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“FANTASTIC!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Portokali Restaurant

Portokali Restaurant
98 Piale Pasha, Larnaka 6026, Cyprus (Formerly Taratsa)
+(357)24665660
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Ranked #72 of 203 restaurants in Larnaka
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood, International
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Portokalí restaurant is located on the sea front offering a panoramic view of Larnaca bay and the quaint fishing harbor. A family run restuarant that specializes in quality Mediterranean and Cypriot cuisine including meat meze and fish meze.
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“FANTASTIC!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Wanted to experience the rustic traditional food Cyprus has to offer. I found this and more with this restaurant and went back 4 more times in the 1 week I spent in Cyprus. Loved it and cant wait to go back!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Larnaka, Cyprus
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Portokali, simply brilliant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The food is excellent, the service amazing, the prices reasonable, and it must have the most spotlessly clean kitchen in town. A lovely menu selection and this restaurant offers genuine Cypriot cooking at its best. All made on the premises. None of the pre-packaged, pre-cooked mass produced cr*p so many restaurants buy in.

Location is great and the views are good but will be spectacular once the Piale Pasia seafront renovation is finished by the end of July.

Will also be a great place to eat in winter time because it has a huge fireplace :-)

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“The best Méze in the world.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Fantastic place to eat delicious Mediterranean food - the restaurant has a great terrace and views of the nearby Church of St. Lazarus are breathtaking. This traditional taverna has flair and is authentic in atmosphere compared to other restaurants on the nearby commercial seafront and harbour. My wife and I were a part of a group of 12 people that were celebrating our friends imminent wedding. The restaurant organised a huge long table for us and we had the best Méze in the world!!, it was SO delicious. This Méze was the works with fish, meat, vegetables and salad and the dishes kept coming and coming. Everyone was in food heaven. We arrived early evening, saw the sunset (over the church was magical experience) and finished the meal under the lights at night. One of the most memorable meals I have ever had.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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33 restaurant reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Found this whilst sipping some wine in the cafe opposite, great location, great ambience on the roof terrace, not too cold even in November. But, the food was a bit of a let down. Quite expensive too. Much better places to eat.

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“Good view but disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Went with friends and young daughter, menu on board looked very good but no kids menu so struggled so choose two starters for her, spag bol wasnt very nice with hardly any meat in it, didnt have dessert, wouldnt go again. Shame as in lovely location.

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