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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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  •   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
  •   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
  •   Fairly basic cafeteria set-up (the restaurant on one side of the building is self-serve, the other side is table service: we ate in the self-service side) but clean and with... read more

    avatar thumb Antonia R
    10/31/2018
  •   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
  •   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

    avatar thumb TravelerTP
    4/27/2019
  •   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 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

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    8/29/2018
  •   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
  •   Grab a tray, grab some grub. Cost was for entree and drink, additional cost for extras such as dessert or alcohol. Prices very reasonable. $5 camel rides in the parking... read more

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    10/07/2018
  •   It was an wonderful experience to have snacks at this restaurant after visiting 10500 year old city, considered to be one of the oldest cities in the... read more

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    4/14/2019

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