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“Not as good as the rave reviews” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Moustakallis Tavern

Moustakallis Tavern
9is Iouliou 10, Polis 8820, Cyprus
00 357 26322883
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Ranked #3 of 32 restaurants in Polis
Price range: $11 - $27
Cuisines: Barbecue, Greek, British
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The first original and traditional Cypriot Restaurant-Taverna in Polis.Based just off the central square in the town of Polis Chrysochous by the ample Main Car Park. The style of food here can be described as Cypria-European offering exceptional quality local fruit, vegetables, poultry fish and meat.The restaurant has three different large dinning areas catering for all your needs. Having quiet spots, open spaces and family areas.Whether you are on your own or that large group there is a place for everyone,"YOU ARE ALL WELCOME!"
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Not as good as the rave reviews”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

Chose this restaurant because of the reviews on trip advisor but was left disappointed. It was easy to find and well signposted. Choice of sitting inside or out. Friendly staff and varied menu. Chose sea bass but sadly it was tasteless. Chips were golden outside but hard inside. It was expensive for the area and we will not be returning. Sadly this restaurant did not live up to the good reviews.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Always excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Always immaculately clean, very professional staff, the food is fabulous. This restaurant is one I will go back to.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“I'd eat here every week - if it wasn't a four hour flight from home!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Food was excellent, but that has been the case for every restaurant we've eaten in during our stay. What has made our trips to this place really special is the friendliness of all the staff. They have been patient with my daughter, answered all our daft questions as if it's the first time they've been asked and made us feel like regulars.

Try this place - it's got that extra je ne sais quoi.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“The best place in the area by far”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

The Polis area is one of the nicest parts of Cyprus being away from the big cities and relatively quiet. Nevertheless, there are a lot of excellent places eat here. This large restaurant is one of the best for everyday eating, that is why it is always packed. There is a large choice of Cypriot style food all of which is perfectly cooked and unusually for Cyprus a good choice of sweets, not the usual cakes and ice cream.
The name means moustache after the extravagant whiskers sported by the old fellow who started it up and still hangs around supervising. The service is remarkably swift for such a busy restaurant. They seem to have a system which works very well with the waiters not being tied to any particular table. You could see six different waiters during your meal but surprisingly they don't seem to make mistakes.
On Saturdays the usual menu is supplemented by a varied and tasty barbecue.
If you like food you could say "Πολύ νόστιμο φαι" ("Poli nostimo faee") which means "very tasty food"
They even have their own website
http://www.moustakallis.com and they will give you a WiFi password if you ask.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Meze”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Really good meze for two - tasty, affordable and plentiful. We couldn't finish ours, but enjoyed being in the restaurant anyway - very friendly and pleasant.

Visited November 2012
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