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Bete Ethiopian Cuisine & Cafe

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811 Roeder Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4422
+1 301-588-2225
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

While visiting the area we went and ate Ethiopian food here. It was quite good. Our local sister is a vegetarian and ordered a sampler platter, she recommended, which we shared. We also ordered a platter with lamb and beef. If you have never eaten Ethiopian, the food is served on a spongy flatbread, injera. You then use the injera... More 

Thank Doozer L
Laurel, Maryland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

My Dad really wanted to get takeout from here. I'd been before, and remember it not being great (though eating outside on the patio had been wonderful). He really wanted to try it, so I thought I'd give it another chance - maybe it was an off-night. Nope. Still meh. The different types of lentils all tasted the same. The... More 

Thank MinervaZee
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 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 27 June 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 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 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 811 Roeder Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4422
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Silver Spring
  • Phone Number: +1 301-588-2225

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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?