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Taverna Bar Vasilis

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
Updated 11/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 11/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Taverna Bar Vasilis is a family restaurant opened in 1982, the firts on the Mononaftis Beach. Run by three generations of the same family, creating a friendly atmosphere and serving delicious food. Always fresh fish, seafood, meat and greek specialities will make you want to come back to our restaurant.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Healthy
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

After 4 years back on the island we decided to come back to the place we enjoyed a great evening the last time. We got a last minute table even though the restaurant was fully booked. Not only was the food amazing but the service...is exceptional!! As a guest you can really feel the hospitality of the whole family/team. Food: large plates, you will definitely not leave hungry!!! Quality and taste were impeccable and they even recommended a very tasty option for vegetarians without asking. Additional to your order you will receive different Cretan goods (fruits, cake, rose petal yoghurt etc.) & of course Raki! Drinks were served ice cold, very refreshing with this temperature. Service: As mentioned before, the service delivered in this restaurant goes above and beyond. You feel like part of the family . Thank you so much and please always keep it this way. We will be back! Greetings from Düsseldorf Max & FranziskaMore

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Simply amazing. Service was the best we hed in all crete, the story, the food, drinks, homemade raki. The 5 stars on TripAdvisor are not lying. Excellent place, fell in love with it. Prices are fair, family service is exceptional, everything is fresh and in...huuuuge amounts, loved it, coming back 100%More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is amazing! , Food is Beautiful, Great Cocktails , service is fantastic, Great Value for money. Our Waiter Billy was excellent ,Would highly Recommended this Taverna if your visiting Mononaftis Beach

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super service The best homemade lemonade I have had tasted! Delicious food - homemade bread and mouszaka with salad. Free desserts at the end of the meal. Nice atmosphere - authentic Cretan family restaurant. A pleasant afternoon

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the first place we stopped after flying in from the US. The small charming beach had a relaxed vibe with sunbathers, snorkelers and a lifeguard who looked like a bodybuilder. We were seated for a late lunch with the utmost charm of many...“of course, please” and “here is the menu, please”. We felt like we were welcomed into a family home. I started with peach raki and then had the most succulent octopus. The waiters were brothers and kept bringing out extra plates, such as cheese and honey before dinner, tomatoes and olives during dinner and fruit, yogurt, ice cream, raki and desserts right when you think you’re done. We loved our experience so much we came back with friends. The waiter remembered me and what I had ordered 6 days ago! Our friends were equally impressed. This time I ordered a Vasillis special drink, which immediately all of our group had to have one. It came out complete with lit sparklers. I can not more heartedly endorse dinner here. Be sure to have a reservation if possible. One family said they had tried for two weeks to eat there! The waiter explained that due to COVID they are unable to seat as many people and so are completely full most nights with only 10 tables.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited this restaurant numerous times and the service, food, hospitality are absolutely amazing. They always make us feel welcome and you could not ask for a nicer place to eat Thank you once again and we look forward to next year 😎😎

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are on vacation in Crete, you have to go to Vasilis. The hospitality and the food is great! Such a nice family and the restaurant is super clean. always my pleasure!!

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had our Dinner three times at this restaurant. The service was perfect, the meals were very delicious and typical greek in a high quality! You can afford all dishes for a very good price! The restaurant is in a very good shape and really...clean! It‘s a family-business, where the complete stuff is politely and friendly! Thanks a lot for the wonderful time!!!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is incredible! I came alone to Greece for 4 days and wanted somewhere I could have fish by the sea. I’ve never had shrimp before (if the guys read this you will remember me asking how to eat them haha) the guys that...run this place are so so friendly and it’s a proper Crete experience which is amazing! I visited twice in 4 days. The food is incredible, fresh and amazingly presented! The fish was so fresh and the dips and sauces they give you are all so nice, I particularly loved the spicy cheese one! I didn’t realise how big the portions were and I had to get it to take away the second time but they packaged it up and everything! The olive oil is out of this world, they make it themselves and you can buy it! So I took some home with me. Nothing is too much trouble for the guys and they were all amazing. The bread and ice cream you get is a nice touch to the meal even if I was so full! They also make a killer mojito :) thankyou guys - it was one of the best meals I’ve ever had in my life! It’s very cheap to eat here but it is incredible! I loved the peach raki at the end aswell and having a shot of it with one of the guys! Thankyou again!! :)More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Taverna Vasilis is a must visit if you are in Crete. This family owned and run establishment is a gem! The food is unfussy, generous portions and delicious! The prices are very reasonable, the deserts are fantastic the view is priceless, but the best part...is the service. We were welcomed and treated like friends by the brothers Vasilis and Michail! You must try the peach Raki ( made by their uncle) and don’t plan anything for after dinner, you will find yourself enjoying many happy hours there eating, drinking and just having a fabulous time!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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22 September 2019|
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Response from michalinapilich | Property representative |
Hello. I must say we offer a lot more vegetarian than vegan . But our stuffed vegetables are vegan (if served without cheese), dolmades - vine leaves, stuffed zucchini flowers, beans with 🍅 and potatoes, and a few more... More
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28 May 2019|
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Response from howardt360 | Reviewed this property |
No they don’t but they do provide fantastic service and brilliant food. Don’t miss out a trip here if you are in the area.
27 April 2019|
Response from 749annettek | Reviewed this property |
Yes we have TV. Good luck for tue Match ✌
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Frequently Asked Questions about Taverna Bar Vasilis

Yes, Taverna Bar Vasilis offers takeaway services.

Yes, Taverna Bar Vasilis is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Taverna Bar Vasilis is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 5