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Taverna Vatalos

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Frangokastello, Sfakia, Crete, Greece
+30 2825092263
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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 92
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  • 5
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place and great service

A big thank you to Spiros and his lovely wife for looking after us during our recent stay. We resided in his nearby villa and regularly visited his taverna. thoroughly looked after every time we visited. We recommend the Keftedes and apaki!

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 6, 2015
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faversham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

A big thank you to Spiros and his lovely wife for looking after us during our recent stay. We resided in his nearby villa and regularly visited his taverna. thoroughly looked after every time we visited. We recommend the Keftedes and apaki!

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Thank beerdrinkerII
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

We visited Vatalos Taverna twice because we enjoyed the first meal so much. The shrimps were beautifully cooked and the moussaka was very nice. Great service although we did laugh as everything we ordered seemed to get a surprised expression from the waiter!! I don't think we ordered anything out of the ordinary (i.e, olives and bread got the same... More 

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Thank MadamMuck74
Manchester, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We had lunch here after leaving Frangokastello on a tour round west.It felt more traditional than one we had visited in Frangokastello. I Had large helping of Mousaka, which I was pleased it wasn't served with chips like most places.There were only 2 other diners there at this particular time of day, but it was a lovely setting on the... More 

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Thank seasider67
Torrevieja, Spain
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

Looked up the best places near me. Found this taverna. Food is excellent. Service superb. The ratings are correct, the people don't lie, eat here!

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Thank TonyPepper81
Norway
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

On the way to frangokastello and before getting there we had a bath and lunch stop at Vatalos beach! The waters were magnificent and we had a frappe coffe and a beer under trees on this beach..!!., then we took our lunch at Vatalos tavern with local food and the special krikri goat plate! It was marvelous and we enjoyed... More 

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Thank Prodromos2002
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

This Taverna has one of the best views of the sunset, and is down a small side road before the big turn leading you out of Frangakostello (towards Chora Sfakia). It's family run, has an amazing outside eating area, is incredibly high quality and very cheap for the standard of service and food. If you want a REAL greek experience,... More 

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Thank Richard B
Portugal
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

You have to drive 20 minutes from sfakia village but well worth it. It is a family taverna. Food is fresh and you enjoy seafood or meat. Service is polite and helpfull. Best choice south of crete

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Thank Nick L
Athens, Greece
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106 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

This is a family-run taverna and, probably, the best place to try traditional Cretan food in Frangokastello. The food was tasty, the service excellent, the drinks in the right temperature and the prices reasonable.

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Thank Panos T
Singapore, Singapore
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Taverna Vatalos was our local Taverna about 5 minutes from our Villa and located just off the beach. The food was absolutely delicious, we ordered at least 10 dishes every time we went there. One of the best Taverna's in the area.

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Thank RobsNorris
Athens, Greece
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110 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely excellent from all points of view. Service, food, everything. The food is outstanding. It is Greek food at it's best. I agree with another review. Words can't say it. You have to eat there.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Frangokastello, Sfakia, Crete, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Sfakia  >  Frangokastello
  • Phone Number: +30 2825092263

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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