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.
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