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Near Petra Main Gate, Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
03 215 7799
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine

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    Very good
  • 41
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  • 14
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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good local specialities

We came her for a quick lunch after several hours walking around the wonderful Petra site. The staff were helpful and polite. The menu had various categories but we stuck to the Bedouin specialties, including baba ganouj, smoked eggplant dip, and kofta. All were fresh, tasty and generous... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
yfrm
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Canberra, Australia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Canberra, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We came her for a quick lunch after several hours walking around the wonderful Petra site. The staff were helpful and polite. The menu had various categories but we stuck to the Bedouin specialties, including baba ganouj, smoked eggplant dip, and kofta. All were fresh, tasty and generous portions, and the usual complimentary hommus was also very good. As it... More 

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Dear guest. Warm greetings to you very happy in what I wrote about the Red Cave Restaurant and all of us, or at your return a second time for us Restaurant Manager Ayman hilalat More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We found the proprietor impatient even after our driver walked us in to his friend's place. He then served us the Cave Chicken: limp old veggies in brown salty gravy with 6 1 inch square chunks of chicken. Later my husband became ill as he ate 1/2 plate. We also ordered falafel pita and shwarma to go to take for... More 

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Dear guest. Warm greetings to you and apologize from the thing that you wrote to us and was to be given when you think of the taste of the food or after visit Petra I can not find words worthy to apologize to you and please accept my intervention Restaurant Manager Ayman hilalat More 

Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
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609 reviews 609 reviews
399 restaurant reviews
270 helpful votes 270 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Get the mutabal for sure, with some tabbouleh to freshen it up. This is the best place for a post-Petra fuel-up, with loads of mezze to choose from. Sure, it's still more expensive than in a regular city, but this is a tourist area so prices are a bit higher. And compared to the other restaurants around, this place is... More 

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Dear guest At the outset, we thank you for your praise and words of this wonderful person connoisseur. Your return us back second Restaurant Manager Ayman hilalat More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

What a great restaurant for traditional Jordanian food. The meals were delicious and full of flavour. The staff went above and beyond serving our every needs and every question we had about the food. Highly recommended for those who are seeking Jordanian food with exceptional service.

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Dear guest Happily watching the wonderful comments about the Red Cave Restaurant. This indicates that the Supreme paper your taste Red Cave family. Happy in your presence in their restaurant and wish you return a second time Restaurant Manager Ayman hilalat More 

Brussels, Belgium
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

After our visit to Petra the guide booked a table at the Red Cave. We were pleasantly surprised by the starters and main courses. Best food we had in Jordan.

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Dear guest. At the outset, let us thank you for coming to the Red Cave restaurant where to find what you want with the thrill of the food and good service We hope to see you again at our restaurant Restaurant Manager Ayman hilalat More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I did not expect more than this... It's located in the middle of the most touristy place and hundreds of them came out of Petra site after several hours of walking there. What the restaurants can do must be quite limited I believe. For it, the place is clean and staff were friendly, food was also fresh and good. What... More 

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Your being pleased and happy as we wrote about the restaurant and the staff and the quality of food and we are pleased you return a second time Restaurant Manager Ayman hilalat More 

London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We enjoyed an excellent meal for three. The grilled fish was hot and spicy served with rice, our friend had the lamb, and he enjoyed it with gusto. First try of a lemon and mint drink, freshly made. It was a little like a mochito without the alcohol, would recommend this. The restaurant is close to the Petra entrance and... More 

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Your being pleased and happy as we wrote about the restaurant and the staff and the quality of food and we are pleased you return a second time We Aata Our guest grandest of what we have to Agmalo what he sees as our Restaurant Manager Ayman hilalat More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We were able to eat when there were no tour busses and loved it so much, we went back. There are only a few restaurants down by the World Heritage site, this one is my favorite close to the site.

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Dynasty Red Cave Restaurant very happy we have your presence and we sincerely hope you return a second time Welcome to the Red Cave Restaurant Manager Ayman hilalat More 

Bangkok
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

On a night where it seems we were literally the only people walking the streets, I'm glad we stopped at Red Cave. Quick service (we had the place to ourselves), interesting interior, very friendly waiter, and good local food. I'll be back in May when we return!

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Dynasty Red Cave Restaurant very happy we have your presence and we sincerely hope you return a second time Welcome to the Red Cave Restaurant Manager Ayman hilalat More 

Harrogate, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The 'casserole' style traditional dishes were lovely, full of vegetables, tender meat and flavour. Salads and bread were also good. The restaurant is good value. Staff were pleasant and efficient. A nice casual relaxed place to eat after a day round Petra. We sat by the road, great for soaking up the atmosphere of Jordan.

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Dear guest Jordan happy and Restaurant Red Cave happier in your presence by wishing you return us again Restaurant Manager Ayman Hilalat More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Near Petra Main Gate, Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
  • Location: Middle East  >  Jordan  >  Ma'in Governorate  >  Petra - Wadi Musa
  • Phone Number: 03 215 7799

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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