Port Lavaca is a small town situated in the middle of the Texas Gulf Coast and often called "Paradise on the Bay.” Boasting a resort-style look, the area has some of the freshest seafood around, whether you order your catch just off the boat or from a local restaurant. Almost every restaurant in town has fresh seafood selections, solidifying the cuisine as a town favorite. You can even find seafood cooked using Cajun spices. Steakhouses offer tender cuts of flame-broiled beef, and barbecue pits offer slow-smoked sausages. Ribs and brisket is also popular. The region is known for blending Mexican and Texan recipes, bringing together flavors that make up Tex-Mex food, and it's abundant in this southern coastal town.