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ZAKOS BEACH RESTAURANT

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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: STAY AWAY FROM "ZAKOS" MAKENZI AREA The Makenzi area is a very beautiful...
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 16, 2015
Sissy M
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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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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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

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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Thessaloniki, Greece
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4 restaurant reviews
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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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Nicosia, Cyprus
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78 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 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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Nicosia, Cyprus
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17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Zakos is located in the Makenzy beach area of Larnaca, right on the beach next to the old airport. The drive from Nicosia is just over 30 minutes. View is nice, especially in the summer but the frequent low flights of aircraft may be irritating. Decoration is basic Cyprus style maritime restaurant. Music is Greek, mostly old songs. I visited... More 

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Paralimni, Cyprus
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10 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I was visiting Larnaca after a long time and we have a nice walk with my wife and friends in Makenzy area, so we choose this restaurant from his decorations that was nice.Soon as i enter i have some bad impressions with the fork that was dirty,one plate didnt have fork and knife.the starter was late and the main cource... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

We ordered our food and after 1:30 hours the only food they managed to bring us was the salad and bread. Only one waitor was actually working and the restaurant was full. They brought our food after we asked them to bring the bill for the salad only. In 5 minutes the three of us we got our food and... More 

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Zakos restaurant whilst trying to survive within the economic crisis still offers very good quality fish dishes at reasonable prices. The desert is on the house and furthermore you can get gift vouchers for your next visit. The personnel is very friendly and the service excellent.

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Nicosia
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18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

It's been a long time since I last went to Zakos. In the past I regarded it as one of the best fish taverns at the Makenzy beach, it has since undergone a renovation and some alterations on the menu too. Still offers fresh fish as in the past and they added a few sushi dishes plus some frozen shrimps... More 

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Larnaka City, Cyprus
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We chose Zakos as we fancied a nice fish meze with the view of the sea. Feeling hungry we chose the special fish meze at 22.50 Euros a person. What a waste of money it was!! They started with a touristy prawn cocktail..and then 2 little pieces of the bits and pieces of their "special" meze. The quality and quantity... More 

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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: Greek

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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