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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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  •   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
  •   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
  •   It was an wonderful experience to have snacks at this restaurant after visiting 10500 year old city, considered to be one of the oldest cities in the world. Quality of service and food was very good.

    thumb narayanmeghani
    4/14/2019
  •   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
  •   Food was great. Very accommodating. Very friendly. Very casual ambiance. Place was kind of empty but we were early with a prearranged group.

    thumb churchie26
    5/09/2019
  •   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!

    thumb kendrab481
    1/25/2019
  •   Huge portions. Best lamb kabob.Good service inspite of large bus group.Gifts, and even camel rides.Clean bathroom.friendly staff.

    thumb 388rms
    12/01/2018
  •   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
  •   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
  •   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 lot were a fun addition to the experience.

    thumb homemom777
    10/07/2018

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