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Periochi Makenzi | Makenzi Area, Larnaka City, Cyprus
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9:30 am - 11:30 am
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: STAY AWAY FROM "ZAKOS" MAKENZI AREA

The Makenzi area is a very...
STAY AWAY FROM "ZAKOS" MAKENZI AREA

The Makenzi area is a very beautiful but also an expensive area especially popular for its Fish Tavernas’. There are some Pizza restaurants in the area which are cheaper but most of the restaurants here have fish. In any case, stay away from Zakos Beach Restaurant. We were treated worse than animals!
My Greek friends were leaving that evening for Athens and they had no alternative but stay where they were brought. I am Cypriot and I was to stay a few more days on the island, so I could have some lunch later on at home. I decided to order nothing seeing what was happening. I just watched.

Even the owners were unfriendly, and they delayed for more than an hour to bring the bad quality of food my friends ordered. The owner and stuff were just walking like robots listening but doing nothing and would not respond to what we were telling them.
The food was not only expensive but awful as well. When the time to pay came all were shocked. Not to mention the filthy toilets. It seems they are cleaned once a day. The coach driver was almost served first...because he brought us there, he was sitting in a separate table next to us, and he was enjoying his huge grilled fish, and salad, while the whole group was complaining!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Average

Sunday lunch, and we ordered sea bass, cuttlefish, salad and drinks. We were happy to see that they brought us different dips as starters with our salad. Sea bass was good, cuttlefish was rather hard. The wine the waiter suggested was waste of money (a Greek one). Overall it was average, no value... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
Sissy M
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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Nicosia, Cyprus
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went recommended by friends for Sunday lunch and we were a big group of 8 adults and 4 kids. They brought plates but no glasses for water, then they brought the beers but no glasses to drink them in. They brought the salad and small dips and half hour later brought the calamari. Then nothing for another 20 minutes.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

We went there at 14:10 and until 15:50 we were waiting for the food! We are very disappointed. We were waiting long time for the plates, glasses, drinks and starters. We asked many times for food. The plates were dirty, the drinks (pepsi) had strange taste, the wine's bottle was full of dust and had insect. There were dogs and... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Had lunch here before we headed off to the airport. Can say, this was the worst food we had in our week stay in Larnaca. We both had a Greek salad, which neither of us after a couple of mouthfuls could eat.

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Thank Ali7115
LARNACA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Nice time with a fresh fish.. The best place for fish.. We had a fresh alive oysters and clams .we enjoy a plate with Carlie prawns and in the end we order a red mullet ..was the best one who I eat in my life ...

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Thank YIASOUMIS P
London, United Kingdom
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410 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Located on the famous Makenzi beach area of larnaka and very close to the landing runway of the airport.. I was there on 24/9/15. I had dinner there which was excellent, this combined with a very good service. having said that I found the area to be completely out of control with sunbeds laid like sardines in a tin, and... More 

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1 Thank allaf
GREECE&CYPRUS
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836 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

It is my second visit after years, and I was back because some friends had chosen it. I thought that they have been upgraded but no luck. Pros: Great Location right on the Mackenzi beach. Family tavern that keeps busy with coaches mostly bringing in tourists or customers who are trapped out there. Cons: Unprofessional, lacking staff, slow service. Food... More 

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Thank greekcypriot2009
Larnaka District, Cyprus
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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

i visited zakos for lunch. I ask watres if if they have fresh made juices and said yes. but i had a glass full of ice and juice from packet.. the seafood salad was like joke. it had 3 prawns 3 mussles 2 crabstics.. and the lettuce was so litle... the lettuce.. the most cheap ingretient in a salad.!!! my... More 

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Thank Antonis1970
London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

Used to eat here years and years ago but shocked that it's stayed exactly as it was back then, the walls and roof inside the restaurant are in need of some serious work. The food has gone totally down hill, along with the service. Most certainly won't be eating there again.

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Thank Astakos
Thessaloniki, Greece
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Family tavern with nice anf fresh fish. Normally is veryu busy. Taste is Mediteranean and cypriot. Service is a bit slow but its ok. tasty food. I recomend a night visit

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Thank NikosGiouv
Nicosia, Cyprus
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160 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Sunday lunch, and we ordered sea bass, cuttlefish, salad and drinks. We were happy to see that they brought us different dips as starters with our salad. Sea bass was good, cuttlefish was rather hard. The wine the waiter suggested was waste of money (a Greek one). Overall it was average, no value for money. They could do better.

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Thank Sissy M

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Periochi Makenzi | Makenzi Area, Larnaka City, Cyprus
  • Location: Europe  >  Cyprus  >  Larnaka District  >  Larnaka City

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

STAY AWAY FROM "ZAKOS" MAKENZI AREA

The Makenzi area is a very beautiful but also an expensive area especially popular for its Fish Tavernas’. There are some Pizza restaurants in the area which are cheaper but most of the restaurants here have fish. In any case, stay away from Zakos Beach Restaurant. We were treated worse than animals!
My Greek friends were leaving that evening for Athens and they had no alternative but stay where they were brought. I am Cypriot and I was to stay a few more days on the island, so I could have some lunch later on at home. I decided to order nothing seeing what was happening. I just watched.

Even the owners were unfriendly, and they delayed for more than an hour to bring the bad quality of food my friends ordered. The owner and stuff were just walking like robots listening but doing nothing and would not respond to what we were telling them.
The food was not only expensive but awful as well. When the time to pay came all were shocked. Not to mention the filthy toilets. It seems they are cleaned once a day. The coach driver was almost served first...because he brought us there, he was sitting in a separate table next to us, and he was enjoying his huge grilled fish, and salad, while the whole group was complaining!
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Monday
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Tuesday
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Wednesday
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Thursday
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Friday
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Saturday
9:30 am - 11:30 am

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