Ben Abeba Restaurant
Perched on top of a hill in the rural town of Lalibela, Ben Abeba enamors diners with its panoramic view of magnificent landscapes and its unique architecture. Shepherd’s pie is the restaurant’s signature dish, served as minced meat topped with mashed potatoes. For the daring spice-lover, it comes with hot Ethiopian seasonings. The three-course meal usually starts with a home-baked bread and red chili paste Ethiopians call dekuse or awaze. With most meals priced under 100 ETB ($4), the reward for the great service pales in comparison. The most expensive dish on the menu is the casserole, which diners can savor at only 153 ETB ($6). For dessert, taste the carrot cake.