best traditional taverna

To Patrikon tavern

Tersefanou Village, 24424831, LARNACA Fri-Sat dinner, Sun lunch Food: 4/5 Service: 4/5 Ambiance: 3/5 When I was told it’s Cypriot creative cuisine I wasn’t very excited as that usually means failed attempts to twist something authentic. [...]

Tsipouraki Mezedaki

Othellou 1, 99754417, LEFKOSIA (NICOSIA) Tue-Sun 8:00-2:00 Food: 3.5/5 Service: 4/5 Ambiance: 4/5 I don’t want to sound arrogant but when a new restaurant opens and I don’t hear about it for a year I am [...]

Platea Mezedopolio

Polis Chrysochous, 99116400/99448177, PAPHOS Mon-Sun dinner Food: 4/5 Service: 4/5 Ambiance: 3.5/5 Although I don’t get to go to Polis Chrysochous that often, when I do I try to make it worthwhile. This time we wanted [...]

Gevsikleous 62

Perikleous 62, 22252323, LEFKOSIA (NICOSIA) Mon-Sat lunch and dinner Food: 4/5 Service: 4/5 Ambiance: 3/5 When the proud Cypriot dad said I had to try this new “magirio” (a restaurant with home-made, traditional food), I was [...]

Areti Tavern

Yiannaki Aeroporou 5, Fasoula square, 25452880, LEMESOS (LIMASSOL) Tue-Sun 19:00-23:00 Food: 3.5/5 Service: 3/5 Ambiance: 3/5 From the day I stepped into Areti’s restaurant I keep wondering, how could I not have known about Areti’s Tavern [...]

To Ploumin

Kosta Kyriazi house, 28 October 3, 99658333, Sotira, FAMAGUSTA Mon-Sat 19:00-23:00 Food: 3.5/5 Service: 4/5 Ambiance: 3.5/5 After 20 years of visiting Famagusta for my summer holidays I have managed to dine in most of the [...]

Katsarolla tze foukou

Alkeou 22, Strovolos, 22271999, LEFKOSIA (NICOSIA) Mon-Sat 12:00-15:00, 19:00-23:00 Food: 3.5/5 Service: 4/5 Ambiance: 3.5/5 It was a hot Friday morning. One of the first ones of the season. The truth is I would have rather [...]

AMEK Kapsalou (Makarios)

Agias Fylaxeos, 25382744, LEMESOS (LIMASSOL) Mon-Sat 19:00-23:00 Food: 3.5/5 Service: 3/5 Ambiance: 2/5 White plastic or traditional wooden chairs, florescent lighting and red or green checked table clothes on tables placed on the sidewalk are only [...]

Agia Fyla Hunters’ Club (“Kynigetikos Syllogos”)

Opposite Panagia Chrysaliniotissa church, 99645225, LEMESOS (LIMASSOL) Mon-Sat 19:00-23:00 Food: 3/5 Service: 3/5 Ambiance: 1/5 I can confidently say it doesn’t get much more “Cypriot and Proud” than the “Kynigetikos Syllogos” (Hunters’ club) of Agia Fyla! [...]

Stekki tou Kosti

Platia Iroon 1, Aglatzia, 22330059, LEFKOSIA (NICOSIA) Mon-Sat 20:00-23:00 Food: 3/5 Service: 3/5 Ambiance: 3/5 Let’s say that local tavernas can be separated into three categories: 1) the no-ambience-but-good-and-predictable-food taverna (the most common category) 2) the [...]

San stou Psirri

Agias Marinas 17, Paralimni, 23828777, AMMOCHOSTOS (FAMAGUSTA) Mon-Sun 19:00-23:00 Food: 3/5 Service: 3/5 Ambiance: 2/5 I have a confession to make. I knew about “San stou Psirri” since the beginning of the summer, but since I [...]

Pieros Village Tavern

Protara Ave 513, 23831616, 99621977, Protaras, AMMOCHOSTOS (FAMAGUSTA) Mon-Sun 12:00-15:00, 19:00-23:00 Food: 3/5 Service: 3/5 Ambiance: 2/5 Driving into Protaras you can’t miss this very traditional taverna on your right. It might look extremely local and [...]