Love Cuisine

3633 W. Camelback Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85019
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  • Noon to 7 p.m.; closed Wednesday and Sunday
  • $$
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • BYOB
  • Free Parking, Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Accepted
In-the-know diners come to this well-regarded ethnic diner for authentic African cuisine with Caribbean influences. African food is traditionally very spicy, but one can adjust the heat on pretty much every dish. Equisi soup, a slow-cooked Nigerian concoction featuring pounded yam and rich chunks of goat, is a winner. Likewise the thyme-infused oxtail soup, a hard-to-find delicacy made with onions, whole tomatoes, slivered red pepper, and enough oxtail to count as an entrée. First-timers might start out with the Love’s sampler platter, with juicy buffalo wings, nicely charred jerk chicken, and four pof-pofs, unsubtle Nigerian delicacies that are hush puppy-like balls of dough, crispy on the outside, dense, hot and sweet on the inside. Made from flour, sugar, butter, and nutmeg, they’re addicting.

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