During the trip we visited McDonald’s in Greece which was a bit of a letdown. I had high hopes for the McDonalds menu in Cyprus and it happened to be a bit hit!
I’ve previously written about McDonald’s we’ve visited in:
- USA (Mozzarella Sticks)
- Costa Rica
- American Samoa
(I’ve also visited McDonald’s in many other countries that I haven’t written about.)While the McDonalds menu in Cyprus didn’t exactly have what I’d consider local dishes available, it did have a few really awesome items to try. In Cyprus, seafood is very popular so it was fitting to see a few items with shrimps.
Here is what we tried at McDonald’s Cyprus.
Rustic Fries:At the time we ordered the Rustic fries, I thought they just looked like fancy French fries. However, a couple of days later, we had a very similar dish served to us at a Cypriot restaurant!These were some of the best fries that I’ve ever had at any McD’s restaurant. They had a crispy exterior which we liked. The inside was filled with a good amount of soft potato, almost the texture of mashed potatoes.
I’d definitely recommend trying this dish if you ever come across it at a McD’s.
The Breaded Shrimp in Cyprus comes with four pieces to an order. The shrimps are a pretty good size featuring a golden breading on the outside.When I took a bite, I was really impressed. The shrimps did not appear to be something a fast food restaurant would serve. They looked to be similar to a fried shrimp that I’d get at a restaurant.
Kim and Lucas each had one shrimp and really enjoyed them.
The shrimps seemed fresh, had good flavor and is something that I would’ve liked to order another time during our trip. (Too bad we didn’t make it back to McD’s again.)
While the shrimp burgers in Asia were ground up shrimp, formed into a patty, the Cypriot version was more like whole shrimps pressed together. I’m not sure how the patty didn’t fall apart but it was delicious.The burger came on a soft & tasty seasoned bun. The shrimp patty was topped with a slice of tomato which I removed and some fresh lettuce. There was also a creamy, mildly spicy sauce which I enjoyed.This is by far the best shrimp burger I’ve had at any McDonald’s. I said to Kim that I was surprised by the quality of the shrimps. It appeared to be fresh not frozen although I’m not 100% sure.
The local McDonalds menu items in Cyprus are some of the best we’ve ever come across. If you don’t like shrimps then you’ll probably disagree. The food seemed fresher and more like a real restaurant, not a fast food place.
If time permitted, I would’ve liked to have visited one more time!
Do you like to visit McDonald’s when visiting a new country? If so, do you have a favorite menu item that you came across?