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taverna maria's

Main Road | plaka creta, Plaka, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
+30 2841 042115
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (24 reviews)
“rabbit” (7 reviews)
“stifado” (9 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Main Road | plaka creta, Plaka, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

We had an evening meal here as a family of 5 and although we were a bit later than planned they we went out of their way to prepare some authentic greek cuisine which was exactly what we were looking for. We also returned for...More

Thank srrayr
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

We came for a late lunch and we're not disappointed. Lovely home cooked food (both had swordfish) and friendly warm service. Highly recommend this place. May not have the views of the other restaurants on the front but well worth visiting. Great value for money...More

Thank Tom L
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Simple local food from local produce. The location is easily ignored if you are beguiled by all the places around the harbour. Don’t be. Take a short stroll up the road (East) and and find this place. The old man that seems to be the...More

Thank Antony J
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

After a beautiful visit to Spinalonga avoid all the tavernas up the main drag and take yourselves to Maria For very good food , traditional cuisine the potatoes and boiled greens are exquisite oh yes we will be back

Thank Athena H
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Taverna Maria is located on the main drag in Plaka and is run by two charming ladies. For starters we enjoyed a crispy saginaki of Kolios feta. The stuffed tomato was good but nothing out of the ordinary. The two other plates, grilled octopus with...More

Thank Stephan S
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We had a great lunch at Maria's. Service was very friendly and all the dishes of our 8 person group (kids included) were great. Lovely Greek salad, fantastic filled vegetables, good meat - really nothing to complain about. The house cat is a must see....More

Thank inge_t
Reviewed 3 September 2017

You know you've been serviced bad food - when the waitress avoids eye contact and does not ask if you are enjoying the meal. The childrens meal of grilled chicken arrived on a limp, brown lettuce and was very dry. The chips - one had...More

Thank Nargis S
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Simple straight forward taverna with friendly people serving good traditional food. The service and cooking has been good on both nights that we've been so I would have no hesitation in recommending a visit. Dress casual and look out for 'fat cat' (as he is...More

Thank AJG333
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Nice simple lunch in unfussy surroundings - great octopus and squid. Surprisingly pricey given its surroundings.

Thank Sophie A
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

It promises traditional cretan cuisine but delivers very grim main courses. Grilled chicken was dry and brought on brown lettuce leafs. The stuffed tomatoes arrived swimming in oil. They too looked like a week old. The worst meal we have had in Crete. Save yourself...More

Thank Gregory M
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8 August 2017|
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Response from ArisVra | Property representative |
hi. I'm the grandson of Maria. my grandmother died before 3 years!!!! 96 year old!!!! thanks for the interest!!!!
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8 August 2017|
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Response from cleslie2108 | Reviewed this property |
We asked about Maria. She's no longer there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road | plaka creta, Plaka, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Elounda  >  Plaka
  • Phone Number: +30 2841 042115
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