Don’t eat here on your way to the Dead Sea

I woke up on my last day in Amman wanting breakfast before heading off to the Dead Sea. We decided on a place called Jubran in the Abdali Mall. The place has a 4.8 Google rating from over 18,000 reviews. What could possibly go wrong? Usually, with such a large sample, the rating would be quite accurate. We sat on a nice rooftop, but didnt anticipate it to be so windy. Nevertheless, we stayed on the roof as the view and al fresco dining were too good to pass up.

Here was the menu:

We started with Falafel cigars which sounded interesting but were horrible. They looked and tasted like something you would find at a TGIF restaurant. The hummus was ok, and while the galayet bandoura tasted OK, it was evident that the tomato sauce was made with canned tomatoes.

The only redeeming thing about this restaurant was the fresh pita bread. I have no idea how they were able to rack up so many high ratings. I would avoid this place. On top of everything else, service is slow.

After the disappointing breakfast we passed a nice cafe on our way back to our car and we decided to stop for cake and coffee. The place was called L’Eto cafe and had a nice Parisienne vibe to it. It was a nice stop considering the disappointing breakfast.

After the break, we headed to the Dead Sea, but not before making two stops. The first, was to check out the Abu Darwish mosque which reminded me of a cake with its alternating white and black stones.

Next, the Al-Abed/Abd Castle, about 30 minutes from Amman and on the way to the Dead Sea.

The nice thing about this is that entry is free. Its a small site and you can wander around and see everything in less than 10 minutes. Next stop, the Dead Sea!

1 thought on “Don’t eat here on your way to the Dead Sea”

  1. all meals are valuable while travelling, but at least it was just a breakfast meal that was messed up for you. often breakfast is a write-off anyway. good on you for getting falafels and such for a breakfast meal, that is the right way to do it!

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