An important component of Limassol's traditional cuisine is fresh seafood dishes. At the same time, chicken, beef and lamb dishes are quite widespread too. Many interesting dishes are prepared from fresh vegetables and fruits, so vegetarians will surely like regional restaurants. A very common dish that is served in restaurants of various levels is Tavas stew. To prepare this dish, it is customary to use special clay pots in which meat is baked with vegetables in the oven.
Each and every restaurant in Limassol is ready to offer guests various types of kebabs, as well as traditional kebabs called “Souvlaki”. In more sophisticated restaurants, visitors will be invited to try Stifado stew. Some wine is necessarily added to the meat during cooking. Stifado is traditionally made from beef or rabbit.
Many gourmets go to the markets in search of unusual local products. Here they can always enjoy a huge selection of vegetables and exotic fruit, not to mention original meat delicacies and various sheep milk cheeses. Halloumi and feta are considered the most popular types of cheese, a lot of popular snacks are prepared based on them.