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Cafe Lalibela

849 W University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281-3463
+1 480-829-1939
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good42%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“injera” (22 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
849 W University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281-3463
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Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

I was so happy to find this small, ethnic restaurant open, after I'd moved been away from Tempe for over 17 years! I used to live a mile away and ate here often. Nothing has changed except they now have beer and wine, some of...More

Thank Jazz M
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Four of us wanted to try Ethiopian food. They have a a great combination platter that serves four. This allowed us to taste much of what was available on the menu. The herbal iced tea was yummy. All the food was tasty and fun to...More

Thank Bkbak
Reviewed 23 April 2017

If you want really good Ethiopian food, as a matter of fact, if you want the best Ethiopian food in the Phoenix area, this is the place hands down. Great service and comfortable family atmosphere.

Thank bagelsnob
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

I've eaten here a few times, and loved it. While she was visiting she mentioned she had never eaten Ethiopian food, so this was great chance to take her before her flight home. It was nice to go here, knowing it would be represented well!...More

Thank mirage1
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Let me tell you, as much as my wife and I love Ethiopian cuisine, we waited far too long to finally try Lalibela’s. In the words of Andrew Zimmern – WOW! Terrific meal! My wife started with hot Yekemim Shai Tea and I had a...More

Thank GastroEclectico
Reviewed 28 December 2016

My wife and I ordered the #26 platter, and everything on it was delicious! Service was friendly, and we were seated immediately. Highly recommend!

Thank Luke C
Reviewed 14 November 2016

An Ethiopian experience awaits. Joining friends and sharing a platter of tasty sample dishes and sopping up the juices with injera bread is my idea of a great day. Three of us did just that and nary a morsel of food remained. A sense of...More

Thank Jean L
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Had dinner with several friends who recommended the place. I was not familiar with Ethiopian food and it was fun to order all sorts of dishes which are then served on one huge platter. One is supposed to eat with one's hands using an Ethiopian...More

Thank T S
Reviewed 24 August 2016

First off, if you haven't tried Ethiopian food, it's amazing, whether you are a carnivore like myself, or a vegetarian like my wife,...like it spiced hot like me, or very mild like my wife,...you'll love Ethiopian. Cafe Lalibela doesn't disappoint. The food is fabulous and...More

Thank VerveTank
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful lunch sampler platter. Great staff and great service. My cousin and I split the meal, and had plenty of leftovers for her to take to her husband for dinner! Would most definitely return.

Thank Zonakai
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 849 W University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281-3463
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Tempe
  • Phone Number: +1 480-829-1939
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