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Maria's Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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Paleochora, Crete, Greece
+30 2823 041521
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Ringerike Municipality, Norway
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88 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Marias cafeteria serves good food. She is helpful if you ask questions about the food, and her family runs the restaurant in a good way. It is beautiful to see the light dims out when the sun sets, but it can get quite cold outside if the wind comes from east. The combined starter gave a good start for the... More 

1 Thank Øystein F
Oksboel, Denmark
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816 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 794 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

7 years visit in Paleochora is 7 years dining at Maria's Restaurant. We had our 100 times anniversary this year. We love Maria's food. It is fantastic, what she can do in the kitchen. Thank you Maria. In my review of 15. december 2014, you can read about many of the dishes. In my review of 04. october 2015, you... More 

1 Thank LN1946
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

What can I say. Very good food and service right by the sea front. Friendly staff and couldn't fault it. Highly recommended

Thank SteveandLizTelford
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

As per the title this has been a favourite for many years. We hve watched Maria and Manalito's girls grow up and they now help to serve in the restaurant. We no longer bother to look in the kitchen since we know it will be good. My best dish this time? Tigania - pork done in the oven with potatoes... More 

1 Thank PAHEngland
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Went there twice during our stay. Maria cooks delicious food and her attention to detail in her recipes is apparent. The restaurant is attractively furnished again with a loving eye for detail and is on the waterfront - a great place to watch the sun go down

Thank Bernie W
Paphos, Cyprus
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Maria's is a nice family run reastaurant. The food is good. The service is excellent with smiles and nice words. They are trying to make you feel at home.

Thank angela m
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151 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Maria's is a homely, friendly, traditional Greek Taverna with a nice location on the harbour-side and excellent value dishes. Nothing on the menu stands out as outstanding, it's more home cooking than Michelin cuisine but no less enjoyable for that. The mousakka was very good as was the cheese saganaki and as another reviewer mentioned, despite the location the prices... More 

1 Thank keith_williams2
Zurich, Switzerland
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Overcooked lamp chops and dry fish. Lovely setting and friendly staff, but in a place where amazing food is to be found on every corner, this place doesnt stand out at all.

Thank JAK_uy
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Lovely setting along the harbour front - nice views, good menu and choice of dishes - traditional Greek cuisine. Entertainers came along and played their lovely music - we had very good food and wine - enjoyable evening

Thank DawnandSi
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Not a very inspiring menu, although what we had was very good and very cheap Mousakka for Mr JJT (excellent) Brianne (potatoes and courgettes for me due to onion allergy). The house white was a little rough but after a couple of mouthfuls that soon rubs off. Think it was circa 18 E for two meals and a half carafe... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mediterranean, Greek
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paleochora, Crete, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Paleochora
  • Phone Number: +30 2823 041521

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