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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  •   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
  •   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. So delicious that now I have to return to have another meal there. Also, buy...More

    thumb KimMcbeach
    3/12/2019
  •   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

    thumb mariannah378
    8/29/2018
  •   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 a warm welcome and good food -- not the best we've eaten in Israel, but...More

    thumb Antonia R
    10/31/2018
  •   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
  •   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
  •   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 and even posed for pictures with us (the tour guide told us that he looked like Einstein...More

    thumb ECWorld
    8/11/2019
  •   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. It was hot and plenty of it. Our menu was set by our tour guide...More

    thumb Cynthia A
    12/27/2018
  •   It was rainy and cold when we went here. The staff was accommodating for us when it rained. They didn’t expect us to purchase anything at the restaurant to stay dry. But we did anyway out of the kindness of our hearts too. Excellent views...More

    thumb JerBob
    1/15/2020
  •   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 RWalker415
    9/11/2019

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