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“Enjoyed the live music” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mam's

Mam's
Andrea Papandreou, Elounda, Crete, Greece
+30 28410 41966
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Ranked #11 of 91 Restaurants in Elounda
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Enjoyed the live music”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

Ate here on a very busy night due to the live music _ which was very enjoyable _ the service was a wee bit slow, but it was very busy. Prawn saganaki starter was excellent, for our main we had the special of the day _ peppercorn chicken _ not so excellent, chicken was very dry . However prices were lower than the seafront restaurants, so I guess you get what you pay for.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Burton on Trent
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112 reviews 112 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
“Greek Night”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We were recommended the Greek Night at Mam's, located on the main road by the Olous causeway junction by other holiday makers as a treat night out.

The establishment is typically Greek with a very old interior that, however, adds to it's charm. Nevertheless it is on a main road and the traffic turning on the junction makes for entertaining, if not at times somewhat alarming viewing!

The taverna is run by Nicos, who is a most convivial host, highly animated, and works very hard in running the place. The Wednesday evening is the Greek night [ best book] and he comes into his own, singing with the very good musicians, adding to the ambiance.

We had the 'specials' Mousaka and stifado both of which were very good and wholesome. The fava was the best we have had for a long time and a good night was had.

The toilets are clean and the prices are reasonable.

We always if possible like to visit twice before giving an opinion and unfortunately on our second Greek night visit we experienced a few problems.To be fair to Nicos I wondered if he was short staffed, as the main meal, a special of peppered chicken and a kleftico took one and a half hours to be delivered from ordering. Unfortunately they were not to the previous visit's standard.Our experience seemed to be not unique, hence me wondering about staffing problems. We were really hungry,but did not have the bread as we go to resturants to enjoy the food, so this was a real problem. We were going to leave but the dishes arrived in the nick of time.

Nevertheless, we were charged for bread that we did not have, having twice stated, in Greek, that we did not want it.

Nicos did refund the difference and offered Raki, but my wife has already left by this time!

We will probably visit again, but not on the Wednesday.

Overall, good value for money, animated host, lots of food but a disappointing second night and hence the score.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Camberley, England, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“The Best Restaurant in Elounda”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We came upon this place by accident. It is on the Main Street in Elounda and does not have much of a view. That is the only drawback to this vibrant family run restaurant. We found it on a Wednesday (live music night), We arrived early, which was lucky, as it got very full very quickly. The food was great, everything was reasonably priced and the entertainment was excellent. This entertainment was supplemented by singing and dancing , Greek style, by Nikos who runs the restaurant with his other half Mareijke. We returned a number of times and the quality did not diminish. Get there early to be sure of a table and on a Wednesday you will need to book. You will not be sorry that you tried it.

  • Visited June 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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London, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Entertaining evening !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

My Daughter and I went to Mam's Wednesday just gone and had a very good night. Our welcome was fabulous. The food was all lovely, we had Tzatziki to start which we shared and was plenty big enough for two of us. I had the fillet steak special which was a huge portion and very lean and so tender - it was delicious. My daughter had a Spaghetti dish - it was big for her to finish but she thoroughly enjoyed it. Nikko's entertainment is so funny and very natural, he just seems high on life and passes his happiness around throughout the night!! Singing and dancing and fire tricks with lots of shouting "hoopla" !! When the bill arrived I was very surprised how reasonable it was. My most memorable evening in Elounda - thank you x

  • Visited June 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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Windermere, England, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“BACK AGAIN”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We have been visiting crete for twelve years each time we visit mams, great value, fantastic food,
and I would recommend the music nights on Wednesday's, but I recommend that you book.

  • Visited June 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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