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Razif halia hashnia 8, Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel
+972 3-682-4741
Mon - Sat 13:00 - 21:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

nice family restaurant the cook is dooing every single dish in the small kitchen so the service is very slow food excelent - not a good varaity of wines a little overpriced

Thank Eric B
New Jersey
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149 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

The restaurant owners are jovial and enjoy cooking. I had a platter filled with colorful appetizers and fish kebab I also tried their cardomen coffee, it has an exotic taste.

Thank Veronica660
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

good food worth every penny, as a regular business traveler, i can tell you that every time i fly out to Israel, i attend business meeting at Tayar's restaurant which is simply the best restaurant in Israel, and yes its not cheap but yes it worth it, for those who were looking for cheap restaurants, yes there many and they... More 

Thank ElodieM89
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Food tasted good, but it was way overpriced and something gave my brother and me food poisoning (my guess is the lamb). Would not reccoment.

Thank Shane P
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

I went with my family of 12 people including myself to Margaret Tayars. The waitress brought out salad for everyone which was delicious. My cousin and I do not eat fish so we both ordered lamb with cous cous. For everyone else she brought out several fish dishes. The maximum price of my meal was probably around 150 NIS. I... More 

Thank Hunter P
Phoenix, AZ
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

We enjoyed a delicious lunch at this tiny restaurant at the foot of the Joffa old city. Wonderful seafood and cold beer on a hot day - could not have been better!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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624 reviews
374 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

We walked from Tel Aviv to Jaffa for dinner and we wanted to eat at Margaret Tayar's, but we couldn't find it. It was about 8pm and we were about to give up when we saw the big fish atop the awning outside and ducked in. They looked like they were about to close, but they served us anyway. We... More 

Thank VEE1225
London, United Kingdom
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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

We stumbled across this restaurant on our first night in Jaffa. Our host was very helpful and recommended a delicious wine. We had hummus and a selection of salads to start with. Followed by a plate of small fish and the famous fish kebab. All of which were very tasty and full of flavour. However the fish kebab could have... More 

Thank Fiona J
Gold Coast, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

We stumbled on this place knowing absolutely nothing about it. But we were attracted by the garden location next to the sea on a sunny day. First came a huge jug of refreshing mint lemonade.. The real deal. Then (without even ordering), a spread of spicy vegetables followed by exquisitely cooked fresh fish with more fantastic spices. The taste was... More 

Thank Tony387
Dania Beach, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015

Margaret is one of those rare chefs, every bite is a celebration of tasted. Fish prepared like no where else in the world. We eat the amazing salads, cuscus mafrum and grilled fish. Don't miss her special lemonade ... she has a secret recipe. Prepare to pay for the experience.

Thank Orit B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Seafood, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
13:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Razif halia hashnia 8, Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Tel Aviv District  >  Tel Aviv  >  Jaffa
  • Phone Number: +972 3-682-4741

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?