See what critics are saying about Berbere

They've got a bunch of incredible plant-based Ethiopian dishes for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. In addition to tofu tibs and creamy shiro full of tender garbanzo beans, Berbere serves Ethiopian twists on tacos, sliders, and breakfast burritos that'll make you want to show up about as often as a mama bird returns to its baby's nest.

- The Infatuation

Vegan restaurants have been popping up all over Los Angeles in the last five years. Simply being a vegan restaurant isn't unique anymore. But, being a plant-based Ethiopian spot is pretty unique.Their diverse, entirely plant-based menu proves that point nicely.

- Eugene Adams, News Break

Chef Tezeta “Tete” Alemayehu first turned heads as a vendor at Smorgasburg L.A., with plant-based plates that take inspiration from her Ethiopian homeland.

- Los Angeles Times

Critics are raving over Berbere, an Ethiopian-inspired vegan restaurant that opened in Santa Monica in 2021

- New York Times

Few, if any, of those ocean-adjacent eateries can match the flavorful promise of Berbere.

- Farley Elliott, Senior Editor at Eater LA

Owners and husband-and-wife team Tezeta “Tete” Alemayehu and Tsegab “Bicko” Fenta have been serving up some of the most incredible Ethiopian food Los Angeles has to offer.

- Cayla White, VegOut

Chef Tezeta "Tete" Alemayehu, who gained a following during her stint at Smorgasburg, has generated even more buzz since opening her self-proclaimed "unusual vegan restaurant" last year.

- Thrillist

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