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ZAKOS BEACH RESTAURANT

Periochi Makenzi | Makenzi Area, Larnaka, Cyprus
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Ranked #131 of 179 restaurants in Larnaka
Cuisines: 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!
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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!
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

The most important thing was that the octopus was not freshly cooked or it has been microwaved. The service was ok but since it was Monday evening just few tables were reserved. The money spent for eating 1 adult and 2 kids were not few...

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Nicosia, Cyprus
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

We went to this restaurant by the sea with my family and were very disappointed with the food! My octopus was hard, my husband's fish was tasteless and my kids calamari average... We left almost all food in our plates! The only good thing was the service and the surroundings!

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Rushden, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

Four of us ate here and two if us had the fish meze. The service was prompt and very friendly. All the food served was hot and well presented. Our only negative comment was that when we asked for a bottle of Prosecco from the wine list we were met with a blank look. We chose something else.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

First of all, when it's been 45 minutes since you ordered and your food isn't there you know something is not right... And when it did finally arrive (after asking the waiter twice), my variety grill platter had BURNED sheftalia, BURNED loukaniko, and the chicken looked like it came from the movie Christmas vacation.... the kids kanelloni was mushy and... More

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

No fresh food available, which is a pity since the restaurant is right next to the sea, and low quality food in overall. I had to even ask for some olive oil myself since my Greek salad didn't have any.

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Larnaka, Cyprus
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

i went with my family and we order 2 fish meze in august 2012 and the staff was friendly..they brought us the starters with taxini,tarama,fresh bread,village salad and after slowly slowly the fish.my favorite was fresh kalamari..it was so tasty...i start to be full and they were still bringing us food..ohhh my god i said..we couldnt eat it...and was delicius..you... More

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staffordshire
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

excellent food always go there and the staff are really friendly and you can look out to sea also very clean and well kept.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

I had a burger, it was ok. Its a bit expensive for what it is, but then its right on the beach what do you expect.

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London
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

Visited Zakos in April 2012. Myself, Husband and our 9 month old baby. The waiter was very polite and took our order for two Meze. Now im not really a fussy eater but everypart of the Meze was Awful. The bread had green mould on it, the haloumi dry and smelt off. The fish definetly NOT fresh and the meat... More

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

Used tp better, but now no fresh fish available unless you are lucky. High prices for the food you are having. Great terrace bar and location though!

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