Deliciously Larnaca: Options for a Happy Belly
Larnaca: a place for sun, sea and souvlaki! Foodies can rejoice in the countless dining options for every palate and in between organising your stay, Holiday Hosts is also busy checking out the food scene! Here is an introduction to some of our favourites:
Traditional: Vlachos Tavern
Vlachos is a local gem that is often outside the tourist radar. You can enjoy the most traditional of dishes that are otherwise difficult to find at a standard taverna – everything from sheep’s head to beef liver or for something a little more approachable, there’s the fried egg and zucchini!
Gourmet Traditional: Stou Roushia
For traditional dishes with a slight gourmet edge, you can visit Stou Roushia in town. This little corner of tradition in the heart of the city centre has firmly established itself as the go-to place for excellent Cypriot food. However, instead of the standard meze set up, this is a place for ordering specific dishes related to this beloved joint such as fried celery leaves and the lamb kebab.
What better way to enjoy seafood than a taverna beside the fishing harbour. As the sun rises, the fisherman gather outside the restaurant and market their produce, so you know that any booking at Psarolimano means sampling recipes with the freshest ingredients.
For a special occasion, many Larnaca revellers opt for Nippon Japanese as the establishment is known islandwide for its exceptional sashimi, maki, tataki and Asian-inspired cooked dishes. This hotspot is always fully booked so be sure to make a reservation.
Casual: Holy Cow
This all-day venue is great for casual dining to suit all tastes. Available for brunch, lunch and dinner, Holy Cow Neocanteen has a wide selection of Mediterranean, Asian and American-inspired recipes for every palate. You can tuck into luscious salads, juicy burgers or even pass by and select an afternoon dessert from the impressive cake display.