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Margaret Tayar

Retsif ha-Aliya ha-Shniya St 8, Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel
+972 3-682-4741
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good19%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible23%
Travellers talk about
“fish kebab” (5 reviews)
“rice” (5 reviews)
“caviar” (2 reviews)
Mediterranean, Israeli, Middle Eastern
££ - £££
Retsif ha-Aliya ha-Shniya St 8, Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel
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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...More

Thank Hunter P
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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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...More

Thank VEE1225
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...More

Thank Fiona J
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...More

Thank Tony387
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...More

Thank Orit B
Reviewed 3 October 2015

I sometimes wonder if I'm living in some kind of parallel universe. I read all the relevant guide books before making this reservation and turned up at the restaurant full of anticipation. It was, after all, the restaurant at which other chefs dined, it was...More

Thank Michael191145
Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

I had lamb with Jerusalem artichokes on a bed of couscous. The couscous was rather dry, so I asked for some sauce and it was good. But the problem was the meat was boiled, and I am not a fan of boiled meat of any...More

Thank WendyS58
Reviewed 11 March 2015

On the corner were Tel-Aviv becomes Jaffa, with the smell of old and history blends with the one of the turquise sea, there is a restaurant, well hidden yet well known. Iv'e waited too many years to eat there, and them some...untill the meals were...More

Thank Y-Brasil-Jerusalem
Reviewed 25 December 2014

Third visit over the past year. Margaret is an amazing cook. The appetizers are to die for. Grilled fish cakes are sensational. This is a must go to restaurant. Margaret is from Iraq but has created a fusion of flavours from the Middle East. I...More

Thank LarryGVancouver
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, 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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