It seems like every week something new is opening its doors and giving South Louisiana residents an additional option to wine and dine. Whether you’re looking to expand your palate or find a new haunt to add to your regular list of splurges, here’s a list of all the recent restaurant openings.

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GL’s Mongolian Grill

GL’s Mongolian Grill
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5741 Johnston St
(337) 443-9988
http://www.glsmongolianla.com
Sunday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.

After a long line of restaurant closures surrounding the Acadiana Mall, diners are finally starting to get new options popping up. GL’s Mongolian Grill offers fresh sushi and grilled options fit for diets from all walks of life. Their goal is to stay away from anything fried, giving diners a place to taste traditional Japanese dishes without the guilt.

Trapp’s

Trapp's
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209 N. Morgan Ave (Broussard)
(337) 330-8443
Monday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Just in time for primetime crawfish season, the Trappey family (of hot sauce and canned vegetable fame) has opened its doors on a brand new Cajun restaurant and boilhouse in the heart of Broussard. From piping hot mudbugs straight from a seasoned water bath to Cajun staples such as fried seafood, red beans and rice, and gumbo, Trapp’s offers diners dishes steeped in a famous Cajun family’s legacy with a relaxing atmosphere perfect for introducing visitors to Cajun country or relaxing with friends in their large, spacious outdoor dining area.

Royal Curry Indian Cuisine

Royal Indian Curry
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4510 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy Suite J
(337) 534-8520
Monday – Thursday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | 5 – 9 p.m.
Friday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | 5 – 10 p.m.
Sunday 12 – 8 p.m.

Royal Curry is the latest in a line of Indian restaurants that have popped up over the last few years. The restaurant brings an extensive, diverse menu that caters to diners from all walks of life and dietary beliefs. Not sure what to get? Visit during the lunch buffet and sample multiple dishes. They also offer both local and Indian brews to quench your thirst.

Hawaii Grill

Hawaii Grill
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4510 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy Suite E
Monday – Thursday 10:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday – Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Another recent addition to the Caffery Center, Hawaii Grill opened up and is serving up lunch and dinner influenced by Japanese and Hawaiian cuisine. From soups and salads to rice dishes and kid-friendly plates, Hawaii Grill offers an approachable and affordable place to grab a quick bite.

Mimi’s Asian Cuisine & Thai Buffet

Mimi's Fresh Asian Cuisine Thai Buffet
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607 Kaliste Saloom Rd
Monday – Friday 10:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Mimi’s offers Asian cuisine and regular specials as well as a Thai buffet that lunch-goers can rely on to get them through the workweek.

Tula Tacos + Amigos

Tula Tacos & Amigos
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427 Jefferson St
Monday – Thursday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Friday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.

The newest venture by chef Colin Cormier and restaurateur Gus Rezende, Tula offers diners made-from-scratch-daily tortillas, and inventive takes on traditional tacos and sides. Their bar and outdoor areas are also great places to catch a football game and sip on a couple of craft cocktails that perfectly pair with the restaurant’s menu.

The Brown Skillet

The Brown Skillet
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1011 E University Ave
Monday – Friday 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Offering diners a new place to grab a good plate of bacon and eggs, The Brown Skillet serves up breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a side of Southern hospitality. From po-boys and plate lunches to weekly specials and a killer breakfast sandwich, it’s the perfect place for nursing your hangover or grabbing a quick lunch during work or before class.

The Stand on Lee

The Stand on Lee
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407 Lee Ave
Tuesday – Saturday 5 a.m. – 3 a.m.

Oddly enough, in a city with a social scene built on the bones of drive-through daiquiri shops and bars, places to grab a bite after 10 p.m. are a rarity. Enter The Stand on Lee, located about a block from Jefferson street, serving up killer smash burgers, loaded tots, and other grease-laden goodies perfect for sopping up that last beer or giving downtown bargoers one last hurrah with their pals before responsibly calling an Uber.

Pupuseria Usuluteca

Pupuseria Usuluteca
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431 Jefferson St
Monday – Sunday 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Located in Downtown Lafayette, this Salvadoran shop serves up piping hot pupusas, a killer plate of chorizo and eggs, and other traditional dishes that aren’t offered anywhere else. The service is fast and friendly, the prices affordable, and the care taken with each dish reflects the love the restaurant’s owners have for their culture.