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Kamari Bay, Kefalos 85300, Greece
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 130
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  • 39
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 11
    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
Great view of Kamari bay

The food here is delicious, I can fully recommend any item from the grill menu all have a yummy BBQ taste. If it's not too windy make sure you sit upstairs and look at the beautiful views across kamari bay.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
Paula W
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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We ate here on at least 5 occasions. The food each time was very good, service excellent and great value for money - atypical starter around 4 euros and main meals from 6 euros. would recommend to anyone old or young.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Very quiet most days but they do Greek nights which is when it is very busy and staff are very nice and friendly

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We had to wait 1 hour for TRASH FOOD!!!!!!!!! ..terrible 😖 The quality of food was unacceptable and the staff was unprofessional. Abbiamo dovuto aspettare 1 ora per del cibo pessimo!!!! Terribile 😖 La qualità del cibo era inaccettabile e lo staff incompetente.

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prodromos v, Owner at Santa Barbara, responded to this review

I am very sorry to read that you did not enjoy your meal at Santa Barbara. We pride ourselves on our quick service and no customer has ever waited one hour to be served. All our staff have completed tourist business school compared to the other family run restaurants in Kefalos. I believe our food is far from 'trashy' as... More 

Carlisle
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Return to santa barbara every time i visit kefalos and it never fails to impress. Food is excellent everytime as is the staff. Romos is the perfect host, nothing is too much trouble and all the staff are friendly and polite. Looking forward to my next visit and the beautiful salmon cooked on the bbq.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Come to kefalos 2/3 times a year and always eat at the Santa Barbara. Food is all freshly cooked to order so you may have to wait a little while but its worth the wait. Chicken souvalki, swordfish, and mouzaka are amazing. Romos and his staff are all so friendly and can't do enough for you. Nothing is too much... More 

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The food here is delicious, I can fully recommend any item from the grill menu all have a yummy BBQ taste. If it's not too windy make sure you sit upstairs and look at the beautiful views across kamari bay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We ate here regularly in May and June of this year. The food was excellent and varied - with delicious free appetizers. Don't ask for the recipe for the spaghetti bolognaise- it's a state secret - but most excellent. We couldn't have asked for better service or views. Typical Kefalonian hospitality. Delightful people.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We have visited this restaurant a few times and have yet to have bad meal. Great views of Kefalos bay and a friendly atmosphere. the extras you get before the meal are very nice and prices are reasonable. Try and get a window seat and watch the moon come up in the evening.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We ate here twice during our stay in kefalos. The food was excellent. Try the freshly made stuffed pitta with chicken. The pitta was indeed freshly cooked dough solightit melted in the mouth. So different from the normal cardboard type pitta. You can actually watch your food being cooked Please don't be put off by the tacky "greasy spoon cafe"... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Can be busy, but for me, superb when quiet. Great menu, with some nice personal touches. Vania is a magician in the kitchen and Prodremous and Raddo(Harry), cover the tables well. Special theme nights with different menu's on offer. chicken, tender and tasty.

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Address: Kamari Bay, Kefalos 85300, Greece
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Dodecanese  >  Kos  >  Kefalos
Cuisine: Greek

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  • Address: Kamari Bay, Kefalos 85300, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Dodecanese  >  Kos  >  Kefalos

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek

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