Welcome to the infamous “Carl’s Restaurant Review” page! In this segment I will be going into an in depth discussion on the quality of food and service at many of the local restaurants in the San Antonio Area. While I do not claim to be an expert in the restaurant industry I do love to eat! I love good food and good service; I’m addicted to food reality TV shows like Hells Kitchen; Master Chef, and Kitchen Nightmares. Because I have worked in the restaurant industry for 8 years I feel qualified enough to be an honest critic of many local San Antonio restaurants. One word; Consistency, have a fantastic product and five star service every time; from the street taco stand on N. St. Mary’s Street to the fine dining restaurant on N. Highway 1604 you must have consistency in everything you do in order to stay relevant in this market. San Antonio has a very unique restaurant culture; in my experience the establishments that have experienced the most success are the ones that deliver a consistent quality product at an excellent price. Many restaurants have come to this town and have failed to meet the demands of this very special market, in other words they could not make it here while others have come and thrived. I’m hoping that when you read this review it will give you some insight to the various restaurants in San Antonio.
Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen
Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen is definitely one of my favorites and that is the main reason I choose it to be the first restaurant to be criticized on the soon to be famous “Carl’s Restaurant Review”. My family and friends have been going there for years; we consider it one of our family favorites. It can be hard to find a good Cajun restaurant here in San Antonio unless you know where to look. Pappadeaux has established itself as one the the premier restaurants in San Antonio.
Wanting to start things off on a positive note Pappadeaux and the Papas brothers have delivered time and time again making it an easy pick for my first review. Like with any good restaurant there can be long waiting times if you choose to go there during a peak time. However you will find that they have wonderful patio/cocktail area that is open seating and is serviced regularly as well as a bar area that can fill up pretty quickly as you get closer to busier times. Quality traditional and contemporary cajun food is served at Pappadeaux’s and the service is five star; they have effectively created a warm and inviting atmosphere, it feels like home. Choose from a wide variety of of traditional favorite including ettoufette, gumbo, and various crawfish dishes. Prices are a little on the high side however I have found it to be worth most of the time.
With respect to my audience’s itelligence I decided to get a fresh perspective on this restaurant; I dedided to go have lunch there with my finace. This way I could give an honest relvant and recent perspective.