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Taverna Vatalos

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Frangokastello, Sfakia, Crete, Greece
+30 2825092263
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
One of the best taverna in Creta!

One of the best taverna in Creta! Reasonable prices and excellent quality of food. Great fresh fish,soft and tender kalamari and good octobus, juicy lamp chops,just to mention of few excamples

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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Turku, Finland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

One of the best taverna in Creta! Reasonable prices and excellent quality of food. Great fresh fish,soft and tender kalamari and good octobus, juicy lamp chops,just to mention of few excamples

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Levallois
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79 reviews 79 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Service is attentive and fast which is to be highlighted in Crete. Good idea : the menu is printed on the placemat (only saw this twice in 2 weeks eating at tavernas). Food is good, prices are reasonable.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We spent 8 days in fragokastello and 7 of them we had lunch or dinner there. Food Is absolutely delicious and portions are huge. Meat comes from their own farm and is always fresh. Cheese and wine are from local farms as well. Tuna and sword fish are from the Libyan sea and fresh always Spyros and Giannis are very... More 

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Athens, Greece
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Taste the lamb, drink tsikoudia, excellent cheese and ntakos. Good service and nice sea view, very reasonable prices.

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vienna
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

An authentic Greek tavern with excellent food served with kind and warm efficiency by the staff. It has been probably the best dinner we had during our two-week stay in Crete. The wine also excellent. Really recommended.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

a small tavern, not much from the outside but big on the inside. food coming out of their kitchen was simply divine :)

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Milan, Italy
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A place where excellent food, a perfect scenario and the kindness of the owners meet together to delight the clients. Lamb in cheese sauce or classical greek or cretan dishes, grilled meat or fresh fish, even a good variety of veg ... no matter what you'll choose you're going to be delighted. We tried once and we returned the day... More 

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Basingstoke
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We have just spent two weeks in one of the three villas owned by the family which run this restaurant. The villas are a few minutes away and we must have eaten here ten times during our stay. The food is lovely with excellent variety, great service and good value. It is a lovely quiet spot even in peak season... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

As a cretan I have been to many restaurants in crete. Some good, some bad, some excellent. However in not a single one have I ever said that everything was perfect. Today was the only exception. Vatalos located at a really nice place by the beach with pleasant people, plenty of parking and all of that miscellaneous stuff that a... More 

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Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Very nice food,with view to the sea.great variety to choose from. Have stayed in the rooms right above the place in the past and again had excellent experience of the cooking

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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: Greek

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