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Amigo Emil

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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In Jerusalem Old City from New Gate down
US$10 - US$25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, International
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Eight of us went to this restaurant based on reviews and we were not disappointed. Gracious hosts, reasonable prices, great food. It has a beautiful cave like setting. Good prices for drinks. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank neiceNsw
Reviewed 8 January 2019 via mobile

Everything was great. They accommodated 11 of us at the last minute and the food, service and location were beyond awesome. I have eaten here twice before and haven’t been disappointed.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Fredgee77
Reviewed 15 November 2018

Setting: nice large rooms with high vaulted ceilings. Service: friendly and efficient. Cuisine: as the place was getting ready to close I did not go overboard and limited myself to hummus (which was delicious), and mulukhiyah, which was wonderful. To drink I had a very...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank antoinebach
Reviewed 24 October 2018

For a nice sit-down meal with attentive service in a charming environment, please visit Amigo Emil. I foolishly didn't have enough cash to tip them, so they asked me to leave a review when I got home, and (belatedly) I'm happy to do so.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Ian M
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

I was drawn to this place because of the atmosphere (it feels like a cellar in the middle of the Old City), but was most pleased with how friendly the family is that owns it. Costandi is a stand-up gentleman who is very personable. Don’t...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Danger G
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

I went here for dinner and it was fabulous. I’ve had a lot of hummus before but the hummus here was so smooth it was something else entirely. The rest of the dinner was very good and the people here were very friendly. I’d definitely...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Phil B
Reviewed 17 September 2018

This is a great little place to eat and very easy to find. A group of 11 of us went in and got immediate friendly service. Our drinks came quickly, for which we were grateful as it was a very hot day in Jerusalem. Orders...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Frank P
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

When we arrived at the restaurant the waiter was not so nice. My friend like to drink wine and in Israel serve warm for our taste. The begin the waiter refuse to cooler it. After a little time he just change the atitude. The meals...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank heinars2017
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Clean, welcoming restaurant in the old city, very friendly staff , good service and good food, happily go there again.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 102jillb
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Don't let the higher-than-average prices turn you away!! This place is BEYOND DELICIOUS. The stuffed chicken was so flavorful, fresh, and great for a picky eater like me. Paired with perfect mashed potatoes, I wish my meal was never ending. Very nice staff, too. Not...More

Date of visit: June 2018
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18 August 2017|
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Response from eliruz | Reviewed this property |
No reservation required for us, but we went in three people at about 9 pm. If you're in many people, it's better to make a reservation
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