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“An OK place with cowboy hats” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rodeo Addis

Rodeo Addis
Ranked #30 of 255 Restaurants in Addis Ababa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, African, Bar, Pub, Ethiopian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Arlington, Virginia
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75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“An OK place with cowboy hats”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2013

The food is generally not bad. Great? No. As is usual they cook meat rather hard, but within that context, the food is decent. The prices are higher than the Addis expat average, but not obscenely so. Service is adequate for these parts. The BBQ special, when they have it, is fairly tasty. I like their beef in chili as well. I won't rush back the next time I'm in Addis, but I won't complain about going.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Texas Roadhouse meets Ethiopia”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

Loved the atmosphere in this clean restaurant. Food was good, can't go wrong with fries when your feeling homesick.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank familyis4ever
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“nice cowboy ambience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2013

gives a cowboyish feeling... rough and tuf place... the meat is well cooked... the service is average... music is loud.... overall good place for an all-american hangout....

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank KohinoorBanerjee
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Addis Ababa
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Bit pricey but good meat”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2012

If you like cowboy hats and an American style dining then this is the place for you! It's a little pricey but the meat was cooked well.

Directions for taxi drivers:
Rodeo Bar is located in Bole Area, near the intersection of Bole Road and Ethio-China Friendship Avenue (also known as Wollo Sefer). It is almost opposite the Shoa Shopping Center, which your taxi driver might also know. When you arrive there, you have to walk a bit uphill on the right side of the street. You'll see a big sign saying "Rodeo Bar & Lounge" by the roadside and that's where you need to turn right between apartment buildings and right again after the parking lot.

If you prefer taking the minibus (although there are very few after 20.00 and it's a bit creepy sometimes), you may ask for Bole/Wollo Sefer or Ethio-China Friendship Avenue. All blue-and-white minibuses that drive on the Bole-Center line have orange signs on their roofs, so you want to look for those.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Miss_Insomnikat
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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Little America in Addis Ababa”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2012

Lurking away behind some apartment blocks on Africa Avenue this bar and restaurant is popular for its Friday & Saturday evening BBQ, The main bar area is very comfortable for a beer or two amist loads of Americana bar chinz

Visited March 2012
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Thank Myke G
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