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“we consider this to be the best restaurant.....”
Review of Taverna Leonidas

Taverna Leonidas
Ranked #18 of 124 Restaurants in Elounda
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 29 August 2013

Unlike a lot of the other restaurants, they do not need to call people in off the street and promise them a good meal. This is reliable,friendly and delivers good honest food. It may not be the best location on the front, but we consider it to be the best restaurant..

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Reviewed 16 August 2013

Very friendly staff to the point of being intrusive but better that than the surly indifference we encountered at Vritomartes (but that's another story!)
The starters were really poor.The melon and ham was tasteless with the processed ham slice of reformed meat coming straight out of a supermarket packet. The deep fried calimari were from a catering pack so uniform were they in size and shape.....again equally tasteless.
However,the main courses were very different.The veal stifado was excellent and the seafood pasta was too much for my wife to handle !
Overall I would say avoid the overpriced staters and go straight to the main courses !

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Thank Replicant54
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Reviewed 14 August 2013

Been 3 times to Elounda and now 6 times to this taverna. Food always delicious, hot and beautifully presented. The glasses of freshly squeezed orange juice are always refreshing, as is the slices of watermelon given free after the meal. Well recommended x

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Thank doyster
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

Both my husband and myself absolutely love this restaurant. The staff are faultless and the food is second to none. We are made to feel like one of the family every time we go there. We have never had a bad meal & this was our 6th time to Elounda & we make sure we eat there as many times as we can. My husband wanted lobster one night & this was no problem for them at all, they got it in especially for him & cooked it just the way he wanted & he said it was delicious. Fotini & Yani are so attentive & nothing is too much trouble for them, even to the point of getting a cloth napkin for me to sit on as the seats get a bit hot at the height of the season! The restaurant is perfectly situated with a perfect view of the harbour. Fotini and Yani made our last night so special, they reserved a table for us which was really lovely. We have already booked to go next year and our first place to visit will be Leonidas. They also know our drinks order, one white wine, one red wine & a bottle of Sprite which they provide for us straight away. Like I have said, nothing is too much trouble for them. A definite must if you visit Elounda.

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Thank Julie W
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Reviewed 24 July 2013

We first visited Leonidas on our last trip to Elounda two years ago, and we enjoyed it so much we had to go again this time. Leonidas is well located at the harbour, where there is a lot of competition for customers, so you have to try hard, and Leonidas certainly do. The owners are staff are so welcoming and the place has a lovely atmosphere.
We had Calamari for our starter which was actually a bit disappointing, but the main courses of Greek plate and Chicken Souvakli were very good. The house white wine was one of the best we had, and your glass was topped up by a passing waiter when it was looking a bit depleted. As in a lot of the restaurants in Elounda, the meal is followed by complimentary water melon and Raki. Although this is a nice touch, I would have preferred Baklava and Metaxa, (well I can dream can't I?)

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Thank Graham_Anita
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