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La Khaima: Step into the Nomadic Tent

tastylife Jun 10, 2010 01:30 PM

La Khaima, is a colorful Mauritanian (West African) restaurant in the mile end neighborhood with an authentic ambiance, that makes you feel like you took a journey to the Sahara. The chef and owner Atigh, will charm you from the moment you sit down to eat. Dishes are made fresh everyday and usually include a soup and some spreads to be eaten with pita. When I was there last, we had a beet salad that was delicious, and labneh drizzled with olive oil and spices. The main entree is usually a vegetarian or meat based tagine/stew that is served over a bed of couscous..I had a peanut butter maffe which was so amazing, that I tried to iimitate it at home! The added bonus is that it is a BYOW restaurant, so you can drink and relax on the pillows and feel like royalty while you wait for your mal. At the end of your meal, enjoy an authentic Bedouin experience that includes a tea ceremony at the end of your meal! If you're llucky Atigh will tell you one of his famous stories (he comes from a rich storytelling culture)

Address: 142 Fairmount Ave W, Montreal, QC
Tel: 1 514 948-9993

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    bookends Jun 11, 2010 02:03 PM

    i went there in February, not in my doing. I dont really remember my meal much, so must have been pretty average. i do remember the soup being pretty good. what do i remember, was not feeling terribly comfortable. i felt like the restaurant was a little unkept...

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      jay_81k Jun 11, 2010 08:10 AM

      Is it better than Les Delices de Iles Maurices?

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      1. re: jay_81k
        janetmweiss Jun 11, 2010 01:10 PM

        Just pointing out that Mauritania and Mauritius are two different places :)

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          jay_81k May 23, 2011 07:33 AM

          Oh man! It took me a year to see this and realize the mistake I made. Hah pretty dumb! I've been looking for a restaurant like this. Hope it's not closed yet

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        pinalafina Jun 10, 2010 04:58 PM

        I was there on a Saturday night, the food was OK but the place was so crowded it was unpleasant. I do not recommend this restaurant for a relaxing experience.

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