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“Great food and great service”
Review of O Vrakas Taverna

O Vrakas Taverna
Ranked #7 of 38 Restaurants in Pissouri
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $24
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: O Vrakas is a traditional Cyprus taverna in Pissouri Square with a twist. We are offering Traditional dishes as well as a specially selected variety of International cuisine. We are featuring daily our Daily Specials as well as a different food and wine matching menu. Our highlight evening is Wednesday night, with acoustic Bouzouki and Guitar, accompanied by our traditional Meze, dancing and smashing plates. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon at our premises. Best regards Haris Stylianides
Reviewed September 18, 2013

On our recent visit to Cyprus we ate at thus restaurant twice and loved the food and the service both times. Try the kebab and the moussaka, both excellent.

Thank LillyP66
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Reviewed September 13, 2013

A very mixed reaction to our experience at Vrakas.

The setting and décor are perfect. Probably the most sophisticated looking venue up in the village by some distance, Vrakas is the most appealing of all the tavernas to chose from.

I had Afelia, which was the best I have ever tasted - really excellent. We also had moussaka and a lamb dish which were also very good. Two pasta dishes were however, not at all nice and abandoned half way through.

On the food and ambience alone, I would give Vrakas four or five out of five.

Two reasons to mark it down:

Firstly, we decided not to drink that night and a third bottle of water was delivered to the table warm. I asked for a cold one ( the first two were very well chilled). Our young waitress said they had no cold ones. (Really ? 8.30 in the evening at the height of the tourist season and you don't have any bottles of water in the fridge?) Five minutes later, the table next to us (different waiter) received a chilled bottle of water to their table.

Second, one of the waiters was rushing around perspiring fairly profusely. In his hand he had a small towel which when he was not wiping his face/neck, he used to wipe diners plates when setting them down on the table.

When I saw this I managed to hold my meal down, give thanks that he had not served us and get the family out of there before any of them saw it too

10% discount for repeat guests was not an offer we took up, for obvious reasons.

Avoid the lying waitress, avoid the sweating waiter, avoid the pasta - you will have a really enjoyable meal.

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1  Thank MGSreject
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

Vrakas is our favourite restaurant on the square at any time of day. We love to visit for breakfast, an afternoon coffee to watch the village men playing backgammon or for dinner.

Now they have introduced their Bouzouki night on Wednesday, which we went to twice in August, it will be a must do for us when we are out and I'm already looking forward to our next trip in October. 17 euro a head for a really nice meze. One of the things we liked most about it was the attention to detail and the tapas style of serving - far too often meze leaves you unable to move and we thought the portion sizes were just right with a taste of everything for everyone.

The atmosphere in the restaurant and square on Wednesday evenings is lovely

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2  Thank Latimer
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

We visited this restaurant on our first night and thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Good range of food on the menu, should suit all tastes. The food was good, the wine also. The setting was very pleasant, lovely to sit outside on the square, where tourists and locals mingle.
The restaurant always seemed busy, often the busiest in the square. The staff are very friendly, and the owner is very attentive and takes the time to engage with his diners. He also offered a discount if we returned, which we did later in the holiday, and were not disappointed with the second visit, again good quality food with a slight twist on the basic Cypriot fare.

Overall a good well run restaurant with good location and ambiance, friendly helpful staff, well worth a visit and one of the better tavernas in the village.

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Thank hottinroof
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

Nothing to dislike here. I had a Pork Chop cooked to perfection with a lovely side salad. My wife had Veggie Moussaka which I tasted and it was absolutely stunning. The service was impeccable and the Brandy Sour perfect. Very much recommended, miss this and you will have to return next holiday

Thank ferrarilover2008
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