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Review of El Greco

El Greco
Ranked #83 of 215 Restaurants in Kos Town
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Good for: Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: "El Greco" Ancient Greek restaurant is located in one of the friendliest areas of Kos Town. Created by a man full of passion for Ancient Greece we are specialized in recipes we have retrieved from the books of old. Unique tastes of true Greek culture blend together with fresh fish and exceptional sea food to offer an unforgettable and original Ancient Greek experience.
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4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

If you want to find a real greek meal and atmosphere without tourists - it is perfect place. Portion are unimaginable, food very delicious and all the stuff are super! We felt in love with taverna's owner. Very polite, honest and friendly man. I guess he liked us too because gave one more jug of home wine :)) really wonderful place! Highly recommend

Thank Milda V
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Helsinki, Finland
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Real traditional greek cuisine”
Reviewed 15 August 2014

This place is located just behind Dimitris-Paritsa hotel in Kos town. When you ask a real greek for real greek food, they'll all say "eat where the locals eat". And this is the place where the locals eat.

The place is clean. The service is fast. The staff is very friendly. The owner personally entertains you and recommends the freshest catch of the day. The fish served are even personally picked by the owner from the sea (yes, the owner dives into the deep sea to take oysters/ clams/ fish), so you are for sure getting the freshest ingredients. If you are not sure what to eat, let the owner treat you with his own set menu, and you will surely have a great taste of Greece.

The price is very reasonable compared to the other restaurants or tavernas in Kos town. I would say 15€/ person, with starters, main dish and half a litre of white wine. Dessert, which is a plate of seasonal fruits, is on the house (it's free).

We ate here everyday for the remainder of our stay in Kos island, and we were pleased! Pay this place a visit, and you will not regret it.

  • Visited August 2014
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2 Thank AC_Robin
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Moscow, Russia
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“tasty and rather cheap”
Reviewed 12 August 2014

Very polite and helpful staff! The dish could be cooked with all your preferences! Good music, good prices!

Visited August 2014
Thank Анна Х
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Istanbul, Turkey
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed 20 June 2014

We had eaten at this restaurant last year and left with good impressions due to mixed grill, but this years' chicken and pork steaks were even better. Very friendly staff, who also serve Greek surprises on the house. It is situated on a quiet street easily reached from the main Kanari Avenue.
We intend to eat there at least once more, on our next visit to Kos.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank orbaym
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Something really quite special.”
Reviewed 27 October 2013

The menu depends on what the owner has caught. The fruit is from his own farm. It's where the greeks eat. Its one of the best meals I have ever had... I am struggling to give this place the review it deserves.

The Cabbage (yes, the cabbage) was sensational. Crunchy, but cooked, with the perfect blend of oil and vinager, with a scattering of capers that bring out its natural flavours wonderfully.

The young cod, lightly fried with a hint of batter simply melted the moment you tasted it.

The octopus, caught earlier, tasted of the sea and was bursting with juice.

The complimentary fruit plate... the figs... the figs... they were indescribable.

The food was so, so, so simple, nothing but fresh ingredients, cooked to perfection with a chunk of lemon.

It has only been open a year and a half, its worth visiting kos for this place alone.

A gem. A hidden, off the beaten track, genuine greek gem.

  • Visited October 2013
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2 Thank Andy L
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