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Tina owned and operated Tina's Ethiopian Cafe since 2004. Dedicating 100% to her restaurant, it was happily her second home. She cooked and served food to her guests personally. This attentive service and outstanding food has touched the hearts of thousands, many of which still keep in touch today.

In those years, Tina received many awards: New Times - Best of Phoenix in 2005, Dean's List (CBS Channel 5), Top 10 Cleanest Restaurants in the Valley, as well as articles in The Arizona Republic and various websites and food blogs.

After several years of hard work, she decided to take a break and take care of her two children, one of which is now at university. In 2011, Tina came back, once again, opening a new location in Gilbert, where she continued to offer the same great food and attention. She loved every moment of it. Serving the community was some of the best times of her life. Fast forward to 2017, she is now getting back to doing what she loves to do the most: sharing the joy and flavors of her native Ethiopian culture and making friends.

“As always, I would like to thank you so much for continuing support to Tina's and I promise to continue to work to provide a memorable dining or catering experience for you and your guests. If you have any advice or suggestions on how to serve you better, don't hesitate to contact me directly at tinaecafe@gmail.com. Thank you for your support!”      -Tina