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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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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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849 W University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281-3463
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Saturday night dinner - party of 3 of which 1 is vegan. Seasonal pumpkin dish was a nice addition to the menu. Service was just the right amount of attentive, so as not to interfere with the flow of our conversation.

Thank Jean S
Reviewed 2 October 2017

You never know where you will find great food. We decided to give Ethiopian cuisine a try. Not knowing what to order, we decided to do a sampler plate. It was a good way to sample a variety of foods. Everything was delicious! The “bread”...More

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Great food, we tried the deluxe platter for 2 and every of the portions had its own flavor. Really good all of them, and eating with Injera, the Ethipioan bread, instead of silverware, makes it very special. Mid priced

Thank chalex2015
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We selected individual entrees and they were served on a shared platter. The food was tasty and the servings were just right for our family of 4. There are plenty of menu options so take your time and have fun selecting.

Thank Kenneth R
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 18 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 19 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
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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