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Beach Road, Perissa, Greece
+30 697 574 0647
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1:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: How often have you been asked to come to the kitchen to choose your meal...
How often have you been asked to come to the kitchen to choose your meal? At Taverna Lava we are still living this old Greek tradition, every day. Our philosophy is to provide you an unique food experience for all your senses.Choose from a big variety of different freshly prepared dishes ranging from stuffed small Santorini tomatoes (vegetarian), squads stuffed with rice, shrimps and raisins as well as beef filet in a Greek tomato-cinnamon sauce. Pick your fish - not just what kind of fish - but exactly which one you want and we will grill or fry it freshly for you. Fresh is key for us. Please don't expect us to have fish during full moon or a stormy day - its impossible to get fresh Santorinian fish. Additionally, we partnered up with local farmers and procure produce of Santorinian soil: eggplants, squads, small tomatoes, wine and much more...If you are tired of choosing from an endless menu, visit us - we will have something new for you to choose from every day.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best home cooked meal!

We stopped in here after reading such great reviews and it did not disappoint! A homey feel definitely hit the spot. It was so good we drove the half and hour for lunch the next day. The owners are the friendliest and most genuine people we have met in Greece so far. And to top it off very well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Natalie S
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We stopped in here after reading such great reviews and it did not disappoint! A homey feel definitely hit the spot. It was so good we drove the half and hour for lunch the next day. The owners are the friendliest and most genuine people we have met in Greece so far. And to top it off very well priced.... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We ate here & were really happy with the food. We were shown to the kitchen to make our choice & could not decide so asked for a mixed selection. This was no problem & a great way to try more than one dish. My moussaka was really tasty. We had a half carafe of white wine & were treated... More 

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Manningtree, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We ate here twice as the food was so good. Just like old Greece we were shown in the kitchen to see what was on offer. The starters were amazing and the lamb chops were excellent. Both times we went there were only two couples, we were one of them, but don't be put off by that as the food... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Just eaten at Taverna Lava. We were shown into the kitchen to see what chef ad prepared today - a lovely touch. My moussaka was beautiful, the sauce just right! Husband had succulent lamb chops with real homemade chips! Red wine was nice and light too. Would highly recommend a visit.

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perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

An unassuming great little Greek tavern at the end of Perissa beach front. We were driving along the beach in search of real Greek food, trying to avoid the touristy restaurant that we can never trust to produce good food. Taverna Lava caught our attention as it was unpretentious. The owner or server provide genuine service, he may be slower... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by my hotel and we were not disappointed. Traditional, flavoursome Greek food in a lovely setting opposite the beach. The waiter showed us all of the options from the menu so that we could make our choices. Delicious!

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Boulder, Colorado
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54 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Our hotel recommended this restaurant on our first night on Santorini. We were not disappointed. The tomato keftedes were wonderful as was the local wine in pitchers. The service was also outstanding. One of the best reasonably priced restaurants we were to on our entire three week vacation.

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West Midlands
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We dined here several times over our 2 week holiday as one of our party was a Vegeterian. She was more than happy with the dishes on offer and the quality of food, as were the rest of our party. Of particular note were the meatballs, stuffed mushrooms and Briam.Such a nice change to eat in a restaurant where you... More 

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Nyon, Switzerland
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67 reviews 67 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

If trying to avoid the tourist traps along the beach front, this taverna is a good address. Service was excellent and warm. You can choose your food from the refrigerated displays and/or the menu. Unfortunately, the food is a bit bland. The grilled squid was perfect but the filled mushrooms tasteless. The prawns spaghetti were lacking savour and the prawns... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

First impression- just simple local restaurant. But the food was always delicisious. First class service, very friendly and hospitable owner. He prepared vegetarian food for us every day, when we mentioned that we prefer veggie food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Beach Road, Perissa, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Cyclades  >  Santorini  >  Perissa
  • Phone Number: +30 697 574 0647

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 18
  • Cuisine: Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine

Description

How often have you been asked to come to the kitchen to choose your meal? At Taverna Lava we are still living this old Greek tradition, every day. Our philosophy is to provide you an unique food experience for all your senses.Choose from a big variety of different freshly prepared dishes ranging from stuffed small Santorini tomatoes (vegetarian), squads stuffed with rice, shrimps and raisins as well as beef filet in a Greek tomato-cinnamon sauce. Pick your fish - not just what kind of fish - but exactly which one you want and we will grill or fry it freshly for you. Fresh is key for us. Please don't expect us to have fish during full moon or a stormy day - its impossible to get fresh Santorinian fish. Additionally, we partnered up with local farmers and procure produce of Santorinian soil: eggplants, squads, small tomatoes, wine and much more...If you are tired of choosing from an endless menu, visit us - we will have something new for you to choose from every day.
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am

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