Taco Festival – Behind The Scenes

Ladies and gents, October 28 was tacomania day in Lafayette. It was the day of the first Taco Festival in Lafayette, Louisiana and “taco bout” great event! Sold out in one hour, food vendors ran out of food, and people had too much fun. I can’t wait for next year’s. I want to write a blog just to thank everybody in the Taco Festival organization, to show you some pictures, and share with you my review that came out in The Daily Advertiser.

So, Taco Festival organizers, thank you for inviting me to judge and for making me feel so welcomed. I got a VIP pass, a judge pass, I got to meet the lucha libre guys, taste awesome tacos, meet cool people, and have fun. It was amazing. Want to read my review published in The Daily Advertiser? Just click this link.

Here are some of my pictures so you can see the behind the scenes of judging a Taco Festival:


Dragos, Lafayette’s Seafood Home

Hello ladies and gents,

Long time no read. I am all caught up and ready to start letting you know where I’ve been, seen, and what I’ve tasted. Let’s start with the new spot in Lafayette, Louisiana. Located at 3151 Johnston Street, Dragos blindsides you from the outside and the inside. I was amazed at how clean, quick, and fun this place was. I ordered a lemonade, Lobster Mac & Cheese, and Fried Gator Bites. It was my first time tasting alligator and it was delicious; tasted like chicken, but a little bit thicker. Mom had Lobster Marco, and my sister had Chicken Tenders with Fries. They are the kings of seafood, but guess what? If you don’t feel like eating seafood, they also have Red Beans and Rice, Jambalaya, and other meat dishes. For their excellent service, tasty variety of food, and different atmosphere, I give Dragos 4.5 starts. The food was expensive but you got to pay for good food and that’s that ladies and gents have a great day.

  • The Kritic says:
    • 4 ½ starts
    • Incredible food and service.
    • Kids are welcome but no kids coloring sheet; but, the kid’s menu is great.
    • The place is very clean and the atmosphere is nice.
    • The prices are high, but much worthy.



Saint Amaro’s Complex

On one of the days in the Sao Tome and Principe, Grandma Gaby took us to see the Turtle Museum. After that we stopped by Saint Amaro’s Complex to eat. We went to the second floor of this restaurant and enjoyed freshly grilled fish, plantains, potatoes, and salad. We really liked the taste of the three different types of fish. The seasoning, the organic vegetables and fruit juices made this place unforgettable. For its feeling of home and tasteful food I gave Complexo de Santo Amaro four starts.

The Kritic says:

  • 4 starts:
    • The fresh flavor and great taste of the food is unforgettable.
    • Kids are welcome and can run around in the huge space of the complex.
    • The place is very clean and has a great view.
    • The prices must be good, Grandma didn’t let us see it.

Filomar Bringing Families Together

Filomar, according to my aunt Pirry and my Grandpa, is one of the oldest restaurants in Sao Tome and Principe. I didn’t get to go there, but I tasted the food. If seafood comes from the sea, you can call Filomar the sea. So many types of fish with fresh and tasty seasoning, that you keep asking for more.

The Kritic Says:

  • 4 Starts
    • The food is extremely fresh and so tasty that even full you still want to eat more.
    • The prices are good because we ordered from there at least two times.
    • Every time we would order from there, my whole family would get together and I liked that.

It Is Crawfish Time Baby!

Hello guys!

I’m back with a new place. I went to Crawfish Time on 320 Ridge Road, Lafayette, LA 70506 and if you are from Lafayette, Louisiana, crawfish is nothing new for you. But if you are not, like mommy’s two new friends, crawfish is something you must try. Even if you don’t like it, you must at least try it once.

So, when you get there, you order your drink and you must tell them how many pounds of crawfish you want. Also, you can choose if you want it spicy or not. They have kids meals and shrimp, corn, mushroom, potatoes, but you must try crawfish, unless you are allergic to seafood, then don’t. You can make your own crawfish sauce by mixing mayo, ketchup, and garlic sauce, it’s delicious and my ratings is four starts and that’s that ladies and gentlemen.

P.S. The cool part is that you can get a bib and gloves, that was funny.

The Kritic Says:

  • 4 starts
    • The food looks great and tastes even better, you just have to know the secret about pealing crawfish.
    • The service is a bit slow when they are very busy.
    • Prices are high, but that’s because crawfish has a season
    • Even with all the crawfish small and shell, the place is clean and looks nice.