(CyprusMail)-With the promise of summer just around the corner, thoughts turn to beach life, al fresco dining and venues with a view.
Step in the recently revamped Baracas lounge on the Chlorakas seafront, which with some of the best cocktails in Paphos comes highly recommended.
Opened in 2016, it closed during the winter for a spruce up and has just re-opened with a new menu and drinks list.
This is a fantastic all-day space, open every day from 9am, serving breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Currently closing at around 10.30pm, from May, it will open until 1.30am.
Ample outdoor seating is shaded and provides one of the best spots on the island to admire a stunning view.
At night, soft lighting in turquoise and blue mimics the sea, and white tables with comfortable colourful chairs add to the stylish interior.
A good selection of food and beverages have been carefully chosen and service is casual, friendly and warm. This is a premium location, and the prices reflect that, but it’s worth it for the ambience and overall experience.
A selection of delicious and refreshing fresh juices priced at €5 are made to order and include pineapple, orange and strawberry.
All sorts of new cocktails have been added this year, some with tongue in cheek monikers, such as a delicious tequila-based Mango Divorce. Signature cocktails are around €8.50 while ‘classic’ cocktails, such as mojito, daiquiri and margarita are €7. All are perfect and made with top ingredients.
A good variety of local wines, beers, coffees, teas and soft drinks are also available.
Luxury ice cream, brownies, waffles, lava and carrot cake all hit the spot and if Shisha (hookah), is your thing, around 12 flavours of tobacco, including orange, kiwi, blueberry, strawberry and watermelon are offered at €20.
All sorts of events and happenings are planned for the coming months including DJ sets, live music and a beer festival. Private events such as small weddings can also be held here.
Baracas is a superb venue and is only getting better as time goes by.
Where: Baracas Lounge, 129, Leoforos Chlorokas, Paphos
When: Open 7 days a week 9am-1.30 am
Contact: 99 082363, Facebook – Baracas lounge
Price: Classic cocktail €7, Signature Cocktail €8.50, Wine glass €5, Baracas breakfast €7.50