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“Not as good as last time”
Review of Happy Cows

Happy Cows
Ranked #5 of 88 Restaurants in Parikia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $29
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Horsham, Sussex UK
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Not as good as last time”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

New management has taken over this restaurant - previously one of our favourites. Whilst it still has its own unique charm we were disappointed in a number of factors that we hope that the new owners will get right for the future:

> Reduced menu at the end of the season (September) - however this was not evident until we sat down and read the menu with many items deleted.
> Canned lager - not bottled
> I had a chicken dish which (and the owners may wish to correct this) seemed to be processed and not fresh chicken.

We will try Happy Green Cows again on our next visit to Paros - we hope that these problems can be put down as start up problems.

  • Visited September 2013
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English first
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good themed restaurant”
Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

The atmosphere & decor might seem a bit eccentric, weird even, but in the end we kind of liked it. It's a small place which i believe tries to stand out of the crowd. In the end it succeeds to do so. Probably the only restaurant in Paros that offers vegetarian plates in the menu, it has a small variety of dishes, but these dishes are cooked really well. We had an incredible salad and two great main courses. Everything was fresh and cooked right there on the spot. At the end we paid 55€ for 2 mains the "special" salad and two bottles of wine. It was a real treat and the shef definatelly knows his stuff, guaranteed. If you want something different that standard Greek cuisine, (though the guy is indeed Greek) or something different in general, you should definatelly give it a go. Actually, give it a go anyway. You're probably going to visit again after that. Very nice food indeed.

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank Rouhlas O
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good vegetarian dish selection”
Reviewed August 30, 2013

Ate here on my last night in Paros. Wished I'd found it sooner so I could have tried more dishes! Good service and delicious food. Definitely worth a try:)

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank BEB99
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Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“one of the best”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

We had the pleasure of dining at "the happy green cow" and we were not disappointed.
The menu was leaning towards vegetarian but if your a meat eater don't let the lack of beef put you off! The prawns wrapped in macaroni was probably the best starter I have eaten and I begrudged letting my partner try! He had the baked feta which he also thought was amazing! The mains were just as delicious an d showed true culinary expertise. Balanced, tambourine and presented beautifully. If you are coming to Paros you really should visit this chic little restaurant. A great place to stop and the decor is warm and inviting.
The staff were welcoming and attentive.

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank Suzietues
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greece
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great "different" restaurant”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

In case you feel the need for something different than the usual greek restaurants with sea view, this is it! "Happy Cows" is a very cozy and way from ordinary tastefully decorated restaurant, located on a traditional cycladic narrow street in the very center of Paroikia.
Thanks to Lefteris & Angela (owners) the food -with great vegeterian dishes, among others- is delicious & the service full of smile and warmth.
Thank you for the superb time you offered us during the whole 15 days of holidays.

Giorgos & Nefeli

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank george_apos
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