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“Not liked, expensive, disrespectful.”
Review of Restaurant Mardin

Restaurant Mardin
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Lefke
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Not liked, expensive, disrespectful.”
Reviewed July 4, 2013

We have been there as whole family with kids. The meal was ordinary but expensive. It was crowded but there were only few waiters running around. We were having our lunch when the owners and waiters suddenly stopped a passing car and started a big fight. We were shocked and kids were scared. Waiters returning from fight continued serving with torn shirts. It was unbelievable. Even though I am a local, I promised myself never going there again. I saw the "tripadvisor recommended" sign stuck on the restaurant window, so I decided to write this review. Keep away. There are many more nicer and more polite places to eat better dishes at a more reasonable price.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Cypriot71
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Llanelli, United Kingdom
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177 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
“Quiet Place”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

This is a pleasant stop for a drink on the edge of the sea
Pleasant staff very accommodating.

Meals are available but we did not eat there.

Prices seemed to me to be about average for this part of Cyprus
There were patrons present when we were there who seemed to be locals and who were enjoying a meal.
As locals eat there I would assume that the standard of the meals was good.

It was very quiet when we were there but then just about everywhere was quiet. Probably a sign of the international down turn.

Lefke is a little off the normal tourist route but was most enjoyable as being unspoilt by tourists

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Jennifer259
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very expensive not worth it”
Reviewed June 2, 2013

For what we ordered the bill was shocking, I guess when they see people in z cars whom looks like might be a once off customer the bill triples. We did not enjoy the food, they brought a long bread hanging out of the plate touching the hand of the waiter as well as not so clean table.

My partner had fish, it was raw and not enjoyable, my meat was burnt and for two people the bill of 250 TL was very very expensive. First time visit to Cyprus loved it but will never stop at this restaurant again.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Andrew601
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purley surrey
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59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Excellent lunch in a beautiful setting”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

This was our 4th visit to this restaurant. After visiting Soli - a nearby ancient site - we stopped for lunch at Mardin. The restaurant is right on the edge of a bay and has wonderful views down the north Cyprus coast. We ate at one of the outside tables and had a simple lunch of salad, local cheese pide (like pizza), meat pide and chips. It was all delicious!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Neil D
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Bees did not allow us to eat”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

We were at this restaurant during september, yellow bees were everywhere and did not allow us to eat our food. The whole table was invaded. We asked for help but nothing happened instead we ended up with a very expensive bill. Will never go there again.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Marianne M
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