Crawfish Boil at Memphis at The Santora

Categories: Local Eats
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Feeling crabby--er, crawfishy? 

Memphis at the Santora has a party idea for groups of eight to 20: a crawfish boil, complete with all the fixings. For $30 per person, you get a pound and-a-half of the little (cooked) creatures, along with smoked sausage, corn, potatoes, cornbread muffins, salad and a dixie lager. And you get to sit out in the twinkle-light-decked patio, which is really cute.   

We were invited to try out the new offering, presented by executive chef Diego Velasco. 

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They're alive--though not for long.
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They were literally crawling off the plate.
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All cooked and ready to eat.

Everything is served buffet-style on platters. It's a classier affair than the fingernail-soaking experience at Boiling Crab--you get actual plates and silverware and it's unlikely that bits of carnage will land in your hair only to be found the next day. 
But it's fun, nonetheless. The crawfish, while skimpy in meat by nature, is tasty, and can be flavored to your liking with Red Rooster Louisiana Hot Sauce and lemon. The sides are satisfying, especially the cornbread muffins, served with a spicy mayo sauce.  

The crawfish must be ordered a week in advance by calling (714) 546-1064. 

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Location Info

Memphis At The Santora - CLOSED

201 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, CA

Category: Restaurant

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