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Lakka 49082, Greece
+30.26620-30160
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
We long for Village Chicken when we get home!

We always head to Pounentes the minute we get to Paxos. Not once have we been let down on quality of food or service. Nothing fancy, it's good home-style Greek cooking but done well and served with an enthusiastic smile! We crave the Village Chicken when we get home, but can also recommend the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
HertsDonkey
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Hertford, United Kingdom
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English first
Hertford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We always head to Pounentes the minute we get to Paxos. Not once have we been let down on quality of food or service. Nothing fancy, it's good home-style Greek cooking but done well and served with an enthusiastic smile! We crave the Village Chicken when we get home, but can also recommend the soffrito and kleftiko. Highly recommended.

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Farnborough, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Always reliable the calamari are really good, either grilled or deep fried. The staff are really friendly & helpful.

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Ko Samui, Thailand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Went on our first night in paxos, hungry after a long day travelling, we waited ages to be served and then an hour for some food after ordering, during this time we got through 2 half carafes of red wine, that we didn't really want and a litre of water and then when the food came it was really average,... More 

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37 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The food is always excellent, whatever you have here, and George who actually runs the place is a great host. Village Chicken is superb.. The wood fired oven makes some dishes such as pizzas a bit special, too. Home-made Panna Cotta is the best on the island. This is our favourite taverna on the island.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

On the first night we visited here, the manager greeted us and we had a very nice chat with him. He was a friendly man who served amazing food. Probably the best I had over the holiday. We visited his taverna again on the final night, again greeted in a friendly way, and had another chat about football!

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The Lake District
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

When a man gets to talk football with the owner of the restaurant, it's a win win !! Greta welcome, great food, lovely people - go there !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We've been coming to Paxos for years but have only recently started eating at Pounentes. We should have come before. Great location and atmosphere and the best moussaka we have tasted; individually made, subtly flavoured and just delicious. Even with a couple of huge bookings (51 people arriving simultaneously) they made sure we were not side lined. Fantastic service. We... More 

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We stayed In Loggos for a 2 week holiday. During that time we eat out each night .Pounentes Taverna became our favourite place to eat. The staff are friendly and very proud of their wood burning stove.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I've been to Paxos twice now, having just returned from my second trip. I ate at Pounentes a couple of times on my first visit in 2012 and remembered that the food was nice and the staff very friendly - hence going back there on my second trip. My memories of Pounentes were reconfirmed. As a vegetarian, there aren't that... More 

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We have used this taverna several times over the years and it is always a pleasure. Right in the heart of the village with the life of locals going on around - children playing, people shopping. Where more pleasant to sit with a Malamatina (retsina) and enjoy excellent food and home-baked rolls.The service is run very effectively by George who,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lakka 49082, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Ionian Islands  >  Paxos  >  Lakka
  • Phone Number: +30.26620-30160

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek

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