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“Very friendly with nice food”

Taverna Kyria Maria
Ranked #115 of 339 Restaurants in Rethymnon
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
stansted
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“Very friendly with nice food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

We ate here 4 nights, we had meat balls (excellent), kebab (excellent), rabbit (nice sauce, a bit tough) and a few other dishes which were fine, the worst was the frozen fish (the cats liked it). We always drank the house red which was fine and cost 4.5 euros for 500ml, if we wanted more it was free. At the end of each meal we were given a complimentary bottle of Raki and a small desert. The meals generally cost about 24 euros for 2 people. The person serving us was really friendly and the atmosphere was always good with the birds singing and the shade provided by the overhead vegetation. Easy to find from behind the old fountain down a narrow street full of restaurants.

  • Visited June 2014
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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“the perfect cretan cocktail”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

Take one secluded courtyard in the heart of a busy town. Mix thoroughly with plentiful amounts of good, honest home cooking. Sprinkle with some old world courtesy and charm and top with terrific value for money. There you have it - Kyria Maria.
This taverna has, over the years, become one of our firm favourites.
Find it.
Try it.
Enjoy it.

  • Visited June 2014
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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“Cretan Flavours”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

We ate here twice in our recent week's stay in Rethymnon. Easily our favourite . We like traditional style Greek food and this place provided a good variety of traditional Greek/Cretan dishes. Excellent dishes done in olive oil (okra, green beans, "big beans", oven potatoes) that can be had as starters or shared with the main courses. We can recommend the grilled chicken main course and the rabbit stiffado- generous portions, succulently cooked and all for a reasonable price. The house wine is great value at 8 euros a litre. Free cheese pies and a mini raki bottle round off the evening perfectly. We paid about 35-40 euros for 2 starters , 2 mains and a litre of house wine.

It is hard to find at first, being in a little alley behind the Rimondi fountain amongst the historic buildings of the old town.

For us it was a taste of Crete that is disappearing as a lot of restaurants are becoming more westernised.

  • Visited June 2014
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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“Perfect place for a quiet and typical meal.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

Discovered by chance in one of the tiny streets in the historical center, it was one of the best meal we had in Rethymno. Go there and try the stuffed peppers and tomatos and the spinach pie. Awesome.

Visited May 2014
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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“Authentic taverna”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

We were made really welcome by the owner and the food was home cooked. A plus point on the menu was that she indicated against each dish if frozen fish or chicken, rather than fresh, was used. I had the cold mezes for starter and it was huge.. at least 2 people would have enjoyed it! My wife had the cheese pies and was served 5 small cheese pastries .. again more than enough for 2 people. My wife's mousaka was large, dense and tasty and my kleftiko was basically a large leg chop cooked in a pot with potatoes, rice and tomatoes. Very tasty but a little dry. All in all a nice meal in a homely atmosphere in the old town. Excellent value for money.

  • Visited June 2014
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