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Mare Cafe Bar & Food

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Sof. Venizelou | Xenia Square, Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
Name/address in local language
+30 281 024 1946
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08:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 02:00
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Tannum Sands
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115 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot to take the sunshine in Heraklion. Great food, cold beer and delicious wine. Reasonably priced, good quality and attentive staff. Well done.

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Thank arnie66
Wilhelmshaven, Germany
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

The food is very good, staff is friendly and you have a good view to the sea! The prices are not expensive. The only thing I'm not happy with, are the toilets (a little bit dirty).

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Thank Kathi_xoxox
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Found this lovely restaurant whilst wandering along the sea front, killing time before our flight home. Location, service and décor cannot be faulted. Totally agree with other reviews that portions are huge - I had a burger trilogy from the snack menu, which I thought would be a typical "bigmac" type burger but was three separate mini burgers (nice lean... More 

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Thank mrscj100
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Whilst visiting Iraklion and walking along the sea front we came across the Mare Coffee Bar where we decided to have lunch. We sat out on the balcony overlooking the sea with the island of Nissos Dia in the distance and enjoyed the relaxing sunshine. We were greeted with ice cold water that was very refreshing and our order was... More 

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Thank Paul S
Luxembourg
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Nice location with A super view close to the peer/center of Heraklion. Food was good and well presented and service was quick. A nice bottle of local wine "Chardonnay" was recomended (very good).

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Thank Osvaldo363
Newcastle, Australia
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We had lunch here, the meals are huge!! So select from the snack menu, the food was fresh and well presented. The house wine was very good and the refreshing frozen strawberry treat was wonderful.

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Thank Louise_Greenland
Manchester, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We called in for a drink one morning as the place was not very busy we got served straight away. Our drinks were served with water and a plate of hams, olives and tomatoes. Plus crisps as well! My chocolate milk shake was delightful.

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Thank 9jen
Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Nice atmosphere and quick, efficient service if you're exploring the port of Heraklion and need to make a quick stop. Prices are a bit steep, as is to be expected in a tourist area. We asked for drinks only and the bull right away, which they provided within 2 minutes. They also brought us a small plate of complimentary snacks... More 

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Thank PankoAhi
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I visited this cafe bar last night. The place is in a great location. The staff are friendly but we both had salmon fillets and fries. My daughter was up all night vomiting and suffering from cramps. I have also been suffering from terruble stomach cramps all day. This has left us having to cancel the one... More 

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Thank Virginie F
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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281 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Just a bit away from the crazy touristy part of Heraklion, but able to keep up with locals and tourists alike. Service was fantastic. Drinks were great (2 cocktails and a kids drink). We had a great time as the sun set on a lazy weekday. Washrooms were clean. We'd return.

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Thank wherelolawent

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$27
Cuisine
Bar, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Greek, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 02:00
Monday
08:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 02:00
Thursday
08:00 - 02:00
Friday
08:00 - 02:00
Saturday
08:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sof. Venizelou | Xenia Square, Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Heraklion
  • Phone Number: +30 281 024 1946

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?