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Cafe Lalibela

849 W University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281-3463
+1 480-829-1939
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good43%
  • Average9%
  • 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 3 days ago

We used to live in Madison WI and had access to a marvelous Ethiopian restaurant. Since moving to AZ we have been looking for an Ethiopian restaurant here in the Valley. My previous boss recommended Cafe Lalifela and we tried it today. The food and...More

Thank BaracudaWisconsin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's been a few years since visiting this restaurant since retiring from my Tempe workplace, but I had a craving for tasting Ethiopian food and returned today. Cafe Lalibela has long had a reputation for the finest Ethiopian cuisine in the Valley. The menu has...More

Thank moviegeekjn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Their menu appeals to all... meat eaters, gluten free diners, vegetarians and vegans alike. Everything on the menu looks amazing... it was hard to make a decision! An individual platter has 3-4 menu items and comes on a personal sized injera, with a basket of...More

Thank nishma817
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 3 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.

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Average prices
US$ 25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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