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Review of Restaurant ELENA

Restaurant ELENA
Ranked #2 of 17 Restaurants in Palaikastron
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Greek
Description: The restaurant ELENA has a history of over half a century. It began as a traditional café in the 1960s and became a restaurant in the 1970s with the arrival of the first tourists in the area. At first he offered a few dishes from the pot of the family, the restaurant owner, cooked by Mrs Eleni or "Elena" as her customers called. Today it has been working with his third generation inside always with love, smile and his family atmosphere. It offers its traditional dishes of Greek, Cretan and Mediterranean flavors, as well as some very carefully selected dishes with flavors that will delight you and will remain unforgettable.
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Description: The restaurant ELENA has a history of over half a century. It began as a traditional café in the 1960s and became a restaurant in the 1970s with the arrival of the first tourists in the area. At first he offered a few dishes from the pot of the family, the restaurant owner, cooked by Mrs Eleni or "Elena" as her customers called. Today it has been working with his third generation inside always with love, smile and his family atmosphere. It offers its traditional dishes of Greek, Cretan and Mediterranean flavors, as well as some very carefully selected dishes with flavors that will delight you and will remain unforgettable.
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

We loved it!
Owners are lovely and helpful (:
Highly recommend this place!

Ps. Try that "special ice cream". It was like frozen limoncello and it is really good!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank AnniinaS49
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Reviewed 11 September 2018

We spent 17 days touring Crete this summer eating in restaurants twice a day, so we sampled a wide spectrum from average to excellent. This small un-pretentious family-run restaurant was our family's favorite, we are still talking about it a month later. We ate our evening meal there twice and every dish was delicious. The food has a genuine "home made" taste, and even our fussy 5 & 7 year olds loved it all.

The service was charming with lots of useful advice, eg. "don't take two mousakas, take one and order something else like the meatballs for example" ... I fought off memories of greasy canteen meatballs and followed the advice: the best mousaka and the best meatballs I have ever tasted. The mixed vegetable in tomato sauce that they serve with some dishes like the meatballs is mind-blowingly good. The mixed platter meze is an excellent starter and the chicken souvlaki amazingly succulent. The chef makes skilled use of herbs and spices to deliver memorable dishes. The prices are very reasonable.

Thanks to Elena and her team for two wonderful meals!

Date of visit: August 2018
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Thank James C
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Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

We had lunch at the tavern and everything was perfect, from the lady who owns the place to the food. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Katerina C
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Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

The pork souvlaki was cooked perfectly, the mpiftekia were so soft and to die for.
Normal prices, Very pleased
Ps. They had a baby seat for our 1 yo princess which helped a lot

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ArisGold
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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We had a great welcome and fabulous food. Returned several times during our stay and would recommend

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Julia T
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