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2014 Winter Restaurant Guide: New Orleans African Restaurants


1212 Royal St., (504) 522-1230;
This casual restaurant offers an array of West African dishes. Cope ni cone features chicken and broccoli seasoned with ginger and garlic, served with fried plantains, coconut rice and sauteed spinach. The makondo yogurt dessert features fried plantains in sweet yogurt sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Cafe Abyssinia
3511 Magazine St., (504) 894-6238;
This Ethiopian restaurant serves a variety of wots (stews), curries and tibs, dishes of sauteed meats or vegetables. Yebeb alicha is diced lamb in mild garlic-ginger curry sauce. The vegetable combo includes spicy red lentils in house-made sauce, split peas cooked in a mild sauce of onion, garlic and ginger, sliced cabbage and carrots in a mild sauce and potato and carrots in curry sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Mother Land Cafe
1700 N. Galvez St., (504) 342-2996
This unassuming cafe's West African cuisine focuses on the dishes of Gambia and Senegal. Thiebou guinar features lamb, chicken, fish or beef served with sauteed spinach, tomato, sweet peppers, cucumber and sauce. Foufou is palm grain stew served with mashed plantains. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Nile Ethiopian Restaurant
2130 Magazine St., (504) 281-0859; www.nile-
The vegetable combination features small portions of atakilt (a cabbage dish), gomen (collard greens), kik wot (red lentils) and misir wot (spicy lentils) on injera flatbread. Yebeg key wot is lamb stew cooked with spicy Ethiopian berbere sauce and served with salad on injera flatbread. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Thu.-Tue. Credit cards. $$

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