We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 42 Petra - Wadi Musa Restaurants

Al-Arabi Restaurant

| Near the roundabout, Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
962-3-215-7661
Improve this listing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

Hotels travelers are raving about...

Write a Review

170 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    59
    68
    22
    9
    12
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Zagreb, Croatia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Geel, Belgium
Contributor
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...

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Leuven
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Visited this place based on the good comments on Tripadvisor. We ate here the night we arrived in Wadi Musa. I myself got sick the same night and almost had to stay in bed the next day. My wife got sick while we were hiking around Petra. I believe the Al-Arabi does not serve fresh food. Would recommend to stay... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Netherlands
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This place was recommended to us by a local. A simple eatery with great local cuisine. Portions are big and the quality is good. BBQ and fresh juice! A perfect way to end a day in Petra.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Pros -Very large portions -Average price Cons -Not so good lentil soup #############################

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bredene, Belgium
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Because of the recommendation in the Rough Guides we took diner at this place. I think it's a place where both tourists and locals eat. It's not a luxurious place, but it's clean and the food was good. It's far better (and cheaper!) than most of the touristic restaurants at Petra's entrance.

Was this review helpful? Yes
san diego
Top Contributor
174 reviews 174 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We asked our bellboy where to get a good shawarma and he recommended this restaurant. We ordered the plate and wow! We could have shared it and had some left over. That didn't stop us from making every attempt to eat the entire plate of food. I will be back there again, and again, and again.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

simple, straightforward place and food - but good and plentiful portions. I had three dishes which was one too many though had been fine elsewhere. seems a busy, popular place. Excellent in the context of wadi musa

Was this review helpful? Yes
london
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Good honest food reasonably priced. No frills but clean venue and very friendly. Will suggest different tastes if you are not familiar with the local cuisine.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Al-Arabi Restaurant also viewed

Petra - Wadi Musa, Ma'in Governorate
Petra - Wadi Musa, Ma'in Governorate
 
Petra - Wadi Musa, Ma'in Governorate
Petra - Wadi Musa, Ma'in Governorate
 

Been to Al-Arabi Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing