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La Taifas

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67, Bucuresti St, Chisinau, Moldova
+373 22 227 692
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, 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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  • 96
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  • 74
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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This is a great place to eat for visitors trying Moldovan food for the first time. You are greeted with wine and nuts per an old Moldovan tradition and then escorted to your table once you are done with them. The food is excellent -- I love the chicken cavurma and have been told the lamb cavurma is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Chisinau, Moldova
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  • Local cuisine
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Chisinau, Moldova
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is a great place to eat for visitors trying Moldovan food for the first time. You are greeted with wine and nuts per an old Moldovan tradition and then escorted to your table once you are done with them. The food is excellent -- I love the chicken cavurma and have been told the lamb cavurma is also fantastic.... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Was very much looking forward to visiting this place. Very exciting to see a proper traditional restaurant in Chisinau. I think disappointment is not a strong enough word to use in this case. It was just a joke! A very much overpriced joke! We come in, and a man in offering us small glasses of wine. He did not even... More 

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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This gem of a restaurant is in the city centre. Easy to find although you do have to descend steps to get into the vaults where there is a fabulous restaurant. So reasonably priced and with delicious food. The ambience is superb. Really authentic Moldovan and with musicians playing Moldovan instruments. Lovely decor and great friendly service

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

Nice, but bit overpriced and moldovan cooking is not for us. Entourage seems authentic and waiter was very polite. Still wouldn't ho here again.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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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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84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 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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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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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?