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“Best Fish in Ios”
Review of Drakos Taverna

Drakos Taverna
Ranked #2 of 7 Restaurants in Milopotas
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 22 September 2013

Every time I go to Ios I go to Drakos fish tavern to eat fresh well grilled fish and seafood. I have never ever been disappointed from my dinner. Service is very good, quick and everybody carry a big smile, even the old Drakos mother! Perfect setting for a island fish tavern, by the sea with a unique view of Milopotas bay. Every time is a rather big company (12 persons) with lots to eat and even more to drink, and the check is always happily predictable.
Better book in advance, and check the weather before not to be a windy day.

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Thank Demetrios65
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Reviewed 20 September 2013

I think from our memory of the location we had lunch in this taverna in late May 1998 on our last visit to Ios but we cannot remember anything about the food.

15 years on we revisit – what was it like? We have visited Greece 25 times and eaten Greek food many times. We are 3 weeks into this trip and we have eaten excellent food in our favourite good value Greek restaurants in Sifnos and Amorgos so we have something to benchmark Drakos against. Sadly, they came out poorly in comparison.

The location was fantastic, particularly from the tables at the edge of the pier with a great view of Sikinos and the sunset and another fine view across the bay, beach and the mountains - 5 out of 5 for the location and view . The food did not match the location. There was a reasonably sized plate of fried anchovies and they were fine though on the pricy side at 7 Euros. The Greek salad was again ok, with nice local cheese, but not worth the price of 7 Euros – naughty was that fact that the inked in price on the menu was not clear. It looked like 4 Euros. Poor value. The bread, charged at 1 Euro a person, in comparison to 50 or 60 cents in much better places, was toasted stale bread. Why did the bother to toast it as it added but detracted value. N The fried potatoes were cut very thin, but they were too thin for the type of potato so that when they cooled they went soggy – a big mistake by the ‘chef’. Worst of all were the courgette balls – we have eaten them so many times in Greece. We tried one each and could not eat any more so asked for a bag to take them away with us. On examination the next morning they were disgusting – no wonder we could not eat them. When they were hot the batter or coating seemed to be too thick. When they were cold they were like dough balls. There was no recognisable courgette inside and no herbs that would normally give the flavour to a courgette ball. There is something desperately wrong with this place if they think they can get away with this. We have also noted other comments about the apparent use the bad oil. Certainly the oil the courgette balls were cooked in did not add to the taste.

To make matters worse the price of a half kilo of white wine was the most expensive so far in the islands at 4 Euros a half kilo. Others have commented on how pricey the place was and we would agree that the prices charged were not reflected in the food or service, which, by the way was a bit erratic but friendly. This supposedly was one of the earliest restaurants in Mylopotas and it is said to still be owned by the same family – without the burden of rent why do they need to charge so much and serve up such bad food? You may get away with this initially with one time July and August visitors but you will not get away with this greed and poor food with regular Greek visitors. Shame because the location and view are so good. Perhaps all they need to do is to get rid of the chef.

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3  Thank NomadicTraveller7
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Reviewed 2 September 2013

We went to the restaurant without reservation ( our mistake ) and they told us to wait about 10 minutes. They found us a table in about 6 minutes and we ordered in about 10 minutes. The restaurant was full of people !! We ordered a lot of food and we really enjoyed. The service was excellent ! We had a really good time. The price was excellent for two persons, we ordered a lot of stuff and we paid about 70€. I really recommend it !!!

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Thank Johnhoward0
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Reviewed 27 August 2013 via mobile

An amazing "tavernaki" (little taverna) by the sea. The view was stunning and the service was great, smiling and friendly personel.
On the other hand the food was not great, whatever was fried was extremely bad!!!!

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1  Thank DoritaCM
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Reviewed 26 August 2013 via mobile

Apart from the fish that was fresh, all other dishes were "tired" (not fresh salad, fried food was cooked in very bad oil)

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Thank Christos M
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