Lafitte’s Landing has only been open for a little over six months in Harvey, Louisiana, which is less than 10 miles from Downtown New Orleans. The restaurant is part of the Tusa Restaurant Group which is a local family of restaurants. They have a pizza restaurant and a seafood bar & grille in Destin, FL, a sports bar and lobster and seafood restaurant along the Mississippi River in New Orleans and a beautiful restaurant in the French Quarter.
Lafitte’s Landing Restaurant is a modern looking restaurant with a casual feel. They have only one gumbo which is a Louisiana Creole Seafood Gumbo. A cup will cost you $5.50 and a bowl will cost $8.
This is a dark roux gumbo that had a great Gumboroma. It also had plenty of good size shrimp and lots of crabmeat. This Creole Seafood Gumbo had a bunch of tomato along with a large amount of okra. If you’ve read my previous blogs (if you haven’t, put that on your New Year’s resolution), you know how I feel about okra in gumbo (slimy), but they cooked it down to the point that got rid of the slime. The seasoning level was very good and it left me with a nice after burn. The rice was served hot but, as usual, it didn’t do anything to enhance the taste of the gumbo.
Lafitte’s Landing Creole Seafood Gumbo
Croux says “I give it a 3 Spoon Rating”
Taste: Very Good
Texture: Very Good
Spiciness: Very Good
Serving Temperature: Very Good
Enough stuff: Excellent
Presentation: Very Good
Lafitte’s Landing Seafood House
1700 Lapalco Blvd
Harvey, LA 70058
7 days 11am – 10pm