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“Fantastic restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Metaxi Mas

Metaxi Mas
Exo Gonia, Fira 84700, Greece
+30 22860 31323
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Ranked #1 of 163 restaurants in Fira
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Kortrijk, Belgium
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Fantastic restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Without reservation, we could have a table at the inside, near to the kitchen. After the wellcome Greek Raki, we ordered fava and mushrooms. They were delicious ! For the main course my wife had lamb with greek yoghurt and rice. I had grilled veal with greenpepper sause. Again delicious. The cuisson of the veal was extraordinary... We should recommend this place to everybody.

Visited July 2013
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Lake Charles, LA
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Good food, off the beaten track”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

I am not sure if our enthusiasm for Metaxi Mas was dampened by comparison to To Psarki, which we had visited the day before, and was fantastic, much better than Metaxi Mas, or rather the meal was spoiled by being surrounded by smokers burning throuh several packs of cigarettes. The overwhelmingly exceptional rating given by most TA reviewers made our expectations very high.

The salad, containing the exceptional Santorini tomatoes, was very good, as was the baked white eggplant. Unfortunately, the eggplant was not as good as the smoked eggplant at To Psarki. The baked lamb was cooked "osso bucco" style, deliciously tender and cooked till falling off the bone. The sauce was very good, and my daughters meats were also good. But...it still was not as nice a meal as the day before. This was more heavy food than the seafood elsewhere - good and filling but no flavors were so different or exceptional that I can remember them distinctly.

I would definitely visit this place again to give it another chance. With lower expectations, I may find the experience more satisfying.

BTW- as others have written, the staff are very kind and attentive, and the outside dining is pleasant (except for being surrounded by "chimney")

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“Incredible meal. Possibly one of the best of my life!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

At the end of the meal, my girlfriend asked me what i would give it out of ten.... i find it difficult to give a ten out of ten for anything, so all i said is, I dont know what they could have done better!

Food was AMAZING, we sat inside, but IF YOU BOOK you can sit outside with an incredible view across Kamari and the bay. It is sheltered from the wind by a neighbouring building. if you can, i would recommend this.
The meal:
We had pre booked, but only about 5 hours in advance however, When we arrived, we were greeted by 6 free shots of raki in a small bottle with some free appetisers including crusty bread croutons, baby olives (really nice) and cheese. Our mains arrived which were absolutely sublime!! i ordered a lamb with youghurt and my girl had a beef fillet with Vinsanto sauce, both of which came with rice (2 different kinds). The meat was so well cooked, and so soft, you could have cut it with a plastic spoon! so beautiful!!! the sauces were well flavoured and the rice was a perfectly suited to the dish. As well as all of this, the portions were normal portions and filling for a grown adult (i am 6ft 3, with a hefty appetite!). After we had finsihed our mains, and still getting through a cravate of wine in a bespoke restaurant jug - my girlfriend liked very much - they delivered some free cherries and melon with more free alcohol!! This time 6 shots of honey grappa (in a small jug). I was convinced that all the booze would be included in the bill, but it wasn't!!!

The whole meal, 2 mains, 2 beers, 0.5cl of wine and all the free stuff came to 37 euros!!!!!! Absolutely 100% value for money for amazing food, great service and incredible views. In london, I would expect to pay 70 - 100 quid for similar quality and quantity.

The only problem with the restaurant is finding it!! It is hidden away in Exo Gomia (Exo Gonia depending on map and pronunciation) it is begind a red and white church on the way to exo gomia / kamari. 100% recommend to visit this little gem!!!

The restaurant is open late, i think you can sit down at maybe 11:30 or later!!

  • Visited July 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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Best food on the island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

This little restaurant is tucked away behind the big church at Exo Gonia but is well worth the trip. No sooner had we sat down than a small bottle of raki and some small appetisers appeared on the table. The pomegranate salad is sublime. The baked feta was amazing. Everything we ate was simply delicious. And it was most inexpensive. The best value for the best meal in Santorini. Eat there!

Visited July 2013
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Santorini, Greece
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Great choice for Santorini Island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Tasty food and wine! Great atmosphere, amazing view, cozy yard! Very friendly staff! You should definitely visit this place!

  • Visited July 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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