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“The best tomato soup we ever tried! And not only.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Vachus Taverna

Vachus Taverna
Posidonos Bay 33 | Opposite The Main Beach, Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece
+30 2841 041380
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Ranked #23 of 91 Restaurants in Elounda
Price range: $6 - $22
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Family taverna.Fotis,eleni and fotini in kitchen-Dimitris,nikos and sotiris in serve.29 Years taverna.Kopiaste to serve our home made food.OPA!!!!!!
Moscow
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“The best tomato soup we ever tried! And not only.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

First time I visited this restaurant in April 2012 when we arrived in the hotel in the morning but did not manage the time for the breakfast. So we went to Elounda to find some food. Vachus was one of the few open restaurants at that time of the day and year. Ordered some meze to take away - and liked very much.
In August 2013 went there for lunch and were impressed by the tomato soup served - that was the best we ever tried. Returned there 2 more times - for another lunch and a farewell dinner. Dimitris (the restaurant co-owner) suggested we order goat (the way they make it for Easter.
Thank you, Dimitris, for great food and welcome!

Visited August 2013
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Liverpool
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“Would not return”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We had tried this taverna, on a previous visit, about 10 years ago, and couldn't remember why we hadn't been back to it, on subsequent visits, so decided to give it a go as we passed it every day going to and from our apartments.

The food was OK, not top of our list, but nothing wrong with it. However we were ripped off with the wine. We ordered a litre of house wine, it came in an earthenware jug, which the waiter poured into both of our glasses as soon as he brought it to the table. We refilled our glasses one more time, the jug was now empty. We thought he had misheard us and thought we had asked for a half litre but on checking the bill we had been charged for a litre. We asked him if he had brought a litre, he smiled and said he had. We couldn't be bothered arguing the issue, you don't want it on holiday, but we will never return there again. We have been visiting Elounda, on and off, for over 20 years and this is the only time anything like this has happened, nothing major, but an incident which left a bad impression

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Brough, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“traditional taverna setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Lovely setting, thoroughly enjoyed the squid and taramasalata. Moussaka and pork souvlaki were very nice, and house rose was the best. Slightly cheaper than some of the other places. Very friehdly staff, who were very efficient.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Suffolk
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“A proper Greek Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

This restaurant was recommended to us by a local - and it lived up to its recommendation. The menu is definitely Greek with little "international cuisine" on it. There is a warm welcome from the staff and the bread and dip are delicious. The tailored their food for our grand children and packed up a meal for us to take home for one of our party who was arriving later that evening.

The food is delicious and the portions generous - and reasonable value too.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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43 restaurant reviews
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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
“Excellent find.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

Walked past this place last night and decided to call in for dinner. It was empty at the time but just had a good feel about it. My partner is veggie but I love meat and th he lamb was awesome. The veggie casserole was tasty too. Huge glass of wine and a fanta with bread altogether. €24. Brilliant service. Friendly staff, nice and clean.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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