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Mar 2, 2012 10:31 AM

Matagorda crawfish & Cajun

For what it's worth, I saw a sign in East Bernard yesterday advertizing a new version of Repka's Cajun restaurant opening "March 2012" in Matagorda. Since the original Repka's (rural location N of I-10 and San Felipe) do quite authentic Cajun and pretty good boiled crawfish & shrimp I thought it was at least worth mentioning. A beach-side platter of boiled crawfish could be a nice addition @ Matagorda. Perhaps they have taken over one of the existing restaurant business buildings in town. I do not have an address. And the original Repka's web site does not yet allude to a Matagorda offshoot.
Anyway, just something I spotted. FYI. Anyone with any further info would appreciate hearing it.

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  1. That will be a welcome addition to Matagorda. So few choices there.

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    1. re: Lambowner

      Yes, although I tend to suspect one of the other places has failed and they are taking over one of those so no net increase I'd "suspect." Gumbo and crawfish with a sea breeze (literal and or cocktail) wouldn't be terrible though. .

      1. re: bishopsbitter

        Last time we were there, over a year ago, we ate at Riverbend, which I think has been there a long time under that name, although maybe under different owners. The setting (on the "river" - Intracoastal Waterway), is nice in non-mosquito months on the big porch. The food was fried and adequate, but while we used to spend a week there every summer in the 1990's I don't recall many other places to eat. There was a "we cook your catch" place that I didn't find again on the last trip.

        1. re: Lambowner

          I only know three places. The one you allude to (I think is after the old drawbridge), and two back in town, one of which advertized boudin and the other was a sort of a Gilligan's Island theme retreat similar to the one in Sargent up the coast. Then the bait shop and brown & white shrimp place.

      2. re: Lambowner

        There's always Matagordaville, the bar, at least I guess it's still open.

        1. re: James Cristinian

          I think I know the place you mean: where lunchtime drinking (11:30am on a Wed) has never gone out of style with 50-something ladies. :-) And nothing wrong with that at all.

      3. Made a reconnoitre trip yesterday (aware it would be almost certainly closed on Easter). Didn't leave a lot the wiser. After crossing the Intracoastal Waterway bridge, one of the houses on the right had a large mobile crawfish boil trailer parked outside, and there was a Repka's temporary banner on the building itself. It wasn't completely clear whether the enterprise is based there, or somehow operates out of the mobile trailer. All in all, not much the wiser. But I guess the Repka's brand is in situ, just not sure if it's in that building (which appears more residential) or somewhere else.