April 23, 2015
Three of us ate at ROUX this week and all agreed that it was the best lunch in town. Suzanne and Roger Perry, owners of ROUX and DATZ have created an authentic Cajun creole restaurant you must experience.
From the moment you walk into ROUX your inner New Orleans soul will be channeled. The neat décor will put you in New Orleans faster than Scotty can beam you there. If you have never been to the Bayou – not a problem – it is right here in Tampa.
And Oh My Gosh – the portions are huge. We ordered way too much. What’s new???
The blackened redfish – perfect. The shrimp, chicken and sausage jambalaya – incredible. The barbequed shrimp – awesome. The hand cut Cajun fries with dipping sauce – stupendous. The skillet moist corn bread with a crumble topping, served with syrup & butter – it will make you want to kick your grandmother just to get to a slice. The fried shrimp and oysters were perfectly fried and served with a homemade creole cocktail sauce and remoulade – well, I’m going back just for this. They even make two different hot sauces if you want extra spicy.
I can make some mean red beans and rice – and you can find my recipe in the blog. However, if you don’t want to take the time to make them yourself – ROUX’s red beans and rice are not only authentic – they are exceptional.
I will be there this Friday at lunch for the fried shrimp, fries, and slaw – the absolute BEST in town…and try the gumbo, fried gator and a host of other things as well. Come join my table.
Thank you Roger and Suzanne for bringing authentic and tremendous Cajun creole to Tampa. Can you tell I’m a fan?
4205 South MacDill Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33611