I have been there three different times all for special occasions with group sizes ranging from 4-10 people. The food has always been outstanding, with slight menu changes each time allowing us to try new items. Service was always good by friendly knowledgable wait staff.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
happy hour absolutely cannot
happy hour absolutely cannot be beat! Staff are charming and sweet, besides welcoming!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
We ordered several dishes
We ordered several dishes and we liked all of them. Drinks were just okay but that not why we went there. Service was great. Laura was great and made sure everyone had a great time. Stop in and have a great time.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food, and that's the
Great food, and that's the main thing. Ambiance is very nice, and fits well in the neighborhood. Since it's tapas style, you can try many things and not get too full. If you love cajun food, nice people, and a good vibe, check this place out!
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
good food, good service and
good food, good service and good music... what more can you ask for? love the fact that you can get a bunch of small plates to taste different things on the menu. we got way too much food, but the standouts were the mac & cheese and the pork medallions in blue cheese sauce. the music on a tuesday night was outstanding!
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Large Dinner Party
We had 12 people for Mothers Day, and despite the large count and the busy restaurant, our server Ryan managed to stay on top of things. The food is always fantastic, especially the Jambalaya and Blackened Catfish. The fried oysters are to die for. One of our guests, from Birmingham, AL., pressed Ryan as to just how good the Collard Greens were. After consuming two orders, he announced they were as goods as his mother's, but maybe not as good as his grandmother's:) The large selection of small dishes makes for a fun and enjoyable gastronomical outing. Oh, and the cocktail menu cannot be ignored!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We loved the atmosphere. Food was fantastic as well as the service. Really enjoy the photos and art work from New Orleans. Great place for a group or couple.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of my favorites!
I LOVE Tapalaya but had always visited with one or two friends enjoying the intimate environment, so was hesitant to plan a large group gathering there, but they accommodated all 12 of us with no problem! The food was great, as usual, and the waitstaff made great suggestions for drinks.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
A New Find For Us
The whole experience was great. We have already made reservations to go again.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Tapa place!
Why didn't we find this place a long time ago? The food was great and the place was very clean. We would definitely come back .
I think the only thing I would ask is for them to turn the air conditioner on when it's 80 degrees outside. It got real hot inside. That is all.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
GOOD FOOD AT A FAIR PRICE.
GOOD FOOD AT A FAIR PRICE. HAPPY HOUR DRINKS A REAL BARGAIN. FRIENDLY STAFF.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
What A Delight
Went with friends for a taste of home for one of them. It will only take one more visit until we have tasted every item on the menu. Maybe we will find one we don't like but not so far. Even the beignots, which are not "de monde " are delicious. Had the fried chicken for the first time and it certainly won't be the last. We were discussing favorites but gave up because everything was.
A great laid back place with great service.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
excellent happy hour
and the rest of the time, too! Can't beat these happy hour prices and the food is stellar!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
great place to take a group
great place to take a group of friends. all the portions are small, so everybody orders 2-3 things and if you share with your group, everybody get lots of variety. they put as much tender loving care into the greens and veggies as they do the meats. everything we had was great and the bourbon pecan syrup that came with the fried chicken went on half of the dishes we had.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our group of 10 had a great dinner at Tapalaya for my birthday. The salad, pork cheeks, jambalaya, beignets & blackberry ice cream were delicious. One friend's special took a long time to come out but our server comped the item & genuinely apologized for the delay. That's great service:). I love the atmosphere & we'll definitely return. I'm sure our friends will too!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Taste of home
As a native of New Orleans, it was pretty amazing to get to taste everything I grew up with. The food was out of this world, the trio was playing classic New Orleans jazz, & the very friendly staff was perfect. It was like going home again...
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love this place!
As someone who is both GF and vegan it can sometimes be hard to feed myself and my picky omnivore husband, but these guys have it figured out! Lot's of vegan options (that just happen to be GF as well), and a fantastic bourbon selection to boot!!
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vibrant Louisiana treasure
I lived in Louisiana for 2 years and this was a little slice of Cajun food and friendliness in Portland. For vegetarians, almost all of the dishes can be prepared without meat. This is definitely the Portland touch. The food was flavorful and there was a great beer/drink selection. Service was very friendly, and came by a few times to check on us and fill beverages. Definitely come, drink an Abita, and enjoy the Louisiana music and flavors!
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was absolutely fantastic, service was great and prices reasonable. My new favorite cajun/southern comfort eatery.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Laissez les bons temps rouler
Great food and fantastic music! We've been showing up on Tuesdays for some time to enjoy the mellow music of Reggie Houston and Janice Scroggins. The small plates are great to sample and share. It's always a good time!
9/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Southern Food Gem
If your looking for Southern food out side of New Orleans this is the place. Great Food, Great Services & Great Ambience!! Yuo'll love it Ya'll!!!
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing place. Great food
Amazing place. Great food and fun music. I have food sensitivities and they were great about it!
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Special small plates
Don't miss the creamed cauliflower with its special spices [aromatic not hot']. We had the trout fried, which was wonderful. The chicken liver brochette was delicious. The roasted veggies were great with a lovely sauce. It wasn't my favorite etouffe' (like Jakes better) but it was still tasty. Prices are very reasonable. It was cold in the restaurant so be prepared. We weren't there on a music night, but imagined that it would be loud in that small place.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great prices for great food
We really enjoyed our dinner at this restaurant. The food was very good and the prices was very affordable.. Great happy hour menu.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
The tasty food and the welcoming atmosphere always makes it worth a visit to Tapalaya, but the mellow music of Reggie Houston and Janice Scroggins makes the ambiance. It's always a pleasure!
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything is right with Tapalaya!
Excellent, reliable restaurant with a very exciting and low cost happy hour! A must for locals and out of towners!
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always love Tapalya; ordered a scotch on the rocks expecting cubed ice as per usual restaurant style and was delivers an epic glass over an ice block! Superb!
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM