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“Great view” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mare Cafe Bar & Food

Mare Cafe Bar & Food
Sof. Venizelou | Xenia Square, Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
+30 281 024 1946
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Ranked #39 of 220 Restaurants in Heraklion
4.0 of 5 stars 56 Reviews
Price range: $15 - $31
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood, Fast Food
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 84 cities Reviews in 84 cities
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
“Great view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Had salmon pasta here and it was lovely. Sitting in the sunshine, in the breeze, great view and lovely food, no loud music or noisy neighbours. Perfect. I don't want to repeat what other reviewers have said other than to say I agree, I agree, oh, and the loo's are ok too!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Wished me found this place sooner!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Lovely big meals. Nice friendly staff. Found this place on the last day, wish we had gone there at the start of our holiday!

  • Visited May 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Sublime”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

The view and the pace are the best reasons for visiting Mare just west of the center of Heraklion. First, choose your view...the city, the coast, the Venetian fortress, the island off the harbor or just azure waters looking northward. There are fifty to 100 seats on a two-level outdoor terrace and another equal number inside the glass enclosed dining room and bar. The decor is subdued in browns and tans while a half dozen large tan umbrellas offer shade on the lower deck. Soft bossa nova plays during the morning when you can take any seat and enjoy your capuccinno (E3.50) or freshly squeezed, sweet orange juice (E4.00). Read a book, listen to the locals, admire the coastline, watch the fish jump or the windmills atop a distant mountain. It is sublime and my favorite place in Heraklion.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Athens, Greece
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Best View on Heraklion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

The place is uniquely situtated vertualy on the sea shore. Is a popular place for the locals and offers great drinks later on and all kinds of coffees nearly since morning. Should not be missed

Visited January 2013
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