We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Maria's Golden Beach Tavern Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
169 Agiou Ioanni, Stalis, Crete 700 07, Greece
+30 2897 033240
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

1,325 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,044: English reviews
Blackwood, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We first went here 24 years ago and it was a small family business now it is bigger but just as nice, still run by the same family. Excellent staff and friendly, food was lovely Greek cuisine its on a corner overlooking the beach. Would highly recommend you try this restaurant

Helpful?
Thank tunafish69
Sunderland, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a lovely meal here we had a lovely location overlooking the sea with a very good menu to choose from would highly recommend

Helpful?
Thank Pamela B
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

First time in Stalis and not sure where to eat so wandered around to see which restaurants had customers so we ended up here. Lovely friendly staff, we had garlic pizza bread to start, huge, in hindsight wouldn't have a starter again. My daughter had lasagne, again, a large portion, she said it was lovely, just too much. I had... More 

Helpful?
Thank Julie G
Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Although on a busy corner overlooking the beach, the restaurant is raised above road level, so the noise is not too intrusive. Staff were friendly, the service was quick, and the food was very nice. We had Stifado and Kleftico because we like Greek food. Free schnapps and ice cream came with the bill, which was reasonable. One problem that... More 

Helpful?
Thank mrdenny2014
St.Helens
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Greeted by friendly staff / owner , a good range of different food from soups / hot starters/ main meals . The Greek specialties are a must , you can a Greek dish for 2 which gives you 5 different dishes on a platter and it wasn't expensive,we had drinks,hot starters,main meal which was 33 euros ( about £31.50) for... More 

Helpful?
Thank stephensG7696DK
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We have been coming to Crete for 13 years and every visit we eat here quite often as the staff are so friendly and the food very tasty. We have never had a bad meal and can't wait for next year to eat here again.

Helpful?
Thank Linda P
Scotland
Level Contributor
95 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We have come to this taverna for years ,itsstill good,but its modernised and needs to keep its greek roots

Helpful?
Thank seadreamrascal
leigh
Level Contributor
19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

visited this taverna many times during our time in stalis.food good service good.value good all in friendly atmosphere.

Helpful?
Thank lancsladLeigh
North West England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We ate at Marias on numerous occasions during our 3 week stay in Stalis. We were offered a complimentary starter each time, a choice of either a hot roll with garlic butter and olives or a flat cheese bread and after the meal a complimentary small dessert to share and a choice of a shot or ouzo. Every meal was... More 

Helpful?
Thank chrystalchris
Brighouse, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Situated on a corner of the main street.Food was excellent ate there twice.Staff very friendly.Dancing on street outside and plate breaking 9pm

Helpful?
Thank sandra f

Travellers who viewed Maria's Golden Beach Tavern Restaurant also viewed

Stalis, Heraklion Prefecture
Stalis, Heraklion Prefecture
 
Stalis, Heraklion Prefecture
Stalis, Heraklion Prefecture
 

Been to Maria's Golden Beach Tavern Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$16
Cuisine
Pizza, Mediterranean, Greek
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 169 Agiou Ioanni, Stalis, Crete 700 07, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Stalis
  • Phone Number: +30 2897 033240

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Maria's Golden Beach Tavern Restaurant and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
Skipton, United Kingdom
8 months ago
over a year ago

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Maria's Golden Beach Tavern Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?