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Subject:Damara Fresh Ethiopian
Time:04:32 pm
I'm not going to follow the form on the profile page because I don't think it would be helpful in this case.

I ate there Saturday. As I threatened, I ordered one of each item, but I had two people with me, so it wasn't as bad (for me) as it could have been.

Overall, service was too chaotic to call it anything but terrible. I showed up early, was first in line, first to be seated, and, as far as I can tell, second to last to be waited on. But it was worse than second to last, because I'd seen people eat, leave, and be replaced while I was still waiting to order. So, early doesn't count for anything. Until they can manage to organize the seating I suggest sitting as close to the windows and wall as possible as that appears to be where they start waiting on tables from.

In addition to not liking the service, I also didn't like the bread they gave us to eat with. In fact I downright hated it. The easy solution for me is to buck tradition and use a fork! They do have forks there, because I saw people eating with them. I found the chicken dish to be the least interesting of the three choices on the menu. I liked the beef dish the most.

I definitely want to go back, but I'm going to wait until they have the routine more ironed-out.
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hannah_phi
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Time:2010-06-14 02:36 am (UTC)
I'm curious whether you've had Ethiopian food before. The injera (fermented teff bread) can be a little off putting at first. I may be biased though, since I'm an addict. Its too bed the service was such a disappointment. I'm still looking forward to trying this place though, if only to show my support for the presence of Ethiopian food in Albuquerque.
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schlake
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Time:2010-06-14 03:31 am (UTC)
It was my first time. It's one of those legendary cuisines I've only read about.
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kym_s
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Time:2010-07-14 03:38 pm (UTC)
If you like Ethiopian food, the offerings at Damara will not disappoint. I am a vegetarian, so I didn't try the chicken or beef, but the injera and vegetarian food are excellent. They even have a couple of things on the plate that I haven't had since I lived in Ethiopia.
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