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Rico's Restaurant

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Next to Assay Public School | Bole, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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southwest England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

Rico's was a great favourite of ours when we lived here ten years ago. We revisited for nostalgia and found the food and service just as good as we remembered. They make good Ethiopian and western food with lots of spicy flavours and big quantities. You can even get a good salad. The restaurant is looking very tired and could... More 

Thank pensioner090
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015

Recently visited Rico's because of a business lunch I had there. The environment is cozy, great food. I had fried Chicken and my colleague had another kind of Chicken dish, we were both satisfied with their food. The service was not bad either, expect for the wait for the bill :)

Thank QueenB1511
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

i went with friends and we take mendi is Ar bean dish with rice, also they provide soup before the mean dish came -so i had great

Thank Liyuethiopia
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2013

This place used to be famous in Addis for Western style meat, especially stakes. With new places coming up every week in Addis Rico's is now no more than the average place to have an average-quality lunch/dinner.

Thank trip_lover_1982
Geneva, Switzerland
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68 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2013

The service is friendly but the food is terrible. It used to be better. Now it is really too bad. The terrace is nice but many mosquitoes.

Thank Grant2211
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2013

Value for money. The open fire in the restaurant gives a cosy ambiance to the good, old fashioned Italian food. Arosto is recommened

Thank George D
Addis Ababa
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2012

This restaurant is small, but has a very special atmosphere of elaborate arts and furniture, and an attentive service to go with it. The value is great. If you have to eat Western-style food in Ethiopia, I would go for this one.

Thank Tariku J
Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2012

There was a roach crawling up the wall behind my friend's head, but then this is Addis Ababa. Food was slightly above average, but place feels past its prime. I'm not really inclined to go back.

Thank Barry L
Addis Ababa
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108 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2012

Small place located on the main road in Addis and serve delicious local and western foods. Parking is a problem but manageable.

Thank amha_z
Khartoum, Sudan
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2011

I had lunch in this place twice in my last visit to Addis, and once in a previous visit. The food was just amazing in every occasion. The portions are pretty much sufficient, with a side dish It's sure you will be leaving with a full tommy. The inside is nice, clean and cosy, outside there is a small space... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Address: Next to Assay Public School | Bole, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Location: Africa  >  Ethiopia  >  Addis Ababa
  • Phone Number: 539462

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