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Akis Tavern

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| Acheleia, Paphos 8503, Cyprus
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Guildford Surrey
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148 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Akis is a typical Cypriot Taverna where local food is at its best. The owner made evryone feel wanted and gave good advice as to what to eat. The only point I would make is the portions were all rather large so be hungry when visiting. A large outdoor area to enjoy in the summer which is obviously mush frequented... More 

Thank MikeFSurrey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Took my wife to Sunday lunch at Akis taverna, with the splendid menu, my wife had mousakas, a specialty cooked by Akis wife, Marina, I had the chicken, it is a family run taverna. Akis and his two daughters wait on tables, Marina and son,do the cooking, half way through the meal,we each shared what we had ordered l found... More 

Thank Geoffrey W
Hertfordshire UK
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95 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently stayed for a week in Cyprus and decided to try the Akis Tavern. We were very early (just after 6pm) but the wife of the owner showed us to a table and made us feel welcome. The time of the year meant the restaurant was quiet but we still enjoyed our meal and chat with the owner. It... More 

Thank AnneG63
Wick, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we were a party of twenty, staying in an all inclusive hotel in paphos, asked reception to phone for a booking that night, not a problem, we were greeted like old friends, most had the meze , and all agreed it was amazing, the fetta on the village salad was to die for, a few had the pork chop which... More 

Thank Gilbert H
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the Sunday special BBQ and it was absolutely fantastic and my partner had the mussaka! (I stole some off his plate). Such a lovely place to be every time i visit Pafos, even for a few days, like this time.

Thank Helen_Mic
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63 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The host could give masterclasses in how to make people feel relaxed and welcome. He was also really helpful on the choices with both food and wine. In the end we wanted to try as many dishes as we could and chose the meze. It was incredible . Only thing I would change would be I would starve for a... More 

Thank Michael O
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a really good few hours on a quiet Saturday. Host was good. Food excellent. Would like to return soon. The little snack extras made things a thoughtful gesture. Really good.

Thank Peter S
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All the reviews we read are mind boggling. The place was empty, which did not help about the ambience, fine. But the food, not appetising, hardly eatable, one of the worst experience we had in Cyprus… and the most disappointing taking into account the other reviews. There is something deadly wrong here. It was not just a bad day.

Thank garigarigari
Andrianahad, Public Relations Manager at Akis Tavern, responded to this review

Dear sir, we value your opinion as we do with all the rest of the reviewers, that's why we will consider your comments and try to get even better. However, I must admit that your style of writing, implying that something is fraudulent, either on behalf of us or even on behalf of the rest of the 482 reviewers, it'... More 

Nicosia, Cyprus
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

The food was very nice and the place very warm. The service was excellent. The price was above average.

Thank gina1984
Ascot, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

I'd endorse all the other positive comments on here, we had a fanastic time. Even though we were staying all inclusive we made an effort to get out and about to support the local places and this one is very special. My daughter liaised with them before Christmas and they were so helpful and polite. Definitely recommend.

Thank johnnycashfan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$22
Mediterranean, European, Greek
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
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Acheleia, Paphos 8503, Cyprus
  • Location: Europe  >  Cyprus  >  Paphos District  >  Paphos
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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