Tapalaya in Portland, OR
Portland, OR - Tapalaya. This place is awesome; southern/cajun food, but all served tapas style. Unique little place with food better than I've tasted at some of the most authentic places in LA. Their grits and grillades is amazing, the cheeks literally fall apart in your mouth and their crawfish Anh-lu (crawfish monica) is to die for. Everything has just the perfect amount of heat to it, not over-powering, just high amount of flavor. My absolute favorite place while I lived in Portland and having just moved, I miss it! There were times I would go weekly because the food is so full of flavor. Just a great little unique place, with awesome service. Chantal and her krewe do a great job and should be featured to give them more business!