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Taverna Lava

Beach Road, Perissa, Greece
+30 697 574 0647
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Ranked #14 of 60 restaurants in Perissa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $21
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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.
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88% Recommend
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Dublin, Ireland
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We are just back from 10 days in Santorini and this restaurant is without doubt the best we tried. The fresh home cooked food, the friendly service, the really nice local music, the relaxing atmosphere, the prices, the comfortable simple decor, all excellent.

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Sandnes, Norway
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Disappointment relative to reviews i Trip ad. Food was just average, gusts were not given olive oil !! Service only medium due to a busy evening. Im looking forward to return later this week to Tranquilla, which is better in all areas: food, service and atmospher.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Classical Greek cuisine with good quality and normal prices. Nice location on the beach. Normal service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Fresh, simple dishes at a good price. They even give you a small dessert on the house! lovely staff - too. would definitely recommend to others.

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Top Contributor
285 reviews 285 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

It is funny that some times you can get your best meal form an unfancied restaurant. This taverna is really a gem. The owner is proud of the food & the service and it is equal to a 5 star restaurant. The short menu is not so apetising at first, but when you are explained what they represent you realise... More

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Levittown, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Wow! Went here yesterday based on the reviews on Trip advisor and hotel recommendations. We are from NY and enjoy great food. We were very impressed. The stuffed tomatoes and eggplant were out of this world. You have to go here.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We visited the Lava restaurant during our stay in Perissa in May 2014. This restaurant has a charming 'rustic/shabby chic Greek' personality that distinguishes it from the other restaurants on Perissa Beach and is at the quieter end of the strip. The food choice on the menu is smaller than in other restaurants we'd visited but the manageress is likely... More

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Charlottetown, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Came here twice on a four day trip to Santorini. The mussel saganaki was amazing and moussaka too. Right on the water, can't beat it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We came to this taverna for dinner and had our best meal during our 7 day trip in Greece. They have a menu with a good few fresh options, rather than hundreds of them - which other places do, and that can only mean that nothing is fresh! They usually have a few options for fish of the day. We... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Ate in this restaurant on 5 of the 7 nights during our visit to Perissa, Santorini as we had superb meals and fantastic service. Food was freshly cooked, the mussels saganaki on there own and with pasta was beautiful, stuffed white aubergine (traditionally served cold), fried cheese, Greek salad Lava style and black bread gorgeous. Warm Raki with honey was... More

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