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“Only thing I can say is EXCELLENT!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Michael's Tavern

Michael's Tavern
11 Kleus Street | 8042, Paphos 8042, Cyprus
(00357) 99468132
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Ranked #56 of 433 Restaurants in Paphos
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: A family owned restaurant serving Greek and Cypriot dishes. Telephone +357 26964236
London, United Kingdom
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“Only thing I can say is EXCELLENT!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2011

We visited Pafos this year and went self catering. On the first day we went and ordered the fish meze from Michael's...only to be greated by "good luck"....George was right..the food was amazing and the atmosphere was relaxed, exactly what you want from a holiday in Pafos. The sheer amount of food was stagering, and delicious. Not one serving was even worse than the one before, in fact it only got better! The only thing better than the food was the welcome of the staff (George and Alexandra; I hope I spelt that right) they spent a long time socialising and chatting to the customers which made you feel very welcome, almost one of the family. (we had been there 3 hours!) We had to go unfortunately, as our taxi for our return flight was booked.....7 days there, 3 visits to Michael's.....WELL RECOMENDED!

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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“BEST RESTAURANT IN PAPHOS”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2011

As if the wonderful food wasn't enough (and we tried most dishes on the menu) the warm, friendly welcome made you feel like you were with an extended family. Me, my husband and daughter visited this restaurant approx 9 nights of our 13 night stay. We tried other restaurants on other nights and at lunchtimes, but nowhere came close to this fantastic find. We all have favourite dishes (although they were all good) we have to mention the Suckling Pig (best my husband ever tasted), Grandmas Stuffed Chicken (I would love the recipe), Kleftiko (Yummy), and the Meze which seemed to include all their other dishes. The other thing about this welcoming restaurant is even when we had finished our meal, we felt we could stay all night chatting with Demetri, Giorgi, Alexandra and of course Mum and Dad. So thank you, and you will definately see us again when we return to Paphos, Nikki, Michael, & Jessica :-)

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Derby, United Kingdom
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“fantastic food, warm and welcoming”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2011

I was over in Pathos in July visiting friends and went for a meal at Michaels, right away we felt extremely welcome by a friendly atmosphere. I had one of the chefs specials and it was fantastic really nice fresh food and the best meal I had all week and would recommend anyone else who is over there to go and try it out thank you for a great night,

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Overated and dissappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2011 via mobile

Party of 5 adults and 1 child visited on 4th Aug. All adults in the party went for the Meze. It seemed that the staff were in a race against time to serve the courses as quickly as possible. As a previous reviewer commented, The quality of cooking deterioted as each dish was served. The final dishes of lamb cutlets and chicken were overcooked and dry.

Upon receiving the bill all adults in the party received a complimentary drink. Unfortunately the child did not, leaving him to ask questions and you could clearly see the dissappointment in his eyes!

There so many better places to eat in Paphos

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Luton, United Kingdom
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“Great Service Great Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

This is a family run business and has been going for may years. We have been coming to Paphos for 15 years and has spent many an evening at Michael's Taverna.
Michael has now retired or does not work quite as hard and Demetri and his brother are looking after the customers very well.
We went home on Wednesday 3rd Aug but our friends are still there and spent a Birthday at the restaurant this evening with one of the famous Meze, try it .
I had the Sea Bass caught that day it was beautiful, try the traditional dishes as they are superb.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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