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Kreta Taverna

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Eleftheriou Venizelou 62, Malia, Crete 70007, Greece
+30 2897 031866
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Fri - Sun 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 93
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Best Dinner in Crete

Take the time to locate this little out of the way restaurant you will not be disappointed. I suggest you book a table in the high season

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
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Malia Pediados
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Pleasant Taverna Good food and wine, service with a smile even though it was end of Season. Downside was that it beside the road from Malia to Stalis. Not sure about High Season traffic noise.

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Brit In Lux
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Take the time to locate this little out of the way restaurant you will not be disappointed. I suggest you book a table in the high season

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Thank Nulux
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

I had the pleasure of visiting this Family Taverna twice during my stay in Stalis. It was everything that I'd heard from local people. Excellent food. Friendly service. Lovely atmosphere. I recommend booking as it is very popular. This was one of the highlights of my holiday.

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Thank Gill H
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

We visited this restaurant twice during our holiday.The first was with a group of people from the complex where we were staying.It was the first time we tried a variety of Greek dishes.The food and the service was great.The food was served at a good speed not too quickly allowing you to digest each course before having more food.We enjoyed... More 

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Thank julie186487
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Once entering this restaurant it was quite, only two other tables taken. We found the service poor I don't expect the member of staff to sit down while taking an order. We found we had to repeat our order several times as we knew what we wanted. The service was very slow and wouldn't rate the food as much -... More 

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Thank GlassofClicquot
Brighton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

Had the most lovely meal here, very friendly owner who recommend we order a selection of starters to share between the four adults. All of it was amazing esp the courgette balls and stuffed vine leaves. The four kids went for main meals which again were lovely and plentiful. Can highly recommend the chicken in sauce. Beautiful little restaurant that... More 

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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

We found this resraurant by chance, it is actually not so far from Malia city center as the map shows. The food is excellent, the tzadziki, wine leaves and mousaka for lunch. The friendly owner Jorgos invited us for kleftiko, lamb in the oven that was cooked for 4 hours. The mear was tender and full of flavor, and the... More 

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Thank אביב ו
Gothenburg, Sweden
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Fantastic food, lovely authentic Greek restaurant where the guests were mainly Greek! The starters were delicious, the lamb and calamari made us hum, the deserts found their way down even though we were full to the brim! The owner a lovely man who came and sat with us a while, talking and enjoying a raki after dinner. Absolutely a must-do... More 

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Thank 68mich
Heraklion, Greece
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Not only for a holiday meal; I have been eating at the Kreta Taverna for twenty-five years and have never experienced anything but a genuine warm welcome, delicious food and friendly efficient service. Equally good for a formal dinner or a casual twosome. I would, and frequently do, recommend this restaurant to all.

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Thank Michalis F
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

The best in Malia. Delicious Greek specialities, low prizes than in others taverns, pleasant staff. I'd definitely recommend this tavern, if you like Greek cuisine.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Eleftheriou Venizelou 62, Malia, Crete 70007, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Malia
  • Phone Number: +30 2897 031866

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?