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Taverna Street, Agia Galini, Crete, Greece
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent food and friendly service

I visited this restaurant last July and was disappointed to find that this early in the season there was no chicken on the spit. When I mentioned this to the owner at lunch time she promised to do me one for dinner that night. As usual, it was excellent. Cannot fault the place!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Keith H
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Crete, Greece
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Crete, Greece
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67 reviews 67 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I visited this restaurant last July and was disappointed to find that this early in the season there was no chicken on the spit. When I mentioned this to the owner at lunch time she promised to do me one for dinner that night. As usual, it was excellent. Cannot fault the place!

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Ballygally, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

A lovely family taverna in a busy street in the village. Always service with a smile from Eleni and family. Lovely grilled food and Greek specials. Nice place for a "special" occasion.

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Oxford
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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The Ariston was recommended by a local bar-owner, and we were so pleased that we took up her suggestion. The food was wonderful - a huge Cretan salad, pungent garlicky aubergine salad, and (the first night) a lamb kleftiko for my partner. The meat smelled and looked divine - he could see me gazing at it in rapture, offered me... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Very good food and nice wine in Ariston. It is also very good value, like in most of the restaurants in Agia Galini but this is one of the nicest places to enjoy the food.

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Salford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Excellent quality food in a taverna on the main taverna street in Agia Galini. The atmosphere was relaxed and the food was most definitely of a high standard. We shall certainly be visiting again one day.

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Vienna, Austria
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Perfect food, nice atmosphere & very friendly owners - a perfect place for a big meal and a nice evening! See you next year!!!

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Vladivostok, Primor'ye, Russia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Nice environment - nice menu card with a lot of tasty dishes - view in the kitchen - superfriendly service. This could be your daily restaurant and you won't regret it.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

I had an extremely good oven cooked veal dish, my wife described hers as fairly average. The waitress was friendly but not very good at the fake charm seen elsewhere. On our visit it was very quiet and therefore lacked atmosphere but I would be happy enough to go back again. It is in the main pedestrian street between Onar... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

As vegetarians our choice is normally limited, but the family at this restaurant provided us with local vegetarian dishes. Please don't order the tourist food...try something new!! This is a fantastic restaurant! We came back two nights in a row and chatted to the amazingly awesome mother of the owner - Helen - an 80 year old warm hearted, funny... More 

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

One of the many restaurants on 'bar street', but far superior! Food is traditional, tasty and well priced. Service is friendly and relaxed - you might even get a free Greek lesson!! Highly recommended!

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: Taverna Street, Agia Galini, Crete, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Agia Galini

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  • Cuisine: Greek

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