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“Typically Cretan wonderful food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Marilena Restaurant

Marilena Restaurant
Ranked #35 of 115 Restaurants in Elounda
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$11 - US$32
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Traditional, family run, Greek/Cypriot restaurant. Facilities include a front terrace, indoor seating and a large, private vine covered garden in the rear. We can cater for large groups, special occassions such as wedding receptions, baptisms birthday celebrations as well as individual A La Carte diners.Famous for our Greek Mezze, join us and discover why we have welcomed so many as guests who have left as friends.Kopiaste!
Manchester, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Typically Cretan wonderful food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

Popped in as the Staff were always so friendly as we walked by..not very busy..perhaps four tables with couples sat chatting ...The menu was fantastic...printed on the table mats....covered everything we liked..plus some specials.
The banter that was going on between the waiters and the customers was light and pleasant as we decided on what to eat.
when I spotted the Rabbit...well there was no other choice for me. Delicious...absolutely superb..my wife went for the Kleftiko..and was equally impressed.
The complimentary sweets and Raki slipped down very easily and the whole experience was really enjoyable.
We wholeheartedly recommend The Marilena....
Great welcome great staff Fantastic food.
we will be going back Definately !

PS
guess who has the "Menu" mats in a frame at home :)

Visited October 2013
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Canberra, Australia
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Delicious, lives up to the hype”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

Visited this restaurant as part of a family group, after someone saw it in a guide book. It was totally empty when we arrived, but we decided to go for it anyway. Well.....out of this world. Lovely service, great wine, meze plate which outshone all others I've eaten in Greece and refined main courses. This is an Estiatorio (restaurant rather than taverna) so the presentation is better, the food less rustic but no less authentic than Paradosiako across the road. If we had more time, we would have revisited them to try other dishes. The waiter was attentive but not overbearing and indulgent of my attempts at speaking Greek. Can't recommend it highly enough.

  • Visited August 2013
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Professional”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2013

This is a very professionally organised business and food is sensational. Owners are on site and staff are very attentive.
Quality....

Visited September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Traditional”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

I have been going to Elounda for twenty years plus and have eaten at this traditional family run restaurant every time, true it is a little more pricey than most but for quality and old style hospitality you don't mind, we dress up a little and look at this night out as our treat and always go for it, you worked hard all year so spoil yourself and pay this fine restaurant a visit, steaks are a must.

Happy eating

Visited September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Amazing wedding reception venue”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2013

As others have also mentioned, we also used the back room for our wedding reception.
The Marilena team were fantastic, with penny also helping me to plan everything I needed from the UK!

The room was set up perfectly and looked very pretty. The mezze was exceptional and plentiful! Great value for money.

We also had Greek dancers who I would highly recommend, they made our wedding night perfect

Thanks to penny and the team and see you next year x

  • Visited September 2013
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