We stopped in there because we used to have a Mulate's in Baton Rouge and the food was great.
My husband ordered the seafood platter for almost twenty dollars (no lunch menu). The cole slaw was inedible, there was one oyster, maybe four small shrimp, one piece of catfish (small), one frog leg, oily, nasty dripping garlic bread and mediocre fries. I ordered a ten dollar grilled chicken salad and it wasn't even as large as a salad at a fast food restaurant.
The soft drinks were miniscule and it was almost impossible to get a refill.
What a joke! Anyone who thinks this is authentic cajun food is sadly mistaken. My husband referred to this as fraud. We had an almost $80 lunch bill for four of us, which included two children. Never again!!!!
What an adventure we had at Mulate's. We are from South Carolina and this was a great treat for Cajun food. I would highly recommend it..... the food was delicious,and the service was great. This is one place we will go back to.
Nice atmosphere and good, friendly service. We ordered the seafood platter and was disappointed. We were looking forward to cajun flavoring, but the food had no little to no taste and was bland. Around $25 per plate and small portions. On the upside, great dessert, bread pudding was delicious.
This a a place you go for the entertainment. Don't be fooled by the cheesy billboard with the small, plastic letters announcing the band - the Cajun musicians here are the best, even if the food is so-so (but then most Cajun food is over-fried and over priced). If you can catch Paul Daigle, or Al Berard, or Jono Frishberg play at Mulate's, then you have heard the greatest old-style Cajun dance music there is. And it's free for the price of a soft drink at the bar. The dance floor is small, but right in front of the band (and wooden), and the floor-side tables are frequently occupied by the musician's families or other local people with children. It is one of the very few places open on Mondays in the Lafayette area. Atmosphere is like your parent's basement rec room in the 50's.
Drove through here on a NOLA- Houston trip. With live zydeco, good food and what look like millions of business cards stapled to every part of the wall, Mulate's is a Cajun country classic that you shouldn't miss if you are passing through or near Lafayette.
ambiance is great....service is adquate....food ok, gumbo leaves a lot to be desired. it was burnt and off flavored. which makes us very good cooks ashamed that they serve that to out-of-towners who dont know any better and it gives cajun country a bad rapp. fried seafood very good. good proportions and a funn place to listen to good music.
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