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Jamila's Cafe

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Uptown / Carrollton
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7808 Maple St, New Orleans, LA 70118-3961
+1 504-866-4366
17:00 - 22:30
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband is from Tunisia and even before we landed in town, I knew we would be going there. But, we met the Chef/Owner at her booth at the Jazz Festival which sealed its fate. At the end of a long festival day we ventured to Jamila's. Everything that you expect from visiting a friend in Tunisia was apparent. Pots... More 

Thank Doobopaloo
West Monroe, Louisiana
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Exploring NOLA outside of the Quarter and CBD has always been a pleasant pastime. Maple street was not high on the list due to the idea that it was mainly for the college crowd--I am WRONG. I would advise a stroll along this portion of Maple with numerous and diverse option from French cuisine to Vietnam. Jamila's was the most... More 

Thank mjcaire
Houston, Texas
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79 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Jamila's serves Tunisian food, which is excellent. This is owned by a family. The wife cooks. The husband works the dining room and is very charming and gracious. It is a small restaurant in Uptown New Orleans and is a fun, and delicious experience.

Thank Beverly M
Buffalo, New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 November 2016

A great change from traditional New Orleans food. We come to NOLA often and wanted to try something different. Jamila's Cafe came up in a search so we decided to give it a try. The hosts, food and atmosphere were above expectations. Would recommend giving it a try. We will be back next visit.

Thank Michael C
New Orleans
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Cozy, romantic, fine dining, impeccable service! Dinner Tu-Sun, 5-10 PM….My family enjoys the Crawfish, Zucchini, & Spinach Bisque, or Escargot as appetizers. Also great is Salad Tunisienne with apples Bell pepper, onions, cucumbers, tomatoes, tuna fish, olives with Vinaigrette. Fresh Seafood-Meat-Poultry are featured, my favorite item is Jamila’s Couscous A l’agneau (lamb and fresh vegetales au jus); My husband likes... More 

Thank Linda B
Canberra, Australia
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

A welcoming restaurant in the backstreets which we wouldn't have discovered unless recommended by our B&B hosts. Cosy and rustic decor. Very friendly staff. A few vegetarian options though the cuisine didn't lend itself so much to it. I had the vegetarian pasta while my husband had the lamb tagine. Both were very tasty. Jamila is the wife and chef.... More 

Thank Susan S
Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 June 2016

I went here with my family and felt like I was part of their family! The food and service are top-notch and authentic. True loss if you can't make it here!

Thank JSteg24
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

If you are in the mood for North African food, don't miss the exquisite offerings prepared by the darling Jamilla, and served by her hospitable husband Montcef. This charming restaurant is in the University area off Maple, and feels like a giant bear hug of a place...Montcef will have you swearing you are kin in no time! Our party had... More 

1 Thank Susan O
Jackson, Mississippi
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

Authentic ethnic cuisine cooked and served with love by a husband & wife team in an intimate, relaxed dining room. What a treat. The stuffed and fried phyllo appetizer was amazing. My sister thoroughly enjoyed the fish, which had an unusually savory preparation that used cloves. My lamb tajine was heavenly, and my 3 year old daughter lapped everything off... More 

1 Thank stldrvr
Orlando, Florida
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2015

Can't say enough about Moncef the owner and his wife Jamila ,when you walk into the restaurant it feels like you are in their home ;warm smile great service been going to this restaurant every time we are in NOLA .brik is fantastic lamb chops and grilled salad is to die for ....it's off the beaten path in uptown district.they... More 

Thank mariabonita2015

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Restaurant Details

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African, Mediterranean, Greek, Tunisian
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7808 Maple St, New Orleans, LA 70118-3961
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Uptown / Carrollton
  • Neighbourhood: Uptown / Carrollton
  • Phone Number: +1 504-866-4366
Closed due to damage sustained in Hurricane Katrina.

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Uptown / Carrollton
Very much their own self sufficient unit within the greater metro area, Uptown and Carrollton tone down the urban edge with a friendly attitude and collegiate feel. Home to Tulane and Loyola Universities, all the students living in the area ensure that Uptown and Carrollton stay youthful, cosmopolitan and vibrantly fun. Two of the liveliest thoroughfares for nightlife and socializing (and yes of course more of the city’s outstandingly good food and live music) are Oak Street and Maple Street. For a truly wild time, the expansive acreage of Audubon Park, with its zoo, golf course, and actual patches of swampy wetlands, means peace and quiet are never too far away.
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