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“Spare ribs to die for!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bossa Nova Restaurant and Beer Bar

Bossa Nova Restaurant and Beer Bar
Gerani, one road down from Gerani center (closer to seaside), Gerani, Crete 73100, Greece
28210 61798
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Ranked #2 of 9 Restaurants in Gerani
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $22
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
tromsoe,Norway
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Spare ribs to die for!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

The owners are greek and greek-american. Maybe that´s why they have some international specialities on the menu.
Try the muhammara starter (lebanese), four people can easily share one. It has a wonderful taste.
They have honey marinated lamb-chops that are really good, but my favourite is the spear-ribs. Yummy!
And they have excellent music, even really good brasilien bossa novas!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Orpington, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“excellent meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

we visited this restaurant early October and would like to say how much we enjoyed the meal.

the only problem was when we had eaten less than half of the starter the main meal was served, if you do eat here ask them not to bring the meal until you have finished your starter.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chania Prefecture, Greece
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“A little bit different!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

A blend of Salsa with Cretan cuisine; a must for any holidaymaker who want to try something a little bit different. They have numerous beers to try to wash down their varied menu too. Spare Ribs was my choice and I wasn't disappointed after a starter to die for! Great food with great service, all with a Cuban feel to it, made it a night to remember !!!!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere, Great service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We were staying at the Asterion hotel down the road from Bossa Nova and finally on our last night decided to escape the bland, recycled 'food' from the hotel. We walked down the road to Bossa Nova and the staff were really friendly and really attentive. I had a cosmopolitan cocktail which was very good and the honey and cognac lamb chops and my partner had the chicken curry. The chops were delicious and the curry was pleasant. The restaurant had great Cuban music playing and little candles on the table made the ambience very relaxed and romantic. The waiters were excellent and it was a welcome change to the characterless hotel and bland traditional Greek food!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Lillehammer, Norway
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6 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Not only Beer”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Somthing different when it comes to meny , interior and music. And the atmosphere is as they say "easy going and sociable, like us on most days." We visited them twice and they were still
"easy going and sociable". Surprice yourself and visit Bossa Nova !

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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