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.

  •   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

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  •   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 were plentiful. Service was erratic, slow for getting some orders and drinks served so we had...More

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  •   I think the title says it all. Grab a tray, load your plate with cold Middle Eastern foodstuffs (piece of chicken - just warm - is extra, pricewise). Caters for coach tours, and, although not expensive, has no atmosphere, is crowded, but, sadly, the only...More

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  •   Food was great. Very accommodating. Very friendly. Very casual ambiance. Place was kind of empty but we were early with a prearranged group.

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  •   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 place to buy dates. It’s a self service restaurant. The food is good. The hummus and...More

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  •   Huge portions. Best lamb kabob.Good service inspite of large bus group.Gifts, and even camel rides.Clean bathroom.friendly staff.

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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

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  •   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 a warm welcome and good food -- not the best we've eaten in Israel, but...More

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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 65 shekels we could add 2 types of meat, chicken, lamb and or or fish....More

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  •   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. Worth the money and the views are great!

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