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Taverna Vatalos

Frangokastello, Sfakia, Crete, Greece
+30 2825092263
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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- Sep 6, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Zagreb, Croatia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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Gloucestershire
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Frangokastello has a surprising number of tavernas tucked away in small coves, so no wonder that, even after 16 years, we'd never eaten at Vatalos. Expect a really friendly welcome and tasty food, with a good selection for vegetarians. When we asked the meaning of 'Vatalos', Spiros told us a tale which spoke volumes of Sfakia's past. So - visit... More

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Shaldon Devon England
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

5 stars isn't enough. Spiros and Theo are very very kind and helpful (Spiros sorted our broken down hire car, coming back from the farm specially when they were trying to rip us right off). The food is wonderful. Shelley is a chef and has very high standards, all met. Huge choice for veggies, fish fantastic - the octopus is... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We were seduced a couple of times by the beautiful hydrangeas and quaint decoration of some of the other tavernas in Frangokastello, but were lucky enough to be pointed towards the Vatalos Taverna, by a couple of people who live in the area. If you don't mind the rather plain appearance of the place, the food here surpassed anything else... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

A wide range of local dishes, including fresh fish and locally-reared lamb and pork. Helpings are generous and washed down with good local wine. We particularly liked the creamy cheese from the neighbouring village.all consumed looking out over the sea as the sun dips below the horizon.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

We had a lovely meal on this very busy taverna. The lamb chops were plentiful and delicious. A tasty, unrushed meal for two with wine for €30 - excellent value and kindly hosts.

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