Sahtain is the restaurant of the Taybet Zaman Resort Hotel. Like the hotel, Sahtain gets top ratings for charm, as it is located in one of the old stone houses of the village. It serves a large buffet of a variety of Middle Eastern and some international dishes, which are OK, but nothing to write home about. Although the restaurant is open to outside guests, it caters almost entirely to the guests at the hotel. It was certainly convenient for breakfast (included) and dinner while staying at the hotel, but may not be worth the trek from elsewhere, except maybe to also check out the beautiful hotel.
Small and casual, al-Afandi Restaurant serves mainly shawarma and falafels. It only has a couple of tables, so it is perfect for a quick lunch or takeaway. The shawarma is excellent and quite inexpensive. Al-Afandi is adjacent to al-Arabi Restaurant on Shaheed Square in the heart of Wadi Musa.
Located on Shaheed Square, in the heart of the commercial part of Wadi Musa, al-Arabi restaurant serves good shawarma and other Arabic mezze. It has a recently renovated dining room with plenty of tables and is thus a great option for dinner, tastier and cheaper than what the big hotels offer. No alcohol is served, though.
I have no idea what the name of this place is. All I saw was "PIZZA" on the window and decided to try some. The place was totally empty despite the foot traffic below. It could have been due to Ramadan but who knows, there are tons of tourists here (most staying at the Movenpick near Petra).
I had the supreme which includes everything. The price is fair for what you get. I also ordered a Greek salad which was basically chopped up green peppers, feta, and tomatoes. I was expecting leaves of lettuce hmmm... It was still good though.
Pretty simple here. A western style breakfast buffet with many local selections also available. Numerous juices served and something to eat for everyone. if you are not a guest the charge is 7.750 JD.
As part of the Movenpick hotel, this restaurant is beautifully designed and decorated with excellent food and service to match (the staff was the most personable I met in all of the 3 countries I visited on this trip). The wine list has a small mix of new and old world selections, as well as local choices.
I had heard that dining in Wadi Musa was not exactly the best to be had. When I heard the beeps of a microwave in the kitchen, I rightly assumed this place was "up to par" with my expectations.The hummus was very dry and lacked flavor as if it came out of a can. The lamb dish was the same. If you are considering eating here - I'd suggest you pass.
They do have internet service here though - at high prices. Up to 30 minutes is 2 JD (the minimum). To 60 is 3 JD.