If you crave tacos and delicious homemade margaritas, this is your place. The Rum House is a Caribbean Taqueria situated on Magazine Street in New Orleans. Their menu is extensive and colorful. You can order eclectic appetizers such as conch fritters, Tuna ceviche tacos, or the pulled pork nachos. They also have entrees such as the spicy lamb shank in a tomato curry sauce or the seafood pepper pot, their version of a Caribbean bouillabaisse. The choices are really endless.
But like I said, if it’s tacos you yearn for, go for the tacos. I also liked that they let you order taco combos, because it is difficult to just choose one! We started simply with their fire-roasted salsa and house fried chips. I also ordered their delicious strawberry margarita. I love when an establishment utilizes fresh strawberries to make a beverage, it makes all the difference.
For our lunch, we ordered The Chili Glazed Shrimp taco, The Brisket Taco, The Carolina Taco and the Flaked Fish Taco (Mahi Mahi). For sides, we added the Jerked Rasta Veggies, Homemade Sweet Potato Chips and the Mac n’ Cheese (I know, random).
I thoroughly enjoyed the Carolina Taco. The pulled pork, spicy bbq sauce and roasted corn relish were tantalizing! The flavors played a delicious dance in my mouth. The Mahi Mahi Taco was a completely different dance. It contained asparagus (yes, asparagus), tomato chutney and dill tartar sauce. The flavors were pleasing but a hard follow-up to my Carolina Taco. The Chili Glazed Shrimp Taco was served with fried shrimp, roasted poblano and red pepper relish, with a rum chili glaze. To quote Ron Burgundy, it was a party in my mouth!