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Matala, Crete, Greece
+30 2892 045741
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Taynuilt, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful food, freshly cooked, local and delicious. A lovely family run taverna this represented the best value for money we had on holiday in terms of both the quality and the service. We had beans and fried aubergine (great, some other restaurants used almost too much oil), followed by sardines (small, fresh, tasty) and a lovely local pork dish. We... More 

Thank Twig O
1 review
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Without a doubt the best place to eat, drink and socialise Staff are helpful and the food is Insane Will be going again

Thank Celyn B
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56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

I ate a delicious rabbit stew and my husband enjoyed Greek meatballs in the middle of the day. The service was good and the view and location over Matala beach are excellent.

Thank hannoodle
Crete, Greece
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2015

The restaurant is located right on the beach and serves wonderful home cooked food - the family will make you feel so welcome .We have eaten here several times and it has always been first class - they serve daily specials A great place to watch the Matala sunset - highly recommended

Thank GedHob2013
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2014

My wife & 14-yr old daughter were coerced to eat here because of me! I read reviews before our holiday to Matala and Alexis Zorbas scored OK. Rather it scored well for Greek food. I was really keen on Lamb Kleftiko and this place had the best review in Matala. Well, on ordering, 1, the the lamb, it transpired, was... More 

Thank sawfeet
Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine
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178 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2014

The dish with greek salad was very big, enough for two persons. Sword fish was tasty. But they had to warn that calamary is fried with batter. Don't recommend to try it. The view and service are very good.

Thank brilliantcreature
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 August 2014

This restaurant situated lovely on the beach of Matala has cretan food with a very good price/quality index. Try the fantastic fishsoup for only 6 €. The family that owns this restaurant is very friendly, the sons play sometimes the guitar and mandoline! We always love to go back there.

1 Thank Eric W
1 review
Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

The food here is good and the "stews" are great. Try the stifado and people who love lamm must try the kleftiko. It is not so cheap as other simple meals, € 12, but it is great. Nice restaurant with view on the bay and friendly service as in most places here in Matala.

Thank Heidi H
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2014

This Taverna, 8 mtrs from the shoreline thus with a very nice view on the beach and sea, serves nice Cretan Food and Fresh Juices, all for a nice price. Fishdishes are fresh. Service and Food is very good and met our standards. Nice people working there, as also goes for the guests visiting this place. The waiter speaks many... More 

1 Thank Yiannis-Zoumouroda
Patras, Greece
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107 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2013 via mobile

We expect more than this meal on a cretan restaurant. We had ordered kalamari, but i am sure that the served dish had not kalamari at all. It was something like kalamari. The greek word is "thrapsalo". Very soft and obvious refrigerated. The ordered snails were good. The "ntakos" was not on the expected quality. The prices were not cheap... More 

Thank gtsip

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Matala, Crete, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Matala
  • Phone Number: +30 2892 045741

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