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“A Cretan Night I shall never forget!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mesostrati

Mesostrati
Gerakari 1, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
+30 2831 029375
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Ranked #116 of 254 Restaurants in Rethymnon
Price range: $9 - $17
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night
Description: Mesostrati Taverna in Rethymno, CRETEsuggests some menu ideas based on Cretan Diet (during the year)APPETIZERSNtako Salad with rusk with chopped tomatoes and feta cheese poured with Cretan olive oil .Farmer’s Saladwith Season’s vegetables, rusk, boiled potatoes and olives.‘Evexia’ Saladwith lettuce, oak leaf lettuce, walnuts, chopped ‘’graviera’’ cheese and balsamic vinaigrette sauce.Pan-fried zucchini balls or tomato ballsCheese or herb-based mini pies‘Sfakiani’ pita dough based pita stuffed with soft cheese and sprinkled in pure honeyMAIN COURSE‘’Apaki’’ smoked pork meat flavored with Cretan herbs served with french fries, tzatziki sauce and vegetables.Home-made pork based Sausages served with steamed rice, tzatziki sauce and season’s salad on the sideSouvlaki Grilled chickenWEEK’S SPECIALDuring the week, we prepare for you traditional home-made lentil soup and bean soupMenu for two (for 10€ person ~ drinks included).Mesostrati is a small family business supporting the Rethymnian economy. We use pure ingredients to prepare our dishes.The owners, George and Georgia will be more than happy to help you and make you feel like home.
Athens, Greece
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“A Cretan Night I shall never forget!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

As I was visiting Rethymno for the first time, I discovered a cozy place to have dinner!
Who could imagine that in a small place like 'Mesostrati' I would experience delicious food, unique hospitality and traditional Cretan music and dancing all at the same time!?
In a small kitchen, Georgia prepares apaki (smoked pork) and home make fries, traditional cheese and fennel pies, mouthwatering cretan dako salad (cretan rust) with tomatoes, feta cheese drizzled with olive oil!!!

On top of that, some days during the week, I had the chance to listen to traditional Cretan music by a small group who seem that they literally play with their heart!
Drinking raki, singing and dancing all night long ....
It is def a 'must go' place for those who wish to have a bite, a drink!

I was really touched by the generosity and the kindness of George and Georgia, the owners of Mesostrati!!!

Make sure to admire the interior of this small restaurant, all the walls are covered with pictures of the past, showing a different view of the Cretan tradition and how important is the music in everyday life! It's about love, hate, pain, courage and strength!

I PROMISE, I WILL VISIT YOU AGAIN PRETTY SOON!

  • Visited October 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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Athens, Greece
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“AMAZING FOOD, WONDERFUL ATMOSPHERE!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This traditional tavern-rakadiko in the old town of Rethymno is the best place for a meal, especially dinner. The food is absolutely amazing, the ingredients fresh and the dishes inventive and simply delicious!!! The atmosphere is wonderful, especially since there is live music and singing most nights. The owner is a paradigm of Cretan hospitality, as he is as friendly and accommodating as possible... A unique place for traditional Cretan cuisine, at very reasonable prices!!!

  • 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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Glyfada, Greece
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“THE TRUE TASTE OF CRETE - A MUST TO GO.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

This little meze restaurant in the center of Rethymno is what everybody who wants the true taste of Crete must visit.

The food, the drinks, raki or whine, the people and the location make it an ideal place to enjoy a great coice of Cretan food and drink.

Frequently chosen by many local classic Cretans who drink,eat and create short poems (mantinades) on the spot depending on their mood.

In the evenings the owner, Giorgis Sifakis, has frequent lyra and laouto players, famous or not, who create a fantastic atmosphere with their music and songs. Try "simisakogiorgis" on YouTube and have a taste.

  • 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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