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Madame Hortense

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The Harbor, Agia Galini, Crete 740 53, Greece
+30 693 298 9538
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Had a really lovely meal here with family, the lamb chops were amazing, the view from the terrace was really beautiful. Would highly recommend this restaurant when visiting the town.

Thank archie30
London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

The chef is great. He makes a special effort to visit all the tables and remembers my favourites from the previous year. I love the homemade houmous and soups. The view of the harbour is lovely.

Thank michd67
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Excellent cooking and very good service! The best original cretan food in this village and service fast and reliable

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2 Thank Torkjell V
South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Its worth the climb up the steps to get to this Taverna. Food cooked/served the owners....man and wife team, with their family. Just relax, eat drink and enjoy.

1 Thank edwardtate
London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

We were a large group and they moved tables so we could sit together. The view over the harbour and the enlarged photograph of Madame Hortense herself all go to aid to an individual atmosphere. Out waitress's was both charming and efficient. We had a good time but the food whilst acceptable, was not outstanding and my snails and mixed... More 

Thank Miriamsk137
Kritsa, Greece
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016

First time I have been to this particular tavern in Agia Galini. There is a lovely story behind the setting up of the taverna. Service delightful and food delicious. Highly recommended.

1 Thank Hilary1957
Thessaloniki, Greece
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2016

Excellent food and very good prices. Great view of the sea. Ideal for couples and families. Service was fast and kind.

1 Thank tasamaras
Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2015

We understand that his Restaurant has changed hands since our last visit several years ago. It is the 'top tier' of several different eateries overlooking the harbour, currently with free parking. Access is by climbing up quite steep steps which could be a problem since, as far as could be seen, their is no lift available. Worth the effort if... More 

1 Thank cretelovers
Halstead, United Kingdom
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324 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2015

Great food and view of harbour. Great Cretan food and fish dishes. Niceshadeybterrace. Friendly staff.

1 Thank Anne M
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

We used this restaurant for our wedding feast. And it was a feast. All the usual culprits salad,fish,kleftiko,wine etc. It was outstanding and in my opinion the kleftiko is the best in town. Laura and Cassie are a delightful team and the view is just spectacular. We go several times when we holiday in the village and this is our... More 

2 Thank Phil W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Harbor, Agia Galini, Crete 740 53, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Agia Galini
  • Phone Number: +30 693 298 9538

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?