This place is awful! Awful food, service, and the prices are way to high in comparision to the food portions. I ordered the fried catfish and shrimp I got half a piece of soggy catfish and six shrimp that were extremely overcooked. My fiance ordered the boudin link w/ french fries his food was cold The waiter had an attitude when my fiance told him his link was cold The waiter took the link back to the kitchen then emerged back to our table 15 minutes later with the same old link. I asked the waiter did hush puppies come with my meal he shrugged his shoulders then came back to our table with a small bowl full of cold hush puppies by this time we were so over the whole nawlins experience and asked to speak with a manager. We were told there wasn't a manager and there was no one we could speak with concerning the poor service we received, really! We were laughed at by the staff and treated as though we'd done something wrong. Bottom line I will NEVER patrionize this establishment again!
the best seafood in town is at Bonefish...the menu on this place's bad website isn't even tempting...and no lobster roll is listed.
Who wrote this review? Did they even go to the restaurant?
AWFUL! The service was terrible, our server was more concerned with finding a cell phone charger and chatting with other servers than doing her job. We never received the cornbread we wanted as they were out of it (at 5 on a Friday) and then were given terrible hush puppies as a replacement that we did not want. The sausage platter was WAY too spicy, I'm sure that was to hid the tough, overly fatty sausage. The pulled pork was tasteless, very fatty and gritty, and cold. Both my husband and I had food poisoning from eating there. I have found that others had the same experience. I don't know how anyone feels they are having a good experience here unless you are drunk when you arrive. (You'd have to be drunk before you arrive as the server will NEVER come back to see if you want another drink once you've ordered one.)
Just another lame (and futile) attempt in Colorado at mixing several Louisiana culinary cultures that seem completely misunderstood outside of the New Orleans metro area, in Acadiana centered around Lafayette, or in North Louisiana above Alexandria. Whenever you read of a Colorado restaurant specializing in "New Orleans Cajun Cuisine," you do not have to even leave home, much less waste money on a meal that will be unsatisfactory. This is because some ignorant (or fraudulent) proprietor is attempting to mix two or more completely unrelated culinary cultures that seldom come together, even in Louisiana. The difference is that New Orleans cuisine is not Cajun, and is instead more French, Creole, or even Italian in nature. Some of the crap found at "Nawlins," (a stupid phonetic way that local Louisianaians pronounce New Orleans) would never be found in any Orleans or Jefferson Parish restaurant. Conversely, such New Orleans specialties as the Muffuletta (Italian), beignets, and some forms of rice beans and rice would be rare or nonexistent in Acadiana, which is Cajun Country in Southwest Louisiana west of the Mississippi River and mostly south of Opelousas. Other "Cajun specialities" offered at "Nawlins" are nether Cajun nor Creole; rather, they are derived from the Black soul food tradition, which is indigenious to North Louisiana and other Southern states.
It completely baffles me why local proprietors do not adhere to three basic rules: select one Louisiana culinary culture, keep the menu short and simple, and be absolutely obsessive about authentic preparation and flavor as it is produced in Louisiana.
As it now stands, Nawlins will never survive the Colorado Springs "five year rule;" namely, the place will be out of business in 60 months or less.
The Alligator Bites were inconsistent. They were different sizes (All were very small), some had more breading than others and some were chewy. They were greasy and had a very bland taste. I also got a bowl of the Chicken & Smoked Sausage Gumbo and was shocked that it contained 90% rice & only 10% Gumbo. It only had 5 small pieces of meat in it. Rice was not at all mentioned in the description on their menu (Online or in-store). I was shocked they charged me $5.99 for a bowl of rice! If you have to do this to your Customers than you need to close the restaurant. I felt the product was not worth the money at all and I was deceived. I will NEVER eat at Culpepper's again!!!
Last night, December 20,2010, I met my family at Nawlins for a birthday dinner. First, the waitress's stomach was showing, then while standing right next to my 9 year old sister, she lifts her shirt to her boobs to fix it and pull it back down.
Everything we needed had to be requested from napkins to silverware to spoons to refills. The waitress would look at us and totally blow us off when we tried to get her attention! So, we didn't tip her.
She comes charging out of the restaraunt telling us "Don't F@ing come back!" and charging up the sidewalk. When we reported this to the only other employee, he too starts yelling at us and threatened to call security because we didn't tip her.
If you want dinner, at $100, terrible service, and horrible people, then eat there, otherwise don't bother.
amazing waste of money - they bought off the paper's reviewer?
My family and I recently went to the movies (Cinema Pt.) but had some time to waste so we went for a quick lunch at Nawlins next door. I should have left after my first impression; dirty floors, dirty tables, and stank smell. We sat ourselves at the cleanest table we could find (still pretty gross) and waited for our waitress. We ordered our food and it came out, I was excited to try alligator and my softshell crab. I asked the waitress when ordering why the crab was cheaper than the shrimp or other fried appetizers, she replied "dunno" but stated she tried it and it was good. When it showed up there was 1 tiny shriveled crab on a bed of undercooked fries. The alligator bites were tasteless and hushpuppys were hard as rocks and cold. Much like the earlier commenter my daughter had 1 chicken nugget and told us she was done (old grease funny smell). Oh btw, when the waitress brought out our food she failed to bring silverware/napkins. When they showed up the napkins were soiled with dried food and the silverware was foggy (not clean). I've spent a lot of time in Biloxi and New Orleans, but I gotta say this place brought back zero memories of the wonderful food I experienced there. After the Gazette and the Indy did reviews on the Falcon location for Nawlins I must admit I was excited to try this place, but left disappointed (must blame the management for these conditions).
I really can't believe this restaurant has 4 out of 5 stars!!! Both my husband and I had a SEVERE case of FOOD POISONING! This was the WORST Cajun food! I will NEVER go back! The food and drinks were both OVERPRICED! I would strongly suggest you save your money, and health and dine elsewhere.
Pepper and spice does not equal Cajun food. Their food lacked the richness of authentic Cajun food. They're crawfish was chewy and the service was lacking. I will not be going there again.
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