Thursday, February 21, 2013

*** CLOSED *** Mo' Fish, Seafood, Cajun, Keller-TX

December 2013 update: Closed, though renamed to Baja Grill (same owner). But I'm guessing the Bayou theme didn't take off.

Last visit: February 2013

Mo' Fish is the latest concept restaurant coming from the same folks behind Baja Mex Grill, Peace Burger and Dive Bar, Funky Baja's Cantina, and Baja's Bar and Grill. In fact, this restaurant sits on the opposite side of the same shopping center with Funky Baja's. They've taken over the old Vietnamese restaurants such as the Green Bamboo and later the infamously named Pho King Way (Pho is pronounced "Fu" as in Fudge. Ohhh... I get it now!).

Perhaps the best news coming from this small collective of restaurants is their decision to focus on local craft brews - more so than any other restaurant or pub in Northeast Tarrant. On this visit I tried the Revolver Bock from Granbury. And it's an excellent example of the style.

As for the food, Mo' Fish specializes in Southern Louisiana and Texas seafood. Cajun seasonings abound, with traditional favorites like Po' Boys, oysters and crawfish all on the menu. Shrimp, mahi mahi, tilapia, and chicken are the mainstays for protein. Sides includes some yummy waffle fries, veggies, mac&cheese, fried okra and other southern items. Appetizers include ceviche and Mexican-styled shrimp cocktail. I tried the blackened shrimp Po' Boy. And even though it came on a huge toasted french roll, it was not heavy at all. The popcorn shrimp featured a nice blackened seasoning blend. Mrs. RJG settled on the mahi mahi (blackened) with veggies and fried okra. The fish was steak like, and was also delicious.

With a full bar scene, similar to Funky Baja's, and excellent comfort seafood to eat / local artisan craft brews to drink - Mo' Fish is clearly a winner. A must stop if you're in the Keller / Southlake / Watauga/ NRH area.

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