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Mandra Tavern

4, Dionysou Str. | Kato Paphos, Paphos 8041, Cyprus
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Ranked #64 of 437 restaurants in Paphos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $27
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: The name of this tavern "Mandra" is the Greek word for a livestock enclosure.Over one hundred years ago, before the area of Kato Paphos was developed, the whole area around this tavern was used as grazing land for livestock. Many of the villagers who lived in Kato Paphos were shepherds and they built these livestock enclosures near the grazing sites. A "Mandra" was used to protect livestock from weather conditions, to store dairy products and sometimes for the shepherds to sleep in.Built with natural stone, much of which still stands today, the "mandra" consisted of a yard that usually contained divided areas of different levels, part of which was covered.This tavern used to be one such place. Its basic character, as can be seen, has been retained. Only a few additions and alterations have been made and this only so that our guests enjoy their traditionally prepared meals in a comfortable and pleasant environment.“Mandra Tavern" was established in 1979.
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86% Recommend
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Went to the Mandra on the recommendation from our friends .My wife and i chose the stifado while our 13 year old son went for the pork chop .The stifado ,big chuncks of beef in a rich red wine sauce was simply delicious .When we asked our son how his huge pork chop was all we got was MMMMMMMMMM. We... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Lovely atmosphere and friendly helpful staff. The food was good, although a little expensive. It was a pleasant experience but not one of the most memorable.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

We visited here on two occasions on our holiday. The food is great, typical Cypriot foods and a welcome relief from the other restaurants that serve food that is aimed at brits! If you love to eat like the locals do then this is a must!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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100 reviews 100 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We came back after eating here last year to find that the quality is still the same. Excellent food, reasonable price and a friendly welcome. Well worth a visit.

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is a great restaurant, i came here 2 years ago and the staff are still just as welcoming as they were then, its in a lovely setting just off the main harbour front, sevice was excellent, food was lovely and a great relaxing atmosphere with the water fountain in the restaurant.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This restaurant truly is an authentic taste of Cyprus After experiencing the culinary disaster known as the seafront (otherwise known as blackpool abroad) I was somewhat concerned regarding the food opportunities here in Paphos... I shouldn't have been! Mandra is an oasis just off the main strip, the food and atmosphere is authentic and sends you back in time to... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Lovely authentic Cypriot food. A nice bottle of wine and pick your own meze plates for the perfect Cypriot night out. Great place well worth a try.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Absolutely loved the food here the kleftico was to die for. We stayed in Pathos for a week and visited Mandra twice it was that nice. We made our own meze and it was cheap and big portions would definitwly reccomend if you love authentic greek meze!

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

For meat lovers this is the best place to eat. We came back here twice while having a week vacation in Cyprus. They have delicious laam, very tasry spare ribs and all we ate there was very good. Dishes are big and if you don't want to spend a lot of money, just order 1-2 startes and you will be... More

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

Food is fab,service excellent,very Cypriot,warm and welcoming.had kleftico,it was amazing,would recommend a visit here when in paphos.!!!!!

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