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Taverna Vatalos


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Local cuisine, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Mediterranean, Greek
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews lamb cretan salad calamari fish lamp chops cake excellent food cheese sauce few meters local produce olive oil sandy beach sea crete fava raki litre
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Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

Probably the best tavern in Frangokastelo. Good prices and nice helpfull staff. Greek and sfakian food. Always after meal free raki and sweets. A few meters from tavern beach with shower. Must try lamb and fish. Always fresh and delicious.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Tomek B
Reviewed November 19, 2018

The food was very good. The service was also very good. Prices were very low. The view is also good but we came too late, the sun was already gone.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank vincentdecoen
Reviewed November 5, 2018

The portions are large; the food is well cooked; the calamaria were a delight...but there was a curious after-taste which we wondered whether it came from the nature of the oil that was used for cooking. without that after-taste the food deserves 5 stars and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank snurdbat007
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

Yes ... They know that they have good opinions and do not try much... Tzatziki...so - so...not enough garlic. Tirokafteri (dip with feta and hot peppers) done differently but not bad. Mussaka - sorry - big mistake - unfortunately consist mainly béchamel sauce and old...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank LeszekP_13
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

In frangocastello there are many tawern’s and all have the same menu and similar prices. The only thing that make a difference is a quality. This is the worst food I had in all Crete. Mix grill was just horrible, sth as simple as Greek...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank uperrk
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

As usual...fantastic fresh cuisine with local products..with friendly owners ...you miss something if you don’t try while being in the area

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank francoisphilip
Reviewed August 29, 2018

Vatalos is an excellent taverna with good local produce from the owners' (a set of brothers) farm. The Sfakian lamb, the sausages and the fava are particularly good. The prices are very good for the quality of the food and you usually get a cake...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank Ellada
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

Came here after reading the reviews, on a trip to see Frangokastello. Just coming here was worth the trek across the island alone - the food is as good as everyone says, in a beautiful setting with unbeatable sea views.

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank GtotheP
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Great food, all sourced locally and fantastic service. Great location right on the beach, will definitely be back!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank rjhollis
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic food -everything fresh, homemade and authentic. Rose wine is amazing, as is the local graviera, dolmades and pites. Actually anything you order will be amazing. Good prices and friendly staff. Highly recommended!!

Date of visit: July 2018
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