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Akis Tavern

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| Acheleia, Paphos 8503, Cyprus
+357 26422821
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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited this tavern for Sunday Meze, according to great reviews. But our feels are different. Not proffesional service and hard meat . Tasty was only salad with home bread , but other meal we did not enjoy too much. We thing, this is restaurant for tourists mostly, just very few home people.

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Schaerbeek, Belgium
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238 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Definitively worth a stop in this restaurant 5 minutes away from Paphos airport. The parking is at the back on gives on a cute little church and the village play area and football ground. The owner is nice with kids and have a wall covered with drawings. Not the least for a restaurant: service and food were good also. Overall... More 

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Haifa
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111 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there after all the good reviews I've read and weren't disappointed. We were welcomed and served by the owner who was very friendly and since we were the last to stay in the restaurant we actually had a nice conversation. We took the meze which included endless tasty dishes including salads and different kind of meat and a... More 

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2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I decided against a starter and chose a sieftalia and pork plate which came with chips and a local salad. I have a healthy appetite and was completely nourished by the dish served. The owner and daughter were excellent hosts and my wife's brandy sour was spot on. We received Marinas orange cake, on the house, was excellent. We fly... More 

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Watford, Herts
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived on our last day in Cyprus in between lunch and supper service thinking it would be open all day. We were the only people and yet were made to feel so welcome by Marina and her sous chef. As we didn't want to inconvenience her (we just wanted something substantial to eat before our flight home), we suggested... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic food and great service. We went on a Wednesday evening in early March and naturally it was quiet. The owner looked after us out front whilst his wife cooked. We had the mezze and a word of warning - DO NOT EAT FOR A DAY BEFORE YOU GO! Needless to say there was plenty of food. I lost count... More 

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Thank Simon F
Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited mid week in March for lunch, so it was early in the season - there was only one other table occupied. This is such a shame, all inclusive hotels are really having an adverse effect on local tavernas. The food was full of flavour and of good quality. Portions were generous. Service was friendly and efficient. Table cloths at... More 

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Hartley, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yet another lovely evening. Akis was as attentive as usual and the food was delicious especially the Dolmades. Back again in June.

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Thank Sean F
Marano di Napoli, Italy
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's been a while since we last visited our favorite taverna in Paphos but it was all worth it !!! Akis was the first one to visit as soon as we came back to Cyprus !!! This time we decided to try the pork chop with grilled mushrooms as a starter and lamp chops with grilled halloumi for starter finished... More 

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Burbage, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Used the Akis for a lunch break on our 30 mile cycle tour around the Paphos area. Home made food was dellicious and we received a very warm welcome from the owner who was holding the fort on her own. Can fully understand why there are so many strong reviews for this restaurant and can only re-iterate the recommendation to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$22
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Greek
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Acheleia, Paphos 8503, Cyprus
  • Location: Europe  >  Cyprus  >  Paphos District  >  Paphos
  • Phone Number: +357 26422821
Description
A simple traditional taverna, family run, with no gourmet elements, as that would contradict the whole concept, in a village setting and beautiful gardens. My mum prepares the food with lots of love and the rest of us make sure it is served to you properly and on time! The presentation is simple as well, as my father wants, although my mother would love to show off a bit more of her skills:) However and most importantly, it is genuinely Cypriot!We have had the taverna since 1990 and during the years we have made a lot of wonderful friends and shared with them beautiful moments, wedding and christening parties, anniversaries and birthday parties. That is the best part of the story!So, after writing a whole essay I realise I could just describe it with one single sentence: A family-run tavern who loves Cypriot food and enjoys serving its visitors!Thank you for taking the time to read it!

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