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ZAKOS BEACH RESTAURANT

Periochi Makenzi | Makenzi Area, Larnaka, Cyprus
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Ranked #148 of 201 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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Larnaka, Cyprus
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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Nicosia, Cyprus
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

We ordered meze, portion was ok, a lot of different kinds of meals. But all fish was not fresh and was overcooked, so we didn't eat it.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We went there (4 persons) on Wednesday night, not too much crowd. I bought this deal from skroutz , supposed to be for four person a variety of fish 19.90 per two persons. At the end of the night we have to pay for another 35 euro on extras. This deal is not a deal for sure. The quality of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Excellent Food! Excellent Service!! Wonderful View! The stuff was very friendly! I really like the free masticha liquer at the end!!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 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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