Finally a family friendly Lebanese restaurant right here in San Marcos!  Conveniently located just off the 78 makes us the perfect location for lunch or stopping by just after work.

Dine-in or carry out, stop by to taste true Lebanese flavors and classic dishes.

Ara Lebanese Grill prepares authentic dishes including homemade falafels, kebabs and fresh sandwiches daily.

All of our traditional and vegetarian plates are made from scratch to order using only our family recipes.

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Lance P.
Azusa, CA

Hands down it was amazing! What the ambiance lacks the foods makes up for it! I highly recommend and it's also right across the street from the theater. So perfect for healthy food before a flick!

Nov 10, 2017
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Jack S.
Poway, CA

They cook chicken kabab to perfection.  Patience is a virture here.  I gladly wait for them to cook my food.

Nov 4, 2017
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Elizabeth C.
San Diego, CA

My bf and I have been here 3 or 4 times which says a lot about the food and service. It's a rare occasion for us to return somewhere multiple times unless we really enjoyed the food. The Shawarma (sp?) plate is my favorite. The potato salad is good, it is different ...

Oct 31, 2017
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Jill M.
Carlsbad, CA

The food exceeded our expectations! The best hummus I've ever tasted. I highly recommend eating here.

Oct 29, 2017
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Lou S.
San Marcos, CA

The most amazing hummus and Kafka sandwich. Glad we found this gem in a small strip mall in San Marcos.

Oct 25, 2017



I ordered the chicken kebab with a side of rice and salad. It also came with a garlic paste for the chicken, and oh my gosh, it was the best dip I've ever tasted.

by Arianne


To kick off your meal, regulars highly recommend the baba ghanouj. Chefs blend baked eggplant, tahini, and lemon juice to craft the slightly tangy dip, then drizzle it with heart-healthy olive oil.

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