 1512 Barataria Boulevard, Marrero, LA, USA, +1 504 341 8112
Perino’s Boiling Pot is where the locals go to get their fix of Southern-style seafood staples. Start with small bites like crawfish boudin and fried calamari before chowing down on huge portions of boiled crab, crawfish and shrimp or one of Perino’s fried seafood baskets — oysters, catfish and crab claws included. Make-your-own po’boys feature on the menu too alongside salads, sides and oysters on the half shell.
Perino’s Boiling Pot, 3754 Westbank Expressway, Harvey, LA, USA, +1 504 340 5560
Diners looking for an alternative to Marrero’s Cajun and Creole-focused restaurants may want to take a trip to La Hacienda de Leon — a casual Mexican and Tex Mex venue. Try appetizers like Mexican bean soup with chorizo, cilantro and bacon or breaded jalapeños stuffed with Monterrey cheese. Follow on with delicious mains like the spicy camerones a la diabla deviled shrimp (butterfly shrimp grilled with chipotle peppers and served with cheese sauce, avocado and Spanish rice) or La Hacienda de Leon’s secret recipe chicken mole.
La Hacienda de Leon, 5131 Lapalco Boulevard, Marrero, LA, USA, +1 504 309 8057