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“A great Meze”
Review of Peyia Tavern

Peyia Tavern
Ranked #13 of 72 Restaurants in Peyia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $24
Cuisines: Barbecue, Mediterranean, Grill
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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".
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Went to Peyia Tavern on 7th. October (having not been able to get in on 6th.). The food was simple, but freshly cooked, and a well paced Meze, with the meat dishes coming one by one. The Meze was good value, the only slight question was that the meat was almost all just simply grilled, so left me feeling that all the meat was a bit 'samey'. Overall a very good meal, in a good atmosphere.

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Thank Dave G
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

Having read the reviews I wanted to try this, we had lamb which was flavorful very crisp yet not at all dry. Village salad was lovely, village wine is a definite must so much nicer than some we had on the trip. As a vegetarian I had halloumi which was perfectly crisp and soft not too salty and very moorish. The tzatziki and hommus were lovely and creamy (a little more tahini than im used to) This was perhaps the best meal we had, we arrived at the perfect time not having booked, a simple home cooked family business , mother cooks, father serves son hosts... all lovely! the food packed more flavour than the much more expensive tourist spots. Seems there were a lot of regular tourists and ex pats, who were shown much more attention but hey......
Worth a visit you need a car, just hang a right at coral bay round about go up hill all the way past spiros, bakery, village and you will find the gem that is peyia village.

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Thank Yourstrulyb
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Went here because others had reviewed it favourably.

Like almost everyone in the restaurant, it seemed, we went for the meat mezze. It was ok, but it had a sort of production line feel to it, and none of the dishes was particularly outstanding. For example, one of the courses was a piece of chicken squashed flat and grilled, with no herbs or spices to give it any interest.

The host of course was charming and he worked very hard, on his own, front of house, to take orders and bring the food to the table. As others have said, he IS the menu. He recites everything they have from memory. But as the range of dishes on offer is so small, this is not a great feat!

Probably wouldn't go back, but that's not because the meal was bad.

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2  Thank Spikeyteeth
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

I was a bit disappointed with the food after reading some of the reviews. It was ok but nothing special. We had the Meze and, although there was a lot of it, I think that the quality was sacrificed for the quantity, I would rather have had it the other way round. The service was fine and staff were pleasant. It was also nice to be able to see village life from our table. Did not merit a second visit.

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1  Thank Barbar R
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

I have being eating here for so many years and it is always good. Owner Mixalis and sons are there to serve you in a friendly way. There is a tiny terrace outside and when it's really hot is it worth pre booking or just getting there early for one of these. Our meze was lovely, it included delicious lamb chops, crispy yet tender, and fresh off the hot charcoals, halloumi cheese and lounza. This is how halloumi should be eaten, when you cut it is soft, mmm. Wine list simple so we drank cold white Vasilikon, always reliable. Prices are good here too. It looks nothing from the outside and if you blinked you would miss it. Coming up the hill from Coral Bay, it is at top of hill in central Peyia, on the right up 6 or so steps. Free parking opposite

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1  Thank LaPorteEstRouge
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