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.

Ara Lebanese Grill Inside
lentil vegetarian soup

Family Special on mediterrannean food
savory spice rub ara lebanese


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jana m.
Kihei, HI

Bright beautiful Lebanese flavors and kind engaged service make this San Marcos casual eatery one of my new faves. Had the schwarma plate with Baba ganoush and fresh fresh salad sides with perfectly seasoned tahini sauce and loved it. The falafel is perfectly seasoned and not dried out...soft in ...

Apr 6, 2017
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Brandon M.
Riverside, CA

Best Lebanese food I've ever had. We ordered to go and sat about 15 minutes waiting for food. The cashier approached us, started a conversation, and brought some carrots to snack on while we waited. Their food tasted so fresh and there were huge portions but, their customer service is what ...

Apr 1, 2017
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Jovon O.
Oceanside, CA

What makes this place so great. First the food. Good, clean, and authentic food. Second the service is friendly and courteous. Third affordable. Not some over price place and feed you sampler.Fourth and very appreciative is they actually know me and saw me outside about to come in but ...

Mar 28, 2017
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A N.
Escondido, CA

Wonderful meal! This place is another hidden gem. The homemade hummus was the best we've had, the beef and chicken kabobs were cooked perfectly, and the falafel was crispy and very flavorful. Service was fast and friendly as well. We will definitely be back soon!

Mar 25, 2017
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Liza X.

Stopped by for lunch before catching a movie just down the road. Never had Lebanese food before and didn't really what to expect. If must be common that...

Mar 23, 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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