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La Taifas

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$$ - $$$
Eastern European, Romanian
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67, Bucuresti St, Chisinau, 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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Paris, France
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6 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We ordered some entrees that were ok, but for a main course I had lamb, in a menu the price was 87 leu for 100 gr. I also ordered grilled vegetables. What arrived was a half of kilo of pure mutton fat (no meat at all), with a half of potato and the rest of the dish was oil soaked... More 

Thank Pirkar
Halifax, Canada
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

tasty food, impeccable service, good prices....if you like traditional food, this is the place to go.

Thank Alex F
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Thought about La Placente (no 1 on TA) but saw it was indeed a fast food joint, so went for this. Whilst it was ethnic, it was still a little touristy. However, for Chisinau, I was prepared to make some sacrifices. Yes, it was indeed ethnic, but the staff were a little cold. This changed when I asked for vodka... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

Had moldovan meatballs,a beer and coffee for 220 lei,nice food,good service..be sure to tip abit if you visit the quality is good and given the cost of the food a decent tip seems the decent thing to do:)

Thank aoifeshannon
Bucharest, Romania
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76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Quite good food with a lot of choices of traditional cuisine, live music (their own band), interesting wine list ( including some premium local wines - very good) but expensive and you have to be very careful at the end and you have to read all the details written on the bill.

Thank Sorin B
Swindon, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

It is a bit of a tourist trap, but the quality of food was good. We were welcomed with some rather rough red wine on arrival but it improved from there on! Ate at lunch on a Monday and had good service and the food was about the same as all the other places we had eatena lthough the menu... More 

Thank SwindonMitch
Katwijk, The Netherlands
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Good authentic moldavian restaurant with often live music. We enjoyed here with a Group of friends many moldavian starters followed by a main dish a very tender chicken breast. The desert was alsof very tasteful moldavian classic, Prune with walnut and whipped Cream. The wines we had were of good moldavian quality. All in All a very good night Out... More 

Thank leon s
Espoo, Finland
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167 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

Local food served in a touristic and gimmicky setting. Many waiters, little guests. Prices were quite steep for the local price level but the food was tasty. Soups and shaslik were both good.

Thank Resefeber
Houston, Texas
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

This used to be one of my favorite restaurants in Chisinau. Been here a few times, so I decided to take some friends that came with me to Moldova for the first time. Needless to say, the service was horrible, had to wait more than one hour for our food, then some of the dishes were so salty that we... More 

Thank Daniela C
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337 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

I really liked the homemade wine served when we first arrived at the restaurant. Just a bit different. La Taifas is located a few minutes' walk from the Unic stop, near the central bus station, on the corner of Pushkin and Bucharest Streets. It is very much a tourist place, though still quite inexpensive for a Western pocketbook. The food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $18
Eastern European, Romanian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
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, 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?