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Margaret Tayar

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Retsif ha-Aliya ha-Shniya St 8, Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel
+972 3-682-4741
13:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 13:00 - 21:00
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Glad I finally got there! Since it was a cold night, we ate inside, which is a real hole in the wall, in the best possible way. Only a few tables in an ancient building, which is not easy to find, especially on Retzif HaAliyah HaSniya, where no. 8 is followed by number 3, which is followed by number 42,... More 

Thank marianparoo
1 review
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Incredibly overpriced - double what you would pay elsewhere for better service and food. As someone who lives in Tel Aviv, trust me avoid! Take your business elsewhere

Thank Maya M
san diego
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Oh my, what a treat to meet Margaret Tayar and dine with her - it is like being in her home! We celebrated my husband's birthday there. I did not know that when I called for a reservation that they were not open at 8pm on Saturday night, December 3rd. Margaret's daughter gave me no indication that they would keep... More 

Thank missjuliesandiego
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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163 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
1 review
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
1 review
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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744 reviews
444 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 100
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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: Retsif ha-Aliya ha-Shniya St 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?