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“Great food, probably best in Plakias” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sirocco Taverna

Sirocco Taverna
Mainstreet to Souda | Sea Front, Plakias, Crete 74060 , Greece
2832032008
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Ranked #3 of 34 restaurants in Plakias
Price range: $7 - $14
Cuisines: Greek
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Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Sirocco is a traditional Cretan taverna located in Plakias right next to the beach with wonderful sea view. It is a family run taverna with great atmosphere, exceptional and friendly service. Ours guests can enjoy a variety of unique Cretan tastes and all kinds of wine in very reasonable prices.The location of Sirocco taverna in Plakias is ideal for our guests to enjoy their meals away from the noise of the down-town with the amazing view of the sunset over the bay of Plakias.
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great food, probably best in Plakias”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Good menu, food is excellent, very reasonable prices. Service was a little slow ( a busy night though) and not as friendly as some other Plakias restaurants, but that's being a little picky. Best food of 6 restaurants we visited in Plakias.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Suldal, Norway
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“One of the best in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

During our stay in Plakias, we visited Sirocco several times, and had both lunch and dinner there. We were never disappointed by the food, which was excellent without exceptions. The personnel were very friendly and professional, but there was a certain lack of the personal contact that can be experienced in so many Greek tavernas. The impression was more of a good restaurant than of a greek taverna, if that is understandable.

Sunday evening there was live music by a band far better then the average taverna musicians we have heard, and the female singer also had a belly dance (!) show.

  • Visited September 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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“Definitely not the best restaurant in Plakias”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Very confused as to how this taverna came to be number one. There are at least 3 others that are better. I had chicken which was drowned in a large puddle of greasy sauce where you could see the oil floating on top. The chips that managed to save themselves were nice but most drowned in the sauce. The service was not particularly friendly or efficient. When I gave up on my meal, I covered my plate with my napkin to indicate that I was finished and because I could not look at the food anymore. The waiter looked directly at it and then walked past. Maybe chicken is not the best example as not classically Greek but I didn't see anything that motivated me to return and try something more typical.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“what a good night out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Four of us went on our next to last night on holiday. Lured by the menu and live Greek music. We reserved a table. What a good night, we all had different things off the menu, all were cooked to perfection.The prices were very reasonable. The staff were all very friendly. The entertainment probably the best I have seen in a Greek restaurant for a long, long time. Lefteris..brilliant bazouki player...Gogo...what a fabulous voice, and dancer...not forgetting Andreas on keyboards. Being members of a Greek dancing group in UK we naturally joined in with the locals, and did our own " bit "
Wish we had found this place earlier in our short stay, but the memories will stay for a long long time

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“First class example of a well-run taverna.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We decided to give current TripAdvisor #1 choice a try and were very satisfied. The ambience is nice, with a good open aspect over the sea; the food is tasty, and the service is friendly and polite, if a little reserved.

We had a good melitizanasalata, with walnuts (a traditional addition not included in most taverna versions); one swordfish souvlaki, from the specials; one chicken souvlaki; and two meso-kilos of aspro. The swordfish was excellent on all counts: fresh and beautifully cooked. The chicken was a little odd, being wrapped in bacon, which kept the fillet meat moist, but is not very Greek; it came with a splash of lemon sauce, which was a bit odd, but not unpleasant. The wine was usual house-white standard, which we like.

The complimentary dessert was a homemade banana cream with some trifle-like sponge: delicious and refreshing. Digestivs were a glass of raki (for a man) and of limoncello (for a woman: a nice touch if a little 'pub landlord' - "something fruit-based for the lady"!)

Prices are competitive.

  • Visited September 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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