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Bete Ethiopian Cuisine & Cafe

African, Ethiopian
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811 Roeder Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 588-2225
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We have been wanting to go to an Ethiopian restaurant for sometime and finally made it today. After reading several of the reviews we decided to try this place, but also decided we would prepare ourselves for a wait. Upon entering, its small but quaint, like a little house with each room set up to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 23, 2014
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Laurel, Maryland
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Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
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91 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Bete's Ethiopian café is a lovely restaurant with a pleasant outdoor garden or indoor seating. The food is very reasonable, tasty, and features a wide range of Ethiopian classical cuisine. The staff are attentive and helpful providing subtitles for all dishes with which you are not familiar. This is one of our classic birthday outing places, as the ambiance is... More 

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Laurel, Maryland
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42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

We have been wanting to go to an Ethiopian restaurant for sometime and finally made it today. After reading several of the reviews we decided to try this place, but also decided we would prepare ourselves for a wait. Upon entering, its small but quaint, like a little house with each room set up to accommodate tables for eating. Our... More 

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Dominica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

simple fare. Good food - authentic but spiced for an American palate. Not traditionally served on a platter of injera, but pretty close.

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Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 via mobile

We had an enjoyable dinner. The menu had a good selection. The wait staff was very slow. Only beer and wine is served. The atmosphere was nice.

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Fairport, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We stopped for dinner about 90 minutes before closing and were seated in the courtyard with only one other couple present. Service was incredibly slow as it appeared most of the staff was hanging out inside. It took them about 15 minutes to even get us a menu. It took quite a while for our food to arrive as well.... More 

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Laurel, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We ate here on the recommendation of friends. What was great was eating in the courtyard in the back - perfect for an early summer outdoor dinner. NIce atmosphere. Unfortunately, I need more from a restaurant than a pretty place to eat. The food was only so-so. We've been to a lot of different Ethiopian places over the years, and... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

While walking in a quite uncospicuous side street around SIlver Spring Downtown , I stumbled on this unexpected restaurant and decided to have an early dinner ( 19h00). very fast service,good portions, delicious food.the plus are the sympathy and the kindness of the owner. the terrace is fine, not the best view in the world, but the weather was very... More 

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Milledgeville, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We were staying at an Airbnb apartment not far from Bete. Our hosts recommended Bete, and we're glad we tried it. We ate outside which was wonderful during the spring weather. Our server was very friendly and helpful. We ordered the meat combination (Doro wet, Alicha Tebis, cooked and sauted collard greens, tibs wot, cabbage and cottage cheese), the vegetarian... More 

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Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

I came here with my mom and grandmother. I have had Ethiopian before, but had not tried this restaurant. My mom and grandmother were visiting and wanted to give Ethiopian a try. We chose this place because it was located very close to the hotel that they were staying in. When we arrived we were promptly seated upstairs. The server... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We ate here twice--once for lunch and once for breakfast. We had lamb for lunch with Ethiopian bread which was delicious. The hot sauce on the side had a nice kick to it, if you like spicy food. For breakfast, we tried the Eggs Selse (spicy) and the eggs with ground beef mixed in. They were both really good. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 811 Roeder Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Silver Spring
  • Phone Number: (301) 588-2225

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: African, Ethiopian

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