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67, Bucuresti St, Chisinau, Moldova
+373 22 227 692
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9:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 74
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Anniversary dinner

Took my wife here for our 16th anniversary and it is such a nice setting. The best potato placenta (pla-Chen-ta) in Chisinau.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Michael L
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Chisinau, Moldova
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Chisinau, Moldova
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Took my wife here for our 16th anniversary and it is such a nice setting. The best potato placenta (pla-Chen-ta) in Chisinau.

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Goose Creek, South Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This was one of the highlights of my trip to Moldova. The staff were friendly and attentive, and welcomed us as if we were old friends. The food is traditional to Moldova. There are numerous menu options to ensure that there is something for everyone. I would recommend this restaurant, and would eat here again if I ever return to... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The food is good and the wine also. But the place does not appear "authentic", even if that's the meaning. The music in some native gypsy style can be a bit pushy and intense, this actually made me and my party finish and escape early one time.

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The in side looks like a museum. Ok service, food tasted sooooo good, but the meat (beef) was so hard. I felt like I was eating delicious tires! They Play the traditional music with the traditional instillments in that restaurant which is like a cave since it's in under ground floor. This restaurant is so famous in the city that... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This restaurant comes recommended from everyone you ask it seems. Not just online, but from local guides as well as expats who used to live here. The atmosphere is quite warm and unique to Moldova, if not a little kitschy. Unfortunately I was very disappointed with the experience overall. The first shock was the prices - it is almost twice... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The restaurant is designed with cheap furniture in traditional style. The prices are definitely more expensive than the average Chisinau restaurant. However, since there is not much to do in Chisinau and the food served here is actually varied and nice, you can give it a try for a change.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Nice, Tradițional location im the old part of chisinau. Good local food and the best wine in Moldova from Gitana Winery, white La petiție Sophie and red Lupi. A most in the Tour of chisinau.

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Udine
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Exceptionally authentic place with a folcloristic atmosphere and an excellent cuisine (both meat and traditional dishes). Very original, with traditional live music and home-style dishes. Simply great!

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The place speaks entirely about the Moldavians hospitality. We were welcomed with a small traditional cup of wine and nuts and we started with some of the amazing traditional filled pies. Our host chose the wine Lupi, which we understood that is very rare and produced by Gitana Winery. It was really good. For the main course I had some... More 

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Chisinau, Moldova
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

As far as I know is the best place to eat traditional Moldovan food in the capital. I was a bit eskeptical with a tipical food restaurant, but La Taifas quickly convinced me otherwise. The quality of the products goes further than a turistic place. A highly recommended site to try Moldovan dishes!

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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?