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“Two nights on the trot for us” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Peyia Tavern

Peyia Tavern
Michalaki Kyprianou 1 | Peyia, Paphos, Peyia 8560, Cyprus
+357 26 621077
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Ranked #12 of 42 Restaurants in Peyia
Price range: $11 - $24
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: “Peyia Tavern” is a family restaurant and is highly recommended, here you will have the opportunity to sample the “Traditional Special Meat Meze”, great dish for the meat lovers. The meat is cooked in the traditional Cypriot way (on the charcoal). The Special Meze is served one dish at a time by the Taverna staff which are family members. Be careful not to over face yourself with the bread, salad, dips and pourgouri (traditional couscous) which is served as an appetiser prior to the meat dishes. Also the taverna serves traditional dishes like "Halloumi", "Sieftalia" and "Stifado".
Amsterdam
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Two nights on the trot for us”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Visited here with 2 friends and had the meze both nights. Halloumi was best we had in Cyprus. The lamb and chicken were delicious but we were all too full to really appreciate the stiffado. Unfortunately the lighting isn't great but lots of the locals (ex pats) eat here. It is very reasonably priced. Try it - you won't be disappointed

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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liverpool
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122 reviews 122 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
“Authentic Greek!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012 via mobile

Had the Meze! Authentic tasting Greek food at its best!! The Hallumi was a delight as was all the meat dishes... Went in the evening and sat outside for great atmosphere and views. We stayed at nearby Coral Bay and this is much better than the Greek ones in Coral Bay.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“One of the best places I have ever been”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

I am in the Merchant navy and as such have travelled round the world many times and eaten in many places. I recently ate here with my family whilst on holiday in Cyprus.

It was great. Basically no menu, you just ask what he has got and he will let you know or you take the Meze which is a bit like a Cypriot version of Spanish Tapas for those who have never been. 14 courses later and you are full, satisfied and very happy with life. Pork chop, Lamb chop, Kebab, salad, cheeses, olives, chicken, the list goes on and on.

The view isnt really great but its a village tavern next to a road so it is in its traditional spot. I would be willing to bet that the road has been built round this place.

Micheal that owns the place is the head waiter, working with his two sons who have returned after completing university! His wife is back of the house cooking on what I could only imagine to be the biggest bbq ever.

Booking is required even during the week as locals travel well over an hour to come back again and again.

My mouth is watering just writing this!!!

Brilliant.

  • Visited August 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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Netley Abbey, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Al Fresco Fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

This clean Cypriot owned and run restaurant in the main village was welcoming and pretty with outside shaded eating area overlooking the road as you can see in the photo. It advertised Meze at £15 per head and proved most delicious. Staff speak excellent English with humour - on choice of house wine 'Would you like happy, sexy, dancing or funny wine?' and our choice of red was easy on the palate, good with the many plates of good quality freshly prepared food. Go early (6.30) to secure an outside table or book by popping in during the day.

  • 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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Edinburgh
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“A bit chaotic, but that's part of the charm”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

The best thing to have here is the meze as it's by far the best deal. However, the food comes are varying rates and sometimes you're offered the same thing twice! All is very tasty, starting with various Greek dips and bread. The meat dishes - including chicken, pork, beef, and lamb come along with chips and couscous. It's really hard to eat everything and this time we were beaten before we had completed 14 of the 15 dishes on offer. The place is always buzzing and unless you choose the right time to arrive, you may be offered the last table which is almost out on the road.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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