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“Excellent food and service”

Zefyros Family Fish Taverna
Ranked #20 of 408 Restaurants in Rethymnon
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Greek
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

The location is fantastic down in the old port. Great varied menu. Staff are very helpful. The food is so fresh and served with pride. This is a fish restaurant. Salad was crispy fresh and the prawns were so lovely. Big portions too. Greek yoghurt on the house as so good as was the Raki.
Lovely memories of Rethymon.

Thank AnnM06022011
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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

My and my partner visited Zefyros on the final night of our holiday in Crete. Luckily, there was only one table left which we were offered. This was by the path but the waiter then moved us to a perfect waterside table shortly after another table left. The menu had so many fantastic fish dishes that we we forced to ask the waiter for recommendations. He was incredibly informative and humble. Zefyros was the busiest restaurant on the seafront despite the hard sell from all other restaurants, which remained empty. Approaching Zefyros there were no such tactics employed, just a friendly smile as we passed. I would highly recommend Zefyros to anybody looking for fantastically fresh fish and a great environment. 5 stars.

Thank Jonny M
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

We have had a house in the Rethymnon area for 12 years and have good experience with many tavernas here, but no one can match Zefyros Family Fish Taverna in the old harbour. Thanks to Achilles and his mother, here you will get the best of food, service and atmosphere you could ever want. A meal with small fish, fried squid, haloumi, garlic bread, mussels and a bottle of Retsina is a dream, and the rest of the meny have other splendid offers. And when you get a very nice dessert together with a modest bill, then life is worth living. Don`t miss this pearl when you visit Rethymno!

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1  Thank Ulf-Plakoti
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

If you like fresh fish, well prepared, consumed in a cosy setting as the Venetian Harbour of Rethymno is, sure go to Zefyros.

Based on the good reviews here on tripadvisor, we decided to visit Zefyros. As the restaurant is based in the middle of the Venation Harbour it was a little bit hard for us to get there, because of all the annoying waiters/owners of the other restaurants who tried to get us in their restaurants on a very intrusive way. Our advise: Don't go there, go to Zefyros! When we (finally) arrived at the cosy blue terrace of Zefyros, this is what we experienced:

On the menu you'll find -not suprising- manly (or only) fishdishes. As a starter we had mussels which were a good quality, well prepared. As a main menu we had the sole with shrimps chef special, which was very tasteful and fresh! The portions are good (big enough) and we found the dishes well designed. Accompanied with the white housewine our dinner was complete.

The waiter brought a dessert on the house (which is quite common in Crete) and a rakomelo (raki with honey and cinnamon). We found the rakomelo so nice that the waiter brought us another one. The second one even tasted better so asked for the bill and a bottle of rakomelo for sale/to take. The waiter wouldn't let us pay for the bottle and even refushed our tip. The bottle of rakomelo was a gift! How kind! Total price of the dinner? € 55,-. Which is in our opinion peanuts for the quality they deliver.

So, if you like the setting of the Venetion Harbour: don't let the restaurants or their waiters let me intimidate you to eat at there place but walk in a straight line to Zefyros!

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1  Thank Sven H
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

We visited this restaurant yet again this year because it has been so good every other year! The staff are so friendly and couldn't be more helpful. We brought a family member this year who did not like seafood and the staff went out of their way to make a different dish to her liking. The fresh fish of the day is amazing as is their mussels and tzatziki. The view alone at night is very romantic overlooking the venetian harbour. I could not recommend this place more,

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Thank Pete K
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