Buried deep inside the menu at El Cajun’s LA Mex restaurant (2639 Highway 182, Raceland, LA, 985-537-4552), tucked between fajitas, alambres, and carne asada: grillades (the Cajun kind, made of seasoned, grilled pork). Due to time constraints, I didn’t get to sample the grillades, so I can’t say if the dish ranks as fusion or confusion. El Cajun’s is (mostly) a textbook Tex-Mex restaurant, though the menu and advertising take pains to call it “LA-Mex”. Aside from grillades on the menu, the only nod to Louisiana seems to be the decor. A giant mural, featuring a pirogue-riding toreador brandishing a red cape next to an alligator, adorns the restaurant’s entrance.
Other impressions of El Cajun can be found here, complete with a picture of that toreador en pirogue.