Food brings people together, its flavours take them on journeys, its hospitality opens up their hearts, music brings them even closer together. In Famagusta, you will experience all of this and more. We have created the most up-to-date guide to provide you with flavours and emotions during every single moment of your holidays!
The famous and beloved tavern of Paralimni, Kamasias has over 40 years of experience and to date, continues to serve a great selection of well-cooked dishes and meze, which you won’t find anywhere else! Kamasias genuinely only uses the best raw materials while their food is seasonal, made with fresh herbs and local meat, which they prepare with respect to the traditional Cypriot cuisine. It’s in its yard, filled with greenery and flowers that favourite Cypriot recipes are revived, including fresh squid, lemon rabbit and other delicious delicacies. Kamasias also prepares a delicious meat meze, as well as meat on the grill, seftalia, steak, pancetta, burger, ribs; whatever you ask for, you will get in abundance, even appetizers. On its Sunday menu, the protagonists Souvla and kleftiko, are made with passion and mastery. When we look for authentic Cypriot food, Kamasias tavern is the first to come to mind!
Napa Tavern is all about tradition. Delicious food takes over here as you choose from a traditional meze or if you prefer individual portions of grilled tasty meat dishes or even fresh fish. All meals are finished off with amazing homemade sweets. Napa tavern is highly recommended for its cosy and traditional atmosphere, their pleasant alfresco dining, outstanding quality food and excellent service.
Ttappis stays true to the standards of traditional Cypriot dishes and has managed to stand out as one of the best for many years. The popular tavern is known for the amazing taste of their food, quality of their ingredients and excellent service. The restaurant itself is simple and hospitable, and provides a memorable dining experience. On the menu you will find homemade and seasonal meze, great egg dishes, rich salads, as well as many delicious grill choices.
You won’t feel summer until you visit Mousikos tavern in Sotira. Its charming courtyard is where you will want to sit down and enjoy dinner under a vine. Order a meze and get a truly local flavour. You will be served fresh halloumi cheese that melts in your mouth, warm homemade bread and amazing Cypriot dishes.
OLD SIMOS CAFE RESTAURANT
A beautiful cafe-restaurant where you can stop for a coffee, but ultimately, a glance at the menu and you will want to eat here! On the menu you will find tasty traditional Cypriot food and meze. What makes this place so unique is that you can choose your own meze according to your liking, everything is truly authentic and extremely tasty.
OLD SIMOS CAFE RESTAURANT
Costaris makes one of the most famous traditional Kleftiko in Cyprus. Portions are big and are filled with flavours and aromas. The owners personally bake the meat in the oven for hours before serving and until the meat is ready to be served hot and literally ready to melt in your mouth! Kleftiko is served with potatoes, onions, lemon and bread. Apart from their famous Kleftiko, you will also find various other types of grilled items.
This authentically and very simply decorated restaurant serves one of the most delicious Kleftiko of the island. This is the place to go to enjoy authentic Cypriot Kleftiko made from goat and sheep meat that is served with potatoes, cucumber, tomato, vinegar, onion and lemon. The restaurant is located opposite the Improvement Council in Frenaros.
Opened in 1976, Kalamies, in an idyllic landscape where visitors can enjoy a magical view of the sea and the blue and white domed church of Ayios Nikolaos in Protaras. This lovely family-run restaurant is popular with seafood lovers and serves excellent food with a traditional Cypriot hospitality. If you enjoy seafood this FI H is definitely the place to go to with a variety of dishes to choose from. The menu is based on the freshest raw materials and ingredients. Fresh fish and seafood are the main items on the menu, while it also provides a wide variety of salads, pasta dishes, Cypriot recipes and grilled dishes. For those not sure what to order, the Fish Mezé is also a perfect choice! You must try their desserts and particularly kunefe, a traditional dessert that they make with great taste! Highly recommended!
KARAS FISH TAVERN
The Karas Fish Tavern is run by three brothers and is located 200 metres from the beach. Opened n 1995, the name Karas is synonymous with quality fresh fish, and is regarded as one of the best fish restaurants in Cyprus. Their speciality is indeed their ‘Fish Meze’. Alternatively, there is a variety of fresh fish selections as well as a full menu of traditional Cypriot and International dishes, including slowly-cooked Kleftiko, Moussaka, and a meat based meze of about fourteen dishes. Alternatively, there is a variety of fresh fish selections including Oysters and their special oven baked Sea Bass in a salt crust. Finally, the restaurant offers a nice selection of wines from all over the world. This relaxed, family tavern serves generous portions and has spirited service with a smile within a covered cool yard in the summer.
VASSOS (PSAROLIMANO) FISH TAVERN
Set in a beautiful scenery right in front of the picturesque Ayia Napa Harbour, Vassos Fish tavern opened in 1962. The popular tavern combines a great location with a quality fish menu which allows you to choose your own fish and request your favourite way for it to be cooked! Their list of fish is endless and unusual. They also have a separate mouth-watering sushi menu and a variety of dishes for those not favouring seafood as well as an exquisite wine list. Vassos Fish Restaurant remains humble at heart: it keeps the spirit of the tradition it carries, offering the same warm hospitality its founders did and choosing among the top quality of fish local fishermen bring every day. A must visit!
VASSOS (PSAROLIMANO) FISH TAVERN
Spartiatis is the master of the grill and frying pan and offers impeccable service with enviable views of Konnos bay below. This family run restaurant is one of the favourites of the area, it pays attention to its ingredients and serves fresh fish, seafood gourmet dishes including various fish Carpaccios and ceviches.
A stylish and inviting space, furnished with white leather chairs, a beautiful outside veranda, atmospheric lighting and an exotic décor. It has to be said that this is one of the favourite Japanese restaurants in Ayia Napa. Megu’s quality Japanese gastronomy is offered through an excellent service.
Sushi Yama is the first fine-dining Japanese restaurant in Cyprus, while it is the latest culinary addition to Ayia Napa Marina’s Commercial Village.
Taipei opened its doors to the pubic over 20 years ago and still holds nothing more than passion to offer quality Chinese cuisine. The menu provides a wide variety of dishes which are made with carefully selected high quality ingredients. With over 150 different dishes on their menu, you will have to choose from a selection of gourmet Chinese recipes that will travel you to other realms!
Located right in the centre of Ayia Napa, this chic fine dining restaurant owned by two brothers is an all-day hang out which offers a lovely setting on a busy junction of Ayia Napa. Abacus also boasts a trendy chill out lounge to meet everyone’s needs. Its extensive menu offers something for every pallet and is known for its great steaks, pastas and endless beer and wine options. The seating arrangement includes high stools, comfortable sofas and stylish tables while the lively and comfortable lounge allows visitors to take in the great music, with excellent cocktails, signature coffees and sweet delights with an emphasis on crepes and chocolate. A must visit!
Folio Restaurant is located in the heart of Protaras and has been around since for decades, initially opening its doors in 1997. Throughout the years, Folio has succeeded to maintain its high standards and quality of food. With an extensive menu at hand and years of experience, one of Folios specialties, are its Dry aged Steaks. Yet, as it defines, Folio isn’t just a steak house; it also serves Mediterranean cuisine and excellent sushi. The cava includes exclusive wines that will accompany your meal perfectly, along with the fantastic service that promises to keep you coming back for more. Highly recommended!
LA CULTURA DEL GUSTO
A completely revamped popular restaurant in the Pernera area in Protaras. This stylish restaurant reopened its doors at the beginning of the year, ready to welcome its very loyal customers once again, in its obviously renewed and modernised space. Having established itself on the gastronomic map of Protaras and emerged as one of the most ageless restaurants in the area, this is where to go to have a good steak and quality dishes. Its new space is warm, atmospheric, with new furniture and impressive décor. The menu includes seafood, meat, excellent steaks, fresh salads, appetizers etc. Its sweets menu and particlualry its homemade sorbet is also something to look out for.
LA CULTURA DEL GUSTO
An open-kitchen theatrical haute cuisine where award-winning dishes are sliced, diced and sautéed to perfection. Highly regarded around the world and lead by 32 Michelin star French chef, Joël Robuchon, L’Atelier Robuchon’s fresh approach to high quality French cuisine has won numerous awards in recent years. Emphasis is given to specific ingredients whose taste is crucial with influences from Asia and in particular Japan. This new restaurant in the Ayia Napa Marina is inspired by the sushi counter experience and focuses on simplicity, consistency and excellence. It certainly deserves a visit! Address: 52, Ayia Thekla avenue, Ayia Napa Marina Tel: +357 23 300 570
LE SUNDECK ROBUCHON Complementary to the Deli, the Sundeck is an open terrace where guests could enjoy the finest of food and drinks under the Mediterranean sunshine or have their cocktails and delicate finger food from the outside bar until the late-night hours.
Found on the top floor of Adams Beach Hotel and overlooking the spectacular Nissi beach, Glasshouse offers a combination of exceptional views and exquisite fine dining. Its glass inspired luxury interior design stands out, while the menu offers unique dishes created with fresh ingredients that change according to season.
ROOF BURGER BAR
Located in the Grecian Sands Hotel, the Roof Burger Bar, has been fully renovated this year. It is a restaurant with a memorable view from its veranda, especially when combined with a mouth-watering burger. The menu includes meat dishes, fish, spicy salads, onion rings and tasty desserts.
ROOF BURGER BAR
HARD ROCK CAFÉ
The Hard Rock Café in Ayia Napa offers its customers an immersive experience with music and food, all within a high tech designed décor. With a total of 860 m² indoor and outdoor spaces and the capacity to accommodate 380 guests, this place is vibrant!
This restaurant’s name says everything you need to know about it. It’s certainly one of the best Italian restaurants in the area. Established in 2006 to provide authentic and contemporary Italian dishes, flavours and modern atmosphere, this truly Italian joint offers real value for money. Just Italian was awarded with the Time Out Eating Award for best Value For Money restaurant across the island. Their flagship restaurant in Protaras has a modern, chic décor and is open all year round. Offering a unique al fresco dining experience with an unparallel service and hospitality, this is an excellent choice for lunch or dinner and comes highly recommended.
Located opposite the Grecian Park Hotel, Ravioli’s offers an extensive menu based on traditional Italian food, and with a hint of the contemporary inspiration brought together by the restaurant’s two chefs. The state of the art wood-fire oven makes you feel at home but also as if you were somewhere in Italy. Address: 81 Konnos Street, Tel: +357 23 832 003 SUENO AZUL NEW Being located in the Marina of Ayia Napa Sueno Azul incorporates the serenity and luxury of the sea in its affordable yet delicious dishes for a convivial and elegant experience.
THE DECK TERRACE RESTAURANT
Located on the terrace of Alion Beach Hotel, The Deck is an elegant space with a simple and carefully thought out aesthetic, overlooking the sea, palm trees and the hotel’s gardens. The menu includes à la carte Mediterranean delicacies and gourmet dishes, elegantly served and bound to enchant all appetites. The wine list includes a good selection of Cypriot, Greek and international wines. Apart from finesse, great food, delicious cocktails, and unique sweets, The Deck is also distinguished for its excellent service which make it an all time favourite to both locals and visitors throughout the summer.
THE DECK TERRACE RESTAURANT
Ayia Napa’s finest Mexican restaurant for many years now, Los Bandidos serves authentic Mexican food and is located right in the centre of town, offering great food in a lively, buzzing atmosphere. With a Mexican décor and a delicious margarita in hand, there is no doubt Los Bandidos makes for a fun evening out.
SPEEDY GONZALES MEXICAN
Located in the heart of Pernera, Speedy Gonzales offers a great taste of Mexican food and cocktails at low prices. This is an ideal choice for anyone who wants to experience delicious Mexican dishes in their original form with a variety of traditional dishes for which the chef uses fresh natural ingredients and follows original traditional recipes that ensure both the quality of the food and the dishes’ original flavour. Their extensive menu includes all kinds of Mexican dishes including fajitas, grilled ribs and steak as well as the perfect salmon, burgers, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, and more, all served in a comfortable environment at an affordable price.
The hottest place in Paralimni! Epode serves coffee and other hot drinks, spirits and soft drinks, as well as delicious treats. Dining at this café, with a wonderful view of the church of Ayios Georgios is an experience in itself. Yet, there’s more. The hospitality and efficient service will enhance the cosy atmosphere and will entice you to indulge in the menu. Here, you will be able to get a taste of the Cypriot Breakfast, cool coffees, wonderful savouries delicious sweets, hearty platters, special snacks, fruit platters and pizzas. Cocktails are also great and the wine list in constantly updated. Epode Café also organises live music nights on specific days.
LE DELI ROBUCHON
Le Deli offers a simple and at the same time refined space for all hours of the day with the option to eat in or takeaway. Its menu includes a selected range of wines, teas, cheeses, pastries and breads, all handmade and made with the highest quality ingredients. The on-site bakery (boulangerie) features freshly baked pastries – from banana bread with mascarpone and caramelized almonds and porridge to traditional handmade croissants. A variety of hot and cold sandwiches are available, fresh salads, afternoon tea, cheese and cold cuts, as well as a fine gourmet coffee bar. In the outdoor area, guests can enjoy high-quality food and drink under the Mediterranean sun or enjoy cocktails and finger food until late at night.
LE DELI ROBUCHON
MACCADAM ALL DAY
The impressive all day meeting point in Paralimni has renewed its menu! Maccadam All Day is a café bar restaurant that has always been a popular destination for its excellent brunch, dinner and signature cocktails made by experienced bar tenders. Open all year round, it stands out for its enticing concept, décor and atmosphere that allows one to travel in time through a combination of vintage and modern aesthetic that makes up its exceptional décor. The food menu includes flavours from around the world, with delicious pasta, burgers as well as platters to share. A buzzing place worth visiting if in Paralimni.
MACCADAM ALL DAY
Close to the Ayia Napa harbour, Jello Café Bar is known for serving good quality international food. The Café boasts a spacious outdoor veranda with plenty of space right on Ayia Napa’s bustling main road. The menu covers a wide range of food options and drinks at reasonable prices. It is sought after for its sandwiches, pasta, salads, appetizers and sweets.
ΙSOLA BEACH ΒAR
Set on popular Nissi Beach and one of the best beaches in the world, this is an all-day bar restaurant with a lovely décor and a view of the crystal clear blue sea. Elegantly decorated, you will find comfortable sunbeds and gazebos to spread out on and enjoy the summer sun, along with freshly brewed coffee, detox drinks, cool cocktails and uplifting music. Τhe Isola Beach Βar offers a selection of Mediterranean dishes, with a menu filled with an interesting selection of tasty bites!
ΙSOLA BEACH ΒAR
Open early in the morning, Kaliφi is one of the most picturesque places in Protaras that serves good coffee, snacks and tasty food. Here you can find breakfast in the morning, and then a selection of fresh salads, sandwiches, burgers, mussels and selected seafood dishes, a selection of grills, sushi and interesting ouzo meze or wine platter for two. When the sun goes down, this is one of the most magical places with an amazing view of Malama beach, chill out music and the most beautiful sunset. It organises, usually during weekends, concept events and live shows.
Riva Beachouse is an impressive all day spot, which made its appearance at the Ayia Napa Marina last year and has returned this year to offer a unique experience by the sea, in a setting that exudes a special Mediterranean atmosphere! The beach house has its own swimming pool and its own beautiful beach. In fact, this year, it renewed its menu, which maintains predominantly Mediterranean dishes, also has fusion touches, offering a unique and enriched Mediterranean experience. This is the ultimate destination to relax on the luxurious sunbeds, have a great lunch or dinner, enjoy the beautiful beach and the picturesque sunset with a cocktail in hand, and have a great summer’s day at one of the island’s most iconic coastal hot spots.
SERENA BEACH BAR
A popular beach bar that exudes a tropical atmosphere, full of details that make the place unique, with everything looking heavenly and comfortable, with sunbeds and beach towels, good food, shisha, cocktails and great music to liven up the atmosphere. Set in front of the secluded and picturesque Sirena beach, this ultimate summer destination combines a chilled atmosphere with a stylish Balinese décor and has a rich and tasty food and drinks menu including well-made cocktails and good service. Open day and night, you can enjoy the exotic atmosphere with a cool coffee in the morning and continue with signature cocktails and refined fusion dishes, or tasty sushi from its sushi bar, all the while listening to chill out music and enjoying the fabulous view of the bay. Weekends are great here, with live DJ sets that promise to put you in a good mood and provide lots of fun.
SERENA BEACH BAR
PARAGKA AYIA TRIADA BEACH
For ouzo and meze go to the alternative tavernrestaurant in the fishing harbour of Ayia Triada, overlooking the homonymous church and the sea. This is a special hangout, with a minimalistic decor that blends harmoniously with the surrounding nature, and is open from morning to night, serving authentic Cypriot delicacies, fish meze and fresh fish, as well as platters such as the fisherman’s delicious platter and a variety of fresh meat. You will also find signature cocktails on the menu, as well as coffee of your choice, ideally accompanied with a well-made breakfast! The relaxing music and the tasteful atmosphere will set your mood.
KALIVA ON THE BEACH
One of the hot spots of Ayia Napa, Kaliva on the Beach is located on one of the most popular beaches in Ayia Napa, and provides tasteful, luxury sunbeds, with a great atmosphere and unique gastronomy choices that will satisfy even the most capricious. This is the ideal all-day beach destination. In the morning, the bar serves coffee and breakfast, while at lunchtime in the afternoon and evening, cocktails and tasty international cuisine dishes are served. Music events and parties are planned very often and there is always a resident DJ at weekends with uplifting music. This is a very happening place. People eat drink dance and have fun.