Upon arrival we got seated really quick. A server took our drink orders, then our food options, even providing a few suggestions in terms of alternatives since all of our picks were very similar. Which I really appreciated. We needed up waiting a good 20 minutes for our drinks, which I would understand had they been busy, but that wasn't the case at 7pm when we arrived. When we got the drinks, none of them were very strong, I don't mean drown us in alchohol, but surely you ought to feel the liquor working somewhat, that wasn't the case at all. While ordering our food I explicitly mentioned we wanted the beef variation of the dish and that chicken seemed plain. When the food arrived two of the tibs dishes are chicken, they did however get the vegetable dishes we ordered right, although there is no beef on the plate. After realizing they got the order wrong, I pointed it out to the server, she takes our plate from which we had started eating the vegetables and other dishes, leaving two members of my party of three looking around waiting. Seeing how it was a mistake on the restaurants part, they could have left us to eat from what was served, while they made the beef dish or ask is the substitution was alright. All in all we waited another 10 minutes for the food to arrive yet again. For me this was a huge turnoff towards the rest of the meal. It's not like they would use what was served to us for another customer....at least I hope they don't. Mistakes happen, I get that but it should not have been handled this way.
All that being said for the price, the flavours weren't all there. I've visited several Ethiopian restaurants in the Ossington area. Pero, despite having the better ambience, lacked in the spices and flavours that define the cuisine. Lalibela down the street offers more value in terms of price and quantity and tastes way better than Pero any day.