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Zefyros Family Fish Taverna

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Chowder, Seafood, Greek, Soups
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Nearchou 41 ( Old Harbour ) | 74100, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
+30 2831 028206
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
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ar first the location looked like a tourist trup between all other sea food restaurants at the old harbur. But turned out to be perfect. The sea breeze was cool and the stuff all professionals and the food fresh as can be and delicious. We had shrimp salad to die for, and fish from Crete on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

ar first the location looked like a tourist trup between all other sea food restaurants at the old harbur. But turned out to be perfect. The sea breeze was cool and the stuff all professionals and the food fresh as can be and delicious. We had shrimp salad to die for, and fish from Crete on the grill and sardines... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I had an excellent experience eating at Zefyros from start to finish. It's important that you realize going into it that nobody here is in a rush, they take their time but it's worth it. The seafood is as fresh as it gets and cooked perfectly. The mussels in wine sauce were the best I've ever had. The staff forgot... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I can't be too nice about this restaurant. My family and I went there three times in one week and Zefyros never disappointed. Always busy, the food was amazing, the location is great and the staff are fantastic. Achilleas and Aldo were brilliant waiters and made us feel right at home. The Calamari is I think the best I have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This was pretty high quality - but with prices to match. The service was excellent and the location cannot be beaten, right in the port. However, many other places are offering great food at far lower prices, so this restaurant might take note.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Visited Zefyros taverna twice on our holiday, I have to say the food is of the finest quality and great value for money. My husband had never eaten seafood before and was quite nervous about trying it, he loved the swordfish! My daughter had chicken fillet and this was also lovely. Please pay them a visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We visited Zefyros 2 times while in Crete. The first with friends and we all loved the fresh fish. Must have their Fagri if there is any in the fresh catch of the day!! The owner, Achilleas, was fantastic, ensured we had excellent service and that everything was to our liking!! A must visit if you're in Rethymnon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Trust me, I know my fish. I'm a Cypriot and this has to be the best fish I have ever tasted. Espiecally the cuttlefish (soupies), you have to try even if you don't like its so fresh and perfectly cooked 👌. Also, the waiter is an original man engineered to be as authentic as a greek waiter can ever be.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

No surprise it's been running since 1966! Polished service and good food. However and here comes the "BUT" I think it's a bit over rated. It's a bit expensive, the portions are bit too small and the food was a little over cooked. I think the family have been doing it too long and need an enthusiasm injection. I guess... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Because of the excellent reviews, we made a point of visiting here, my expectations were high but I was somewhat disappointed. Food was bland, I had sword fish which was tasteless. Having said this the staff were excellent, we ate here on a very busy night which may explain my disappointment as staff were struggling to cope with the amount... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

After being deceived by one of the places that I used to value before on a previous night , Zefyros came to prove being the best discovery of the unspoiled best fish and seafood restaurant i have tried during all my visits to Rethymnon . Generous , kind and helpful family staff, best cuisine with no regrets on any item... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Nearchou 41 ( Old Harbour ) | 74100, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Rethymnon
  • Phone Number: +30 2831 028206

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood, Greek, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Scenic view

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