La Mer Restaurant and Fish Tavern Review (Limassol)

Address: 28th Oktovriou street, Limassol
Telephone: +357 25 356095
Schedule: open daily from 11am – 12am (that’s midnight!)
Parking: free next to the restaurant

A useful website to identify the fish mentioned below:

http://agrino.org/fishing/htmldocs/sltwtrfish.html

Fish meze is the tavern’s speciality at EUR 22.50 per person. The portions are satisfactory but I didn’t even manage to finish the last plate!

Starting with a large traditional Village salad accompanied by the standard Cypriot dips of Taramosalata – made with fish eggs, Tachini – grounded chicpeas with garlic, olive oil, salt and lemon, Tzatziki – made with yoghurt with garlic, virgin olive oil and small cubes of cucumber, black olives, boiled potatoes with butter and herbs, beetroot – careful, can stain your clothes and give you dark red lips!, cheese and marinated pork strips to wake up your taste buds.

Continuing this journey through flavours with fried red mullet – my personal favourite!, fried whole squid as well as soft squid rings, slow cooked octopus and cuttle fish in red wine with a touch of vinegar and ground fresh black pepper, fried medium sized prawns without the shell – for your convenience!, mussels – to boost sexual appetite!, parrot fish or dusky spinefood and grilled fresh sea bream or sea bass – depending on your liking!, served with parsley to enhance the flavour. As side dishes, rice and chips, but I would suggest try and finish the fish first before continuing with the sides to fill in the gaps – if any!

To clear the after taste of fish, enjoy a cool homemade desert made of nishiaste/corn flour, sugar, water, rose water and topped up with pistachio nuts, ripe dark red cherries and syrup. Yes, you guessed it…the one and only Mahalepi. Some say it’s Turkish, some say it’s Greek. I shall leave you to pick whatever helps you sleep at night.

Here is one of the many recipes of it:

http://vipantrywedonthaveablogblog.blogspot.com/2009/11/mahalepi.html

“Vegetables are a must on a diet.  I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.” – Jim Davis

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Andrea Kittenouax

food lover. dance freak. travel bug. rock monster. shoe-aholic. abstract thinker. check out my restaurant review column 'Fat belly? Fat smile!' on the home page :)