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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  •   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. It was hot and plenty of it. Our menu was set by our tour guide...More

    thumb Cynthia A
    12/27/2018
  •   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 - and with indifferent service. We got the feeling that we needed to be in, eat...More

    thumb BenYorkie
    10/19/2018
  •   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 decent buffet spread.

    thumb mgs2702
    6/11/2019
  •   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 quality and taste of food. Our car-service driver brought us here, probably because it appeared...More

    thumb Rich W
    9/11/2019
  •   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 group visiting, we felt like the staff hovered a bit. I wasn't sure if they were...More

    thumb TravelerTP
    4/27/2019
  •   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 world. Quality of service and food was very good.

    thumb narayanmeghani
    4/14/2019
  •   Food was great. Very accommodating. Very friendly. Very casual ambiance. Place was kind of empty but we were early with a prearranged group.

    thumb churchie26
    5/09/2019
  •   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 lot were a fun addition to the experience.

    thumb homemom777
    10/07/2018
  •   After a cable-car ride to the top, some very good food with an outstanding view! Great service as well.

    thumb William W
    7/02/2019
  •   Huge portions. Best lamb kabob.Good service inspite of large bus group.Gifts, and even camel rides.Clean bathroom.friendly staff.

    thumb 388rms
    12/01/2018

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