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“A gastronomic experience found nowhere else on the island” 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 432 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
west london
2 reviews
“A gastronomic experience found nowhere else on the island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2010

Michaels is by far the best value for money restaurant on the Island! We have stayed for 10 days in Cyprus (second time in Cyprus) and tatsted the first 8 days 8 different restaurants including 2 reataurants in the same street as Michaels... Michaels is by far the best restaurant we dined in Cyprus! Highly recommended!!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wales
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Very Poor Experience”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2010

Sorry but I had to write review on this restaurant, we went there and were extremely disappointed, thats all I can describe it as was pure slop on a plate! They used the same sauce for the starters as they did for the main course, it was no different at all!! They just changed the name, that to me is pure laziness! The owner however was very friendly and welcoming it has to be said. The resturant opposite called Za Za's is by far the best along this row, would knock spots off Michaels Tavern any day!! The other restuarant which is extemely popular and I have to say beautiful food even though it is a little pricey is Cavellini's which is about quarter of mile away.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“the best place we ate at during our 2 week family holiday - a "must try"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2010

We have just returned from 2 weeks in Pafos where we ate at Michael's twice.
The food, staff and feel of the place are perfect. A real Cypriot family run Restaurant which has been going since 1983 so they must be doing something right!
Michael comes out of the kitchen regularly to check on the satisfaction levels of his customers.The menu is wide ranging - everyone will find something they like but of course the Cypriot dishes are the best. Our 11 year old daughter loved the Grandma's Stuffed Chicken and the Beef Stifado is the BEST we have ever tasted.

The family run front of house and greeted me on our second visit by name - pretty smart customer service to remember this from my credit card. I think that because this place is a bit out of the way and not flashy it relies on reputation and recommendation.

When we were there (August 2010) a 15% discount was taken off the whole bill making a great value evening even better.

If you go to Pafos this should be on your "must try" list.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Fantastic food, fantastic atomosphere and fantastic staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2010

We have just returned from 2 weeks in Paphos where we ate at Michael's 4 or 5 times. The food, staff and ambience are just wonderful. It is a typical Cypriot family run Restaurant. The memu is very varied serving Cypriot dishes and English cusine. We would thoroughly recommend the suckling pig on a Tuesday and Friday and our daughter loved the chicken kebabs.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sussex
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“A Great Place to spend an evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2010

If you want Greek/Cypriot themed food then this is a great place to spend an evening. Michael and his wife do most (if not all) the food preparation and cooking - Demitri manages the front of house and is a charming host.

We strongly recommend the Meze - it kept us going all night and was of the highest quality.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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