7808 Maple St.
How did you find Jamila’s Café?
Well, Jamila, she is the chef, and her husband, Moncef, who runs this place, happen to be friends my wife and I. Before Katrina, I lived on Broadway near Claiborne so we came to eat here quite often. A lot people probably don’t realize how good this place is because Jamila is really dedicated to the consistency of Tunisian Cuisine. The dishes are slightly different due to Jamila’s French influences.
What do you usually order here?
They have a steamed mussels appetizer that’s really good and a really super light broth. Then there is a light Mediterranean Tunisian salad. Usually I get those two for appetizers, then there’s the couscous that’s really good. They do kind of a tomato sauce, and you could get it with a chicken or fish. Those are the items that Ireally know of that I usually order.
Do you have room for dessert?
I get the crème brûlée. You said the dark chocolate mousse sounds good—try it, and I’ll get the crème brûlée. We’ll split them both.