Cyprus Cafe

4.3
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54 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
Cyprus Café in Durango, Colorado is a farm-to-table restaurant that specializes in rustic Mediterranean food with some southwestern influence. Friendly for vegetarian, gluten-free and the opposite, diners can enjoy the unique atmosphere of this restaurant, located inside a Victorian home and just a stone’s throw from Main Avenue. Award winning patio seating in the summer months and intimate indoor seating in the fall and winter make this a truly special experience for every guest!

While you’re sitting inside in our cozy indoor atmosphere, start your meal with the assorted olives or blue corn-fried calamari. Then move on to our warm bowl of soup or the wild mushroom ravioli. Cyprus Café has also become well known for the pan-seared Skuna Bay salmon that you can add to your choice of salad or enjoy it with our seasonal roasted butternut squash and chickpea hash.
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New Mexico
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fabulous! I had pan seared scallops, which were the best I've ever had. My husband had baked ziti with sausage which also was amazing. Our waitress was so attentive (and busy). We have dined here before and will return again when we are in the area.

TW
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are never disappointed with our dining experience at Cyprus Cafe. Efficient, friendly service, pleasant atmosphere, delicious cuisine, fine wine. Don't think we could ask for more. That's why we keep going back.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early Valentines to beat the crowds... never disappointed! Great food and service as always!!

DA
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would like to consider myself well-versed in the Durango food arena. But the hands-down winner by a landslide is Cyprus Café five stars on every level to include the staffWho were all absolutely wonderful. Keep up the great work do not change anything it’s working and it’s awesome thank you.

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Restaurant ran out of their specialty dish and our reservation was at 7. Also the scallop dish orzo was too tart. Three people had the dish and all three had the same comment. The eggplant dish was over cooked.

AV
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! My first time at Cyprus - portions were realistic, food was creative, tasty and innovative without being forced, excellent drinks and service. Enjoyed it all very much and will definitely return.

DA
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was good. Service was great but the place was empty. It is an old house, the wife was cold they use a blanket to keep out the cold.

CU
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I enjoy the food and atmosphere, except in winter it's a really cold room. There is a heater, but everytime someone opens the door, it's a cold breeze throughout. There is a curtain to block it, but they don't use it.

LS
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The menu did not reflect its name. Food was disappointing. I would definitely not return based on soup, an overdressed salad, with undercooked falafel. Server was friendly and efficient.

d
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was great along with the service but it was quite cold in the restaurant.

LW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I dined here for the first time a few days ago. The food was fresh, unique and outstanding in flavor. Their wine selection was wonderful, from affordable to high end. The decor and atmosphere was comfortable yet elegant. Wait staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Can't wait to go back again!

G
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We have enjoyed Cyprus Cafe for over ten years. This dinner was very disappointing.

W
New Mexico
11 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

As a local, I've been to Cyprus Cafe many times. Normally it has not disappointed. However this time, from the moment I sat down until we left, Cyprus came up short. The service was deplorable; as if the waitress was not trained. Drinks were very late, plates were not removed, second round was forgotten about until reminded and then still super late. The waitress appeared to be a "chicken with her head cut off" zipping past our table. While it was busy, it was not crazy busy, so I don't understand the lack of service. Apologies were made, even an excuse that the bar at Enos where the cocktails are made had a large table and the drinks were coming out slowly. A good server would have comped something, but no offer was made. To add insult to injury, the food was "blah" bordering on "yuck." The starter, that arrived late, was the Greek Polenta, which was bland and flavorless. We didn't even eat the whole thing. I ordered the Chicken and Artichoke pasta. The chicken tasted like it came out of a Tyson bag from Walmart complete with the sear marks. Didn't finish it and didn't take it home. The bill came and it was so lightly printed it was difficult to read/decipher. The saving grace was the hostess who was friendly and competent. I hope that this unfortunate situation was just a anomaly and that my experience does not repeat itself for others or the next time I stop in.

FT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Drinks arrived well after finishing appetisers. Food was average for the price, and the service was indifferent.

G
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of our favorite restaurants in Durango, CO. We sat outside for my birthday dinner. Weather was nice, food was good. We tried new things (lamb chops and salmon) that were tasty, but the beef tenderloin and stuffed poblano is still my very favorite item on the menu.

OT
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside on the patio again on a warm summer night. All five dishes were delish! Several members of our party are regular Durango dining patrons and it was their first dining at Cyprus and they will definitely be back and will recommend it to others.

TB
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently good here and it is organic and often local. The raspberry iced tea is fantastic, especially in the summer, and many afternoons they have live music. Highly recommended.

HE
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat! Food is always high quality and fresh.

JF
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and ambiance- main dishes were incredible- the tenderloin and scallops!! App could have used more seasoning...but really great place and food!

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great summer luncheon

D
Miami
54 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Small outdoor eatery. Eclectic menu and have to be in the mood for their items. As a foodie here is what we think: quaint outdoor and a few indoor seats. Wait staff very laid back and slow at first. Had a nice mix of Hummus, Tzadiki, feta, spanakopita with pita bread. The Tzadiki was legit and spot on. The Hummus needed a ‘something’ but it had no flavor. When you put slices of feta it is best to drizzle nice olive oil and either dried oregano or dill then cracked pepper. The tray was dry and yet, nice presentation. Had the falafel sandwich and was ok. Other person had salad and was fresh. Glad we had open-table reservations as there can be a line. Overheard wait staff arguing to one another how the kitchen was backed up again and tables are not getting food timely. Not good to hear. Glad we were there before the crush. Go early

SS
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went to hear Gary Ruggera play the trump and had a very pleasant evening.
Food was excellent.

TB
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is amazing, great food and the best patio I have ever seen with music playing on stage. This would be a place I would come back to time after time. Can't wait to get back next summer:)

CT
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous dinner made even better because our dog was able to accompany us! Service was perfect. Our server was attentive and eager to accommodate us. There was live music the evening we were there...our experience was magical!

ER
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for a quiet evening. Beautiful place and great food.

JF
Kansas City
16 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tableside music was nice. Waitress, Kate, was appropriately attentive. Superb outside dining.

LD
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Cyprus patio and our recent experience didn't disappoint!
Food was amazing (even my husband remarked later!)...the atmosphere was perfect and the service was perfect (as a former server, I can be a tough critic!).

OT
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great ambiance

DG
Salt Lake City
45 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional service and delicious food. The cod was outstanding.
Truly one of the best fish dishes I've ever had.

BT
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for lunch or dinner.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was so patient when we ordered a second glass of wine at 9pm...

BD
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

This place is great and I need to qualify my statement on service. The wait-staff has always been friendly and very accommodating. The complicating feature is the kitchen. My food has always been excellent but, with the change in ownership, getting your meal out of the kitchen is S.L.O.W.!!!! If you're not in a hurry, Cyprus is an excellent choice. Most f my lunches are business related and I actually look forward to a little extra time to talk - same with outings with my wife. If you're in a hurry, the food is good but you might be a little tardy to your 1:00...

MB
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fresh & healthy ingredients. We are outside at lunch. Very comfortable & quiet.

JE
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful evening on the patio! Food a little slow coming out, but excellent lamb& salmon dishes. Tried the cornmeal crusted calamari- delicious!

SB
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Disappointing from beginning to end. It took over 30 minutes for the waitress to take our order and then it was another 40 minutes to receive our food. It was cold! Then we had to wait and wait and wait for our check.

c
Denver
202 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Pork loin, a typical favorite was dry and the veggies were barely cooked. A disappointment for such a great restaurant.

TT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We very much enjoyed our evening at Cyprus. The staff is very gracious and the food was very tasty and presented well. Since we have only been this one time, it is hard to speak to the entire menu, obviously, but the people around us seemed to be enjoying their meals as well and we watched and wondered about what to order next time. The blue corn calamari was tender and the spicing was delicious. Wine is the main offering although they do have a full bar and a nice, but small, local beer selection in cans.

I am sure we will be back!

S
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had fresh green salad with perfectly seared scallops and melon, paired with a citrus vinaigrette. Great combination! The mushroom pasta was earthy and creamy. And, the setting was lovely! A casual outdoor patio. We’ve been here before, and when we return to Durango, it will continue to be the first restaurant we look forward to!

L
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Honestly, it just wasn't that great. For that price I would have expected more. I probably won't go back.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Cocktails and Apps were great. Service was fine. Great wine list. The Lodi Zinfandel was superb and great value. Side of Spinach too salty to eat and we were told the seasonal veg was Brussels but we were served yellow squash.