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.

Lotus Eaters

Travelers' Choice award winner
$$$$
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, International
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Seafront | 250meters From Main Square, Keeping the Sea to Your Left, Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece
28410 41538
Website
Improve this listing
Add hours for Lotus Eaters and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 861 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 738
    Excellent
  • 80
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Great find

Came across Lotus by chance, had a great time (even though we were not staying in the resort) loved the food and ambience, if you can visit do not hesitate.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
abogado_del_diablo
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

861 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came across Lotus by chance, had a great time (even though we were not staying in the resort) loved the food and ambience, if you can visit do not hesitate.

Helpful?
1 Thank abogado_del_diablo
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Cretans are renowned for their hospitality and Daniel and Andreea are no exception. Their honest suggestions and personable nature made our visit particularly enjoyable and added something extra to our Elounda. A brilliant restaurant, fantastic location, great menu and flawless service.

Helpful?
Thank CamerJ
Devon
Level Contributor
32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

It's worth booking this restaurant a few days ahead to ensure you have a waterside table. The setting sold this place, but unfortunately the food was a bit too "English" for me. The service is good - if a slightly over attentive - and the flavours of our main dishes, lamb and a curry were on the bland side of... More 

Helpful?
Thank Moggins
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The location of this restaurant in Elounda couldn't be better, with lovely views over the water. The meal was lovely and the owner would chat to you as he served you and made you feel special.all in all a very pleasant experience.

Helpful?
Thank 136Maz
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

We visited Lotus Eaters for lunch after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor. The hosts Dan and his wife were very friendly and charming and Dan helped us select some plates we shared. The prawn saganaki, octopus, fried zucchini and calamari were delicious! The tzatsiki was the best we had ever tasted. We were so impressed we came back the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sandy987
Groningen Province, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

How it is possible , good food for such a low price ? I donot have right words to describe the restaurant. Just go , order , enjoy and drink the wine of the house. Amazing.

Helpful?
Thank André F
Level Contributor
68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Booked a table for 2 and had a lovely night. Ordered the wrong starter our mistake and did not get charged. Free half carafe of house wine also given after we had ordered 2. All in all a great evening with professional service and good quality food overlooking the sea. Would go again and highly recommend

Helpful?
Thank Susan1960x
Glasgow
Level Contributor
15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We went here on one of the last nights of our holiday for an extra special meal. We were not disappointed. Yes its slightly more expensive than other restaurants in Elounda but it is well worth it. The ingredients are all fresh and dishes booked to perfection. Chef is very talented indeed!! Top marks for the morroccan lamb with cous... More 

Helpful?
Thank flesGlasgow
Level Contributor
18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Food was tasty but without wow. Nice setting on the water edge with friendly professional service. Clean and neath restaurant.

Helpful?
1 Thank Charly B
manchester
Level Contributor
36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

Ate here while on holiday in Elounda and was not disappointed. The owners of the restaurant are a husband and wife team and both of them were excellent hosts. The service was fantastic and the food was even better. My wife had the slow cooked pork dish which was really good and I had the beef stifado which again was... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Manclio

Travelers who viewed Lotus Eaters also viewed

Elounda, Lasithi Prefecture
Elounda, Lasithi Prefecture
 
Elounda, Lasithi Prefecture
 

Been to Lotus Eaters? 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: Seafront | 250meters From Main Square, Keeping the Sea to Your Left, Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Elounda
  • Phone Number: 28410 41538

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 26 - 74
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Lotus Eaters and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Warrington, United Kingdom
8 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Lotus Eaters 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?