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Bete Ethiopian Cuisine & Cafe

811 Roeder Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 588-2225
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English first
Fairport, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Detroit, Michigan
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150 reviews 150 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

loved it and will come back great service, people are very friendly - lovely courtyard. Food was quite good.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

The food here is pretty good. The lentil sambusas are great (when available). The vegetarian combo is pretty good (but not exceptional). But they have a fish dish (tilapia) that is DIVINE. The service varies. Sometimes they are very friendly and sometimes they are not. There is a very nice patio out back and it's a great place to enjoy... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Bete is located in a little house situated among giant buildings, but its flavors are as big as the urban architecture outside. My dining companion has traveled to Ethiopia several times and has Ethiopian family members, and she said the sambusas were the best she's ever eaten. Although I've never been to Ethiopia, I am a kitfo fanatic, and Bete's... More

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District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

A friend and I had a delicious meal. The service was good, and the price was very affordable. My only suggestion is that the yard could be a bit better landscaped. The back yard is such a nice place to eat and it could be so much nicer if it was better landscaped and better groomed.

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Additional Information about Bete Ethiopian Cuisine & Cafe

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

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