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“Friendly welcome and good food.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Marilena Restaurant

Marilena Restaurant
Akti Poseidonas, Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece
2841041322
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Ranked #21 of 92 Restaurants in Elounda
Price range: $13 - $26
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Traditional, family run, Greek/Cypriot restaurant. Facilities include a front terrace, indoor seating and a large, private vine covered garden in the rear. We can cater for large groups, special occassions such as wedding receptions, baptisms birthday celebrations as well as individual A La Carte diners.Famous for our Greek Mezze, join us and discover why we have welcomed so many as guests who have left as friends.Kopiaste!
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Friendly welcome and good food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014 via mobile

My husband had his steak cooked in the middle of the restaurant and said it was the best in town. I am a vegetarian and had a tasty pasta dish. We were celebrating a birthday with some Danish friends who like it so much they return every year. Ready smiles accompany the good food and contribute to an enjoyable dining experience.

Visited September 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
St.Andrews
Top Contributor
177 reviews 177 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 75 cities Reviews in 75 cities
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
“We Came By Chance!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We declined the packed lunch provided for our day tour, having decided we wanted to savour local far and we were Quite Right to alight on the Marilena Restaurant!
I'm not usually a beer drinker but such was the heat that we all went for the Mythos Ale! Another good choice.
The service was impeccable; the food delicious, and the ambience friendly and memorable.
Top marks!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Typically Cretan wonderful food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Popped in as the Staff were always so friendly as we walked by..not very busy..perhaps four tables with couples sat chatting ...The menu was fantastic...printed on the table mats....covered everything we liked..plus some specials.
The banter that was going on between the waiters and the customers was light and pleasant as we decided on what to eat.
when I spotted the Rabbit...well there was no other choice for me. Delicious...absolutely superb..my wife went for the Kleftiko..and was equally impressed.
The complimentary sweets and Raki slipped down very easily and the whole experience was really enjoyable.
We wholeheartedly recommend The Marilena....
Great welcome great staff Fantastic food.
we will be going back Definately !

PS
guess who has the "Menu" mats in a frame at home :)

Visited October 2013
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Canberra, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Delicious, lives up to the hype”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Visited this restaurant as part of a family group, after someone saw it in a guide book. It was totally empty when we arrived, but we decided to go for it anyway. Well.....out of this world. Lovely service, great wine, meze plate which outshone all others I've eaten in Greece and refined main courses. This is an Estiatorio (restaurant rather than taverna) so the presentation is better, the food less rustic but no less authentic than Paradosiako across the road. If we had more time, we would have revisited them to try other dishes. The waiter was attentive but not overbearing and indulgent of my attempts at speaking Greek. Can't recommend it highly enough.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Professional”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

This is a very professionally organised business and food is sensational. Owners are on site and staff are very attentive.
Quality....

Visited September 2013
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