The Best Seafront Restaurants In Paphos, Cyprus

Paphos | © senza senso/Flickr
Ayse Huseyin

Cyprus is an island that generally enjoys gorgeous panoramas of the Mediterranean Sea and in Paphos especially there are some of the best locations to look out over the horizon and what’s more, you can do so while enjoying some of the best food that the island has to offer too. From luxury sit-down meals, to friendly family-owned taverns, here are some essential stops in Paphos.

Paphos lighthouse

1. La Plage Fish Tavern Bar Café

Bar, Restaurant, Seafood, Mediterranean, European

This is a restaurant that is very popular with locals and so you can be sure that you’re getting authentic food. They serve not only traditional delicacies but have a wide array of drinks and salads to complement your meal. The restaurant leads right onto the beach where there is a lifeguard on duty and a playground for the children. The beach is clean and perfect for strolling along after your meal.

2. Theo's Seafood Restaurant

Restaurant, Seafood

Fresh Seafood
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This restaurant in the heart of the Paphos harbor offers the perfect relaxing experience. The portion sizes are generous without being excessive and the staff are accommodating without being overbearing. Looking out over the horizon, this is the perfect way to end a glorious, sunny, Cypriot day. The seafood is excellent quality and fresh. Particular recommendations are the calamari and the sea bass which you are guaranteed to find cooked to perfection every time you visit.

3. Mare Mare

Bar, Pub Grub, Mediterranean, European

Mare Mare is locally renowned as being an ideal location for a leisurely lunch or a delicious dinner. You’ll find yourself unable to resist visiting again and again as the menu contains a variety of internationally inspired flavors. Inside or out on the balcony watching the sunset, this is a wonderful place to unwind and allow the wonderful staff to cater to your every need.

4. The Pelican

Restaurant, Seafood

The Pelican is a fantastic stop right on the harbor looking out to sea that promises both divine food and the opportunity to see real pelicans. Enjoy fantastic, fresh seafood,including prawns and lobster, seasoned and cooked to perfection. Sit back, relax, and enjoy your meal in this local favorite while watching the gentle hum of harbor life from your picturesque vantage point.

5. Ouzeri Amphora


This seafood restaurant paints an ideal picture of island life. As the sun sets, enjoy astounding food to the sound of a live musician softly singing. The restaurant is generally favoured by locals, with the seafood platter being a preferred choice. The view in particular is what sets this restaurant apart as it is utterly spectacular. If you’re looking for a soothing and romantic ambiance, look no further.

6. Doria Restaurant

Restaurant, Seafood, Mediterranean, European

What most of the custodians of Doria Restaurant agree is that they feel as though they are dining among friends and family. You can be totally sure of a warm welcome. This venue is famed for being both ideal for every day dining and special occasions. Doria Restaurant will happily decorate to make your event unforgettable. Many diners recommend the tuna steak as one of many examples of the excellent and fresh local produce on their menu.

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