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Next to Assay Public School | Bole, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
539462
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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Middle of the road.

There was a roach crawling up the wall behind my friend's head, but then this is Addis Ababa. Food was slightly above average, but place feels past its prime. I'm not really inclined to go back.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Recently visited Rico's because of a business lunch I had there. The environment is cozy, great food. I had fried Chicken and my colleague had another kind of Chicken dish, we were both satisfied with their food. The service was not bad either, expect for the wait for the bill :)

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

i went with friends and we take mendi is Ar bean dish with rice, also they provide soup before the mean dish came -so i had great

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Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

This place used to be famous in Addis for Western style meat, especially stakes. With new places coming up every week in Addis Rico's is now no more than the average place to have an average-quality lunch/dinner.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

The service is friendly but the food is terrible. It used to be better. Now it is really too bad. The terrace is nice but many mosquitoes.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Value for money. The open fire in the restaurant gives a cosy ambiance to the good, old fashioned Italian food. Arosto is recommened

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Addis Ababa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

This restaurant is small, but has a very special atmosphere of elaborate arts and furniture, and an attentive service to go with it. The value is great. If you have to eat Western-style food in Ethiopia, I would go for this one.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

There was a roach crawling up the wall behind my friend's head, but then this is Addis Ababa. Food was slightly above average, but place feels past its prime. I'm not really inclined to go back.

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Addis Ababa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

Small place located on the main road in Addis and serve delicious local and western foods. Parking is a problem but manageable.

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Khartoum, Sudan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2011

I had lunch in this place twice in my last visit to Addis, and once in a previous visit. The food was just amazing in every occasion. The portions are pretty much sufficient, with a side dish It's sure you will be leaving with a full tommy. The inside is nice, clean and cosy, outside there is a small space... More 

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  • Address: Next to Assay Public School | Bole, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Location: Africa  >  Ethiopia  >  Addis Ababa
  • Phone Number: 539462

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