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Taverna Vatalos

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Frangokastello, Sfakia, Crete, Greece
+30 2825092263
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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
Excellent food, excellent service, exceptional value

Just some great food with great service, and excellent value - we went most nights after our first time, and it was consistently good. Try mixing a few starters to give yourself a tapas-style dinner, and also try the "expensive" wine - very nice, and again very good value.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Just some great food with great service, and excellent value - we went most nights after our first time, and it was consistently good. Try mixing a few starters to give yourself a tapas-style dinner, and also try the "expensive" wine - very nice, and again very good value.

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Framlingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We ate here about 8 times during our stay nearby and tried as many different things from the menu as we could. It's a family owned and run taverna with Spiros and Theo on hand to look after you and their mum in the kitchen cooking up the beautiful food. The food is simple, strait forward Cretan cuisine with a... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Really best place for dinner at Frangokastello. This is family run taverna at the west part of settlement. Advantages: Quite enough space, good food for reasonable price and very Close to the sea.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We've been to this tavern twice and never got disappointed. Nice traditional food, friendly staff and good veranda in front of the sea but sheltered from the strong wind that often blows on Frangokastello. We liked the feta saganaki and the calamari.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Visited this place as a part of a "small" trip from Plakias. It is very nice taverna right on the beach with great view over the sea and tasty home-made style food. I've got local speciality (lamb with cheese sauce), it was served with home fries and together with a bowl of Greek salad (4.50 Euro) it was almost too... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We've been here twice and this place is definitely worth a visit. Water, dessert and raki were on the house.We liked more the vegetarian dishes because on one occasion the lamb meat dish was too fat for our taste. We did not try any fish. The service is quick and professional and there is a very good view to the... More 

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Overijssel Province, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Location is away from the village and hard to find, but everyone knows it, so feel free to ask for the route. Excellent fresh fish and great variety to choose from.

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Turku, Finland
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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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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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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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Address: Frangokastello, Sfakia, Crete, Greece
Phone Number: +30 2825092263
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Sfakia  >  Frangokastello
Cuisine: Greek

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

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  • Cuisine: Greek

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