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Mandra Tavern

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Dionysou 4 | Kato Paphos, Paphos 8041, Cyprus
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Higham Ferrers, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited this restaurant with my girlfriend and had a nice meal. The restaurant it's self is a nice building and the history of the building is given on the top of the menu which was a nice touch. The waiter that served us was witty and funny and made us feel welcome. The food it's self was pleasant, I would... More 

Thank Tobes118
Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a lovely reunion dinner with dear friends and chose the Mandra tavern because I am half Greek and I wanted my favourite dish the way mama used to make it. I was not disappointed. We all had the kleftiko except my rebellious husband, who opted for his favourite moussaka. Portions were generous so definitely go hungry. The sides... More 

Thank MrsSparty
Lochgilphead, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fast friendly service. Tasty and fresh Greek salad, with olive oil and lemon dressing, good quality feta. Tee bone steak well cooked and lots of flavour. Beef Stefano best I have tasted, will be back.

Thank Rannsachair
Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent food, had a meat meze for 3 which we struggled to finish, if you want a taste of Cyprus this is the place to go. Friendly service and cater for children too.

Thank Wozza1606
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Just off the main area of Paphos, this is a great little taverna. The food is good, both for the meat-eaters and vegetarians in our family. The two Geek musicians were excellent and added to the experience, other places they have been a real turn off! The two waiters looked after us well. Have been once before and had a... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Durham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had 2 great evenings here. Lovely staff. Fab food. The fish Meze was particularly good value and the lamb souvla delicious

Thank lisasimp
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant has a real Cypriot atmosphere, unlike a lot of the others, which are very 'touristy'. Adonis and Stelios are great guys. They are very friendly and efficient. We went back there three times and would have gone more times if we were there longer. I had the spare ribs on one visit, just to break away from the... More 

Thank sueEdgware
Paphos, Cyprus
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My mums favourite waiters, and the food is really good! These guys work so hard and are amazing ! They remember returning guests with much affection.we love them...I mean the place,! Looking forward to next year x

Thank jayneb152016
Kent, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited Mandra in August 2026, we were curious given the good reviews. Overall a good experience, nice and friendly service, nice food but nothing exceptional that I would want to go back to. Reasonable good value and a nice atmosphere but this can be said about many other places in Cyprus as well.

Thank SBaker25
Skipton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mandra tavern is one of the nicest spots for food. It was recommended by a family member a few years ago when we visited Paphos, and this year again we returned to the restaurant. Traditional Cypriot restaurant, the food is beautiful and staff are very friendly. Completely hassle free, they don't have reps outside literally pushing you into the restaurant!

Thank nathan b

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $22
Mediterranean, Greek
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dionysou 4 | Kato Paphos, Paphos 8041, Cyprus
  • Location: Europe  >  Cyprus  >  Paphos District  >  Paphos
  • Phone Number: 35726934129
The name of this tavern "Mandra" is the Greek word for a livestock enclosure.Over one hundred years ago, before the area of Kato Paphos was developed, the whole area around this tavern was used as grazing land for livestock. Many of the villagers who lived in Kato Paphos were shepherds and they built these livestock enclosures near the grazing sites. A "Mandra" was used to protect livestock from weather conditions, to store dairy products and sometimes for the shepherds to sleep in.Built with natural stone, much of which still stands today, the "mandra" consisted of a yard that usually contained divided areas of different levels, part of which was covered.This tavern used to be one such place. Its basic character, as can be seen, has been retained. Only a few additions and alterations have been made and this only so that our guests enjoy their traditionally prepared meals in a comfortable and pleasant environment.“Mandra Tavern" was established in 1979.

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