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“Not as expected”
Review of Malanos

Malanos
Ranked #375 of 685 Restaurants in Zakynthos
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Bath
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65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Not as expected”
Reviewed 19 August 2013

We visited this restaurant after a recommendation and we were really disappointed with the quality and variety of the food. We went there to try their traditional dishes rather than the grilled meats but they didn't have any. Their salads were very average and unimaginative and the main grill dishes were terrible. We had a pork chop served with chips and stuffed bifteki (burger) served with chips. They were both really dry because they were cooked for so long. There was no flavour in the meat, zero marinade or attempt to put some herbs on top and in general the food was coming of a kitchen that lives in the 80s. I could not recommend this place to anyone who wants to try real authentic Greek cuisine.

  • Visited August 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Russian first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Athens, Greece
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159 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Worse than last year, expecting some improvement”
Reviewed 18 August 2013

we visited the last three months this restaurant, frequented also by locals. It was known that the food, especialy the casseroles, was godd and the prices fair. tHis wasn't , though , the case in our last visit. The portions became smaller, the quality was a bit questionable and the atmosphere more serious, i.e. no easygoing locals improvising in the guitar. A thing also to be noted was that there was no list for our order and a vague "you owe that amount , the drinks are on the house". We had to ask, to the proprietor;s disappointment , for a detailed order account , to see if the drinks were really free , and also for a receipt and finally to express our complaints more openly for this specific reason. Ift hese tecnhicalities and of cousrse the quality of food, are not corrected, is is doubtful if we are ever going to be back.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank georgepap_10
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Athens, Attiki, Greece
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“For lunch or dinner a safe choice”
Reviewed 13 August 2013

Good home made food, always fresh, along with some of the best zakynthian house wine! A safe choice for winter and summer allike !

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Maria S
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Melbourne, Australia
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nailed it!!! Great traditional food, atmosphere & service!!”
Reviewed 3 August 2013 via mobile

I was lucky enough to stumble across this fantastic traditional Greek tavern while on holiday in Zakynthos. I have now eaten there numerous times and can vouch for the great food, amosphere & service. Everything I tried there was delicious! There is a set menu and then a selection of daily specials. The chef will even invite you into his kitchen to see the daily specials! The staff are friendly without the fuss. They have live traditional Greek music on Saturday and one other week night for the full greek experience. Definitely a favourite and we'll visit again when we're next in Zakynthos!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank amy s
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Best Saganaki on the island”
Reviewed 9 October 2012

I have been going to Zakynthos for 19 years and found this superb family run taverna in 2001 the service and food is second to none. We have tried many tavernas and restaurants over the years but if you want some proper Greek food this is the place. Nikos the chef and owner had a re-fit done 2 years ago and he has made the kichens and bathrooms the cleanest that i have ever seen on this island.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank tim a
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