An SETX twist on down-home classics

An SETX twist on down-home classics

Southeast Texas is special place in the Lone Star State. Combining the culture of Texas with the roots of a Cajun population, Southeast Texas is truly unique and Tia Juanita’s Fish Camp reflects that unique identity. Mixing Tex-Mex and Cajun food to create Mexi-Cajun food. Tia Juanita’s offers three locations all consistently offering its unique take on taste, starting in Beaumont with a second location in Lumberton and third location in Jasper. Its Lumberton location is truly something very special for their community. 

A Tex-Mex restaurant is only as good as its salsa, and this fish camp’s is definitely up to the Texas standard. Grilled jalapeños, onion and cilantro are blended together for a top-notch salsa. The salsa is served cold, is pleasingly viscous, and has just enough spice. 

The steak nachos were an especially delicious indulgence. The nachos consist of grilled steak with melted cheddar jack cheese and refried beans on corn chips with lettuce, guacamole, sour cream, tomatoes and jalapeños on the side. The slices of steak were savory and tender, which provided a good bit of texture to the creamy beans and crunchy chip all smothered in cheese. The sides of veggies and sour cream offer patrons a great variety of flavors and textures that can bring the whole plate to a new flavor profile. The nachos are a great starter for any group wanting to share a delicious treat and good times. 

Tia Juanita’s take on the classic Shrimp and Grits plate is something totally unique and could only be created by the Tia Juanita’s staff. The Shrimp and Grits consist of sautéed Jumbo Shrimp covered in garlic, green onion and diced Roma tomato, served over creamy pepper jack cheese grits, which come with sautéed veggies. This rendition of the classic plate puts the Cajun standard on its head. The shrimp and grits have their usual opposing yet perfectly paired tastes and textures, however the diced tomato, green onion and garlic add exceptionally strong flavors, fashioning a pleasure for the senses and making this standard unrecognizable in the best way possible...


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