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“Outstanding Food and Excellent Value” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pelagos Taverna Restaurant

Pelagos Taverna Restaurant
Ag.Ioannou 203BEACH ROAD AFTER HOTEL BLU SEA 200 METERS.WELCOME., Stalis, Crete 70007, Greece
2897034147
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Ranked #10 of 60 Restaurants in Stalis
Price range: $9 - $15
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean, Mexican
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: For 34 years our family is involved with tourism.With love,hospitality and respect towards customers. We wait for you at our new residence 100m west of Blue Sea Hotel.Kind regards Stelios and Dimitris Kritsotakis.
Hersonissos, Greece
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“Outstanding Food and Excellent Value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Pelagos was newly opened this year by Stelios and his brother....A little off the beaten track for most visitors to Stalis as it lies to the western end of the centre, not a direction that many will walk in unless they are staying at a hotel at that end of Stalis.

The beachfront along this end of Stalis was upgraded not so long ago, and what was a straight 3 metre drop into the sea (which is what Pelagos means in Greek!), is now a pleasant boulevard with some smart railing along the water's edge and proper street lighting mingled with Canary Palms.

Seating is what you normally expect in a Greek Taverna with wooden chairs with seagrass seats as well as some with vinyl seats which you will stick to on hot nights but it is worth sticking to a seat to get food like this!

Mysteriously the menu has a large number of Tex Mex dishes on it, but I think this may be because some of the dreaded all-inclusive hotels seem to have Tex Mex restaurants, although why anyone would want to come to Greece to eat Tex Mex food beats me!

We were lookiing at the mixed grill for two and when we asked what was on it, Stelios told us and then said 'You do not need to order anything else', which perhaps is not good salesmanship but was at least honest!

As it happened we did order a Greek salad as you have to eat some greenery each day!

The Mixed Grill consisted of two decent sized lamb chops, two proper sized chicken souvlaki, two good sized pieces of pansetta (belly pork), two home made burgers, and pieces of gyros meat, along with various bits of garnish.

Submerged under the mountain of meat were loads of lovely home made chips which are so often served in Greeks tavernas (none of your frozen McCain stuff here!).

The salad was a good size with all the normal ingredients and a good slab of feta on the top, strangely no olive oil was produced along with the salad, but I think Stelios just forgot to bring it!

End result...There was more meat than the two of us could eat, which means the dog was quite pleased when we got home!

As is normal a plate of grapes and raki were handed, when our plates as been cleared, for free.

The important bit, the price......Mixed grill for two, one Greek salad, one litre of house red dry wine (which was a good one), and half a litre of water...€27.50 all in, so leaving the change from €30 as a tip, €15 a head...Excellent.

Great Food, good service without being over the top (the waitress on our visit was Stelios's daughter!), and good value!!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Greek food at it's best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Made 5 visits to this wonderful Restaurant during our two week holiday. You will receive a warm sincere welcome from Stellios and his staff. The food is the best you will ever taste. We stumbled across this little place after taking a detour from the usual restaraunts and walking in the opposite direction from the main drag. Try the Greek plate for two, every mouthful is an explosion of flavours. We tried many dishes and everone was excellent. We will definatly be visiting Stellios and his staff next year. Anyone holidaying in Stallis should make a visit to Pelagos Taverna and taste the real delights of Greece.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“a hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

this is the best restraunt in stalis in my opinion front of house stavros is immense chefs and waiting staff also .try the greek plate for two i defy anybody to finish it .the prices are also reasonable forget the big names along the strip pelagos is number one

Visited September 2012
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“Visit Pelagos Taverna”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

If you are going to Stalis, then you must visit PELAGOS TAVERNA - great Greek food - great Greek hospitality !
Walk through Stalis centre past the taxi rank & beach on your right - it's a pleasant stroll watching the moonlight on the ocean - after 150m you'll pass the 5* Blue Sea Hotel on the left & Pelagos is 100m after that.
Dimitri, Stelios, & George will make you very welcome !

Greetings to all at Pelagos from Terry & Alison in England.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best place for breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Good price and lovely breakfast - best we found for a morning fry up on the way to the beach. It's normally busy because of it's reputation - you wouldn't pick it for its looks or location but the food was great.

Visited September 2012
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