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“Great restaurant with lovely service”
Review of Despina Taverna

Despina Taverna
Ranked #17 of 123 Restaurants in Elounda
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$30
Cuisines: Barbecue, Greek, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, View
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: On road to plaka, 100metres from main beach
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Within our week in Elounda, we went twice to this restaurant. We asked a local to reccommend us a restaurant, and she adviced us to go to Despina, as the locals go eat there too. Well, she was right. What a lovely atmosphere. We had a lot of fun with the waiter, who was very kind and had a great sense of humour. The food was really delicous. Twice we finished all our plates completely, and if there would have been room for more, we would have tried another dish. Very good quality of food. Very good taste.
Even though the restaurant was full both evenings, we were served in time, they were "in control" and the food was made with care. You never got the feeling there was a hurry.
The prices of the dishes are very reasonable. We ate in other restaurants in Elounda and had to pay more, so even if you don't want to spend your last money, you can have a lovely dinner.You sit outside, under a roof and have a stunning view over the water during your dinner. What a highlight. I'm sure if I ever go back to Elounda, I only want to eat in this restaurant.

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Thank Ina-Mart
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

The best views in Elounda combined with beautiful food. The quality of the food is much better than the prices suggest. In terms of the overall experience this was our favourite evening venue. We found the fresh fish particularly good value compared with restaurants near the harbour and just as good. A lot of the food is prepared on a bbq. You can get marginally better food at a couple of the more famous restaurants but at twice the price. Please visit and make your own mind up.

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Thank pjonec
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

Having sampled a number of restaurants in Elounda this is by far the best yet. The food is outstanding, the service spot on and the views from the terrace are amazing. Laid back atmosphere where you can chill, watch the sun set and eat. We will definitely be going back.

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Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

Great night with pic ally Greek food and hospitality. We enjoyed a meze of starters followed by a selection of well cooked mains. Carafe of wine and home made lemonade for around 45€

Thank minxtress
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

Despina is perched on the hill on the edge of Elounda when you're heading toward Plaka. It has great views looking out over Elounda. The prices are really good and the food is excellent too.

Thank PLR32
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