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3610 McKinley Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95816 916-258-4060
If you’ve lived in Sacramento long enough, chances are you remember Celestin’s in midtown—and have missed it ever since it closed in 2011. Happily, what’s old is new with last year’s relaunch of the beloved Cajun-Caribbean restaurant. The faithful are once again flocking to Patrick and Phoebe Celestin’s namesake establishment for loving spoonfuls of its signature gumbo, which is available in five different varieties (our favorite is the Celestin’s Gumbo, with shrimp, sausage, rock cod and scallops). Now located in East Sacramento, the cozy eatery also offers tasty dishes that pay homage to Patrick’s Haitian heritage. Try the chiquetaille, a flavorful salted cod dish served with slices of toasted baguette topped with pickled vegetables, or the texture-rich fried corn cakes and black beans. And if you can handle the heat, ask for a side of spicy Ti-Malice sauce (named for a trickster character in Haitian folklore). Either way, you’ll leave with your belly full and soul warmed.
Neighborhood: East Sacramento
Average Entrée Price: $10-$20