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Taverna Mariou

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Plakias, Crete 740 60, Greece
+30 2832 031855
16:00 - 22:00
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Mon 16:00 - 22:00
Wed - Fri 16:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 13:00 - 23:00
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105 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Food very nice views amazing staff very attentive prices are very reasonable worth a visit while in Plakias

Thank luluandharry
Castelfranco Veneto, Italy
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been there twice, this year and this time. Always in April. Quantity and quality of food a bit over average, friendly service, price correct according to what we ate. A but pricey (thus superb) the fresh fish one of us had (15 euro).

Thank Emanuele P
Boblingen, Germany
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great meal at the Taverna Mariou. The view is beautiful over the Plakias Bay, and the service was excellent. I particularly liked the Dakos. They also offered Rethemnian Blonde Beer, a microbrew.

Thank Loren Martin P
Réthimnon, Rethimni, Greece
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68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Once again we visited this place!! The food is so tasteful and unique , its impossible not to like it. The hospitality is genuine and the people are polite and friendly.

Thank Stella C
Perth, Australia
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965 reviews
423 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,319 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Dinner at Taverna Mariou was a lovely experience, the food was delicious, beer cold and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The views over Plakias, Preveli and Damnomi were simply stunning from the verandah.

2 Thank lindakthomas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Superb view, excellent food and friendly service. We came with my family and we ordered main course of meat....hopefully we did not order starters because the portion were big and very tasty. Congrats.

Thank Denis M
Braintree, England, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is quite a gem. We came across this on TripAdvisor ourselves and the comments are true. Although the service was a little slow for us I think it was the kind of atmosphere they were going for. We were greeted and showed to our table which had a beautiful view. We was then given some water and bread... More 

1 Thank Jade K
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We had the best experience at Mariou restaurant! The food was so amazing and service was really great! We were adviced not to take more dishes bacause we already had a lot! Not everybody does that! The feta dish(starter) is the best thing i have tasted in a long time! Make sure you give it a try it is from... More 

Thank Sylvia G
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

The staff were extremely welcoming. Food was good - not quite as rustic as some Cretan tavernas. The layout is clean, modern and minmalistic with many table outside on a veranda. The views of the Bay of Plakias are stunning.

Thank Anthony H
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

This place is actually owned by the same people we were renting an apartment from, so it came as a pleasant surprise that this was a great place to eat. A huge variety of local dishes and usually 4 daily specials. We ended up eating 4 times here although we were only in Crete for 10 days. Service was so... More 

Thank Chuckles884

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$17
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Validated Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
13:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plakias, Crete 740 60, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Plakias
  • Phone Number: +30 2832 031855
Our taverna,TAVERNA MARIOU is a traditional Greek Taverna where we serve delicious mediterranean food made with extra care by the family and by using only local products. I cannot end the description without saying about the view, It is astonishing!I wish Our Taverna to become Yours as well..take care giorgos

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