Cajun Tex: Friendly atmosphere, good times and great food in Marshall
Aug. 30, 2017 at 10:15 a.m.
Updated Aug. 31, 2017 at 9:06 a.m.
If you’re looking for a place to let the good times roll at dinnertime, look no further than Cajun Tex in Marshall.
My boyfriend and I went on a rainy, overcast evening. As soon as we walked through the doors, bright pops of color greeted us with the proclamation “Laissez les bon temps rouler.” With Mardi Gras-themed décor and bright, bold colors, you can’t help but be in a cheerful mood inside these walls.
A friendly staff greeted us when we walked in. They were so warm, friendly and cheerful throughout the night that we felt like they were old friends who we hadn’t seen in a while instead of strangers we had just met.
We have eaten at Cajun Tex before, trying everything from the Cajun burger to classics like jambalaya and po-boys. On this visit, we sought recommendations from staff because we were in the mood for something new.
Without any hesitation, employees suggested the Breaux Bridge Classic. Apparently, it’s the restaurant’s most popular item and a staple on the Cajun Tex menu. It features three strips of fish – grilled, blackened or fried (we had blackened) – topped with crawfish étouffée and served with dirty rice. We also ate the Blackened Chicken Pasta, which features blackened chicken tossed in a spicy Alfredo sauce, served over penne pasta, topped with parmesan cheese, tomatoes and chives and served with toast. Hungry when we arrived, we ordered Lone Star Fried Pickles as an appetizer.
The appetizer came out quickly and the dill pickle chips (lightly battered and fried) were piping hot, but cooled when dipped in the ranch dressing that is provided on the side. The pickles are cut a bit thick, so you get a decent sized slice with each bite. The batter had a great seasoning to it. I would definitely get these again!
As for our entrees, one thing is certain at Cajun Tex: You will not walk away hungry. The restaurant serves hearty portions and the food reheats well if you have leftovers (I know from experience!). Both entrees arrived quickly at our table and tasted like they had just come off the stove. I appreciate food served nice and warm, and Cajun Tex does just that.
The Blackened Chicken Pasta was very flavorful. The spicy Alfredo sauce is amazing! The Cajun spices give it just the right amount of heat and it had great flavor. The chicken was cooked to perfection and we loved the seasoning. The Breaux Bridge Classic likewise was just as great. The staff cooked the fish perfectly; it was blackened, well-seasoned and tender. All of the food on this plate had Cajun spices that brought heat, but without being too overpowering.
If you’re looking for good Cajun food just west of the Louisiana border, Cajun Tex is ideal. Its food has great seasoning, is served quickly and the restaurant has a super friendly staff that will make you feel right at home. We will definitely be back soon!
- 104 W. Grand Ave., Marshall | (903) 935-7719
- 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday;
- 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday; Closed Sunday
- Takes Reservations: Private room available
- Delivery: No
- Take-out: Yes
- Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
- Good for Groups: Yes
- Attire: Casual
- Ambience: Festive and Relaxed
- Noise: Level Average
- Alcohol: No
- Happy Hour: No
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Has TV: Yes
- Waiter Service: Yes
- Catering: Yes