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Vachus Taverna

Posidonos Bay 33 | Opposite The Main Beach, Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece
28410 41380
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Ranked #25 of 90 Restaurants in Elounda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Fantastic food, fantastic service, fantastic staff. A wonderful family restaurant that can not be faulted. Definitely the best food and the best value in Eloundra. See you again next year!!!

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West Yorkshire
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55 reviews 55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We were recommended this restaurant by the people running our apartments and were disappointed in the food really. A nice setting but all just a little too cheesy in terms of waiters etc. food was average too

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
241 helpful votes 241 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Ahhhhhh! Breath of fresh air, the Vachus has the best food in Elounda, great prices and the most humble waiters, overall a lovely experience, enhanced by Sotiris, See you all next year! Steven and Carol, X

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Chelmsford
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Vachus is a traditional, family run restaurant that caters for most tastes, with a wide and varied menu. The staff are attentive, but not constantly at your table, and keep a discreet eye on you from a distance. There seemed to be lots of customers here that got on very well with the staff, including locals, and that is usually... More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Next to a groups-filled restaurant, Vachus Taverna is a quite heaven of excellent traditional food, very reasonably priced and the freshest you can get. Talking to the proud stuff we learned that the quality is no coincidence - it's a real family restaurant, with dishes made for every customer, no microwave involved...We especially enjoyed the mixed meze and the mixed... More

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Rotterdam, Nederland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

For the fourth time we visited Elounda and every time we visit the Nice Tavern of Fotis and Dimitris. The food varies from Cretan meze to fish and stew. The white house wine is fine and the friendliness of the staff is perfect. They all sprak English and Andreas speaks all languages. I can recommend the courgette balls, briam, soutzoukakia... More

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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Our third year running holidaying in Crete and we returned to Vachus for numerous reasons: always a warm welcome, good service, lovely food and nothing is too much trouble for the staff. I tried raki for the first time ever here this year...that was one amazing complimentary drink

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Ombersley, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Having eaten here before I was expecting the same excellence of food, However this was not the case. The Kalamari was very rubbery and chewy so had been overcooked. The Halloumi was burnt. Not a good start to a meal. The main dish of Stifado well lets just says if you like your plate swamped in onions with 5 pieces... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

A good hearty meal, make sure you haven't had a big lunch before you visit Vachus, because you will be disappointed if you cant finish your dinner. Everything was outstanding! Complementary dessert (fruit), friendly staff, great atmosphere. My only criticism, don't get the Vachus cocktail, it tastes like the smell of my grandads aftershave.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Our favorite place during our 2 week stay. Simple Greek food cooked to perfection. Great service too. The Lamb is highly recommended

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