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La Taifas

Certificate of Excellence
Eastern European, Romanian
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67, Bucuresti St, Chisinau 2012, Moldova
+373 22 227 692
9:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 am
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would start by saying that it was packed with tourist groups. The attention for us was very poor. We ordered two soups which were edible, but the meat was tough as rock. The main course was average with a decent meat but the fact that we had to pay extra for side dish made me angry. We must not... More 

Thank Philipousis
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375 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we came here after recommendation from the Hotel as we asked for a real Moldvian experience and we had a terrible experience. It was the worst meal we had whilst we spent nearly a week in Moldavia. The service didnt exisit. we waited in the foyer for a long time for no one to serve us. The wine menu was... More 

Thank Melbourneworld
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They make a real effort in this restaurant to convince you you are in about to enjoy a real Moldovan country meal. And the big cars with the drivers hanging around outside suggest that many in the Moldovan elite are convinced - I wasn't particularly impressed though. The food was fine, the cost was reasonable but - and this is... More 

Thank mouth_of_flowers
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good location and service, tasty dishes but prices are surprisingly high as for Chisinau. Nevertheless the place is very cozy and has a very specific mood. Had a very nice evening there!

Thank Юлия Л
Columbia, Missouri
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354 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mamliga (moldovan polenta), moldovan soups, eggplant caviar, grilled meats, great wines. All served in a village like decorated basement setting. Live music after 7 pm.

Thank onepoet
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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201 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Moldavien food in an authentic setting. The food quality is excellent, the wines tasty, the live music entertaining and the ambience perfect. This place has made it to the top of my favourites list in Chisinau! Well done!!

Thank Sascha K
Amman, Jordan
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233 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

There's a reason this place is normally ranked at the top of lists for Chisinau. Upon entering we were greeted with complementary wine as we prepared to sit. The "Moldovan style" meatballs with homemade noodles were a highlight. Enjoyed the live, traditional music as well. Great food, great service.

Thank Nicole B
Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgium
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34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Nice and authentic , cadre with well performed music -which is by far the mostly attractive feature for this cellar type traditional restaurant. Serving is good , friendly , without any sophistication. Do not expect too much on the food side , it is OK , correct , but of medium level . On the other hand it is certainly... More 

Thank Filip V
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Meet the traditional Romanian dishes in a Moldavian style. A big hand for the effort they took to decorate with a lot of traditional motives, most of them in natural size (1:1 scale) Excellent!

Thank Ionut A
Melbourne, Australia
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230 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

With an advance reservation on a Saturday night, my son and I were looking forward to our dining experience at this top ranked restaurant. We were totally disappointed and in fact left determined to warn readers on this site. The night started badly we when arrived downstairs to be initially ignored by the available staff. After being eventually seated in... More 

Thank Lynden K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $18
Eastern European, Romanian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 67, Bucuresti St, Chisinau 2012, Moldova
  • Location: Europe  >  Moldova  >  Chisinau District  >  Chisinau
  • Phone Number: +373 22 227 692
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?