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“Try the meat from the wood oven”
Review of Ta Petrina

Ta Petrina
Ranked #60 of 233 Restaurants in Hersonissos
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 7 May 2013

I've been coming to this family run taverna for many, many years and it never fails to deliver, mostly in summer, but also in winter, one time with a very large group. I will note from the start that it's a little pricier than others, but..... It's tucked away in the back streets of Old Hersonissos, away from the touristy plaza. Sitting in the yard under the lemon trees is very peaceful. The decor is very "country". The menu traditional, but except for the vegetarians, do go for a main dish from the wood oven, even if to share. The suckling pig and the lamb are slow cooked, moist, tender and full of flavour (there is also chicken, rabbit and some beef dishes in the oven). The Greek roast potatoes (done with the meat juice/water/oil) are almost like mash inside (but can be very, very hot). Some of their cheese is home made. We tend to have a few starters then share some meat dishes. There is a complimentary desert and raki - the desert varies, last time it was home made cherries preserved in syrup. Service is quirky (it is Greece). The place has a lot of character and I will continue to go back.

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Reviewed 29 July 2012

Eating at this tavern, became our worst nightmare. The food we ordered was tasteless, moldy and absolutely uneatable. The prices of the food you order are much too high, and you get to pay for things you didn't even order! The staff doens't speak English very well. They are a little overenthusiastic as well. I won't recommend this place to anyone!

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6  Thank Joan W
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Reviewed 23 August 2011

Petros was such an enthusiastic waiter . Truly Greek cuisine , no frills straight-forward and delicious . Even our picky , pizza eating 15 year old loved it :) Sitting under the vines and fuit tress was marvelous ! Quick service and hard working family ! Go , eat and enjoy !

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TaPetrina, Ιδιοκτήτης at Ta Petrina, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2016

Thanks you too much for your review. I hope tell you again sometime. Give my regards to you family from all my family. With love from Crete

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Reviewed 14 August 2011

I found Ta Petrina while out exploring one day, and first took my wife back there for dinner, then the whole family (plus two friends). There's not much of the real Greece in Hersonissos town, which is just a pleasant resort town with very lively nightlife, so when I came upon Old Hersonissos, up the hill, I texted my wife to say 'I've found Greece'. Tucked away at the back, beyond the main square and easily missed, is Ta Petrina. Family-run, you get a real, warm Greek welcome - the friendly proprietress insisted on showing me the wood-burning oven on my first visit. And while the menu is broader than just Greek - there's pizza, for example - you'll want to try the real Greek food on offer, which is as good as anywhere we tried during our two week stay.

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TaPetrina, Ιδιοκτήτης at Ta Petrina, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2016

Thanks you for your review. I hope to tell you again. Give my regards to your family.
with love from cret

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