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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Kim R.
Placentia, CA

Amazing!!! Flavors galore!! Very Friendly staff I haven't had something on the menus that has not been made to perfection. Owner of the place is always there tending to people and their needs (as far as what I have seen he's always there :) ) he serves and waits an makes sure ...

May 25, 2017
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Nikki G.
Escondido, CA

We went here on Saturday around 3 pm for a late lunch/early dinner. We came hungry and ordered more food than we probably needed to. The appetizer combination plate was really fun. We loved being able to try several things. I loved the cheese sticks, and the Sambousik ( which is ...

May 21, 2017
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B W.

My friend and I knew nothing about Ara Lebanese Grill, nothing about Lebanese food in general; we took a chance on it and WOW. First, when you walk in it...

May 18, 2017
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Mona T.

This review is long overdue!!! My hubby and I just moved to the area from SF bay area, and we were really having such a hard time finding authentic Middle...

May 7, 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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