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Gavalianos Kafenes

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Gavalochori Square, Gavalochori, Apokoronas, Crete 73008, Greece
+30 697 416 2507
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Vamos, Greece
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We visit this taverna regularly as we live just 10 mins drive away. It is run by the charming Monica and her amazing staff. The food and service are excellent. It is open all year and in the summer she also has amazing music evening, so best to book!

Thank seamancrete
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We visited Gavalianos for lunch yesterday . The food was wonderful in a delightful courtyard setting. It caused an unresolved family debate about whether this was the best meal we had eaten all holiday. First or close second is irrelevant - the food was delicious and we'll be going back on our next holiday

Thank David A
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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Be sure to go here when you visit the region. Definitely much better food compared to the restaurants at the seaside. Had lovely rabbit and sausages, best quality in the neighbourhood.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Heraklion, Greece
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We had a marvelous time in this place. The host was warm and caring. The food amazing. `Good quality and low prices. really a must of the area.

Thank harispomelos
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Expensive for what you get, there is great entertainment on a Saturday though. And there are cats walking around throughout the meal, under the tables, jumping up wanting attention, which is annoying but also very unhygienic. we much preferred the restaurant just round the corner (Aposperitis), much nicer atmosphere and better value for money.

Thank Vicki726
Redhill, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We visited several times while staying up the road for Christmas, and between us worked our way through much of the good sized menu. Everything was superb. The atmosphere is great, a nice mix of locals and visitors. Prices are good and the freebie Raki flowed too easily! Owner Monica is charming and friendly, even giving us all a lift... More 

Thank Andrew C
Chania Town, Greece
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Just what one needs. Great food, friendly environment and nothing pretend. I would go back again and again.

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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Great food, great service, great location. We have a wonderful lunch and will be definetly returning. Lucky us- it will be open in the winter season!!

Thank Karen M
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Came across this lovely taverna when our intended destination was closed. Glad we did. Most seating in hidden garden, friendly efficient staff and excellent home cooked food. Returned later in the week for live music on Sunday night. Suggest booking during busy times. Email got prompt response.

Thank Philip J
1 review
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

The restaurant garden is set back from the square and feels like a secret garden with a beautiful setting. We had an amazing Greek meal including pork shank, meatballs and bekri meze. The mixed salad starter was to die for. The waitress service was fantastic and the restaurant was busy with a lovely atmosphere.

Thank Rory P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gavalochori Square, Gavalochori, Apokoronas, Crete 73008, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Apokoronas  >  Gavalochori
  • Phone Number: +30 697 416 2507

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?