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Update on Galveston 2019

curioussheridan | Mar 6, 201910:21 PM     3

Gaido on the Seawall lived up to reputation for seafood: they have a dozen different ways they serve oysters, and the sauces sounded interesting so I chose the oyster special for $22 that had one of each kind of cooked oyster: Rockefeller, Bienville, cornmeal fried, asiago and white wine, lemon garlic butter with breadcrumbs, a jalapeno tinged grilled oyster, cheddar and three others. Delicious, and they did not hide the flavor of the bivalves.

Gumbo Bar on Postoffice Street has some delicious food, but surprisingly their gumbo is not a star. The etouffee was up to New Orleans standards, the boudin had the complex, meaty flavor of a Louisiana gas station homemade product, but the gumbo, though it had plump oysters and good textured shrimp did not have the deep roux or careful stock that makes an irresistible gumbo, and the beignets are not cooked to order. I’d still recommend a visit: it’s a fun place with caring service too.

Saltwater Grill, while more conventional had very good seafood and flavorful sauces. A knowledgeable waiter helped enhance the evening. Just don’t bother with their desserts.

La Mixteca, also recommended on Chowhound, did not. Yes it was cheap but in both senses of the word. I have enjoyed Mexican breakfasts in Mexico and in other Mexican parts of the U.S but this one had weak coffee, stingy portions of dried out eggs and serrano pepper, one solitary tasteless slice of bacon, chewy potatoes from a while ago and sour chorizo sausage. Only the refried beans were worth eating.

Gaidos Seafood Restaurant
Little Daddy’s Gumbo Bar - Galveston
Saltwater Grill
La Mixteca Mexican Restaurant
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