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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
welcoming, traditional tavern with amazing food

i love this place. Nikolas and his lovely wife are so friendly and welcoming, and always look after guests so well! the food cooked in their stone oven is amazing. the lamb chops are so, so good. We went there on our first and last nights in town as its the most authentic Cypriot dinner experience... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
londonnzgirl
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

i love this place. Nikolas and his lovely wife are so friendly and welcoming, and always look after guests so well! the food cooked in their stone oven is amazing. the lamb chops are so, so good. We went there on our first and last nights in town as its the most authentic Cypriot dinner experience in Protaras. Make sure... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We were going to have the fish platter for two which looked divine but Nicolas himself said it would be quite heavy considering how late it was (ie 10.30pm) so he suggested a fish meze. We were blown away by how amazing this food was. He even brought out some freshly grilled octopus and a fish baked in a clay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This was one of my favourite places during our stay. Great service and you are greeted by the chef/owner who makes you very welcome. I had the lamb Kleftico which was delicious. The lamb had been slow cooked in the clay oven and it literally fell off the bone. The wife had octopus which she said was her favourite meal... More 

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Barnsley, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

a great place to eat it you like local food allways a friendly welcome from nikolas and all his staff

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Excellent food freshly cooked . Friendly staff with good customer service . Can see the kitchen everything lovely and clean . Tables laid with comfortable seats very traditional . A place you will go back to more than once

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

During our 1 w trip to Protaras we visited Nikolas twice. Their clay oven made food are absolutely amazing. It takes some time to get the food, but it's worth the wait. Nikolas and the staff is very friendly and flexible. If we go back to Protaras, we'll absolutely come back to this place.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Have been visiting Protarus for the last 12 years and have always gone to Nikolas. This restaurant serves the best Greek food ever and it's so nice to sit and watch them cook it in the clay oven. They will do anything you want from the menu in any way you want so we mixed starters and main courses and... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

the food is so nice it's fresh and so tasty and the staff are superb The food is very large portions and its children friendly it's the best place to eat in protares

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Excellent authentic meal this evening, the Tavas and the Kleftiko were both delicious. If you want an authentic Greek meal in protaras this is the place. Huge portions too!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

As this was our first visit to Cypus we love to try the local food. As we we're both vegetarian we tried the veggie meze which consisted of loads of dishes that gave us the chance to try a wide variety of dishes which were all lovely particularly the halloumi although we couldn't finish it all. Nikolas came over to... More 

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Additional Information about Nikolas Tavern

Address: On the Main Strip After Capo Bay Hotel Oposite Bus Stop, Protaras, Paralimni, Cyprus
Phone Number: +357 23 833084
Location: Europe  >  Cyprus  >  Famagusta District  >  Paralimni  >  Protaras
Average Prices: USD 11 - 22
Cuisine: Greek, Pub

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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: Romantic, Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget

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