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£5 - £15
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Mediterranean, Greek
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews moussaka sea bass fillet salad stew toasted bread hallumi musaka fries champagne sauce professional chef lemon jam ate here his son excellent food friendly atmosphere traditional cypriot local wine
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food and very friendly staff , sea bass fillet in champagne sauce was so yummy 😋 also chicken mushroom was perfect. Overall we had good experience☺️

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 30 September 2023 via mobile

We’d heard fantastic reviews so thought we’d give it a try. Well what a truly amazing gem of a taverna. It’s set in the most picturesque village and sits at the main entrance to the main square. The tables are set in the cobbled road...as the main square is closed to traffic. There’s a few large car parks to park easily nearby. The service was outstanding as was the food. It’s a very traditional Cypriot menu, in high season & Fridays the most popular kleftiko is requested to pre order on booking. We were lucky to arrive early and hubby enjoyed his kleftiko. I can honestly say the moussaka was the best I’ve ever tasted. We had a unique starter of hot halloumi and lemon jam - delicious. Our highlight of the evening was enjoying the amazing harvest moon appear over the mountain in the background. It was simply stunning even the waiters/waitresses stopped to take photos. The overall evening was by far outstanding we’ve planned our next visit and next dishes to eat. Highly recommend to friends & family for future visit to cyprus.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 5 September 2023

We were staying in a village 13 minutes drive away. For the first 4 days we went to the tavern in the village where we were staying then they closed for 8 days meaning we had to find somewhere else to eat. So glad they...were closed as we would not have found the Retro Tavern. The food was amazing, the meat always very tender and we tried most of the starters and loved them. The staff were brilliant, great service and very good value for money. You really must try this restaurant when you are in the area. Can’t recommend it enough. Thank you the Retro Tavern for helping to make our holiday specialMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 22 July 2023 via mobile

It was delicious. The pure Cyprus kitchen and dishes, everything prepared excellent and with love. If you want to have a dinner in a locals atmosphere, or even just enjoy your dinner, 100% recommend.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 12 July 2023

Nice place , great food and good size portions . value for money and very Good Service from the guy who was serving us and the owner . delicious food 10 out of 10 . we ate 2 times there and always same service .

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 5 June 2023 via mobile

The best tavern in kalavassos. Perfect tsiziki and mussaka. A great way to end an evening A father and his son chef and cooks traditional Greek food. You must try the halumi cheese with lemon sauce

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 1 June 2023

Excellent food….Nice place…. Good service…we will like to be here again🙂 We had mousaka one of the best we ever had and my husband had seabass which was perfectly done by professional chef…. Thanks to kyri for good service 🙂

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 24 May 2023 via mobile

Lovely location with the tables laid out across the street which closes every evening Really nice experience. Just felt a little less valued as a couple than the larger groups of customers

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 29 March 2023

Hurray, our favourite Cypriot restaurant is open after their winter break 🥂🍾 Great to see Kyriakos and Robertos again, making us feel so welcome. As always the most amazing food, love the feta salad, the dips too, especially the best tzatziki, love halloumi in lemon...jam and the most delicious sea bass ever,. Thank you as always for a fantastic evening, see you very soonMore

Date of visit: March 2023
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kyriacos Georgiou, Owner at Retro Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2023

Thank you so much Jackie , i was glad to see you and nice to know that you have enjoy your dinner ! see you and take care !

Reviewed 12 January 2023 via mobile

The world's best moussaka can be found at Retro Taverna 🧡👍 I recommend. It's worth coming in the early evening, you can get food straight from the oven.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 26 December 2022 via mobile

We have visited Retro Tavern twice, in August and most recently in December. On our visit we ordered kleftiko, mousakka and pasticcio - all of which were delicious. Kleftiko was the best I've had in Cyprus and mousakka had a very light texture and was...melting in the mouth. For our second visit, we had meze and I must say, it was more than enough for two people. The hosts are very welcoming and one feels like home at once. Don't quite understand the critical reviews with less than 4 stars - our waiting time was fine, nothing unusual for a busy and popular restaurant.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 24 September 2022 via mobile

Several dinners with them, all very good. Kitchen is great, honest food made from fresh products. Everything comes together in a perfect meze or as separate dishes. Staff is friendly correct and funny, makes you feel comfortable to eat here. We will be back!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 23 September 2022

Yesterday we drove from Larmaca to the small mountain vilage Kalavasos - a beautiful 30 minute drive, to visit the Retro Tavern. We had heard good things about the place, which turned more than true. We got a big Meze - a serving of about...20 small dishes with all the best Cyprus have to offer, prepared the best possible way. The very best ingredients cooked to perfection. Very nice staff and breathtaking views. More than worth the drive. I highly recommend this place if you are ever in the area!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 17 September 2022 via mobile

Amazing staff and equally as amazing food at unbeatable prices! Kyri and all the staff were so welcoming and we will be definitely returning again, they made us feel like family!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 7 September 2022 via mobile

We love coming up to kalavasos for a night or 2. Chilled village with good accomodation and one of our favourite tavernas Retro. Good service, lovely music and atmosphere. You must try hallumi with lemon spicy sausage and the best moussaka I've had and my...wife loves the sea bass in the champagne sauce. Great to be back. Do book it's fab.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Retro Tavern is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 5