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Lapta Centre Road, Lapta, Cyprus
+90 533 876 3007
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North Cyprus
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344 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This just has to be our favourite place to eat. We didn't come to north Cyprus to eat in the touristy overpriced restaurants, this to us is what we always think of as being the "real" Cyprus. Everything about the place is wonderful. The welcome, the home cooked food and the ambiance. In both summer (outside) and winter (indoors with... More 

Thank magwii
Merthyr Vale, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We came here when we stayed in Lapta two years ago and loved it so much we had to go back. Charcos is a small, family-run restaurant, which has a small, traditional menu. The service is great and the walls are adorned with the owner's artwork. The restaurant may be a bit hard to find so get a taxi. It's... More 

1 Thank nocturnalme67
Kent, United Kingdom
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174 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Worth visiting for the artwork adorning the walls alone. Main meal choices include lentil soup which is delicious salads bread dessert and coffee. Lamb chops were fabulous chicken a little dry. Wonderful staff great value

1 Thank ChrisLogan63
Poole, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We have been to this restaurant before and the food was wonderful as usual. Different menu this time, with 4 courses. Lovely home cooked, Turkish food. Very quick service and hot food, which was delicious. Such a lovely, welcoming place and cosy. Will be going again soon.

Thank Lynn L
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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

A absolutely fantastic evening with great company and lovely food and wine. One of the best meals we've had in northern Cyprus. It's nice to find a restaurant in the north that does more than the kebab / fish and chips offering. The staff were very attentive the surrounding warm comfortable Cannot fault the place. Although it's worth saying not... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

This restaurant is very small but has a big atmosphere I think about 10 tables so booking is advised the food is varied and very good at very reasonable prices

Thank Graham C
warwickshire uk
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We eventually located charcos restaurant - a little difficult to find but well worth the effort- owner was very welcoming - lovely food new autumn menu - would definitely visit again if we return to the area - amazing artwork in every corner - what a find - If you do find yourself in this area you must visit this... More 

1 Thank sovereign522
Poole, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

it was our first visit to Charcos. What a wonderful surprise. Stepping into a lovely restaurant. The ambience was so calming and serene. The order was taken quickly and we settled back to enjoy. The food was delicious and all homemade. Soup to start, with bread, main course, pudding, coffee, brandy and we also ordered a bottle of white wine.... More 

1 Thank Lynn L
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Food is better in the summer when there is a higher turnover. Small balcony for outdoor dining. Fire indoors in the winter. Large portions and good soup.

Thank Doris H
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

On our first visit we arrived without booking but a table was available. Our order was taken quickly. The ambience is very pleasant. The menu is quite short and on both occasions we went, the soup was lentil (very nice) and the desert was a small slice of cake a bit like a rum baba. On the first occasion I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Turkish
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lapta Centre Road, Lapta, Cyprus
  • Location: Europe  >  Cyprus  >  Kyrenia District  >  Lapta
  • Phone Number: +90 533 876 3007

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?