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The best places to enjoy seafood in Cyprus

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Definitely, summer in Cyprus alludes to emerald, crystal waters, long beaches with soft white sand, breath-taking landscapes, warm people, and, of course, to mouth-watering food! These spectacular restaurants below are serving exceptional fresh fish delicacies, guaranteed to please and to travel you to special Mediterranean tastes.

Kalamies Beach Restaurant

This lovely restaurant which has been popular with seafood lovers since 1976, overlooks the deep emerald colour of Mediterranean, with a small domed white chapel standing on the cliff top! At Kalamies, you can find a variety of delicious dishes to choose, including oysters, steamed mussels, seafood linguine and lobster, where there are over 20 different fish choices, all cooked to perfection!

Monday-Sunday 9:00 – 23:00

40 Ellinon str., Protaras, Paralimni, Famagusta Region

For more info: 23831145, 99437780

Potamos fish restaurant

Set in Liopetri overlooking Liopetri river ‘Potamos’ fish restaurant is the perfect choice for a lovely meal if you are a fish lover. Established in 1963, ‘Potamos’ is serving its customers with sea treasures, offering the best and well-cooked fish in the market. All dishes are freshly prepared and the fish and vegetables are of the best quality. Here, the seafood is of the freshest quality, mostly caught locally, or bought daily from the market and the dishes are made of the best, local ingredients and natural flavours. You can also pick excellent wines from the extensive wine list to accompany your meal.

Monday- Sunday: 12:00-23:00

Potamos Liopetriou, Famagusta Region

For more info: 99388844

Aigialos fish tavern

Aigialos fish tavern is located in a beautiful bay with white sand, overlooking the beauty of the Mediterranean Sea. At Aigialos you can enjoy amazing dishes, based on local seafood. You should definitely try the prawn saganaki, fresh crayfish or fried calamari, accompanied with delicious, fried potatoes, rice and salad. Do not omit to order the intense flavoured homemade tarama (spread made from fish roe) that adds another dimension of good taste to your meal! Take notes: On Fridays, you can enjoy your meal in an ideal ambience, while listening to live music (Greek blues, or rembetika).

Monday- Sunday: 11.00-23.00

Vrysoudon 79, Paralimni, Famagusta Region

For more info: 99988600

Fishbone seafood restaurant

The Fishbone Restaurant, situated in Sunrise Pearl Hotel & Spa, offers al fresco dining next to the most idyllic beach in Protaras. Choose from a tasty array of freshly prepared seafood recipes or enjoy the fisherman’s catch of the day expertly cooked on the grill and served with virgin olive oil, fresh lemon juice and finely chopped parsley.

Monday- Sunday:12.30-15.30 & 19.00-23.00

Protara Avenue 45, Sunrise Pearl Hotel & Spa, Protaras

For more info: 23831500

Spartiatis Fish restaurant 

At Spartiatis Fish restaurant, at the beginning of Cape Greco, you can enjoy superb fish meze, including baked fish saganaki, salmon ravioli, or the fisherman’s catch of the day!

Monday- Sunday: 12:00-21:30

Konnou 79Β, Paralimni, Famagusta region

For more info:23 831386

The Fish Market 

The Fish Market restaurant, located in Limassol’s old port, aspires to travel you to special Mediterranean tastes with an excellent seafood menu set by the famous chef Lefteris Lazarou. All dishes are cooked with simple methods in order to enhance the freshness of the raw ingredients. Here, you can enjoy among others, fried sand smelt, shrimp pasta, or fried calamari accompanied with potatoes and sweet smoked pepper sauce.

Monday- Sunday: 12.00-23.00

Limassol Old Port

For more info: 25022377

Fat Fish restaurant

Fat Fish restaurant, located in the Limassol Nautical Club and within breathing distance from the sea, has created its own identity on the Limassol coast., the only view being the endless blue sea, in a modest and familiar environment with warm hospitality comprise the main features of the Fat Fish restaurant. The restaurant’s menu includes dishes with aromas and flavors from Cyprus and Greece, such as fresh fish, shellfish or sea clams. The eclectic food is complemented by the carefully selected and rich range of wines.

Monday to Saturday: 12.30-15.30 & 18.30-23.00

Sunday: 12:00-16:00 & 19:00-22:30

Georgiou Α1, Potamos Germasogeias, Limassol

For more info: 25828181

Limanaki Fish Restaurant (Amathus Hotel)

The Limanaki Fish restaurant located right on the beach, in Amathus beach hotel, quickly established itself as one of Limassol’s top fish restaurants.

You can start with appetizers such as white tarama based on salmon caviar, shrimp boureki, scallops’ cannelloni or a shrimp and sea bass combination, covered in creamy lobster bisque. The feast continues with exquisite dishes like the calamari ‘kontosouvli’, scallops’ risotto with lobster oil, or spinach linguine with sea clams and fresh basil.

Monday- Sunday: 19:00-22:30.

Amathountos Avenue 75, Limassol

For more info: 25832000

Almar Seafood Bar

Almar restaurant, with the words “sea” and “soul” hiding behind its name, perfectly encapsulates the soul of the sea in a beautiful, tranquil environment.

The new city gem creates an elegant and relaxing atmosphere, just as if you were enjoying your stay in a luxury, seaside cottage, while the menu pursues you to follow your great, island instinct. Pantelis Demosthenous, Almar’s awarded, executive chef, is responsible for the amazing, modern fish dishes, aiming to create an exceptional culinary experience for the most demanding customers.

Guests may make a selection of fish and seafood demonstrated in front of their eyes, while the variety and quality of the fish can satisfy even the most demanding customers. If you want to extend beyond the traditional fish dishes, then you can definitely give a try to some alternative choices!  I highly recommend the appetizers, such as tuna tartar with pickled ginger, avocado mousse, saffron mayonnaise, or the lemon- chamomile jelly, all made by fresh ingredients.

An excellent, light option is the ceviche sea bass fillet, complimented by avocado puree, sweet and sour passion fruit sauce, peas and beetroot candy. Each detail is important for the unique texture of this glorious dish!

Monday –Sunday 9:00-1:00 (kitchen closes at 23:00)

Tasou Mitsopoulou, Mackenzy, Larnaca

For more info: 24201700

Pentaschinos tavern

Pentaschinos, a family run tavern in Agios Theodoros, has been taking care of its customers since 1982, offering them the best and freshest fish in addition to fine seasonal traditional meze dishes in affordable prices and in excellent quantity.

Order seafood meze, which includes, among others, shrimps, crabs, mussels, seafood spring rolls, crabballs, fried calamari, fresh fried fish, grilled octopus or cuttlefish and sea bream. Stuffed calamari is also an excellent choice for an alternative culinary experience.

Monday- Sunday: 12.00-22.30

Ellados Avenue, Agios Theodoros beachfront, Larnaca

For more info: 24440044, 96236310

Captain’s Table

The fact that it belongs to one of the best restaurants in Cyprus, awarded with the International Restaurant Quality Award in 2014, is itself a reason to visit. Classy, with a Mediterranean background, the restaurant is situated in the heart of the Zygi marina since 2002. At Captain’s Table you can enjoy delicious meze at at €25 per person, or amazing fish platters such as Captain’s Love Plate that includes, among others, lobster, squid, cuttlefish, shrimps and mussels, complemented by rice and the restaurant’s authentic sauce.

Monday- Sunday 10:00 – 23:00

Grigori Afxentiou 48, Zygi. 24333737

For more info: 24 333737

Psaropoulos

Located on the road to Latsi, around 1km after the Polis crossroad, Psaropoulos is an excellent choice for seafood and fish meze. At this family run tavern you can enjoy excellent seafood dishes such as grilled octopus served with vinegar, oil and oregano at reasonable prices. Children are also made to feel very welcome.

Monday-Sunday: 10.00-22.30

Polis 8830 Chrysochous, Latchi, Paphos

For more info: 26321089

Magiopoula

Magiopoula restaurant combines fresh seafood, traditional recipes and a modern environment in order to create an exceptional culinary experience. You can order fish meze at €24 per person, or enjoy more sophisticated dishes such as orange sea bass fillet: the orange flavor coming through subtly with the fish! Lobster pasta is also among our favorite dishes!

Monday- Friday 12:00-15:00, 19:00-23:00

Saturday 19:00-23:00

Sunday 12:00-15:00

Panteli Katelari 16A, Nicosia

For more info: 22665577, 99 367012

Pyxida

Pyxida is one of the best fish taverns in Cyprus, aiming to satisfy each desire of the most demanding customers, as far as fish is concerned. Guests can make a selection of dips like taramas, eggplant salad, tyrokafteri, black grilled olives and enjoy great, fresh fish.

Monday- Sunday: 12:00-15:30 & 19:00-23:00

Menandrou 5, Nicosia

For more info: 22445636