Chez Aunty Libe

6115 Georgia Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20010


Neighborhood: Georgia Ave./Petworth/Takoma DC

Cuisines: West African

Price Range: Inexpensive

Cheap Eats 2013: Chez Aunty Libe

Quick reviews of ethnic cuisines you can experience for less than $25 a person, tax and tip included.

Atmospheric it’s not—small groups of men picking at plates while they watch CNN, and, if you’re lucky, Aunty herself knitting in a corner. The cooking at this cafe is appropriately homey—with heaping portions of the pepper stew called yassa, the fish-and-tomato stew known as thieboudienne, and maffe, a peanutty lamb stew. Dessert is a must: thiakry, a couscous sweetened with yogurt and studded with raisins.