Sara Aqel

Led by Palestinian Jordanian Chef Sara Aqel, we take pride in our team of young local talent.

Dara celebrates an honest approach to Mediterranean cuisine with an Italian focus and nostalgic local ingredients.

We are passionate about the bounty of Jordan’s local ingredients, seasonality and sustainability; we take pride in showcasing small local producers and artisans throughout our menu.

Our wine selection is handpicked to elevate the food with the wine. Sourced from smaller organic farms and made by farmers and winemakers passionate about sustainability and their role as custodians of the land.

The Journey

  • 1. Shop our wines & spirits

  • 2. Savor Cocktail hour

  • 3. Dine in the garden

We have created a wine shop to feel like your own private cellar. Pick your wines or spirits from our curated selection, sourced from smaller organic wineries and artisanal distilleries.

At the bar, you will a variety of crafted cocktails made with local ingredients using new techniques to deliver drinks paired with bites full of intense nostalgic flavors from across the Mediterranean.

Pair your wine with our Mediterranean dishes; from housemade pastas, wood oven pizzas, and signature dishes like the Seasonal Bounty Salad, an exciting eggplant dish imagining if Moussaka was from Gaza, and fish in vine leaves, all celebrating local ingredients and perfect for sharing.

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Dara's wine & spirits selection is hand picked by its co-founders: a sommelier and a wine trader.

We directly import our wines and spirits so that you can enjoy superlative wines with your meal or at home, at a fraction of the price of any wine list.

Expertly selected and perfectly stored!



  • Iraq Al Amir Women’s Cooperative

    Our beautiful custom designed plates are handmade by the Iraq Al Amir Women’s Cooperative.

  • Rubou’ Al Azraq Provisions

    One of the many contributions of the Cirscassian community in Jordan is their famous Sharkasieh Cheese. Taymour has created a smoked version that marries beautifully with our 3 day fermented pizza dough.

  • Mistaka

    Our cheese selection features Mistaka’s fresh and aged artisanal cheese and dairy made
    exclusively from seasonal milk of local Awassi sheep raised in timeless nomadic tradition.

Creating memorable experiences and helping the community share a seat at the table

Events & Private Dining

The Dara Tasting Rooms are as distinctive as the restaurant and the wine shop. We are perfectly suited to host all private events, meetings and special occasions.

Private Dining Menus

Private Event Inquiries

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