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Greek Cypriot Restaurant

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Greek Cypriot Restaurant

Heading to Ayia Napa in a few weeks with friends. Looking for a traditional Greek Cypriot restaurant for good food. Could anyone reccommend? Thanks :)

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1. Re: Greek Cypriot Restaurant

there are a few to choose from although most restaurants will have some Cypriot dishes such as moussaka, pork chop, kebab etc as well as international food.

Tony's tavern on Niss avenue - can't see the name from outside but its whitewashed small place with outside dining covered by trees. Aimed at tourists.

Othello - close to it on Nissi avenue. popular with the locals. very reasonable prices.

Nikitas - at the top of the square (also does italian and steaks etc)

Elma kebab house - for proper souvlaki, sheiftalia etc. take away and eat in.

Hungry horse - Ignore the name, its not like the hungry horse chain in the UK, popular with locals. Does do some pub grub style food as well but mainly good cypriot food. very good prices.

there are several good restaurants at the harbour which specialise in seafood but also do local dishes as well, (fish is a local dish after all though) try Markos, Karousos etc.

Cicero, just off nissi avenue, good meze prices, open year round.

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Lot's of people would point you in the direction of Limelight, personally I find it too commercialised these days and don't bother with it anymore, it used to be great a few years ago hence the reputation.

A stones throw away from Limelight though is a lovely traditional restaurant called Taverna Napa - 15 Democratias Street right next to the Magdalini Hotel

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We used to go to a place called the "Stamna" in the middle of the town - is it still there?? it was what we thought of as very authentic, checked tablecloths and lovely rough red wine from the barrell - if you bought 2 the 2nd was free! Ah memories ! :))

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Miss chief is this true about the limelight (he says with a sharp knife against his wrist!)

I went to the Limelight 2005 and it was my favourite restaurant ever, in fact it was one of the reasons i decided to have our wedding in Cyprus, "yes we will go there love, as long as i can go to the Limelight every other day"!

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5. Re: Greek Cypriot Restaurant

Hi gedgino,

You'll notice a difference I think since 2005 I think. It's still very popular but lots of reviews these days are less than favourable & regulars like myself have stopped going or recommending it over the last couple of years.

I think they've got more competition these days and thats no bad thing. If you like Limelight then deffo try the Napa Taverna it's excellent.

Be interesting to see what you think of Limelight though ;0)

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We have been going to Ayia Napa for over 12 years and by far the best restaurant along Nissi Avenue is The Atlas Restaurant. It is situated more or less opposite the Nissi Beach Hotel. The food is fantastic and the owner Pavlos is extremely friendly along with all of his staff. A must to go to!!!

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I must agree with the comment about atlas we went there every other night last year and this year was no different very friendly and superb food,try the mussels for starters quality

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8. Re: Greek Cypriot Restaurant

Thanks I really appreciate your replies :)

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9. Re: Greek Cypriot Restaurant

I would recommend The Garden of Eden restaurant on Nissi Avenue. We got married there in May and its beautiful. We chose a greek BBQ menu and the food was yummy!! We had lamb kleftiko, Cyprus sausage, grilled halloumi chesse, Garlic pitta bread. It was all lovely!

We are actually going back for our anniversary next year!

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Mousikos in Sotira is a must. A true authentic cypriot taverna. You will be sitting under the vines to eat. They make their own hallumi (sorry spelling) and its nothing like anywhere else. A true gem. Ask for Peter the owner if you go - a fantastic man recovered from throat cancer

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