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“Four stars for atmosphere, three stars for food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Jamila's Cafe Deli

Jamila's Cafe Deli
7808 Maple St, New Orleans, LA 70118-3961
(504) 866-4366
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Ranked #337 of 1,603 restaurants in New Orleans
Price range: $1 - $25
Cuisines: African, French, Greek, Mediterranean
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Brooklyn, New York
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Four stars for atmosphere, three stars for food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We had two dinners at Jamila's and enjoyed being there a lot, since the owner really goes out of his way to make the customers feel welcome. The place was full both evenings and the vibe is nice. The food was average to good, with very few vegetable choices. Go there for the atmosphere, the mussels, the lamb, and the belly dancer on saturdays.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Huntsville, Alabama
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Jamila's - One of NOLA's best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

My wife and I visited NOA last week and ate at five different restaurants. Jamila's was my personal favorite. It was the second time I've eaten there. First, it's fun to get there by taking the St. Charles Street trolley to the end of the line and then a short walk through a quiet, tree lined neighborhood. Second, the food is fantastic. I had a fish stew with couscous on the side and a shrimp skewer for appetizer. The appetizer was so delicious. The shrimp had been marinated or rubbed in some exotic spices, grilled to perfection and then served on a bed of chopped tomatoes, skins removed, and fresh basil with a vinegar based dressing. The fish stew was a firm white fish, I think it was amberjack and tomato based sauce, of course, spiced to perfection. Sounds simple, but the mix of spices, fresh flavors and lightness made it a memorable meal. If you take the time to find your way to this small riverbend restaurant you won't be disappointed. In fact, you'll get hooked like me.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kenner, Louisiana
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“A very good little restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

A really cozy little almost hole in the wall restaurant run by a Tunisian family. The food is awesome and the service is more awesome. Very friendly staff to say the least and you will enjoy the ambiance. It is nothing flashy, but very comfy. We loved the food served at this place. We were two couples but wanted to taste all the food. So we asked them to serve family style, where they served four entrees and bread/pita separately along with four plates. So we all tasted the four different dishes. Their lamb dishes are just delicious and I highly recommend the Lamb Tajin.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“City Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Great attention to detail..... The hosts are the owners; unique fresh, down to earth food.
have to try the couscous..must do the lamb chops" best in town"(don't tell Susan spicer...)
ask Mounsieur Monseuf for a selected bottle of french bubbly... you will remember it.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New Orleans
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“just ok...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

I was really looking forward to trying the food here. Unfortunately, the food was really under seasoned. We were a party of 5 and none of us really liked the our entrees. The bisque was good though. The place is really cute though and the owner, who was also our waiter, was very attentive.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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