Going outside our bubble

I had heard a lot about Ethiopian food so when Boyfriend mentioned he wanted to try it, I was all for it.  I think it’s good to try new things and experience different cultures outside of your own bubble.  Billy suggested we go to Merkato with a “k” on Fairfax so that is where we went.  It’s a shame we went there on full stomachs but it’s even more of a shame how awful the service was. 

We had to ask for water 3 times and waited 25 minutes for it.  We were so parched that Boyfriend was ready to serve our own water to ourselves.

We ordered a beef dish with tomatoes and Ethiopian bread.  You scoop up the meat and sauce with your bread… no utensils!  Boyfriend and I shared this plate and still had leftovers.


The meat itself was pretty flavorful but I don’t know if I’d order it again.


These were the tables and chairs we straddled.  (good thing I wore jeans and not a skirt that day)  We were told we’d be moved to a “regular” table once one opened up but the people who came later than us, got moved instead. 

All in all, it was an experience and I’m glad we tried it so we can check it off our list.  Perhaps my judgment of the food was clouded by the horrible service we got but I don’t feel it necessary to go again.

1036 1/2 Fairfax Avenue Los Angeles, California

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One Comment on “Going outside our bubble”

  1. Boyfriend Says:

    Service bad. Food ok. The quantity/price ratio was pretty high. It was definitely an experience.

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