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“Hidden gem” 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 164 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
Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Handily we stayed in the same village (cavern house anthea - excellent) so we could walk to the restaurant and it was absolutely superb and a great night out. A meal for four with plenty of wine and rakimoulo came in at just over 100 euros which is fantastic value bearing in mind the quality of food. Its real home cooking in a relaxed informal setting. The beef fillet in vinsanto was a highlight as was the lamb in yoghurt. All fantastic and we would most certainly visit again.

  • 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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Olympia, Greece
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“One of the best recommendations”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

A local store clerk in Santorini recommended this tiny taverna. For some reason, it's not in Lonely Planet and it is one of the best values/experiences we've had in Greece! Intimate, local flavor, welcoming aperitif, complimentary digestif and dessert and incredibly great flavours in the appetizers and main courses and all of it at an extremely reasonable price. Highly recommended

  • 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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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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28 restaurant reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We would not have found this restaurant had it not been recommended by our hotel. It's in the middle of the island and you will need a car to get there.

The food is excellent and very well priced. We went for lunch and spent just 29 euros on a starter and main each plus 2 carafes of wine, plenty of bread and complimentary greek liquer as an aperatif and a digestif!

Would highly recommend

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“Lovely authentic food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Lovely authentic food for very reasonable prices. Would recommend to anyone. Nice views outdoors and good atmosphere inside. The food was delicious and the staff friendly. Make sure you pay a visit here whilst you're in Santorini.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“Didn't meet expectations”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Since this was the number 1 ranked restaurant on Trip Advisor, my wife and I decided to give it a go. It is not very easy to find, and certainly not meant for a formal night out. Best to dress casually and wear comfy walking shoes as you will be going downhill on a slippery stone path from the parking lot to get to the restaurant.

At the restaurant, we were seated in a nice corner, but there were two things wrong. One, the view wasn't good. This is difficult to accomplish given how picturesque Santorini is. Two, plenty of cats lurking about. I love cats, but I don't like the idea of one jumping on my table and knocking over my dinner. Before that could happen, we asked to be moved to another table.

The food was average. I don't recall what we ordered (it was definitely red meat though), but I remember not being too impressed.

What I do remember was the cheesecake and that was fantastic.

Visited September 2013
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