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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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  •   Our day tour brought us here and we were welcomed warmly. The lunch was a buffet of delicious foods, For 50 shekels we could eat all the vegetables and for... read more

    avatar thumb mariannah378
    8/29/2018
  •   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
  •   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

    Aladdin-Tour-Guide
    1/04/2020
  •   This is a big place - upstairs and downstairs which caters mainly, we think to large tourist groups. A Middle Eastern buffet which we felt was average at best... read more

    avatar thumb BenYorkie
    10/19/2018
  •   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
  •   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
  •   Our ETS tour group stopped here for lunch. The restaurant provided a nice selection of cafeteria-style food, and the staff was friendly, walking around offering freshly made bread and pizza,... read more

    Linda Y
    2/18/2020
  •   Our tour guide brought us here for lunch on the lower level of the big Jericho shopping building. Food was generally good and the "salad" dishes of different garnishes... read more

    avatar thumb VW49
    1/30/2019
  •   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
  •   Restaurant was clean, nice clean bathrooms and waiters were friendly and kept the food coming. The food was some of the best we had during our 10 days in Israel.... read more

    avatar thumb Cynthia A
    12/27/2018

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