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“Great Greek taverna for classical Greek dishes” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kantapi Taverna

Kantapi Taverna
Platanias, Crete, Greece
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Ranked #44 of 84 Restaurants in Platanias
Cuisines: Seafood, Greek
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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“Great Greek taverna for classical Greek dishes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2011

I was surprised to read 2 other reviews of this place just before I am starting to write mine now. Perhaps things changed over time?
This taverna was one of the best we tried in Platanias for a 30-40 eur dinners for 2, during our 2week stay on Crete this year. We ate there 3 times in total because we liked it so much the 1st time.
The place has a very charming and romantic atmosphere with tables spread around on white gravel, and orange trees above the head, with little spot lights between the branches. Ideal for couples on dates IMO. The fountain at one of the walls is giving pleasant chill. We only ate in the evenings there, and it was Sept/October, so perhaps this is when it works best.
Service is okay, timely and polite. Big plus is they are not dragging you inside from outside.
We ate couple of dishes with my wife and they all had in common that portions were large and food was very tasty. They are masters of meat in sauces of all kinds, I loved the veal stiffado for instance, soft like butter. We loved all the classic Greek basic dishes there like Moussaka, Souvlaki, grilled feta etc
Also the barrel red wine was the best from the tavernas we tried in Platanias.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oslo, Norway
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“Jungle light”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2011

Restaurant on main street on dirt ground under olive trees with waterfall and humid, tropic like athmosphere. A different kind of experience. We arrived late in the evening for dinner, that might be why the waiters had lost their smiles, not unfriendly , just flat.The "Stolen Lamb" dish was average, the meat good, but vegetables like from a american frozen mix with corn as main ingredient.Salmon in French cheese sauce was ok. The tablecloths were moist and the bread dry

  • Visited July 2010
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Kantapi Taverna/restaurant”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2009

We were 6 person visiting the Kantapi restaurant in Platanias in may 2009.The taverna is located next to the Caldera Bay hotel.Alright food but bad service.One of us didn't got the food together with the others because the waitor forgot her order. He promised her free food if she would wait for 15 minutes. She agreed but when we got the bill her food were fully charged.We tried to argument but the waitor claim that as long she areed to wait for the food she had to pay.We paid after some discussions but did not leave any tip.Later that same night another of the company had to go to the doctor because she became sick.The doctor think it could be from the food from the taverna.So my advise will be: Stay away from this restaurant

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