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PRICE RANGE
US$5 - US$50
CUISINES
Arabic, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, International, Barbecue
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
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  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
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Updated 29/10/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 29/10/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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All reviews kebab mixed salad local food delicious food wonderful taste staff friendly and welcoming thank you so much clean place highly recommend this place the owner visiting petra bbq mazza jordan distinguish bite camel
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Premise: I'm a foodie and I'm Italian. I lived in China, i travelled around the world, i lived in Amsterdam where I ate in stars Michelin restaurants. Said so, i can tell in this restaurant i had one of the best dinner of my life....It was a complete sensorial experience while trying the main courses! I had kufta with tahini, qalayet bandora and camel meat kebab, and honestly i can't say which one I liked the most! The quality and expertise of the cook, i could feel it in every bite! Not only you can find unique traditional Jordan food, but really you will enjoy incredibly tasty dishes that will give you a satisfied palate all evening long!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Raed M, Owner at Abu Elias Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear . Ele , A Thank you very much for such a great review, We work really hard to offer the best meal in the best possible ambience. Thank you again !! Hope to see you again! Best Regards

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Reviewed 14 January 2022 via mobile

We ordered diffetent kinds and all were absolutely beautiful... Best we've had in petra, the BBQ is super tasty,(Traditional Mansaf) is also served here which was amazing, The staff were really helpful and friendly and made our visit a lovely one. Highly, highly recommended..More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Suliman M, Owner at Abu Elias Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2022

Dear Guest , Thank you for your review! I’m so glad to hear that you enjoyed our food and service. We’re always looking for ways to improve the experience at our restaurant, but it’s great to know that we are on the right track. Let...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly staff I like this restaurant the BBQ fresh and the salt amazing very things was good hi recommended Thank abu Ella's

Date of visit: June 2022
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Raed M, Owner at Abu Elias Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear . Guest!! Thank you for your review! I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed our food and service. We're always looking for ways to improve the experience at our restaurant, Best Regards

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best restaurant in Petro. Great food super service friendly staff. Thanks a lot for the delicious food. We had a great time. We highly recommend this restaurant

Date of visit: April 2022
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Raed M, Owner at Abu Elias Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear . Guest!! Thank you for your review! I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed our food and service. We're always looking for ways to improve the experience at our restaurant, Best Regards

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food and service just perfect Thank you so much i really feel happy at that restaurant 😊😊😊😊 highly recommend !!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Raed M, Owner at Abu Elias Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear . Guest!! Thank you for your review! I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed our food and service. We're always looking for ways to improve the experience at our restaurant, Best Regards

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best places to eat in this area. If you are a tourist and you are staying in one of the hotels in the area, I recommend you to choose this address. The food is delicious, fresh and full of flavor. The specialties...are meats and vegetables cooked on the grill. Simple elements but very well prepared and cooked. The prices are correct compared to other places in Petra.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Raed M, Owner at Abu Elias Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear . Guest!! Thank you for your review! I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed our food and service. We're always looking for ways to improve the experience at our restaurant, Best Regards

Reviewed 23 May 2022 via mobile

Omar Hamadeen is the best, very attentive and caring with customers. Oh and the food is excellent and the kebab is delicioud

Date of visit: May 2022
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Raed M, Owner at Abu Elias Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear . Guest!! Thank you for your review! I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed our food and service. We're always looking for ways to improve the experience at our restaurant, Best Regards

Reviewed 23 May 2022 via mobile

We really enjoyed our meal and the service was second to none! I asked where I could find a local sweet and they picked it up and brought it to my table. They also have the best tea in town! I highly recommend the chicken...kabobMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Raed M, Owner at Abu Elias Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear . Guest!! Thank you for your review! I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed our food and service. We're always looking for ways to improve the experience at our restaurant, Best Regards

Reviewed 20 May 2022

We asked our hotel manager where he would recommend we have dinner and he advised that Abu Elias was his favourite and that we should try the assorted mazza and mansaf (this dish isn’t on the menu) which we did. We can attest to this...being the best restaurant we’ve eaten at in Petra and would highly recommend you come here. There are a lot of tourist trap restaurants with heaps of reviews and average food at best, but Abu Elias puts them all to shame!!! We were served by Omar Hamadeen & we would like to thank him and the chef for a wonderful dining experience! It was so good we came back for lunch the next day.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Raed M, Owner at Abu Elias Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear . Guest!! Thank you for your review! I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed our food and service. We're always looking for ways to improve the experience at our restaurant, Best Regards

Reviewed 19 May 2022

Omar suggested us to try the local Jordanian Mansaf. Meat was tender and delicious well balanced flavours

Date of visit: May 2022
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Raed M, Owner at Abu Elias Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear . Guest!! Thank you for your review! I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed our food and service. We're always looking for ways to improve the experience at our restaurant, Best Regards

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Frequently Asked Questions about Abu Elias Restaurant

Yes, Abu Elias Restaurant offers takeaway services.

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Yes, Abu Elias Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Abu Elias Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5