Paris Food Bites

 Africa

Le Tajine - Eat Home Made Couscous & Tajines - Bring Your Own Wine

Tasty and cheap couscous in a nicely decorated place. The most expensive dish on the menu is the 12 euros couscous royal with a selection of two meats and a merguez. The meat is tender and the merguez are spicy and tasty.

On top of that you can bring your own wine! And the owner doesn’t apply a cork charge and cheerfully gives you a bottle-opener. Perfect if you want to have a tasty couscous with the wine you want.

Prices
Starters: 3 to 5 Euros; Mains: 8 to 12 Euros; Desserts: 3 to 6 Euros

Address & Phone
10 Rue Sophie Germain, 75014 Paris, France
Phone: +33 1 43 27 56 49

L'Equateur - Authentic African Cuisine with Emphasis on Senegalese Dishes

Friendly people greet you as you walk into this restaurant - you can see a lot of Africans enjoying their food with large bottles of Flag (Senegalese beer) or Palm wine. Check out their N'doles (beef, prawns or fish). The Thieboudienne, yassa chicken, and the maffés are out of this world.

In a nutshell, great food at a reasonable price.

Prices
A la carte: around 25 to 30 euros excluding wine; Wine: 20 euros onwards

Address & Phone
151, rue Saint-Maur, 75011 - Paris
Phone: +33 1 43 57 99 22

Le Negus – Eat Succulent Ethiopian Food While the Owner Explains his Country’s History

This beautifully decorated restaurant is a hidden gem. A good way to explore Ethiopian cuisine is to go with the Ye Feseg which is a combination of four tiny dishes (fromage blanc, spicy beef & chicken, an egg and veggies on a crepe). If you have any questions, the owner will eagerly explain in detail the specifics of each dish.

Around 10 pm, the owner does a speech providing an overview of the food and history of Ethiopia – so you get both food and culture!

Prices
Hors d’oeuvres: 5-6 euros; Main dishes: 11-17 euro ; Wine : 20 euros onwards

Address & Phone
52, rue de Montreuil 75011 PARIS
Tel: 01 43 48 91 52

Le Mauritius – Flavourful Food from a Beautiful Island at Reasonable Prices

Lively & friendly owner Danny goes out of his way to make sure that you enjoy your meal. He has been running this restaurant since 1988 and consistently served quality Mauritian food at reasonable prices.

I love their Satini (mashed aubergine with onions) and Mixed hors d’oeuvres sampler of their hors d'oeuvres) . Another favorite is boucané créole (smoked pork in a delicious and delicately spiced sauce) or their biryanis. And if you are in the mode for something extra spicy ask Danny for his Piment Achar. And all of this is served up in a nice, musical ambiance that transports you to Mauritius.

Prices
Hors d’oeuvres: 4-6 euros; Main dishes: 9-14 euro ; Wine : 14 euros onwards

Address & Phone
3 rue Ernest Cresson, 75014 PARIS
Phone: 01 45 39 00 91