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

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  • 24
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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
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Very good restaurant , the crew is nice and lovely , the food is good and delicious , price is good either . (Y)

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Mamon A
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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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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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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58 reviews 58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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116 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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633 reviews 633 reviews
411 restaurant reviews
307 helpful votes 307 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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35 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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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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