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Jamila's Cafe

$$ - $$$
Uptown / Carrollton
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7808 Maple St, New Orleans, LA 70118-3961
+1 504-866-4366
17:00 - 22:00
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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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Houston, Texas
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77 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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
4 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

Anyone looking for some good Tunisian/Moroccan/Algerian food in NOLA should try this place. The owners are very friendly people and are Tunisians (I believe. Forgive me if this information wrong) you feel very welcome in this place and if it's not the food you're coming back for, it's the North African hospitality. Great place!

Thank Bernard D
Vicksburg, Mississippi
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015

My daughter and I went to Jamila's to try the crawfish,zucchini and spinach bisque and it was divine...we also had the shrimp filo dough appetizer and the muscles which were also wonderful...this was a grand experience and I would highly reccommend it ...the service was wonderful and Moncef made you feel like you were family...I have to say there are... More 

Thank Debbie S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighbourhood Profile
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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