Orlando's Selam Ethiopian & Eritrean Cuisine is officially one of the best spots in the country to fill your belly, according to Yelp. The restaurant-ranking site named the East African eatery on Central Florida Parkway one of the top 100 places to eat in America in 2020.
East African food has hardly changed in generations, noted Orlando Weekly food critic Faiyaz Kara in a review of Selam, but the medley of herbs, spices and grains – like teff, the ancient grain used to make injera – combine with sautéed meats and stews so finger-lickin' good, there's been no rush to add a taco Tuesday.
Selam has risen above as a spot that consistently serves the highest quality versions of deeply traditional hand-eaten dishes, like doro wat, while making a name for themselves as a particularly spicy practitioner of East African food.
A whopping nine Florida restaurants made Yelp's top 100 list. Southern Charm Cafe, a Cape Canaveral spot that serves American diner food, was the other Central Florida restaurant, coming in at No. 20.