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67, Bucuresti St, Chisinau, Moldova
+373 22 227 692
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: La Taifas means Moldovan traditional experience. Moldovan rustic food...
La Taifas means Moldovan traditional experience. Moldovan rustic food, traditional design and good quality service are our greatest prize for you. Grandmother's cheese pie is the dish you will want to eat here along with local meat dishes or vegetarian fresh salads. If it's summer try out our local fruits drink. If it's winter you will want to have our hot wine or balm tea to warm you up. Enjoy your meal!
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  • 72
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Taste of Moldova

A truly authentic Moldovan restaurant. Upon entering you are greeted by a gentleman in full traditional costume who takes you cats and leads you to you table. Good traditional food with live music.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Graham J
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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  • Local cuisine
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A truly authentic Moldovan restaurant. Upon entering you are greeted by a gentleman in full traditional costume who takes you cats and leads you to you table. Good traditional food with live music.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

If you want to eat quietly don't come here, as the panpipe group will stop any conversation. Apart from that excellent location with great variety of food. Lots of famous people ate here...

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London, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed the mushroom soup (still thinking about it). My husband loved the rabit in cream sauce. I was less of a fan of the chicken in cream sauce (but my husband liked that too, was too heavy for me). The mamaliga's were not the best in this restaurant - we had better ones elsewhere. This place was recommended to... More 

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

When you enter the restaurant, you're met by a man wearing national Moldovan clothes and greeting you with wine and walnuts. The food has a great variety. The only thing I didn't like about this place that the staff seemed relaxed and didn't make food fast enough. But I guess it is due to the fact that it is probably... More 

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Located on one of the main roads near the city center, this place specialises in Moldovan dishes, particularly from the country. Lots of meats and some very good wines. They even have table music. Decent tourist restaurant and good value too

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Kennebunkport, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Late lunch during the week. Quiet and cool place in cellar. Greeted with glass of local wine. Excellent traditional food. Big servings. The La Taifas assorted meats special had enough meat for 4 persons. The meal took a full 30 minutes wait but worth the effort. We also enjoyed the pork BBQ, Mammaliga with beef as well as the Placinta... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

It is a great place to try traditional Romanian / Moldavian food. The portions are huge and the food is very good. They greet you with some wine and they also have a very nice wine selection in the menu. Definitely try it!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

La Taifas is clearly on the Tourist Trail and this is reflected in the effort made with traditional music and the accommodating of large groups. The music was energetic and loud, but luckily our small group of four sat in a side room and were denied the full frontal assault... The food was, however, excellent - my rabbit livers with... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

A perfect spot for tourists and locals both. We enjoyed the food and wine - a great selection for a first-time visitor to Moldova, plus they gave us some homemade dessert wine on the way out.

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Romania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This is an excellent choice for lunch or dinner in Chisinau. Great staff, great atmosphere and music and delicious food. I am always go there during the summer when I can stay outside.

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Additional Information about La Taifas

Address: 67, Bucuresti St, Chisinau, Moldova
Phone Number: +373 22 227 692
Location: Europe  >  Moldova  >  Chisinau District  >  Chisinau
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 8 - 18
Cuisine: Eastern European

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 67, Bucuresti St, Chisinau, Moldova
  • Location: Europe  >  Moldova  >  Chisinau District  >  Chisinau
  • Phone Number: +373 22 227 692

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 18
  • Cuisine: Eastern European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

La Taifas means Moldovan traditional experience. Moldovan rustic food, traditional design and good quality service are our greatest prize for you. Grandmother's cheese pie is the dish you will want to eat here along with local meat dishes or vegetarian fresh salads. If it's summer try out our local fruits drink. If it's winter you will want to have our hot wine or balm tea to warm you up. Enjoy your meal!
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 2:00 am

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