We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 432 Paphos Restaurants

Mandra Tavern

4, Dionysou Str. | Kato Paphos, Paphos 8041, Cyprus
00357-26934129
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #67 of 432 Restaurants in Paphos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $26
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
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.
Write a Review

257 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    161
    60
    24
    8
    4
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Northampton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hemel Hempstead
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
York, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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,

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dagenham, Essex UK
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Went here in September as myself and partner had visited the previous year and remembered how good the food was also wanted to take my dad who was with us. The staff are attentive and they explain all the dishes to you. We all had the Soulvaki which lovely and tender.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Our visit was particularly enjoyable, with friendly staff and a pleasant atmosphere. The restaurant give you the option to pick and chose your own meze dishes which was quite unique. The food was lovely and the portions were generous. Highly recommended.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We visited here for the fish meze. Wonderful we weren't disappointed. The waiter explained what each dish was. All lovely. Extremely stuffed after as there is a lot of it. We enjoyed it so much we went a second time. Moussaka and stiffado both traditional home made lovely meals. Lovely set up. Friendly staff. A winner.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

What can you say about this taverna visited three timeswith friends and family Stelios and staff so lovely and friendly my grandson left his phone in taxi Stelios phoned taxi firm and it was returned within 2 hours.First visit was to confirm food for a party of 29 drinks only this time reasonably priced .Second time had meat meze what... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
s.east kent
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

Warm and friendly welcome.delicious food. So lovely to find this authentic Cypriot restaurant.We had booked 'All Inclusive' what a mistake, the food was so disappointing at our hotel. We have never done this in Cyprus before. Won't again as we ate out 5 out of 10 nights.So glad we came across the Mandra Tavern.There was 5 of us.We had a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

Mantra is billed (on the tourist map from our hotel) as a traditional taverna serving the best of Cypriot food. Yes, it's atmospheric, it's traditional, the staff are friendly and obliging, the décor is interestingly detailed, but the food lets it down. The menu offers many Greek dishes, as well as a range of the usual tourist fodder. I ordered... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Mandra Tavern also viewed

Paphos, Paphos District
Paphos, Paphos District
 
Paphos, Paphos District
Paphos, Paphos District
 

Been to Mandra Tavern? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Mandra Tavern

Address: 4, Dionysou Str. | Kato Paphos, Paphos 8041, Cyprus
Phone Number: 00357-26934129
Location: Europe  >  Cyprus  >  Paphos District  >  Paphos
Average Prices: USD 6 - 26
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean, Steakhouse

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing