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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Edward P.
San Marcos, CA

Great host and cook. Good tasty food. Stuffed grape leaves are delicious, meats are tender, and hummus home made.

Apr 10, 2017
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Bryan F.
Encinitas, CA

Great food, great people!  The toom was delicious. Get it.

Apr 8, 2017
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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



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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lebanese menu items