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1 Vernardou & Xanthoudidou, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
+30 2831 026973
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“lamb” (7 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
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1 Vernardou & Xanthoudidou, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

We've been waiting for our order more than 30 minutes and when asked waiter what is happening, he went crazy and started to speak very rude so we had to leave without eating anything. First time in Crete we've been serviced in such a way......More

Thank Pavel Z
Konstantinos V, Γενικός Διευθυντής at Minares, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2017

First of all we would like to thank you for your visit in our restaurant. Secondly, the most of our products are fresh and we cook them the time you order them. You were 3 people and you ordered 3 different things( an apple pie...More

Reviewed 17 October 2017

After a week of sub-medicore food at our all-inclusive resort few kilometres east, we decided to take ourselves out for something very much better. We didn't get it at Minares. My grilled octopus was tough, and my wife's pizza cloying sweet, as though sugar had...More

Thank LordWallington
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Sat outside in a pleasant street. The bread and dips took 45 minutes to arrive and the kleftiko and lamb took another 45 minutes.Free cake , raki and the bill came two and a half hours after we arrived. The food was lovely and I...More

Thank keith h
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

We came here just for quick lunch. First impression was good. We ordered meze offer for two, pork gyros and drinks (without ice). First they served bread and then the main mezes and pork gyros quite quickly. Friendly service and food was good as well....More

Thank osaare
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Location, service etc... all very good. Food wise... it's a Greek taverna, so of course it's Greek food. But, and here's the but.... it's not the best Greek food you've ever had... not bad, but nothing special. They cut some easy corners in the kitchen...More

Thank Dr_Nico
Konstantinos V, Υπεύθυνος Σχέσεων με Πελάτες at Minares, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Kalispera! We would like to thank you for your visit in our restaurant. But we will also like to inform you that our food is top- rated by our customers and its relevant with the prices we have. On top of this, if somebody wants...More

Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

We felt welcomed and found our favorites easily: risotto with chicken and spaghetti for the kids, ckicken souflaki and a wide selection of starters including shrimps saganaki, dalmados, mushrooms in creme sauce - all very nice. We sat in the street and enjoyed the evening...More

Thank Mathelehrer
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is nice, very good cuisine, helpful and friendly personnel, pleasant compliments from chef. Recommend.

Thank Mick H
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

My family and I visited Minares as we stumbled upon it by chance, and we are so thankful we did! Located down a little alleyway it boasts authenticity from the very start. The menu is very generous, offering something for everyone and also in 6...More

Thank Katie O
Konstantinos V, Γενικός Διευθυντής at Minares, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Thank you very much for your beautiful review! We hope to see you again in our restaurant!

Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

We ordered the mix fish plate. It wasn't bad but there are tens of restaurants in Rethymno where you can have a better quality fish for the same price or even cheaper. Regardless of the food the atmosphere was nice and the staff was friendly....More

Thank Saad S
Reviewed 20 July 2017

In this writers opinion, eating in Rethymno is best in the old town. Once you've found where the gift keeps on giving, why change? Most menus here are similar. Food is great, service friendly. Don't worry if the bill doesn't arrive immediately, they are just...More

Thank markpearce584
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$37
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Vernardou & Xanthoudidou, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Rethymnon
  • Phone Number: +30 2831 026973
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