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Nikolas Tavern

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On the Main Strip After Capo Bay Hotel Oposite Bus Stop, Protaras, Paralimni, Cyprus
+357 23 833084
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fantastic Authentic Cypriot Food

Authentic Cypriot food, you will not leave here hungry !! Value for money, fantastic quality ambient atmosphere. Everything on the menu is good. Best Dolmades in town, pork chops, steaks, stuffed vegetables & chicken. The Cypriot specialists are the best. We visit Protaras twice a year and always... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Romeo24799
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Authentic Cypriot food, you will not leave here hungry !! Value for money, fantastic quality ambient atmosphere. Everything on the menu is good. Best Dolmades in town, pork chops, steaks, stuffed vegetables & chicken. The Cypriot specialists are the best. We visit Protaras twice a year and always eat hear at least twice per visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

eaten here several times over the years and their prices just keep going up and up e dry year, the drinks are ridiculously expensive & the food prices above average for much better restaurants on the strip. .......I left feeling thoroughly ripped off this visit. The main waitress is very surly and jaded in my opinion. Nicholas wanders around from... More 

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San Francisco, California
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7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We went there for a late lunch - I had the moussaka, and my wife had the kleftico. The moussaka was disappointing - the aubergines were soggy and hard to cut, and the dish did not have all that much flavor. And at 15€ apiece, it's very expensive. I've had far better moussakas at half the price (literally). The kleftico... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

There are fancier looking restaurants on the Protaras strip so it would be easy to miss Nikolas Tavern. We would advise you don't! The meat Meze was superb and great value for money. We loved it so much we went back again for the beef stifado which was the best I've ever had. The staff were just the right level... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Very basic unassuming restaurant but very friendly helpful staff. Best steak meal ever tasted, vegetarian mezze was fantastic with almost to much delicious food to eat. We highly recommend a visit to this traditional no frills restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Was recommended so tried it. Seems like a family run business was very welcoming. Food was good made the mistake of having a starter cause the main was enough for two so if your hungry it's a good place to visit.

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Sheffield, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This is a large tavern on the commercial road of Protaras. It is under the control of the larger than life owner called Nicolas. We found this place to be consistently excellent and return every time we are in Cyprus. We had Seabass, Tavvas and Grilled Squid all of which were first class. Go to Nicholas one evening and you... More 

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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The staff are all so lovely they will do lots for you the boss has a son who is so so helpfull and just a really nice place to take your family to eat

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Great traditional food with Nikolas very passionate about his cooking and often brings out little tasters for you to try. We went twice in 10 days both times very pleased with a nice option on the house wine too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Very nice friendly place too eat staff welcoming and helpful in choosing food Good selection to suit all tastes Clean and no rush giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meal

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: On the Main Strip After Capo Bay Hotel Oposite Bus Stop, Protaras, Paralimni, Cyprus
  • Location: Europe  >  Cyprus  >  Famagusta District  >  Paralimni  >  Protaras
  • Phone Number: +357 23 833084

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 22
  • Cuisine: Greek, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget

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