Since I have lived in in Cyprus, I have missed many things about the US but mainly food! And although not gourmet, one of my guilty pleasures was Taco Bell, a popular Mexican fast food chain owned by the same company as KFC and Pizza Hut. You can imagine how excited I was about the opening of Taco Bell in Limassol at My Mall.
Mexican food is my specialty. I owned Mexican restaurants for years in Chicago and in Virginia before I moved to Cyprus and I just love the food. Of course, this is not authentic Mexican and totally different than the Mexican places I owned myself. It is more the cheap and cheerful variety in my opinion and very tasty. It is more expensive than in the US, but in comparison to other foods in Cyprus it is on par with the cost of living and other fast food places.
People outside the U.S. always have to mention the fact that according to the statistics the U.S. is fatter than anyone else. I have always said that once any country has McDonalds, KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell it will have the same problem that the U.S. has with obesity. From what I hear obesity is starting to creep up on the Cypriot population too. The World Health Organization (WHO) predicts that 2 out of 3 Cypriots will be obese by the year 2015 caused by poor eating habits and lack of exercise due to excessive TV watching and video games (for the kids). Depsite these grim facts I still enjoy Taco Bell and think others will too. Just enjoy all these indulgences in moderation and keep up with some physical activity!
If you have been to the the Limassol, My Mall, Taco Bell share your thoughts and opinions or give us a restuarant review!