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“Lovely place” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Megaro

Megaro
Elounda Square | elounda, Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece
+302841042220
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Ranked #31 of 84 restaurants in Elounda
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Lovely place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We had a table right on the water front which was lovely as there was a lovely breeze to cool us. The food was lovely, the staff welcoming.

Visited August 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Very rushed and quite pricey”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We ate here on our first night in Elounda.
There was a menu outside and the prices were different to those charged. Compared to most of the other restaurants we visited, it seemed very pricey for the standard of the food.
They seemed concerned with impressing a certain few customers and virtually ignoring others.
Service was very rushed and hectic. Only ate there once, always looked busy so obviously suited some.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco, California
1 review
“What a fantastic surpise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We just returned from a 12 day trip to Greece. We visited Athens, Crete, Mykonos and Santorini. My wife decided to ask a bartender at our accommodations in Crete (name with held since he was very hesitant to talk to her for fear of angering the management) for his recommendations of where to eat. He said we should go to Megaro and let the owner that he had sent us.

Probably the best meal we have had in a decade and we live in San Francisco (peninsula) so we have access to great food. They were aware that our youngest was getting tired and hungry so appetizers started coming almost immediately. We ordered a variety of dishes, meat, vegetarian and fish. For the fish my wife went up with Dimitri to look at the fresh fish and selected one.( We later found out that his father is local fisherman and they use his fish whenever possible). When the fish was done he brought it out in this huge roasting pan with the fish surrounded by roast vegetables and with a glorious sauce. My kids (including the youngest who never eats fish) decided to try it and we all loved it! Even though we were full they brought out a desert platter that we devoured.

We had a leisurely meal and while we were there I had an opportunity to watch the owner and his cousin in action. This is a family restaurant and you can tell. They actually care. They were gracious to couples dining quietly. They were appropriately laughing with groups who were out to dine jovially. They were able to work with large groups with 3 generations at the table. They were fantastic with us in spite of having some tired and jet lagged kids.

To top it all off we asked them to get us a cab to take us back to our hotel. When the cab did not come, Dimitri asked us to wait a moment and came back with his car and drove us back!! Never in my life has that happened to me anywhere.

I hope to return to Greece someday and hope that Megaro is still in business.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good quality restaurant in Elounda”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Ate here twice for lunch and was of a good quality. Family run and made to feel very welcome - fish dishes were very good + good Wifi .

Good views looking back towards Spinalonga.

  • Visited August 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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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Fantastic Chateaubriand and Sea Bream”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We believe this to be one of the best restaurants in Crete. At 39 Euros for 2 people for the large Chateaubriand cooked perfectly (medium rare) with a vast range of 'trimmings' it was magnificent. Likewise for the sea bream cooked bbq style and very juicy indeed. Highly recommended and needs booking.

  • 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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