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Bete Ethiopian Cuisine & Cafe
Ranked #65 of 389 Restaurants in Silver Spring
Cuisines: Ethiopian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed September 5, 2012

This cafe is located in the downtown Silver Spring area 7-11 miles from DC. It is however on a side street and can easily be missed. This cafe has both inside and outdoor seating, excellent customer service the staff very welling to explain menu and cuisine. My meal was out of this world good. If you have not tried Ethiopian cuisine this is a great please to get your first taste.

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Reviewed September 2, 2012

There are about a dozen Ethiopian restaurants in Silver Spring. We went to Bete last night, and we thought it has the best food of all of them that we've tried. The injera was very good as were the various ethiopian veggie dishes. The problem was the service, which was VERY slow even though the place was not very crowded. The waiters were nice, just not very attentive. We liked the food so much, though, that I'm sure we'll try to place again.

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Reviewed August 26, 2012

We were here to celebrate the birthdays of our grandson and his mother (our daughter-in-law) tonight. We had ordered a cake in advance, and we enjoyed a delicious Napoleon. Our waiter told us it was vegan and I was a bit concerned as I once was served a vegan chocolate cake which was awful. It was delicious! The Ethiopian main course was delicious with something for each of us (including two children).

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Thank Grandmajoan
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

This place is kind of hidden. We decided to get a nite before a festival (instead of eating street vendor food). Arrived at 1PM on a Saturday and there was one other person eating in. (he ordered one of their raw ground beef dishes and left behind more than half).

It took about fifteen minutes for someone to take our order and another fifteen to get water. We ordered their signature beef dish (tibs) and a veggie dish. The beef was the toughest I have ever had at an Ethiopian place and most of it ended up in my napkin. Our glasses were never refilled and the server never even dropped off the check. I just went to the register, asked for the check, paid and left. This was the first time we both ate at a restaurant and left not satisfied and wondering what could we have. There are too many great Ethiopian restaurants in Silver Spring to ever o back to this one.

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Thank jojoearth
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Reviewed August 12, 2012 via mobile

What a great neighborhood Resturant. The food was terrific and the clientele friendly. Had dinner here with a friend. We were eating when the customer at the next table's food arrives, complete with a sizzling cast iron flat plate and an aroma to die for. We asked the the waiter and customer what the dish was. The customer not only told us the name of the dish but demanded we bring a piece of injera over and try it for ourselves. If you have never had Ethopian food it is served and eaten communially. I loved the laidback friendly atmosphere of the Resturant and will definitely be back.

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Thank WatermanWife
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