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Mar 26, 2011 04:47 PM

Gumbo at Casamento's?

Any opinions on their gumbo?

Casamento's Restaurant
4330 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

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  1. Do they even serve it? I get all things oyster: raw, oyster loaf, and oyster stew.

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    1. re: sanglier

      We were surprised to discover very good softshells as well.

    2. My last meal would likely consist of three bowls of gumbo, and bread pudding with whiskey sauce. I love gumbo!

      Casamento's is my favorite oyster joint in the city, but I don't feel gumbo is their strong suit. Too tomato-y for my taste. (It's worth mentioning that gumbo fans tend to fall into one of two camps: tomato-y gumbo fans versus brown gumbo fans. I'm in the latter camp.)

      You can do much better at Mr. B's, Herbsaint, and Galatoire's (G's seafood gumbo is basic, but very good).

      The Gumbo Shop's once-very-good gumbo was decidedly mediocre my last visit. That was a few years ago, so maybe someone can provide more recent feedback.

      The gumbo at Praline Connection in Marigny was sensational my first visit. Went back again with friends, and it was watery, flavorless, and had a quarter-inch of oil floating on top.

      Have a good trip!

      Praline Connection
      542 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116

      Casamento's Restaurant
      4330 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

      Galatoire's Restaurant
      209 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130

      701 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130

      1. Edible- would pass for good in most cities, but in New Orleans? Nope...

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