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Taverna tou Zisis

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Machis Kritis 63 | Missiria, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
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+30 2831 028814
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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182 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We went here for early dinner mid week in October. It was a bit chilly outside but we could have eaten inside where there was a large group dining. It is informal and good value, food not special but good for the money. The menu clearly states whether fish is fresh or frozen and mine was good once I had... More 

Thank VirgoQualitySeeker47
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent Lamb Chops!! varied food, all type of food, the children really liked the pasta.. very good greek food, definitely recommended... we will return.. excellent service and very nice vibe.

Thank Ehudineze
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

After reading all the rave reviews we called around 7 in the evening, quite quiet but the service was ok. We both chose fish, which we later were told was not a good move! The Cretan starter we shared was vast and perfect. My wife had sole which had been defrosted and wasn't enjoyed, I had sea bass which had... More 

Thank tonywilki
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Everyone told us about Zisis being the place that Greek families went at weekends to eat so we went to try it. Well worth the effort. We wanted to eat vegetarian but had little dea about the menu. The waiter said 'come and look'. Inside all the dishes were laid out and he said to take a mix of different... More 

Thank Baldilocksand3hairs
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114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Had lunch at this place after a recommendation from a local. Very disappointed by the food, service, price and abundance of cats watching us eat. While the food was average, the portion size, particularly for Crete Tavernas was quite small. One of the waiters was OK, but another one who delivered the food really gave the impression he was doing... More 

Thank NHAnorak
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239 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

This is the place to get authentic Greek food and atmosphere. This is mostly visited by locals, especially by the elderly and their families on weekends. Easiest thing is to go to the window and point by finger what you want. Even half-portions are large. Worth to visit for the atmosphere, however, quantity wins over quality here.

1 Thank jusaja
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

A must go while in rethymnon loads of dishes to try lovely setting typical Greek cooking nothing fancy just fantastic home cooking.

Thank nichollc
Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

If you want to have an authentic greek dinner, go there. The food is delicious, you can go inside and see what you wanna order. Prices are low, waiters are kind. I can recommend this tavern.

Thank Andimona
Sortland, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

I always like to look up restaurants with "real" local food. This was recommended to us by locals and it was full of locals. The menu is not for the faint hearted as it contains lovely sheep heads, rabbits, snails and lots of offal in addition to normal dishes. All was good quality and reasonably priced. This is the choice... More 

1 Thank Trond S
Piraeus, Greece
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We were a company of 6 and we ordered many different dishes for us to share, so that we could taste them all... They were nicely cooked and the portions were quite large. Although it's a bit far from the centre it is well worth it...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Machis Kritis 63 | Missiria, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Rethymnon
  • Phone Number: +30 2831 028814

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