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New Couscous in the Tenderloin

Janice | May 30, 200509:28 PM

Hi. I just finished eating at a new, casual Moroccan restaurant in the Tenderloin called Tajine. Its on Jones Sreet between Geary and O'Farrel. THEY HAVE REALLY GOOD MINT TEA! - yes, i'm sreaming, i'm so excited. I've been waiting weeks for them to open, ever since Dunes Grille seemed to close (I think they're opening up again). Anyways, the tea, eggplant salad, Harira soup (mild but with a complex flavor), vegetable and meat couscous, and chicken and preserved lemon tajine were all pretty good. I really think the couscous was wonderfull. The veggies in it included turnips and squash. We also had an appetizer called Raghaif, which is alot like a flattend samosa or a Jamaican beef patty. The Raghaif is a little tough. But, I give them credit. I've never seen it on any other Moroccan menu in the U.S. The prices were very good. Okay, so this is the second time i've gone to a new restaurant within hours of their opening. Forgive me if everything changes. But, Dunes Grille had turned themselves upside down two months ago with a new extensive crepe menu and I figure they did it because they weren't getting enough buisness. "Tajine" doesn't seem short of buisness though, the place is packed with Moroccans (and or others from North Africa)

They are smaller than Shalimar and about as casual.

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