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Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed May 20, 2021 via mobile

We were out running around during Texas Tech graduation and happened to drive by this restaurant and made an immediate turn around. It was late afternoon and were the only visitors. For a few minutes anyway. Just after ordering two large parties entered and clearly...this was a popular place. He food was outstanding with nice servings of hummus and baba ghanoush to start. Plenty of pita was served too. Neither dish was too oily not too strong in flavor. Two of us were served large plates of lamb/beef gyro meet with an outstanding rice side. The rice was the best I have ever had. The third party had a gyro of the same dish and it too was terrific. The salad dressing served on the simple side was awesome too. Service was quick and friendly. The price was also great with an excellent value. Two drawbacks. 1. The baklava was a disappointment and mass produced. 2. Meals were served on disposable plates with plastic utensils. That was probably a covid thing but we did not ask. We most definitely recommend and would gladly return to this small, unpretentious cafe. We loved out visit.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed October 16, 2020

We love the veggie platter and the wraps. All the food is fresh, delicious and the best dolmades ever! Great value, friendly and simple.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed August 3, 2020

The food here is always fresh and tasty. I particularly like the veggie platter, and the dolmas are especially good. Call for takeout. Prices are a bargain.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed June 26, 2019

Hometown favorite, great value on the plate, friendly unpretentious atmosphere. Owner/operators are friendly and outgoing, service is swift and expert. Really nice community-based vibe. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed January 25, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I have been coming to Manara for a few years and the owner is always very friendly and the food is always fantastic! All the food is great but my favorite is the mixed plate with the chicken and kafta kabobs. The...shawarma is great as well.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

Delicious hot meal from one of the best Lebanese chef in Lubbock. Affordable, authentic Mediterranean mouth-watering delicacies!

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

They say they close at 8. Got there 7:38 have to stand around waiting for 6 minutes while a large group is all paying individually. Guy at register acknowledges us after this group leaves days we close at 8. Its 7:44 wont serve us. If...you're open til 8 you set and serve until then. I wont ne going back. Nothing is worth that rudeness.More

Date of visit: April 2018
Reviewed April 13, 2018

My roommate and I eat here at least once a week. The owner is very friendly and genuine. Food is ALWAYS fresh and flavourful. Of the 20-30 times I have been here, I have never been dissatisfied. Keep it up, Manara. - love that spicy...sauceMore

Date of visit: April 2018
Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I really enjoy Manara Cafe. The owner is friendly and the food is great. All the food is homemade and fresh each time.

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

I have never eaten Mediterranean food in Lubbock and decided to search Trip Advisor. Manara Cafe was close to were I was, so I wanted to try it out. I ordered the beef and lamb gyro, falafels, and hummus. It was so delicious! The waiter/server/cashier...was really nice and the food came out pretty quick. I'll definitely be back!More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Yes, Manara Cafe offers takeout services.

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Manara Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5