At Padna’s Cajun Eatery, we know how to do Cajun right. We live and breathe Cajun and the Southern Louisiana culture. We run our business with three Cajun words and sayings in mind.


This Cajun word means longing or hunger, but it refers to a specific hunger for food that’s deeply satisfying — the kind of food where you literally clean every morsel off your plate, lean back, and let out a sigh that comes from a place of contentment. A Cajun meal like that can only come from a place with deep Southern Louisiana roots, and from people who live, eat, and love the cuisine.


Another Cajun word that means a little something extra — something to sweeten a deal or something extra that you’re not expected to pay for, like a thirteenth doughnut. It’s a concept that can’t be market tested, and can’t be focus grouped, Lagniappe can only exist in a place where people understand the tradition, practice it, and honor it.

Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler 

This simply means “let the good times roll.” You won’t hear this phrase used in Paris, Quebec, or anywhere else French is spoken, except for one location: the Louisiana Gulf Coast, and it only comes from people that know the reward of hard work is joyous play.

You can find a plethora of Cajun restaurants in Houston but there’s only one place that puts together the food, the service, and the sense of a welcoming community. That place is Padna’s Cajun Eatery. We do more than boiled crawfish, jambalaya, and gumbo. We do a little slice of the Cajun life, and we can’t wait for you to join us. Order ahead and contact us today with any questions you may have!