Restaurants

Top Choice Jordanian in Aqaba

Al Mohandes

This canteen restaurant is as unpretentious as they come, but it's always busy whatever the time of day. Super-cheap bowls of hummus, falafel and fuul (fava bean paste) are quickly served up to be washed down with m…
Top Choice Italian in Aqaba

Romero at Royal Yacht Club

With views of the marina, this elegant, wood-panelled restaurant is the place to savour a romantic sunset and mingle with Aqaba’s nouveau riche. The mostly Italian menu includes Mediterranean flavours, homemade vege…
Top Choice Seafood in Aqaba

Captain’s Restaurant

Serving consistently good-quality seafood, including sayadieh (fish, delicately spiced, served with rice in an onion and tahini sauce) and a delicious seafood curry, this is a perennially popular choice for locals w…
Top Choice Jordanian in Aqaba

Ali Baba Restaurant

No longer quite the star draw with locals that it once was, this evergreen restaurant still pulls in the tourist crowd. The outdoor seating area is a good vantage point for people-watching, though you'll need to sit…
Jordanian in Aqaba

Rakwet Kanaan Restaurant

Great-value Jordanian restaurant where you can linger over mezze or get stuffed on mansaf (chicken or lamb over rice with a thick, meaty broth). This restaurant is wrapped around the bend in the road where its pavem…
Jordanian in Aqaba

Baba Za'atar

If you like bread and cheese, come here. The speciality is manakeesh (baked flatbread with toppings like cheese and minced meat), served piping hot from the oven. There's a long list of kaskhowan breads (with cheese…
Burgers in Aqaba

Route 65

This burger joint brings a decent slice of Americana to Aqaba. Patties are cooked just how you like them, and there are a variety of options to fill your sandwich. Meals come with fries and drink, plus optional side…
Seafood in Aqaba

Floka Restaurant

A friendly, unpretentious establishment, where you choose from the catch of the day (which normally includes sea bream, silver snapper, grouper and goatfish) and select how you would like it cooked. Service can be a…
Chinese in Aqaba

Formosa Restaurant

For an excellent Chinese perspective on Aqaba's seafood (and with plenty of meat and vegetable options on the menu too), you can't top this cosy, intimate restaurant run by a Jordanian-Taiwanese couple. The menu is …
Bakery in Aqaba

Al Tarboosh Restaurant

A handy pastry shop that offers a great range of meat, cheese and vegetable sambusas (samosas). Order a bag for taking away or sit and eat them straight from the oven at the tables outside.