Paragka Beach Restaurant, Ayia Triada Beach, Protaras

Paragka Beach Restaurant, Trinity Bay, Ayia Triada, Established 2020

The Shed
It was the name that first caught my eye, ‘Paragka’, in Greek, literally means Shanty or The Shed.  Then because I just love finding places slightly off the beaten track.  It’s set centre stage on the shores of Trinity Beach, aka Ayia Triada Bay in Protaras, Paragka Beach Restaurant has become a culinary haven that offers a delightful dining experience with views of the beach and the Mediterranean Sea as the backdrop.

I popped in a few times and loved it each time, so I gave the manager, the eminent George a call and was thrilled to be invited for a coffee and catch up.  On arrival, as you step into Paragka Beach Restaurant, you are immediately greeted by the warm and friendly ambiance and the awesome crew, who are there to ensure that every aspect of your dining experience is exceptional.  The restaurant boasts a modern and stylish decor, lots of wood, sails, and bamboo with open-air seating that allows guests to bask in the coastal charm and enjoy the gentle Mediterranean sea breezes.

I asked George how it all started? … George said; “In 2018 it was just sand, in 2019 it was a canteen-style Kiosk.  We leveled it to the ground, removing rocks, bamboo bushes, and Acacia trees, and Paragka was rebuilt in 2021”  The whole idea was totally and inspirationally designed by George, now it’s a sophisticated Beach Hut with its idyllic location, inviting a relaxed ambiance, accompanied by delectable cuisine, Paragka Beach Restaurant has become a must-visit destination for both locals and tourists alike.

Location Location
One of the standout features of Paragka Beach Restaurant is its beautiful views of the Mediterranean Sea through a tiny shaded forest.  Whether you choose to dine indoors or you prefer a table on the terrace, you are treated to uninterrupted vistas of the golden sands and crystal-clear waters.  The restaurant’s prime location truly sets the stage for an unforgettable meal and a cool selfie!

They serve a fantastic selection of hot and cold teas, coffees, smoothies, milkshakes, and soft drinks … plus a fine selection of draught beers, bottle beers, ciders, wines, and spirits … and their cocktails are really cool too, my Mojito was just perfect!

A Culinary Haven
Now, let’s talk about the star behind the scenes, the head chef, who is the master in the kitchen.  George said: “At Paragka Beach Restaurant we pride ourselves on our simple but diverse menu, showcasing a fusion of Mediterranean and International cuisine with a Cypriot twist”.  Adding; “Our talented culinary team uses only the freshest, locally sourced ingredients to create a variety of dishes that cater to all palates”.

Just for Starters
Some of my favourites include; Traditional Cypriot entrees, grilled halloumi, grilled vegetables, homemade keftedes aka meatballs, traditional Feta, Greek Pan Feta Cheese, and the salads are delicious.

Seafood Delights
Seafood lovers will be in heaven, from the seasonal Grilled Fresh Tuna Fillet, and fresh Mediterranean Sea Bass to succulent grilled prawns or tender fresh whole calamari, the restaurant offers an array of seafood delicacies that are prepared with precision and artistry.

Grilled Meats
Meat enthusiasts are also in their element, as the menu features a selection of mouthwatering grilled meats for the main course.  They also make their own burgers using 100% Prime Beef and their Homemade Chicken Burgers are made with 100% breast of chicken … The Paragka Special Burger is just delicious … The Jumbo Pork Chop is over 750 grams, served with fresh, local, hand-cut potatoes and freshly cut crispy salad.

Serving Donner Kebabs and of course Souvlaki, choose traditional Pork Souvlaki, with or without Shefties, or try the Marinated Chicken, all cooked over real charcoal and served with pitta bread, salads, and tzatziki.

Just wait til you try their authentic Kleftiko; fresh Lamb and potatoes cooked for over 6 hours in their traditional clay ovens, the meat just falls off the bone, and the Cyprus potatoes taste amazing, omg!

Platters for 2
Another of their specialties is the Platter for 2 or more … Choose either a selection of Meats or a Fisherman’s Platter and naturally, they also serve a delicious Fresh Seasonal Fruit platter.

For those seeking Vegetarian, Vegan, or Gluten Free options, Paragka has a thoughtful selection of dishes that celebrate the natural flavors of plant-based ingredients.  From vibrant salads to hearty vegetable-based mains, Veggie Spring Rolls, Veggie Wraps, Falafel Wraps … in fact, there is something to satisfy every dietary preference.

Kids Corner
The children have the usual selection of favourite dishes like Fish Fingers, Chicken Nuggets, and Chicken Kebabs or Mini Pizza, but most dishes can be sized down for the kids or yia yia

Behind the Bar
Serving all your favourite tipples by the 5cl shot, but here you can order a whole 70cl bottle with mixers and ice … or a popular favourite, the buckets of iced beers and ciders

They’ll probably mix you any of the classics, but their selection should work … The Mojitos, are a compliment to the location.  So too the Pina Coladas, especially the Caribbean Pina Colada made in a fresh young coconut shell … My favourites are the Strawberry Daiquiris and a tantalizing Mai Tai.

To complement the exquisite cuisine, Paragka offers a selective wine list, featuring a range of local and international labels.  Whether you prefer a crisp white wine to accompany your seafood or a robust red to complement your steak, the knowledgeable staff can guide you in choosing the perfect pairing for your selected meal.

The music is generally chill-out sounds but, Paragka goes beyond its culinary offerings and hosts regular live music performances, especially on Sundays, adding to the lively and vibrant atmosphere.

Whether you’re enjoying a romantic dinner for two or celebrating a special occasion with friends and family, the ambiance is sure to enhance your dining experience … naturally, they welcome inquiries to hold your special event here and will do everything to make it a day you will never forget!

Paragka Beach Restaurant is a true gem on the Cyprus coastline.  From its stunning location and warm hospitality to its exceptional cuisine and enchanting ambiance, it offers a dining experience that is second to none.  Whether you’re a food enthusiast, a beach lover, or simply someone looking to indulge in a memorable meal, Paragka Beach Restaurant is a must-visit destination that will probably leave you craving for more.

It gets busy on the weekends so you’d be safer going in the week or it’s best to book a table, but walk-ins are welcome of course … check out their Reviews

Open Long Summer Season
March ’til, November
Daily: 8 am ’til 10 pm
Weekends: 8 am ’til Midnight
Free Wifi

You’ll find them at 3, Ayios Triados, Ayia Triada Beach, Pernera, Protaras … it’s almost on the beach, with ample off-street parking … Click on the Google Map icon below …
GPS: 35.050186, 34.022779

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