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Review of Despina Taverna

Despina Taverna
Ranked #10 of 122 Restaurants in Elounda
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$29
Cuisines: Barbecue, Greek, Seafood
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Good for: View, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: On road to plaka, 100metres from main beach
Reviewed 15 June 2014

At the far north end of Elounda on the waterfront, up above the road so gave a good view. The food was competent but nothing special. Price reasonable.

Thank Ellen C
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Reviewed 6 June 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed the food so much we went back the next day. The starters and mains were of very high quality. I even had the best lobster spaghetti ever!!!!!! Definitely the best place in elounda!!!!

2  Thank Atanaska R
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

Went here as we fancied a bit of a walk and had heard the place had reopened and had never visited before despite several prior visits to Elounda.

Have to say we weren't disappointed , great staff , fab food and choice , and the best , biggest bowl of Mussels we had by far on the whole stay .

Usually come on a plate and in the half shell .... this bowl was €8 of pure deliciously steamed heaven in a broth of wine and garlic that was out of this world .... very much worth the walk !

Not the biggest menu in the world but the prices , standard and staff not to mention breathtaking views from the restaurants elevated position make it worth a visit

Thank StacynFran
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

A warm welcome, friendly staff, the most beautiful views and great food is what you will find at Despina.

We dined on a very windy Wednesday, and took a table at the front for the view of the mountains. It was a little chilly but when are you going to eat your dinner in front of a view like that?!

The staff were friendly, chatty and knowledgable. We shared dakos, zucchini balls and sardines to start after some bread and delicious dips. The dakos was out of this world, perfectly sweet and sour with great texture. The zucchini balls were tasty and moreish, and the sardines so fresh and very delicately seasoned.

I followed with stifado, slow cooked beef stew with a huge portion of sides, which was sweet and tender and hearty, whereas my partner had the pork fillet Despina, which was rich in flavour and perfectly cooked.

We each had a dessert which turned out to be a bit ambitious, as I was given the hugest slice of baklava I've ever seen. Utterly gorgeous but I was glad to have my local mountain tea to wash it down! The tea was supplied by the owners friend's farm and was perfect, served with lemon and a little sugar.

Our meal ended with complimentary raki and fruit, which rounded things off nicely.

A lovely evening meal with unbeatable views, I would recommend to all.

Thank BrumClem
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

Only a short, pleasant walk from the centre of Elounda along by the sea. There are fantastic views from this restaurant across the bay - but be warned, there are some pretty steep steps up to the restaurant! The food was very good and everyone enjoyed their meals. There were some nice touches too such as some dips provided with the bread on the table, and some delicious little cakes at the end of the meal. The service was a little slow, but if you're after a relaxed meal with good food in a stunning location, this shouldn't bother you overmuch!

(But don't count on the street lights having been improved - take a torch, they've been a work in progress for at least 5 years!!!)

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Thank kendrafortune
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