During my college years at UTA, I spent a ridiculous amount of time at the dearly departed Mijo’s Café in Pantego. Even a few days ago, when I visited the building’s newest occupant, Cajun Corner (2304 W Park Row Dr, 817-275-6300), I felt a sensory recall of test anxiety, hangover pangs, and sleep deprivation. Still, the corner spot in that innocuous strip mall felt like a homecoming for me.
The place certainly looks different. Whoever decorated Cajun Corner has an irrational affinity for the color brown. It’s everywhere: the tablecloths, the half-wall, and the booths. The walls are decked out in party supply store-level aquatic bric-a-brac and some obligatory Louisiana-themed framed photos. There’s also a cool collection of pinned-up Polaroids of regular customers decked out in Mardi Gras beads and other frivolous, fun costume jewelry. Clearly people like this place.
On a busy weekday lunch, the service was a little chaotic and slow. Eventually someone greeted my guest and I and things were mostly smooth the rest of the way. There was a brief moment when the cashier couldn’t find my credit card after I gave it to her to pay our bill, but we worked through it.