Top ChoiceCypriot in Agia Napa

En Yevo

Typical Cypriot favourites get cooked up in the blue-and-white interior of this traditional taverna, where the ceiling is hung with creeping vines. Everything is fresh and tasty, and the staff is wonderfully...

Top ChoiceSeafood in Larnaka

Zephyros

It's been around for more than 40 years, and although the big dining-hall-style surroundings lack any inspiration whatsoever, Zephyros' high-quality fish meze (two people minimum) with eight different kinds of...

Top ChoiceCypriot in Larnaka

Art Cafe 1900

With art prints and photos covering the walls, and shelves weighed down with bric-a-brac, Art Cafe 1900 is by far Larnaka’s most atmospheric dining choice. Dine on stuffed cabbage leaves or stifado (stew made...

Top ChoiceCypriot in Agia Napa

Limelight

This well-established and family-run traditional restaurant excels at what it does best: chargrilled dishes. It also serves pasta and steak, lobster and seafood, but it’s the yielding beef, lamb and stifado (beef...

Top ChoiceCypriot in Larnaka

Militzis

This tavern serves up Cypriot soul food at its best, with soft, succulent lamb baked in the domed fourno (traditional ovens). As well as all the usual favourites, why not give specialities such as kefalaki...

Top ChoiceMediterranean in Pernera

La Cultura del Gusto

This fashionable and highly popular restaurant is known for its steaks and a menu that's more innovative than others in the area. Dishes such as monkfish served with a spicy mango sauce and organic Black Angus...

Top ChoiceCypriot in Around Larnaka

Voreas

Ten minutes north of Larnaka in Oroklini village, this house with a courtyard offers traditional foods, surrounds and hospitality. The aroma of herbs, the succulent variety of meat and the wild vegetable meze...

Cypriot in Larnaka

Stou Rousia

Despite indifferent service, we recommend this little taverna because it's one of few places in central Larnaka that dishes up proper home cooking. Daily specials feature hearty green beans and chicken, or...

Cafe in Lefkara

Tasties Cafe

With its blue shuttered windows and a gorgeously restored blue-and-white old-world interior, including original ornate lintels and cornice detailing, this may just be the cutest cafe in all of Cyprus. There's...

Cypriot in Around Larnaka

To Patrikon

It's meze, but with a twist. To Patrikon infuses a modern-Med approach to classic Cypriot meze (minimum two people), adding touches of creative flair. Grilled meats get lashed with Commandaria (sweet wine); the...

Italian in Agia Napa

Quadro

Agia Napa's best bet for Italian offers great pizza (we're a tad partial to the not-entirely-authentic Pizza al Greco, served with feta, olives, oregano and tomato) and a huge array of pasta. There are plenty of...

Cypriot in Ammochostos Region

Mousikos Tavern

This stone-cut house built in the 1930s, and its large outdoor courtyard, gets chock-a-block with diners on summer evenings. The meze (minimum two people) is what you're here for, and as well as the usual parade...

International in Pernera

Blue Spice

A vast menu that covers all the bases, from jacket potatoes to grilled seafood platters and kebabs, along with one of the best vegetarian dish selections we've seen in all our Cypriot travels. There's also a...

International in Agia Napa

Sage

The menu riffs on modern European dining, with dishes such as baked halibut with tomato and lemon pesto, and herb-crusted racks of lamb with red-wine sauce, while the slate walls and concatenate doors imbue the...

Cypriot in Protaras

Nicolas Tavern

Well-priced, consistently good Cypriot favourites, with friendly service to boot. Kleftiko (oven-baked lamb) is the speciality, but Nicolas is also good for afelia (pork cooked in red wine) and tava (lamb and...

Cafe in Larnaka

Secret Garden

The low-key and friendly vine-draped back garden, complete with kooky angel statues and a trickling water feature, is where we head for an easy lunch of tasty sandwiches stuffed with fillings. We like the 'Greedy...

Cafe in Ammochostos Region

Konnos Bay Bar

A great place to chill out after walking in Cape Greco National Park or following a long day at the beach. This cafe-bar has snaffled prime position on the hill above Konnos Beach, shaded by pine trees and...

International in Larnaka

To Kafe Tis Chrysanthis

This cute little cafe, tucked away just off the main coastal drag, has colourful ceramic plates decorating the walls inside and seating that spills out into the narrow alleyway. Service is friendly, and the...

Seafood in Larnaka

Psarolimano Tavern

This seafood tavern is known for its fish meze (two people minimum, and well worth splashing out for), but we also like the fisherman's kebab and the grilled octopus. The view across the traditional fishing...

Greek in Larnaka

Alasia

When we're in town we always pull into Alasia for a quick lunch of koupes (mince-meat stuffed pastries) or a sneaky afternoon loukoumades (Cypriot honey balls) pit stop. This family-run cafe rustles up some of...