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EatsFatsVancouverSince April 22, 2007322 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (2.8)
  • Food3 (3)
  • Service3 (2.8)
  • Value2.5 (2.7)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.7)

Reviews

Displaying 321 - 322 of 322 Reviews Found
Fassil Ethiopian Restaurant736 East Broadway, Unit 5, Vancouver
Very decent & authentic place
Submitted Wednesday, May 2, 2007 - 12:45am [Dine in]

Before we moved here, my wife's ex-coworker is actually Ethiopian, so we have actually tasted what she considered to be really good and authentic Ethiopian food at the best restaurant in town.

Fassil is pretty darned close to that gold standard (which is unfortunately not in Canada). We've tried another one in Vancouver before, and it's not close to being as good. It's hard to describe what Ethiopian food is like. Some of the flavours are familiar, yet at the same time, there is nothing quite like it.
It's eaten with your hands along with the spongy, sour bread. Be warned, it can be VERY spicy!

If you've never tried Ethiopian food before, Fassil is a great place to start. If you like Ethiopian food, well, Fassil is a good place to go back to. Service was friendly, not quick but not slow.

I've noticed a lot more Ethiopian places opening up here, so maybe Fassil's crown won't last long. It's tough to give it 4 stars, since I think we've had better. But the bottom line is, it's worth a return trip.

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Dona Cata Mexican Foods5076 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
Good authentic Mexican
Submitted Wednesday, May 2, 2007 - 12:27am [Dine in]

I'm a bit mixed about the ratings I'm giving. This is a solid place that's quite good. Unfortunately, I also spent 3 years down in San Jose where we had our pick of a lot of Mexican food, much of it authentic. Now, I'll admit I was not a big fan of Mexican food, but then I found the good stuff. And it's pretty darn good! (For the record, you should check out the deli in the Chavez Market, San Jose location only. It's better than most "real" restaurants in terms of price, service, variety, etc.).

I missed Chavez ever since I came back, but was pleased to find Dona Cata! The menu isn't as extensive, but it's quite good and inexpensive. This looks like the real deal, with the "usual" burritos and tacos, except it's not the usual. Fresh tasting and tasty, not heavy at all. They also have daily specials and other things too. Once in a while pozole pops up, and the horchata is really good, maybe the best I've had yet.

Service was very friendly. Definitely not a fancy place, but a great place to stop by for a quick Mexican food fix. We'd go back.

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