Port Lavaca does not share the reputation for tourism of other Gulf Coast cities, but it boasts great fishing, swimming and food. Traditional American dishes are available, with menu choices ranging from comfort foods like chicken fried steak served with mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese to a baked potato fully loaded with melted cheddar cheese, barbecue sauce and shredded bacon. Elsewhere in town, consider the blackened redfish entrée, served on a toasted hoagie bun with a pepper relish, Cajun tartar sauce and lettuce. Tex-Mex fare is also available with menu items such as the chicken Jalisco, featuring a chicken breast sautéed in white wine sauce with onions, jalapenos, garlic, tomatoes, cilantro and mushrooms. Top your meal off with a homemade vanilla custard flan.
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