Went to Taxi Brousse tonight, inspired by the disappointing visit to Lagosian. It was wonderful as usual and sad, with only three tables while we were there. We split the beef pastilles: fried pastries bursting with seasoned ground beef and topped with spicy(!) tomato based sauce full of onions. Simply delicious. I resented my husband finishing them as I now won't be having them for lunch tomorrow. I ordered the fish yassa and my husband ate most of it (notice a pattern here?). He pronounced the fish "perfect"--dry and almost crisp on the outside (without breading) and tender on the inside. The lemon-garlic-mustard sauce with onions and peppers was complex and with a good kick of heat. He ordered the lamb curry weekly special and liked it but, since he's not the biggest fan of lamb, liked the fish better. The lamb was in one good-sized piece with a thin curry sauce with carrots and cabbage. Very different from Indo-Pak curry but scrumptious. Both came with couscous or rice. The other weekly special we didn't try was tilapia over red rice.
Though the food seems light it's filling, which made me sad. I'd love to go try the warm chocolate souffle and the thiakry: (senegalese yogurt) Vanilla, nutmeg, raisins, yogurt and couscous.
Our dinner was just about $31 and we left a big tip because the service was so good and the people so nice (even if the ambiance isn't posh.) This restaurant should not go down because of location, folks! If you haven't tried it, do.