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Nestled in the heart of Protaras, Cyprus, Happy Days Authentic Mediterranean is a venerable establishment, delighting patrons with its Mediterranean fare for nearly four decades. Its journey began in 1984, under the stewardship of Takis and Yvonne Evangelou. Today, it’s a multigenerational affair, with the second and third generations continuing to offer exceptional service and delectable dishes​​.

This restaurant is a veritable melting pot of Mediterranean cuisines. Whether you’re craving the hearty flavors of Cyprus, the robust tastes of Greece, the finesse of French cooking, the richness of Italian dishes, or the zesty punch of Spanish cuisine, Happy Days has it all. It’s an epicurean’s delight, with each cuisine represented in its authentic glory​​.

Happy Days Authentic Mediterranean Menu


  • Crispy Zucchini: Beer-battered courgettes with a yoghurt dip​​.
  • Stuffed Garlic Mushrooms: Mushrooms topped with Serrano ham mayonnaise​​.
  • Chicken Livers Piri-Piri: Spicy marinated chicken livers served with grilled bread​​.
  • Patatas Bravas: Sauteed potatoes with a spicy tomato sauce​​.

Main Courses

  • Chicken Kiev: Breaded chicken fillet, stuffed with garlic butter​​.
  • Pork Fillets with Roquefort Sauce: Served with a creamy Roquefort cheese sauce​​.
  • Pasta Linguini a la Marinara: A seafood delight with king prawns, mussels, salmon, and baby calamari​​.


  • Portokalopita: A Greek orange cake served with vanilla ice cream​​.
  • Crème Brulle: Classic rich custard base with a hard caramel topping​​.
  • Tiramisu: A coffee-flavoured Italian dessert​​.


  • Maple Wonder: Maple syrup with coconut and vanilla ice cream​​.
  • Honey, Honey: Cyprus awarded honey with roasted almonds and vanilla ice cream​​.
  • Strawberry Glory: Strawberries with chocolate sauce and roasted almonds​​.

From breakfast to dinner, Happy Days serves up a vast array of dishes. Mornings begin with a range of breakfast options, including Cypriot, English, and special English breakfasts, along with scrambled croissants, smoked salmon, and more. The dinner menu is equally diverse, ensuring there’s something for every palate​​.

The restaurant’s ambiance, marked by its lovely veranda, is perfect for a leisurely meal, taking you on a culinary journey across five Mediterranean cuisines​​. Dishes like Cypriot Kleftiko, Greek Moussaka, Spanish Paella, and Italian Linguini highlight the menu’s diversity​​. There’s also a tempting array of French dishes, like juicy beef fillets, and a seafood variety that promises a fresh and flavorful experience​​​​.

Finally, the dessert menu, especially the renowned pancakes, offers a sweet ending to any meal. With over 15 variations, these pancakes have been a staple for nearly forty years​​.

Happy Days Authentic Mediterranean is more than just a restaurant; it’s a culinary journey through the Mediterranean, served with a side of history and familial warmth. Its menu reflects a deep respect for diverse Mediterranean cuisines, making it a must-visit for anyone in Protaras.

  • Location: 51 Protaras, Protaras 5296, Cyprus​​.
  • Contact: +357 23 814011​​.
  • Operating Hours: Daily 8:30-11:30 (breakfast), 11:30-23:00 (lunch/dinner)​​.

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