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Taverna Napa est. 1976

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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¨We are situated at the north entry of Ayia Napa in an old traditional house built in 1932 since 1976. The first taverna of Ayia Napa. Available inside and outside dinning and a smoking area. Beautiful fireplace for the colder days and vineyard outside. We serve really fresh fish and excellent traditional dishes from the family recepies. All our ingredients are daily fresh and we only use cypriot virgin oil. Homemade desserts and we serve the best paklava.
US$8 - US$24
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Drinks
Seafood, Greek, Grill
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 19 November 2018

this place offers really fantastic, tasty local food served on big plates, everything is freshly prepared and the place is very popular with locals and tourists alike

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Piotr M
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

We visited to have dinner in Ayia Napa, and didn't disappointed. The tzatziki was really delicious, and the main courses as well, the traditional cypriot Shieftalies was amazing, and also the fillet steak with garlic sauce, it was prepared exactly how we asked for. The...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 0106gabriellaszucs
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

The place is good very friendly service. Orders meze and a large part was not fun. The meat was dry, salads are not impressive. Was disappointing compared to other places we ate them in Cyprus.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank alisona521
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Although we are regulars we are always amazed!!! Taverna Napa is the only restaurant that manages to surorice us! Always something new to try!! Tried shrimp coctail and garlic mushrooms ... both outstanding!!! For mains we had the octapus , which is served with an...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank dinusha73
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Sorry late with our review, went to Aya Napa in September and came across this restaurant on our second day, the food is amazing, fresh, Greek home cooking, great waiter who has been there for over 20 years and really engaged with us, talked about...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank cassiebuttle
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Been coming here for 10 years and absolutely best place to eat in Ayia Napa If you want authentic Cypriot food go here. Try the Meze or my favorite Tavvas (lamb) Today Mama Emily said to try a new dessert.... Homemade Orange pie with ice...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Christina I
Reviewed 12 October 2018

food served here was very good but our meal was unfortunately totally ruined by apparent house policy of allowing guests to smoke in restaurant, despite it being an enclosed inside space. Guest at table next to us proceeded to smoke throughout our meal blowing her...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Had higher expectations based on others reviews. The Bolognese was really bad. To be fair I wouldn’t have expected it to be great but we tried as it was on the menu, I think it should be removed or renamed! However, the dolmades were very...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JustRose_CH
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

After two relatively modest experiences with highly rated places in Ayia Napa, this place proved a definite and positive contrast. The restaurant caters for the tourist crowd but manages to keep a quality profile. Succulent and savory dishes -we had meze all of us- stand...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Nihilnisibene
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

We didn’t book in advance, but luckily managed to grab the final available table for 2. All of the staff were very friendly, and happy to explain anything on the menu. The mushroom starter, Cyprus kebab (with a truly amazing pink side dip, and great...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Rk283
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Rania H
29 July 2018|
Response from Rigaina | Reviewed this property |
There is some backround Greek instrumental music but I don’t know if people can dance, as there is no dance floor. You can contact the tavern directly and ask them about this. Hope I was helpful.. :-)
31 May 2018|
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Response from mamuska3 | Property representative |
We do not have live music.
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