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Bete Ethiopian Cuisine & Cafe

$$ - $$$
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811 Roeder Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4422
(301) 588-2225
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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

I ordered the vegetarian special and it was ok. The service was attentive. Overal the experience was just ok..

Thank arachaeldavis
Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

I had no idea what to expect, never having eaten Ethiopian food before, but the staff were super helpful, and friendly and the food was delicious, one of the best meal I've ever had!

Thank ashleighnicolem
Whippany, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Nice, quaint Ethiopian restaurant. Food was good. Not remarkable. Only one I had the privilege of trying in the area , so not sure how it compares to others. I'd visit again.

Thank ChrisKNFAM
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

My second time here and still enjoying the spiciness of the cuisine. The prior searing is so relaxing, but indoor was just as pleasant. Coffee too rich for me. The bread, called anjeer is gluten free and you don't feel it filling you up but it's what you use to eat with. No itensils here, just your fingers.

Thank Yolanda F
silver spring
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016

The food was delicious and the portions were substantial. The four of us ordered a meal for two and it was just the right amount for all 4 of us. It's a cute little house converted into a restaurant. I think we ate in the former master bedroom! Once we placed our order, it took an hour to be served.... More 

Thank silverspringlaurie
Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
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71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2016

Started with a reservation made by e-mail that they couldn't find, luckily it wasn't busy enough so we were seated right away. Had a few of the Ethiopian beer and they were delicious and a little pricey. Then I had the amazing veggie deep fried dough, and they blew my mind. So much flavor in a very simple appetizer. We... More 

Thank HavierN
Maryland, United States
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016

I don't know what makes Bete better than the other Ethiopian places in Silver Spring. But there's plenty of competition, and this is the one I go to when I want the best. Something about the freshness and flavoring in their food puts them over the top.

Thank Chava Z
Silver Spring, Maryland
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883 reviews
556 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2015

We were two couples, good friends, out for an evening in Silver Spring and we enjoyed a varied wheel of food. Great flavors, varied vegetables & beans, tender meats including a raw beef dish. The St. Joseph's Ethiopian beer was likewise tasty (leaning to the lighter end of the scale). It's not my favorite cuisine in the world, but Bete's... More 

Thank dlosea
Frederick, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2015

Went here before a show at the Fillmore. Great food, they give plenty of injera and comes out fairly quick. We ate our leftovers on the car ride home after the show YUM!

Thank Laura N
Missoula, Montana
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110 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2015

Traditional Ethiopian - served either in plates to share, or personal bowls. Both options with the bread (excellent) and set up to eat with fingers. As is traditional, some dishes were appropriately spicy, but lots of milder options. I would highly recommend the beets and the lentils!

Thank 007Katie007

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Ethiopian, African
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 811 Roeder Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4422
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Silver Spring
  • Phone Number: (301) 588-2225

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