Ali Baba Restaurant
Raghadan Street, Aqaba
Ali Baba RestaurantAli Baba has been serving visitors to Aqaba for so long we wouldn't be surprised to hear that Lawrence of Arabia once hitched his camel outside to take his lunch. It's definitely an institution, and one that spills its table out from its air-conditioned salons on to the sidewalks of old Aqaba.
There are two ways to go with the menu here. If you opt for traditional Jordanian you'll be served with an endless stream of delicious mezze, and perhaps linger over coffee at the end with a water pipe. Alternatively, remember that you're by the sea and order the catch of the day, hopefully unloaded from the port just a few hours. Aqaba's relaxed atmosphere means that unlike most other places in Jordan, you can enjoy an alcoholic drink while eating on full public view here.