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4, Dionysou Str. | Kato Paphos, Paphos 8041, Cyprus
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Ranked #79 of 436 Restaurants in Paphos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $23
Mon - Fri 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We were directed to this restaurant by some other tourists and were not disappointed. Went there two nights running. Good basic Cypriot food and that's what we wanted to eat. Souvla was tasty and second night had the slow cooked lamb. No complaints. Wrong time of the year for visitors, so was not many guests, but service was excellent.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I luved this restaurant a lot! perfect food, perfect service, perfect setting.. Couldnt have a more fulfilling dinner elsewhere! one of the best in paphos

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Fantastic food but it was unfortunately let down by the woeful service, waited 20 minutes for the first course, about the same for the main course but the worst of it all was the wait for the bill!! So long in fact we had to wander around to find a member of staff to ask again for the bill. All... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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111 reviews 111 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

After reading all these great reviews, I though this is a sure bet. Sadly, it was one big disappointment. The season is about to end and there are not many guests, I get it, but almost everything we had was either bad or average. I double checked and yes, it is exactly this very Mandra Tavern. Let’s start with the... More 

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Prudhoe, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

After reading the good reviews on this place we decided to have dinner there during our holiday but have to say we were not overjoyed with what we ate. We found that there was not a lot for vegetarians to choose from but nevertheless we decided to order a vegetarian Moussaka each. At first I though there was minced lamb... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Went to the Mandra in September not having been for years. The food was excellent and value for money. The staff very friendly and could not do enough for us. We will be back.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This Restaurant is well laid out and very clean, the food served is well cooked and of good value, we did find that it was very quiet and lacked ambiance

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Hemel Hempstead
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73 reviews 73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We recently visited Madra with friends for a meze, having been before a couple of years ago. There's nothing to write home about, but then nothing wrong with it either - plenty of food, and quite tasty, but I wouldn't rush back - there was no wow factor, it was just an average meze! With the number of restaurants in... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This is another fantastic Restaurant in Paphos - You must try the Meze pick n mix, absolutely devine - everything cooked from fresh - each week has a different choice on the menu - Their organic house White wine is a recommendation too, You will certainly enjoy dining here,

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Dagenham, Essex UK
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Believe me the title is meant in a good way. My partner and I visited the Mandra Tavern last night and are still full from the gorgeous meat meze we had the following. The price was 20euro per person and this i have to say is true value for money. The meal consisted of 5 courses. First was the traditional... More 

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Additional Information about Mandra Tavern

Address: 4, Dionysou Str. | Kato Paphos, Paphos 8041, Cyprus
Phone Number: 00357-26934129
Location: Europe  >  Cyprus  >  Paphos District  >  Paphos
Open Hours:
Monday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 6 - 23
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean, Steakhouse

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