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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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  •   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.... read more

    avatar thumb KimMcbeach
    3/12/2019
  •   After a cable-car ride to the top, some very good food with an outstanding view! Great service as well.

    William W
    7/02/2019
  •   Food was great. Very accommodating. Very friendly. Very casual ambiance. Place was kind of empty but we were early with a prearranged group.

    avatar thumb churchie26
    5/09/2019
  •   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

    aladin1169
    1/04/2020
  •   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... read more

    avatar thumb homemom777
    10/07/2018
  •   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... read more

    avatar thumb MelBr75
    4/15/2019
  •   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... read more

    avatar thumb VW49
    1/30/2019
  •   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... read more

    Rich W
    9/11/2019
  •   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... read more

    JerBob
    1/15/2020
  •   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). ... read more

    avatar thumb Sandy S
    10/22/2018

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