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Lalibela Ethiopian Cafe



849 West University Drive
Tempe, AZ 85281

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(480) 829-1939

Hours

  • Sunday: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Monday: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thursday: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Friday: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Saturday: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Cuisine: African Restaurants, Cafes, Vegetarian Restaurants


4.8 of 5.0 from 31 reviews


price range:$11 to $25

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Lalibela Ethiopian Cafe in Tempe, AZ
  • Lalibela Ethiopian Cafe in Tempe, AZ
  • Lalibela Ethiopian Cafe in Tempe, AZ
  • Lalibela Ethiopian Cafe in Tempe, AZ
  • Lalibela Ethiopian Cafe in Tempe, AZ
  • Lalibela Ethiopian Cafe in Tempe, AZ
  • Lalibela Ethiopian Cafe in Tempe, AZ
  • Lalibela Ethiopian Cafe in Tempe, AZ
  • Lalibela Ethiopian Cafe in Tempe, AZ
  • Lalibela Ethiopian Cafe in Tempe, AZ
  • Lalibela Ethiopian Cafe in Tempe, AZ
  • Lalibela Ethiopian Cafe in Tempe, AZ
  • Lalibela Ethiopian Cafe in Tempe, AZ
  • Lalibela Ethiopian Cafe in Tempe, AZ
  • Lalibela Ethiopian Cafe in Tempe, AZ
  • Lalibela Ethiopian Cafe in Tempe, AZ
  • Lalibela Ethiopian Cafe in Tempe, AZ
  • Lalibela Ethiopian Cafe in Tempe, AZ
  • Lalibela Ethiopian Cafe in Tempe, AZ
  • Lalibela Ethiopian Cafe in Tempe, AZ
  • Lalibela Ethiopian Cafe in Tempe, AZ
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Lalibela Ethiopian Cafe Reviews

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  • Rick MNot Ethiopian food connoisseur, this is the place to get started. If you’re an aficionádo already, this is a must visit.

    55555 by Rick M


  • Tia MAhhhh nothing like taking it back home! Everything is ahhhhmazing when it comes to Ethiopian food just a must try....

    55555 by Tia M


  • Karan ShahProbably the best vegetarian Ethiopian food I've had so far. We got Vegetable Exclusive for 3 of us and it was really good. Really filling too. We had lots of left over. Highly recommend this place

    55555 by Karan Shah


  • Biz RGreat for groups and good for vegetarians and meat lovers!

    55555 by Biz R


  • Vasundhara RayQuantity of food was more. But i did not like the taste of dry powder spices.

    22222 by Vasundhara Ray


  • ✨Andrew K.Lacking in atmosphere but not in taste. NOT taste in decor but of the food. I run out of words to describe how unusually delicious the food is here. Get over the fact it is different and just GO!

    55555 by ✨Andrew K.


  • Bob A.True Ethiopian culinary experience

    55555 by Bob A.


  • ✨Andrew K.Not sure what else to say but Wow! Soooo tasty. I haven't left yet and already I wanna come back! P.S. Great place for vegetarians. So many magnificent and delicious choices.

    55555 by ✨Andrew K.


  • Margie M.Good wine, awesome environment and the sampler is great to share and try a little of everything.

    55555 by Margie M.


  • Sarah F.Great vegetarian food.

    55555 by Sarah F.


  • Phoenix New TimesWhat's really good at Cafe Lalibela? The wat, of course — traditional Ethiopian stew — lamb, beef, fish, vegetarian, and so on served with tons of spongy, flat injera bread.

    55555 by Phoenix New Times


  • Teresa S.OMG so good go for lunch crazy amount of awesome food

    55555 by Teresa S.


  • N L.Order this! Doro wat-spicy chicken. Alicha wat-mild beef. Tikl gomen-potato carrot cabbage and injera-sourdough sponge bread.

    55555 by N L.


  • Laura L.The most delicious food I have ever eaten, bar none. Family owned, family operated. Lovely people. A Valley treasure.

    55555 by Laura L.


  • ASU's Tempe CampusGreat atmosphere for a special date-night or gathering of close friends.

    55555 by ASU's Tempe Campus


  • Carrie S.Spicy chicken is all manner of delicious. Red lentils are fantastic too.

    55555 by Carrie S.


  • Marc D.Pretty mixed experience. I'll try again in the next six months.

    33333 by Marc D.


  • Trevor V.For a party of two order one individual platter with one other dish. It's a lot of food. Amazingly good

    55555 by Trevor V.


  • Howard D.The best Ethiopian food around.

    55555 by Howard D.


  • Erica O.Spicy lentils and injera are the best. Lunch specials are cheap and filling too.

    55555 by Erica O.


  • Jacqueline H.The lalibela exclusive is the best dish to order when coming here. Equal amounts of vegetarian and meat stews are represented here. Get a yakimim shai (black tea with cinnamon and cloves to complete!

    55555 by Jacqueline H.


  • Laura L.This should actually be #1 for me. It's the best restaurant in the Valley. I've been a loyal customer for 15 years. Delicious food, wonderful people. A+

    55555 by Laura L.


  • Bill K.Having lived in Ethiopia for a year, I can vouch for Cafe Lalibela's authenticity. Aside from being the best Ethiopian joint in town, the service is fantastic.

    55555 by Bill K.


  • Derrick M.Order the misr watt and misr watt with a side of misr watt delicious!!

    55555 by Derrick M.


  • Derrick M.My favorite veg friendly place in town. Misr wat is to die for!!!!

    55555 by Derrick M.


  • Owen E.The food is the truth! Delicious! Thumbs all the way up!

    55555 by Owen E.


  • Chad N.Food is authentic must go to

    55555 by Chad N.


  • azcentralTikil gomen, a lightly spiced mix of cabbage, potatoes and carrots, and yekik alicha, yellow split peas and onions seasoned with turmeric and herbs.

    55555 by azcentral


  • Jamison W.Been going here for 10 years and its always delicious. My favorites are the lentils (red or yellow), collard greens, and the spicy chicken.

    55555 by Jamison W.


  • Thomas B.Place was good. Very interesting. I used the injari instead of the fork. I also ate holes out of it then put it on my face like silence of the lambs. Haha!

    33333 by Thomas B.


  • Byron M.Try the Lalibela's Exclusive sampler. Awesome.

    55555 by Byron M.


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