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Taverna Cretekou

818 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3017 (Old Town)
703-548-8688
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Ranked #7 of 639 restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $24 - $24
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Old Town
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Old Town
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

We tried this place after noticing that it always seemed to be crowded. That's for good reason, we found out. The menu features many Greek specialties and is a lot like a menu you'd see in Greece itself. I didn't know how much I'd missed tzatziki and tarmasalata! Wait staff is efficient and fun, there's a back garden, and we... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

My favorite restaurant on King st. We came in to share an appetizer on a Thurs. Night. The owners were delightful and the wait staff excellent. The old fellows were playing and singing Greek music. I was encouraged to try the greek white wine and im glad I did because it was delicious! ...we will be back

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New Hampshire
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152 reviews 152 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We ate here in June 2014. Overall the food is very good and I would definitely return. We sat outside on the patio, which was very nice. We started with the tzatziki and Greek salad. The tzatziki was very close to what I've had in Greece. For my entrée, I had an eggplant and cheese dish (I forget the name... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The hostess is a gem! My out of town guests ask to eat here. The food is always delicious and high quality. The fresh fish is de-boned at the table. Traditional Greek dishes are a comfort food no matter your nationality. The service is professional, yet warm and welcoming. Be prepared to dance, the entertainment is festive. We enjoy sitting... More

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I was recently in Alexandria, and wanted to try this "well reviewed" Greek restaurant- i was not disappointed! I am Greek/Australian, and have lived in Greece {in the past} for many years, and found the food offered in this enchanting place- most authentic and delicious. My friend and i came about an hour before closing, and were given polite, well... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

the location and the service were very GOOD. Dont be fooled by the front steps, you can walk right into the patio eating area from the side street. The service was great and the price good, however the lamb was GAMEY!! I was desperatley in the mood for a nice piece of seared lamb with wonderful greek flavors on the... More

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San Bernardino, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Really nice ambiance and wonderful wait staff. Food was enjoyable but flavors were a bit too subtle for my taste.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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172 reviews 172 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Walking along King St., not wanting a heavy or large evening meal, we opted for Greek and were not disappointed. The food was fresh, tasty, ample servings and good service. Only surprise was besides bread and oil served before the meal arrives, your meal is just the entrée. If you want a salad or soup, that is an extra.

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Westport
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101 reviews 101 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Just moved to Alexandria and we are exploring all of the restaurants in the area and Taverna was an outstanding experience. We wanted a table in the charming courtyard and Denise quickly carried two chairs over her head and set us up at a lovely table. The service was great and the food really was outstanding. The grilled octopus was... More

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Knebworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The best meal for miles :) great service and should not be missed. Every course was delightful and I highly recommend you try this place. Great atmosphere and great wine too

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