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Review of Taverna Alexandros

Taverna Alexandros
Ranked #40 of 144 Restaurants in Skiathos Town
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 3 June 2014

During the day it is just part of the street in the old town with some tables laid out for dinner, but in the evening it transforms into a bustling restaurant with excellent Greek food, live music and great atmosphere all run by Magda and her family. Our first visit was on spec and we turned up at 7 when there were only a couple of tables occupied. By the time we left everything was solidly occupied and people waiting - this was the first real week of the season, so I would imagine the reports we heard that there were normally queues waiting for a table in high season were likely true.

On our second visit (we felt it was well worth a second bite at the cherry) we booked a table for 8 at 6pm, just to make sure of getting in. This was a good move as it was the only available table.

Food was excellent and very reasoinably priced. The house red wine was a little tart, but drinkable - the only real downside.

The atmosphere was delightful; Old man Alexandros playing the guitar and various dditional players and singers arriving to join him as the evening progressed.

All in all a great night nd well recommended

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1  Thank Peter D
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

Hidden away in the old town is this gem with plenty of tables in an area which was formerly shaded by a huge (too huge) mulberry tree.
The food and staff are great, especially Alex who will chat with about the food and island life. A real pleasure to spend time there. Take a look at the mural on the outer wall before you leave too

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Reviewed 15 May 2014 via mobile

My husband and I dined here for our anniversary. The taverna is set in a small outdoor courtyard and serves homemade, traditional Greek food. The standard of both the food and service was excellent and for €50 for 2 courses plus wine for 2 people, it certainly represented good value for money. We visited at the start of our holiday and will definitely be returning before we head home.

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Reviewed 11 March 2014

Good food, friendly service with authentic, enjoyable Greek music which doesn't dominate the evening. People return time and again and are always greeted as friends.

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1  Thank JanRon561
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

It's good to see that even on a very touristy Greek island, the locals take their culture seriously and you dine outdoors very well, to traditional music, instead of putting up with the pounding beat of rock or pop. At Alexandros the food is extremely good, and the staff very professional, always remembering you if you've been there before. I was advised to go off menu when fresh sea bass had just been delivered. It was the best I've ever had, boned for me by another Alexandros at the table. (He's also good at advising on a good wine with the meal.)
It's a real pleasure dining outdoors here in the tiny pretty square in the old town, lit by hundreds of small bulbs in the overhead branches. The husband of the owner is a wonderful bazouki player, and he seems to attract other locals for jam sessions which are clearly played for their pleasure as well as ours. Some evenings there's even a bit of spontaneous dancing too.

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Thank SilverSnail
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