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£9 - £26
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Greek
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews rabbit stew steak kebab hummus white fish home cooked traditional taverna catch of the day complimentary raki amazing food house wine last night every night marianna mezze holiday foil
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Reviewed 17 October 2023 via mobile

We had a lovely light lunch here on our last day. Ordered a selection of starters to share, and drinks. Staff were very polite and helpful. Food was tasty and we came away ready for the flight home.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 13 October 2023 via mobile

Mixed kebab was terrible! Pork was raw and gummy to eat plus no taste. Chicken screw was old taste of meat. Fried was soggy and oily! Waste of money.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 19 September 2023

We had a really authentic Cretan meal with great service and lovely decor. I cannot understand why this place is not full every evening! The kleftiko was mouth-wateringly tender, the chicken with lemon had an amazingly delicious sauce, and the veg and salad were SO...tasty. Add to that, great service, free raki and fruit after the meal, and a wonderful location. We will be back, and we just hope it doesn’t get ‘discovered’ too quickly.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 3 September 2023

We visited last year and thoroughly enjoyed everything, so we knew where our first stop would be this year. We came for the mezze. Lots of little plates with the opportunity to try many many greek delights. This is to be enjoyed at leisure! Including...bread and salad I think it's between 15 and 17 small tastes. We tried it last year and had it again this year - we were not disappointed - it was fantastic! We accompanied this with some local rose wine. We couldn't manage a full dessert, but were presented with a taste of baklava when we had the bill which was delicious! Along with an aperitif the bill came to around 35-40 euros. Definitely a must visit!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 30 June 2023 via mobile

Friendly Greek dinner. Sweet, welcoming people and fun “mezzi” style dinner for the parents. Kids meal for children. Family of 5 with 20% tip and a large carafe of wine under $100 euros. Thank you for a memorable night.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 30 April 2023 via mobile

Return visit to Elounda early April although we never tried here 8 years ago. Feels traditional spacious interior dining area. Served prompt our afternoon brunch we took souvlaki and chips with two beers. No complaints at all freshly made up served piping hot. There’s several...places around here to eat but some just look a bit too holiday type market to us.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 29 April 2023 via mobile

Spacious, comfortable, attractive restaurant with great food. Beef Stiffado was delicious. Good value. Enjoyed complimentary ouzo. Would certainly recommend.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 8 October 2022

It was such a pleasure to discover this restaurant. The decor is traditional Greek Taverna with lots of traditional items decorating the walls. The welcome we received was warm and welcoming with staff who genuinely wanted us to have an enjoyable visit. The menu was...traditional and varied with a wide selection of dishes. The only regret we had was that we had been in Elounda nine day before we discovered it. But once found we visited every night with no difficulty in choosing a meal. We had whole fish, fish portions, lamb chops, pork chops, souvlaki. Importantly each night our dishes were served with fresh vegetables, which were different every night. Not like most restaurants which served chips, rice and mixed veg.Like most restaurants in Elounda our meal ended with Raki and a complimentary dessert. Even this was different every night.I t was a real pleasure to be treated as "part of the family"!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 14 September 2022 via mobile

Friendly waiter and waitress, good service . Beef Stifado was beautiful with good chunks of beef, Lamb Kleftiko came out served in foil , prefer it when it’s served in a pot with potatoes and cheese on top . House red was decent enough and...complimentary Raki tasted good too.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 12 September 2022 via mobile

Me and my partner came here for the second time on our last night. We absolutely love the food and even more than that the staff. It's a great atmosphere and the service is second to none, I'm shocked at some of the negative comments!...The kebabs we had the second night and the steaks the first night were both lovely followed by the complimentary raki ! Thank you so much we will be back.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 4 September 2022 via mobile

Worst meal in Elounda Nothing home cooked… people ‘enjoying meze…’ look around you This is frozen. … or tubs of meze delivered Chips are frozen too !!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 4 September 2022 via mobile

Amazing Greek mezze! €14.50 per person, great variety of food served. A cafre of house wine was really low priced at only €12! Which is lower than most places here. Look at the photos for the food! Home cooked, delicious, strong flavours, and a great...taste of Greece !More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 28 August 2022 via mobile

The team here are so welcoming and helpful! The food was tasty and a great amount of choice for everyone. We have been here twice for lunch and can recommend the catch of the day and the salad.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 25 August 2022

Lovely food really tasty, kids really enjoyed it and staff are lovely. Restaurant clean and well layed out.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 25 August 2022

Best meal I ever had my family enjoyed it very much the.staff are really polite . You don't have to wait long for food ether

Date of visit: August 2022
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