Mohandes: Fast food, Arab style
Cheap and cheerful is the word for this restaurant. It serves filafel, hommous, fool, omelettes and salad and not all that much else.
It is usually crowded by locals grabbing a quick bite before rushing off to do something, while the seats are all taken by men either reading the paper or playing backgammon!
In other words it is full of local colour!
If it is too noisy for you, there is a "family room" upstairs, where ladies can sit quietly. the service, I add, isn't all that marvellous up here, it is a good idea to leave your order at the counter downstaires before you climb up.
If you just want a filafel sandwich, take it and eat it in the garden near the fountain on the other side of the road. There are lots of seats in the shade
So many small restaurants!: Eating beside the sea (and getting your feet wet!
Alongside the public beach there is a whole series of small restaurants. They mostly serve local food but also the (local version of) hamburgers and so on.
There are no special recommendations, they change owners and cooks fairly often.
But it is great fun eating beside the sea - especially in the evening - and getting one's feet splashed by an occasional wave.
Floka: Excellent seafood
We were looking for a restaurant reccomended by Lonely Planet but, as it happened often in this trip, the restaurant turned out to be closed. The guy we asked for information told us that if we wanted to eat good fish we should have tried this Floka.
Simple not big menu and simple dishes, we appreciated it.
Both grilled and fried fish were excellent.
Close to the restaurant there is a also an alcohl supermarket where you can buy beer or wine at a decent price.
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Ali Baba's: Good and Fresh
Ali Baba's is in the center of the beach area and is well known. The main shopping district is nearby too. We had the grilled shrimp with olive oil and garlic and others had the kabobs. Everything was very tasty. They bring you salads, olives, pickles, flat bread and hummus. They also serve ice cold beer here. We had Amstel. The service was excellent and no rushing you. Does get busy around 8:00 pm
Favorite Dish: Grilled prawns cooked to perfection.
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Aqaba cafe: Cafe Culture
This is a typical locals cafe in Aqaba.
Actually this photo could have been taken anywhere in Jordan, as they all pretty much look like this.
It was very unusual to see any Jordainian women in the cafes we visited, which was a shame, Would have been nice to have a chat!
Favorite Dish: Coke!
Ali Baba (where are forty thieves?): Try this delicious local food
In Aqaba, on Share' Hammamat-at-Tunisiyya, there is famous restaurant called Ali Baba. Try the seafood, local (and egyptian) barbecue in this restaurant. The food was excellent.
Favorite Dish: My favourite dish there was seafood and egyptian barbecue.
Pizza Hut!: Pizza Sent From heaven! (~_~)
Never been to a bad Pizza Hut yet ! Its the only fast food place I ever eat at, and then its very rare, so after such a long time travelling & living on bread, tomato & Bananas, Finding a pizza Hut was Heavenly!
Favorite Dish: Salad and Vegetarian Pizza
Alerzal restaurant: Dont miss alerzal in aqaba
the view of the red sea from out area, fresh sea food and good service make it may favourite place to visit my last trip to aqaba.
the management is new, have a good ideas how to make the resturant very comfortable to visitor.
the price is not too high for the value you get, they serves food to drinks and hooka.
and they got a cocktail lounge and a bar.
very good place.
the link to there site is http://www.alerzal.com
Favorite Dish: Grill
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Tatbeeleh: Don't miss out on the best Shawerma in town
Tatbeeleh is the best Shawerma in Aqaba ... I could even say it competes with Amman's best Shawerma stands.
Under 2$ you can have a wonderful meal here, there are only few tables as mainly people take out their meals.
Favorite Dish: Shawerma jaj - Or Chicken Shawerma is my favourite ...
They also have beef Shawerma, which I like too ...
You can have it in a sandwich wrap or a meal that comes with fries and pickles ...
Ali Baba: Great Mezza and sea food
The place is conveniently located in the heart of Aqaba, on a walking distance from all major hotels (inside the city)
A great collection of Mezze, chicken and beef plates as well as sea food and the famous local dish "Sayadeyeh"
The place also offers alcohol.
Favorite Dish: I love the Mezze selection they have.
Tabbouleh (a type of salad is my favourite) - prepared with chopped up parsley, cucumbers, tomatoes, couscous and lots of lemon juice.
Sayadeyyeh (a local dish/ sea food)- which consists of fresh fish on spicy rice- usually the amount they serve is too much for one person so if you're considering this dish get another smaller order on the side and it should be enough if you were two.
Also grilled fish is Yummy (ask for Najel- the best type of fish in the red sea i think!)
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Although my major in uni is International Business, I have to admit that I know nothing much about it,but I do really appreciate the magic of globalisation. McDonald's has been part of my diet habit. It really impressed me a lot to see it here.
Favorite Dish: Thanks to localisation, I had McArabia in this restaurant. It was refreshing and vey nice comparing to tradtional meal, but it's a bit more expensive than other sets of meals in McDonald's.
But for this price, you may have a lot of food in local restaurant, so I think it's more expensive than average.
Lebanese food: lebanese Resturant near the Movenpick hotel
The mese's were very good, the chicken soup was excellant (they put cheese in it) but we also ordered a kilo of "mixed grill".... it wasn't done... none of it, the kebab, chicken nor meat and they charged us 51 JD for it!! That is about 70US! They had nice shisha, nice atmosphere, but don't order the kebab!
Favorite Dish: chicken soup
Royal Yacht Club: Gulf of Aqaba - Royal Yacht Club
Romero's is an Italian restaurant downstairs at The Royal Yacht Club, upstairs is the bar with balcony - fantastic views of the Gulf of Aqaba overlooking Eilat. The sun sets over Taba. Take your camera for some beautiful shots. After 7:00pm in the evening, water pipes with apple flavoured tobacco are available on the balcony. They have a Pool Table downstairs in the entry hall.
Favorite Dish: Large dinner salad with warm goat cheese and artichoke hearts with fresh bread from the Baker's oven with olives and an ice-old Heineken.
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Syrian Palace: The best food in town!
We tried the usual places; Ali Baba, Flokas and Captains but we were disapointed. At last we tried Syrian Palace next to the mosque on second floor and found a truly delicious restaurant with modest prices. The chicken ozi, the baba ganoush and the tabouli were fantastic and they had fresh sallads. We also liked the polo drink, mint and lemon. The place doesn´t serve alcohol. Locals as well as tourists seems to go here. Highly recommended!
Favorite Dish: Baba ganoush, ozi chicken, tabbouli and polo drink
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Believe it or not there was a McDonald's here, but Homestly who travels the world just to eat here... I say skip it, or just do it once to say you did it... But I say go with the local food its great.
Favorite Dish: It's Mcdonald's ...
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