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Review of Methexis Taverna

Methexis Taverna
Ranked #12 of 67 Restaurants in Palaiochora
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Greek
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Tel: +30 28230 41431
Reviewed 17 April 2013

If you are staying at Paleochora , be sure to have a meal here .
The Methexis is on the south-west tip of paleochora and has its own little beach .
We went there by chance for lunch on our first day and were given a full tour of the kitchen and
a painstaking description of each dish ( Prepared by Mama ) .
The food was excellent , authentic and very reasonably priced . .
By the third day we felt like members of the family and I was being invited to observe the preparation of the evening menu .

Tellingly , the restaurant is frequented by many locals .
It is best to book a table for the evening meal .
we'll be back in September .

Date of visit: September 2012
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Thank jen m
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Reviewed 7 April 2013

We just returned from a wonderful meal at Methexis Tavern in Paleochora, Crete. The overwhelming menu was simplified by the owner who guided us through each selection category, then suggested that we view the specials of the kitchen. We ate grilled lamb chops, salad, greens, shrimp with octopus over pasta. All of he dishes were wonderful and the atmosphere could not have been more pleasant. Methexis is on our list of top meals in Crete.

Date of visit: April 2013
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Thank kotylane
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Reviewed 5 April 2013

Methexis has an excellent location with beautiful views towards the crocodile mountains. Go there before sunset to enjoy the beautiful colours. Fabulous when there's full moon! The food is excellent, and so is the service. My favourites include the Methexis salad, chestnut stifado, rabbit and octopus. Service is efficient and very friendly. I organised a party for 30 people there last year and everything went smoothly.

Date of visit: September 2012
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2  Thank Terhix
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Reviewed 14 March 2013

Our friends claimed that the stuffed tomatoes were excellent however the host didn't have any each time we visited. The food however was very good and lots of it too. Lamb stew, feta/tomato stuffed ground meat patties, vegetable stew, breaded zucchini fritters, cooked bitter greens and some other tasty things I can't recall. It was warm food for a chilly and rainy day. We arrived for Sunday lunch about noon to an empty restaurant but by 12:30 it was already half full with local people including our land lady and her family; a testament to the quality of food perhaps.

Date of visit: March 2013
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Thank Grivola
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Reviewed 23 October 2012

We stayed in Joannas Place just above the Methexis and could check for ourselves that fresh food arrived every morning: First Nektarius with the bread, then in turn the green grocer, the fish monger and the butcher...It didn't take us long to find out that all the restaurants in Paleohora served more or less the same food, it was the cooking skills and the ingredients that differed, and in this restaurant they had the best of both. And we went in there the first time because we just loved the decor of the place, which is a happy mix of "bad taste" and things that make people happy. Well the food is prepared by the mama of the family (and half her family during the rush hours) and is just delicious. So is the service. I should also mention that this family is also in charge of the little beach just below the restaurant (and Joanna's Place). It is mainly made up of second hand suff obviously discarded from more "posh" places but still in good order and incredibly charming and well cared for, just like the restaurant. We can therefore give this place our warmest recommendations.

Date of visit: October 2012
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2  Thank tullemor1
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