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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  •   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
  •   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

    thumb aladin1169
    1/04/2020
  •   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
  •   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

    thumb VW49
    1/30/2019
  •   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
  •   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

    thumb Aladdin-Tour-Guide
    1/04/2020
  •   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
  •   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

    thumb Sandy S
    10/22/2018
  •   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
  •   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

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