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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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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  • 67
    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
Upmarket tourist

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
TFH04
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 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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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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 131 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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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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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53 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 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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Cegledbercel, Hungary
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I recommended it for everyone. If you want to eat special local type of food you have to choose this restaurant. It was very fine from the welcome drink, trough the soups till the dessert. It isn't too cheap but I think its price not the biggest in Chisinau.

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Chisinau, Moldova
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Taking into consideration the fame, I was expecting much more, but we were disappointed. The prices are very high, nothing special in the food... there are many national restaurants in Chisinau where the menu and the dishes are better at lower prices. The staff is arroarrogant and not friendly at all. If they feel that you want to spend a... More 

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Chisinau, Moldova
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59 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?