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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  •   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 of something like creamed rice, this felt a lot like being back in boarding school.

    thumb Nonapama
    11/18/2019
  •   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 Aladdin-Tour-Guide
    1/04/2020
  •   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
  •   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
  •   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
  •   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
  •   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
  •   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
  •   Our ETS tour group stopped here for lunch. The restaurant provided a nice selection of cafeteria-style food, and the staff was friendly, walking around offering freshly made bread and pizza, which was very good. The complex includes several shops with Dead Sea products and souvenirs....More

    thumb Linda Y
    2/18/2020

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