Paphos has become one of the hottest destinations this summer, thanks to its renovated center, the scenic coastal boulevard, and the bustling Municipal Market. Here are some of our top picks for best places to eat in Paphos.
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1. Momo Asian Kitchen Bar
Momo Asian Kitchen Bar is the place to go for modern Asian cuisine. During our visit this summer, we explored this new Asian Bar in a beach town. They have a fantastic selection of cocktails, including unique ones like the Japanese Negroni.
When it comes to food, don’t miss the Momo Special Roll, Duck Gyoza, and the Salmon Phili with Asparagus and Salmon Furikake. These dishes are delicious and highly recommended. It’s a great spot to enjoy modern Asian flavors.
Petraki Miltiadous, 8015, Paphos, https://momoasian.com/
Last year, a new spot opened up in the renovated Municipal Market of Paphos. It’s a trendy place with a young crowd, and it’s open all day, serving brunch, lunch, dinner, coffee, and cocktails. The owners are passionate about hospitality and wanted to create a place that reflects the city’s authentic character.
The menu is quite diverse, featuring dishes from various cuisines. You can enjoy juicy American burgers, flavorful Moroccan lamb, fresh tuna tartar, pasta, and steaks. Many of these dishes are meant to be shared with your friends or dining companions. It’s a great place to hang out and savor delicious food in a modern setting.
Afroditis 12, Paphos 8015, Cyprus, https://www.nolacy.com/menus
3. Mr Tippler
Mr. Tippler is a popular place known for its street parties on Agora pedestrian street. In just two years, it has become one of the hottest spots in the city, whether it’s winter or summer. Housed in a historic building, dating back to the early 20th century, offers signature cocktails, platters, and street food like bao buns and tacos. They frequently update their menu with new and exciting offerings. It’s a must-visit for great drinks and delicious bites.
Kosta Georgiou 3, Paphos 8010, Cyprus, https://www.instagram.com/mrtipplercy/
4. The Lodge
The Lodge, located on Kato Paphos Beach, has owners influenced by their time in South Africa. The restaurant has a beautifully lit courtyard and an interior designed with colonial-style decor. Their menu mainly features dry-aged meats and fresh, imported fish from South Africa. You should definitely try their handmade Boerewors, a South African sausage, and complement it with a choice from their extensive selection of South African wines. It’s a unique dining experience with a South African touch.
Diagorou 1, Paphos 8042, Cyprus, https://thelodge.eu/
5. Kingfisher Tavern
If you’re looking for top-notch fish in Paphos, you’ll find this gem a bit away from the busy center and tourist spots. Run by owner and chef Lefteris Sparilas, the menu revolves around fresh fish based on what’s available from the sea. They don’t just stick to the classics like grilling or pan-frying; they also prepare larger fish with savory sauces and even serve it raw as carpaccio and tartare. It’s a place for seafood lovers seeking quality and variety.
Epaminonda, Paphos 8045, Cyprus, https://www.instagram.com/kingfisher_restaurant_/?hl=en