New Orleans Cajun Seafood, web site and here, too, 6168 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church, VA, in Willston Shopping Center across from Mark’s Duck House, 703-536-2288 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Don Rockwell | Yelp]
Run by Vietnamese from Louisiana, and they have a touching story, ask them about it if you wish. Lots of crab. Lots of Po Boys. And boiled spicy crawfish. Fried fish too. Fresh Beignet for dessert. I quite like this place. I don’t like Po Boys more generally, but if I were going to have one in NoVa, I would start here. Spicy crawfish don’t really disappoint.
This place does not rival the peaks of southwest Louisiana, but can you go here and enjoy yourself at very reasonable prices? Absolutely.
Amazingly, I just signed on here to add a word about the New Orleans Cajun Seafood Restaurant, but our fearless leader beat me by a day. And I agree with his assessment. The jambalaya was very spicy and very good. Boiled crawfish were good, and the sweet potato fries came very hot and crisp. We plan to return soon to try other options here.
FWIW, while we were there, two separate parties came in, both with N.O. natives. There’s something authentic going on here. I can’t judge that, but it’s good enough for me. Oddly, the unsweetened iced tea was still sweet.