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| Near the roundabout, Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
962-3-215-7661
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner

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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 selection for vegetarians, nice people

We were 2 vegetarians travelling in Jordan for 3 weeks. Al-Arabi has a nice selection of meat-free dishes to fill up on, for a nice price! Good place to observe and mix with the locals, too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2015
Peter B
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

We were 2 vegetarians travelling in Jordan for 3 weeks. Al-Arabi has a nice selection of meat-free dishes to fill up on, for a nice price! Good place to observe and mix with the locals, too.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We asked for a gluten free dish, then got a dish with all the food served on a bread. They said we should just not eat the bread. Why did they even add the bread, risking our health? The lemon juice we had was undrinkable without a ton of sugar in it, worst we had in Jordan. The meat was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Very good restaurant , the crew is nice and lovely , the food is good and delicious , price is good either . (Y)

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Hayward, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

My sister had the falafel hummus and yogurt here with the bread. Unfortunately the bread in Petra hasn't been as good as the bread we've had in Cairo, but that's a different story. Yogurt is super plain. Falafel is ok. The hummus is good. I ordered the Arabic chicken. The flavor was great but the chicken was a bit on... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Being a vegetarian, finding a variety was tough in a country like Jordan but this place provided the same! Food quantity and quality both were very good.. Falafel and Humus was fantastic...

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 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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23 reviews
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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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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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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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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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