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Welcome to the Temptation Tourist Center of Jericho.

Surrounded by history, the Center sits at the doorstep of the biblical city of Jericho. It was here that the seven priests blew their trumpets and “the walls came tumbling down.” The Elijah Spring, where the prophet Elijah miraculously sweetened the bad water, runs across from the Temptation Center. Also within close proximity are the historical sycamore tree Zechariah climbed to catch a glimpse of Jesus; King Herod’s winter palace; and the Mount of Temptation, where Jesus fasted for 40 days and 40 nights.

The Temptation Tourist Center of Jericho originated in 1979 as a small café called the Mount of Temptation Restaurant. Founded by Abu Raed and his wife, Maha, the café was a place where Jericho tourists could receive a warm welcome and be served quality homemade food.

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  •   A pretty large restaurant clearly geared towards tour groups. Nice decor, plenty of food for our lunch buffet which was generally pretty tasty. Owner was very pretty friendly... read more

    ECWorld
    8/11/2019
  •   Located in the center of Jericho, the Mount of Temptation restaurant caters to tour-bus crowds. With their “captive audience,” the restaurant puts little to no effort in atmosphere, service, or... read more

    RWalker415
    9/11/2019
  •   After a cable-car ride to the top, some very good food with an outstanding view! Great service as well.

    William W
    7/02/2019
  •   I see there are great reviews for Mount of Temptation Restaurant, and I am wondering what I missed. It was a mediocre buffet and since we were the only... read more

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    4/27/2019
  •   Brought here by our tour guide our bus was virtually a captive audience. Plenty of food but average quality and variety but at 49ILS for a salad and small bowl... read more

    Nonapama
    11/18/2019
  •   The best shish kebab Ive had in about 35 years.... Really took me back to my childhood when my great grandmother would cook at special Church functions in Los Angeles.... read more

    avatar thumb KimMcbeach
    3/12/2019
  •   The restaurant is in a mall complex right in front of Jericho ruins. Lots of peacocks walking around and a camel if you want to take a picture. Good... read more

    avatar thumb MelBr75
    4/15/2019
  •   This is obviously very popular with tour groups and very busy ! Mum and I liked that there were options and different pricing for those options. It was quite a... read more

    mgs2702
    6/11/2019
  •   We stopped here after the cable car and had a delicious lunch with wonderful attentive service! This was a refreshing change from the relatively poor service we’d received through Israel.... read more

    avatar thumb kendrab481
    1/25/2019
  •   Iv been taking groups to eat there for the last 30 years .. food is very good .. kebabs .. hummus .. lamp chops .. are the best. Waleed there is the key .. good service

    aladin1169
    1/04/2020

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