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sarigan Feb 11, 2008 05:16 PM

I'm hoping to find a Rwandan restuarant or Democratic Republic of Congo restaurant...
I wanted to prepare for trip there this summer.
I know of an Ethiopian place on El Cajon Blvd.
But are there any other good African eateries around here?
Thanks.

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  1. Enorah RE: sarigan Feb 11, 2008 06:03 PM

    There are some guys cooking African food at the Encinitas Farmer's Market on Sundays.

    At least there were this summer. I have not been in a couple of months.

    1. Paladar RE: sarigan Feb 12, 2008 07:30 PM

      A new East African place is set to open "soon" where Vinbladh's Swedish Fusion Cafe
      was in University Heights (4651 Park Blvd.). So far no sign of decor changes or even a solid clean up from the efforts of Vinbladh's, but my guess it that they're awaiting permits, loans, etc.

      There's a nice paragraph on the door outlining the new eatery.

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        LisaSD RE: sarigan Feb 12, 2008 11:58 PM

        Either the Ocean Beach or the Hillcrest Farmers market has African food...can't remember which. I think OB...

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          geekyfoodie RE: LisaSD Feb 13, 2008 09:04 AM

          Hillcrest has an Ethiopian stand. Great sambussas (sp?), but I haven't tried their other dishes.

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          lotsofissues RE: sarigan Mar 3, 2008 05:48 PM

          There are only Somali and Ethiopian restaurants in SD. In LA and SF there are West African places but I have had no luck finding anything from Central Africa in this state.

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            theroman_empire RE: sarigan Mar 3, 2008 07:52 PM

            It looks like an African place is going to be opening up on 30th by Meade(?). The sign says Visions Cafe and they have been working on it every time I drive by.

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