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Al-Arabi Restaurant

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| Near the roundabout, Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
962-3-215-7661
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Good for:
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food and service

We really liked Al Arabi and went there every night we stayed in Wadi Musa. Great grills ,felafel and salads. The town does tend to overcharge tourists but we never experienced this at Al Arabi and were very impressed with the service . One of the waiters (Mohammad) ran after us one evening to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
499hamster12
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London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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182 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

We really liked Al Arabi and went there every night we stayed in Wadi Musa. Great grills ,felafel and salads. The town does tend to overcharge tourists but we never experienced this at Al Arabi and were very impressed with the service . One of the waiters (Mohammad) ran after us one evening to apologise that he had overcharged us... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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143 reviews 143 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

What to say? After an extremely tiring day getting donkeid (if terms exists) around by bedouins we got back to movenpick and we were starving. having had enough of horrible food there, and overpriced, my wife said enough. we took our car and went in town. we parked around next tonsome roundabout and saw this place. yes place looks cheap... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Great little place for a local lunch or dinner. Casual. Doesn't look like much from the outside but food is really good. Watch the cook working constantly preparing loadsofnfood for locals to carry out. Staff speak enough English to help and me unison English. Recommend getting shawarmaGreat sandwich not combo plate it's best when eaten whole, warm. Delicious hummus and... More 

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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
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611 reviews 611 reviews
400 restaurant reviews
280 helpful votes 280 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The fact that they charge 1 full dinar for a falafel sandwich (literally 4x as much as most falafel sandwiches in Jordan) says it all to me. I've eaten here in hypoglycemic emergencies, willing to fork over my hard-earned $1.50 for a quick fix, but am always, always disappointed. The falafel is cold and not fresh, and we've been known... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Not trying to be anything it isn't - which is basically a decent grill and kebab shop - we found the food tasty and well cooked at a good price and a great find in Wadi Musa (where options are a little limited!). Everything you'd expect - grilled chicken, flat breads, tabouleh and local food - in a no-frills but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We loved the moutabel, the falafel and the kebabs. Service was very nice, and not very touristy. Locals were also buying their food here.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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83 reviews 83 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I had head about this place, for other travelers . . but found it to be a bad quality for the price. I can get a better kebab her in Copenhagen for a cheaper price.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

While planning our trip in Jordan we stumbled on this place on the web but as we had more than one place we found and in which we thought of eating we decided to go in Petra and ask locals where we should have our dinner/s. We asked few people and vast majority of them had pointed us in direction... More 

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Geel, Belgium
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Nice and simple budget restaurant in the city center of Wadi Moussa, the menu is in english, waiters are friendly... The restaurant place is quite small, the lamb was nice... The food is simple jordanian food (Fattoush salad, shish kebap, kebap...). The falafels were excellent, better than in Hashem in Amman...

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London, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I like the chicken on grill very well. They have fresh humus and the motabal is soooo great. Love this place clean and nice staff

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: | Near the roundabout, Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
  • Location: Middle East  >  Jordan  >  Ma'in Governorate  >  Petra - Wadi Musa
  • Phone Number: 962-3-215-7661

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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