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All 40 Plakias Restaurants

Taverna Mariou

Agiou Vasiliou, Plakias, Crete 74060, Greece
2832031855
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Ranked #1 of 40 Restaurants in Plakias
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Our taverna,TAVERNA MARIOU is a traditional Greek Taverna where we serve delicious mediterranean food made with extra care by the family and by using only local products. I cannot end the description without saying about the view, It is astonishing!I wish Our Taverna to become Yours as well..take care giorgos

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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Having driven past this restaurant's roadside sign countless numbers of times, we finally managed to visit it this year during our October holiday in Crete. It's hillside location at sunset is simply beautiful, and matched only by the warmth of the welcome we received by the good folk that run it. Our only regret is that we have missed numerous... More 

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119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

If you are staying in Plakias it is a very long uphill walk to reach this taverna, but you are rewarded with wonderful views and good food in a friendly family run taverna. We called in during a morning walk to make sure they were still open this late in the season and were greeted by Giorgos the grandfather who... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

Very friendly service, although a bit slow in the beginning as we arrived at peak time. Taverna is located in a small village on a high mountainside with the great view over the Plakias and sea. The best souzoukakia (meat balls in tomato sauce) I've ever tasted! Also moussaka was good, but not above the best. Kids were served a... More 

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22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The food in Mariou is a cut above the usual Taverna quality. Each dish we had left us wondering how they managed to pack those delicious flavours in, and everything was cooked to perfection. To top it off, the service was very friendly and welcoming. The setting is serene and the atmosphere is very sociable, it feels like everyone wants... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We visited this place through tripadvisor recommendations and do not regret it. Stunning views of the valley and Plakias, cool evening mountain air and romantic sunset. We were lucky and we arrived at 6 o'clock in the evening, managed to take the best seats - at the edge of the terrace. A little later, the tavern was filled to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We ate here lunch twice, after we read the recommendations, and we were amazed from the food! We ate fish, seafood, steak, salad, classic Greek dishes, and everything was just perfect. The restaurant is located on a mountain, and the view is breathtaking! Great breeze even in a hot day. Last but not least, Giorgo, the owner, is so charming,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Visited a few times over past few years while on holiday in Plakias, food excellent, staff very friendly, always have time for a chat. The view when sitting outside has to be seen to appreciate it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We made it on time to see the sun go down - really beautiful. The eggplant cheese saganaki was lovely. Moussaka and meatballs to follow - both good very large portions. Also given a serving of Horton (wild greens). Decided to share the chocolate cake after which was excellent. House wine is decent. Given fruit (looked a bit limp) and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The view is fantastic. Service is quick and very friendly. Good quality of the food. Ate the best Fish there in the whole area! Great place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My husband and I visited this restaurant 3 times during our short stay in Plakias. The meats are cooked perfectly (not at all dry) the sauces are very tasty and not too creamy and the rice stuffed vegetables are the best ive ever eaten! Very good quality/price and the staff are very friendly. At beginning of our meal we were... More 

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Additional Information about Taverna Mariou

Address: Agiou Vasiliou, Plakias, Crete 74060, Greece
Phone Number: 2832031855
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Plakias
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:30 pm - 1:00 am
Monday 12:30 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday 12:30 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday 12:30 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday 12:30 pm - 1:00 am
Friday 12:30 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 12:30 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean

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