Best Restaurants and Cafes in the South of Israel

More and more people are learning that Israel, even its barren southern region, is a culinary paradise

By Esti Eliraz | | Topics: Food
The best restaurants and cafes in the south of Israel.
Photo: Livnat Ginzburg

We are happy to share with you a list of wonderful and recommended restaurants and cafes in Israel’s Negev Desert.


Patagonia Restaurant – Argentine Asado, Kibbutz Or HaNer

Patagonia Restaurant in  Kibbutz Or HaNer specializes in high-quality meat, grilled directly on blazing hot coals. The menu proudly offers a rich selection of Asado, Entrecote, Chorizo and many other choice meats, served with red wine, salads, empanadas and, of course, irresistible desserts.

Seating in the restaurant on Shabbat is on a first-come first-serve basis.

Phone number: 077-7295709


Green Pub – Kibbutz Nir Am

A bar and restaurant with a homey and environmentally friendly atmosphere, Green Pub offers a variety of meal choices for the whole family, a rich selection of alcoholic beverages, alternative music, live shows, and more.

Phone number: 0777205734


Mahlevet Tze’ela – Sheep and goat farm next to Moshav Ein HaBesor

This place close to the Moshav Ein HaBesor offers rich and delicious breakfasts based on homegrown cheeses and dairy products.

Lunch specials include: Quiches, soups, sandwiches and toasts. Of special note is a cheese delicatessen with boutique products and tasty ice cream made from sheep yogurt that are all produced locally. You can also go on a pleasant walk or sit outside and eat with special picnic baskets.

Phone number:  052-8478935052-8981199


HaNagariaBar BaMidbar (Bar in the Desert) Restaurant

The restaurant was established in the building where Hagai Gilboa’s carpentry shop was located. Hagai’s shop wasn’t just a place that made high-quality furniture, but also hosted friendly gatherings and coffee. After 10 years in carpentry, Hagai decided to pursue his other passion and focused his energy on hospitality. With his own hands, he built and designed a wonderful and energy-filled restaurant, covered in wood and large windows that look out over the Moshav’s greenhouses. A homey and easy-going environment with high-quality music, you can sit back and relax with a fresh drink and meal in a comfortable air-conditioned space. The unique menu offers rich options of meats, vegetarian, vegan, Gluten free, kids meals, desserts, coffee and an accessible bar for individuals with disabilities.

Phone number:  08-991-0320


Culinary tours in Sderot. Come fall in love with Sderot through its food!

How did Sderot, a development town, become a young, outgoing, and lively culinary center? Come discover this fascinating city and taste the variety of creative cuisines it has to offer. The tour includes tastings of a variety of foods, live music by Sderot’s locals and all of the interesting stories this wonderful place has to offer.


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