El Jamil Restaurant
Jamil, perhaps Mexico’s best Lebanese restaurant, is the dream come true of owner Mohamed Jamil. He presides over every aspect of his restaurant. There are standard mezze (appetizers) such as eggplant, sort of a deconstructed baba ganouj, redolent of its oven roasting and anointed with good green olive oil. Standout main dishes are the tender beef brochettes and fish filets in sesame sauce dotted with roast pine nuts. This menu will be a surprise to all who thought of Lebanese food as heavy. The sidewalk tables, each with its own have views of tree lined Avenida Amsterdam.