Local charm? By the bucketload. Warm welcome? Every time. Good traditional Cypriot food? You bet.
Sure you can eat a full meal – including the freshest of fish – or you can just stop for a sandwich as we did.
Right in the bustling heart of Kato Paphos, the Mandra Tavern is opposite the Dionysos Hotel in Dionysiou Street.
This one’s an old favourite of ours. The ‘Mandra’ bit comes about from the building’s former use as an agricultural outbuilding. Despite the history, the Mandra today is a good restaurant, even if it is unashamedly targeting the tourists.
The Laterna Restaurant is located on Apollonos in Kato Paphos.
Just off the famous Bar Street, take the little road opposite Bubbles Bar, Laterna is just on the right hand side. It’s just metres from the noise and fun of Bar Street, but a million miles in every other way.
The Laterna Restaurant is a family run delight serving good, honest Cypriot cooking. There’s always the warmest of welcomes and you’re made to feel like an appreciated guest. If you go back, you’re welcomed like a long lost member of the family!
At 9-11 Constantias Road, Kato Paphos – just a few metres from Bar Street, Othellos was a bit of a discovery.
Close enough to Bar Street for us to find it – far enough away for it to have to try that little bit harder to get customers.
We were taken by the Cypriot menu that included enough choices (including vegetarian) to satisfy a diverse range of tastes.
On Tombs of the Kings Road in Kato Paphos, ‘Must’ is in the heart of the tourist area and clearly sets its sights on serving that market.