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Infront of Ibex Hotel | Wolo Sefer, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Shenzhen, China
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Took a taxi ride for about 45-minutes, driving to the first supposed location, only to find out the restaurant wasn't there. We continued, circling a round-about, going down dirt roads to find ourselves stuck in traffic at 8 o'clock on a Friday night in East Africa. "We'll give it one more chance" we promised, made some phone calls, drove around... More 

3 Thank MJellick
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

The food at the restaurant was exquisite. Our group loved the fantastic service and the very polite and professional staff. I would highly recommend this restaurant to all the vistors in Addis Ababa.

Thank thetravellerbest
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Easy ambiance.... nice service.... great ice cream.... love it. They also have a great Macchiato... It never fails.

1 Thank Yeneghkokebe
Nairobi, Kenya
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332 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Centrally located close to the WFP compound the family restaurant has an impressive menu. It claims to be Mexican but there's about anything you can think of on it. Had a tropical chicken salad, very tasty. Recommended.

Thank Barnskybeat
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69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Smooth coffee and really good sweet rolls. They have a nice Mexican fare. It is a good place to use Wi-Fi. They have been around for a number of years and still the same good service

Thank YeGoozo
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Cute little place with really good Mexican food. Service is always excellent and friendly. It's great for a casual lunch.

Thank Lina J
Bunia, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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172 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

I had heard a lot of good things about Family Restaurant, but I did keep my expectations low. Unfortunately even they were too high. I didn't enjoy the food. I would tell people to give this one a miss.

Thank Africache
Addis Ababa, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

If your a fan of International cuisine Family is your place. They have a wide range of foods most notably their Armenian and Mexican food is great. Its probably one of the few places you'll be able to find Mexican food here in Ethiopia. Also the place has comfortable seating and is very popular with the foreigners.

Thank Agaazi
addis ababa
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

I've been to this restaurant several times over my past year in Addis. Mainly for convenience as it's close to my work place. The food is slightly more varied that the usual fare, and similarly priced. The service on the other hand, can be pretty disappointing. Staff can be stiff and overly bureaucratic, slow and unfriendly. I sometimes feel like... More 

Thank 322alex
Bangkok, Thailand
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542 reviews
491 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 314 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Nice little restaurant, very clean and excellent service, with a great variety of food.  The food wasn't bad, but a bit underwhelming.  Nachos are prepared using fried flour tortillas and loaded with toppings, but beef and beans were very dry.  The steak chunks in the BBQ Burrito were was tender and delicious, but the burrito had a strange sweet taste... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Infront of Ibex Hotel | Wolo Sefer, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Location: Africa  >  Ethiopia  >  Addis Ababa
  • Phone Number: 528413

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?