We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Taverna Vatalos

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
, Frangokastello, Sfakia, Crete, Greece
+30 2825092263
Improve this listing
Add hours for Taverna Vatalos and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 107 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
6/5

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
retro46
,
Athens, Greece
Add Photo Write a Review

107 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Czech first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Athens, Greece
Level Contributor
106 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Best shrimps and lamb for 20 miles, a must eat at family run taverna. Ate here several times during our holiday and were never disappointed.😀

Was this review helpful? Yes
Athens, Greece
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

What can you say for a place like this when words are not enough. You must taste it! The view to LIviko Pelagos breathtaking like the cooking of Mrs.Frederiki the mother of Spyros and Thodoris who will serve you in the most efficient way and always with a smile .The true meaning of Cretan hospitality.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great location with great food and great service. We have been there twice because our kids loved it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
ioannina
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

the service was perfect . The snails the lamp the rabbit the salads everything was delicious. A very good choice

Was this review helpful? Yes
Piraeus, Greece
Level Contributor
79 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Decent space, excellent service, very tasty Cretan cuisine, don't miss out! Opt for the tsigariasto lamp or goat, for their salads and good red wine and you'll remember me. If you are a snail lover, ask for a dish with hohlious cooked in tomato sauce. The prices are nice, too.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Framlingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Moscow, Russia
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
86 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Taverna Vatalos also viewed

Frangokastello, Sfakia
Frangokastello, Sfakia
 
Sfakia, Chania Prefecture
Frangokastello, Sfakia
 

Been to Taverna Vatalos? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Taverna Vatalos staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?