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Anyone been to Creo La in San Carlos lately? (long post)


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Anyone been to Creo La in San Carlos lately? (long post)

ctleslie | Jul 8, 2004 07:06 PM

Back in 1997-98, I used to go to Creo La in San Carlos almost weekly. I became hooked on creole food and the fried alligator appetizer was one of my favorites. For some reason, I stopped going for a couple of years. Then when 9-11 happened, I learned about a fundraising event where one night, restaurants across the country would donate a portion of their profits to 9-11 victims and their families. I contacted Creo La and told them about the event. Unfortunately, the owners that I originally knew had sold the place, but the new owners were happy to participate. I got a big group of my co-workers together and told them how great the place was. I'm sorry to say, I was very disappointed with the meal and embarassed that I had suggested it. The alligator was sliced too thin, overcooked and dry; the duck jambalaya was dry, barely warm and underseasoned; and the sauce drizzled on the plate tasted like bottled BBQ sauce. I never posted a review in public until now because their hearts were in the right place. I haven't been back since, but I don't know of any other creole/cajun/Louisiana style restaurants on the peninsula. Has anyone been there lately? Should I give it another try? Or does anyone know of other creole or cajun restaurants on the peninsula? Thanks.

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