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“Customers take advantage of the complimentary food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Vlachos Tavern

Vlachos Tavern
Dhekelia Road | Kermia Dasaki Beach, Larnaka, Cyprus
(357) 24644244
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Ranked #14 of 210 Restaurants in Larnaka
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Larnaka, Cyprus
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Customers take advantage of the complimentary food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Vlachos give a lot of complimentary food to have while waiting for your main meal.
This includes a salad, couscous and several other side dishes. The problem is a lot of the customers call this their starters, and if their meal comes up before they are finished they send it back as they are still eating their starters. Starters are something you pay for, Complimentary food is on the house. They do not take it away when they bring the main meal up, so you can carry on eating it all night if you want to. The rudeness of some customers is shocking. I saw two men this Friday, one was shouting because he did not have the egg and cabbage, again this is a complimentary dish, he was so rude, saying take that dinner away we have not finished our starters, and we have not had our cabbage. He started to shout at the owner, and told him the waiter brought the meal up and they hadn’t had all the starters, the owner brought them up a bottle of wine, why should he have to do that to shut them up. Another person then sent her main dish back because she was still eating her starters. Customers get fresh fruit to eat after, and take it all home with them, and I have even witnessed one lot of customers asking for a doggy bag to put the free complimentary food in to take home. Greedy disgraceful behaviour, please learn the difference between a starter and food on the house.Many places are not giving free salad or even a complimentary after dinner drink because of the crisis.

  • Visited September 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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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Russian first
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English first
Burnham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Brilliant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Having previously visited here back in July 2013, decided to try again and was just as good.
Very warm welcome from all the staff and had a choice of seats inside/out, we decided to sit outside.
Straight away staff came up to take our drinks order whilst we mused the food menu & told us what specialities they had for the evening.
The staff truly lifted my spirit after our last visit a few days before to another greek establishment was awful.
The restaurant soon began to fill up and is very popular with local people which is always a good omen, but there were plenty of staff on duty and continuously making sure that we were okay and that our meal was as expected.

I opted for a mixed grill which was like having a mini meze but the food was plentiful as well as delicious.
My husband opted for the baked lamb and it was to die for, the lamb just melted into your mouth.
We also had ice cream, and my banana flavour was yummy!

Our total meal which included starters, mains, dessert & drinks came to 40 Euros and was well worth it. We were truly stuffed and our 10 minute walk back to our hotel was much needed.

Well done to all the staff, we will definitely return!!

  • Visited September 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Very tasty food for low price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

We had a dinner couple of times during vacation.
Food is perfect, prices are very low for these size and quality.
But a lot of people inside and outside.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

I came here on my first visit to Cyprus. My partner had been to Cyprus many times before and had told me time and time again about Vlachos' "legendary food". I had to try it, and he was right! We ended up dining there four times in a week! The food is so fresh and tasty, the hospitality is exceptional and the atmosphere is homely. The dishes are geat value for money and you can tell that a lot of effort goes into the food. On each occasion the owner has walked round and made sure diners are happy and that the food is to your satisfaction. Before your meal you are given a gorgeous salad and a couple of other dishes for your table (complimentary) and then the food arrives.... The portions are so generous. After dinner complimentary fruit is delivered to your table. Even without the complimentary food the dishes alone are such good value for money considering all of the ingredients are clearly of high quality and the dishes are outstanding.

  • Visited September 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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Kildare Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great Cypriot Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

I have eaten at this restaurant many times over the years while on holiday in Cyprus, The food is always excellent and plentiful. The waiters and waitresses are always friendly, happy and courteous. The cost of the meal is always very reasonable. I have and would always recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited September 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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