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“Fresh fish by the sea, nothing better to expect!!!!!”
Review of Vassos Psarolimano

Vassos Psarolimano
Ranked #34 of 215 Restaurants in Ayia Napa
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: In a beautiful scenery right in front of the picturesque Ayia Napa's Fish Harbour, a local fisherman named Vassos was inspired to create his Taverna back in 1962. At the beginning it was a coffee shop for the few local fishermen operating in the harbour. Some years later the coffee shop was transformed to a small local Fish Taverna that became the purlieu for Cypriots fish lovers especially during weekends aiming to enjoy the fresh fish caught by Vassos and was cooked traditionally by his wife Zympoullou! Today, Vassos Fish Harbour has grown to one of the biggest Fish Tavern in Cyprus accommodating 400 people at any time but remained a Fish Tavern that only servers exclusively local Cypriot fresh fish. That is the reason why it became the top hot spot for Locals and Tourists that love real fresh fish and other delicious meals always traditionally prepared. Vassos Fish Harbour restaurant is open for 365 days from 11 a.m till Midnight.
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Went there on a Saturday night on a company of 6 adults with a child of 4 years old.

Where to start and where to finish!!!

Fantastic and tasty fresh fish (really try Orfos on the grill, steamy mussels, crab fish with linguini, kalamari and sun dried octopus-very rare to find in Cyprus)

The menu is carefully chosen and serves non fish dishes as well (best steak ever had in a non steak house restaurant)

There is a children playground with a person looking after the kids therefore all 6 of us enjoyed the Company and the food.

The staff where adequate, polite and very helpful!!! It was obvious that they are experienced waiters and chef in house!!!

Big selection of wines at very good prices!!

The location is magnificent with the picturesque Ayia Napa limanaki/port laying in front of your eyes as the restaurant is situated exactly in front of the Ayia Napa Harbour!!!!!

A definitely MUST GO restaurant!!!!!!

Thank you for the great experience....Definitely will be there again soon!!!!

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1  Thank ArgyrisDem
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

Visited this restaurant for lunch and they have an absolutely amazing fish soup, try it! The location is perfect right in the harbor of Ayia Napa, there are many fish dishes to choose from. The staff is very nice and helpful!

Thank Conny P
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

We last visited this restaurant 2 or 3 years ago when it had lovely food served by pleasant waiters & you were always given little freebies like a scoop of ice cream or a coffee at the end. We decided to give it a go again not realising it must have changed hands, at the end of May 2014. The setting is still gorgeous of course, right on the harbour but we noticed straightaway that all the older, friendly Cypriot waiters had gone. Instead our order was taken by a very curt, abrupt waiter with dark hair who snapped at me when I merely asked whether the child's burger had salad on it. Where is the usual friendly Cypriot charm ? The waitresses were more pleasant but the main man had a bad attitude. One good feature was they had built a new kids play area complete with 2 ladies sitting doing painting with the children but our son is too old for that.The actual food was fine, my husband enjoyed the swordfish in particular but we were disappointed to be given no little extras at all, not even bread to start. Everywhere else we ate at during our 11 night stay always gave you at least free bread or a liqueur at the end, you get used to it & it seems mean when you don't get given anything. Also we were annoyed there was no separate smoking area & we had the misfortune to sit next to 2 British couples who smoked like chimneys at every opportunity ! Sorry to say we won't be back.

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1  Thank MattAndLol
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

Overlooking the harbour, with fresh fish dishes galore, what could be better. Very friendly service, will definitely return next time we are in Cyprus.

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Thank Noodlecat20
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

A long established tavern on Ayia Napa's fishing harbour. However, fish is rarely fresh and over priced.

Alternatives near by.....

2  Thank The_Greek_Maestro
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