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Taverna Vatalos

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Frangokastello, Sfakia, Crete, Greece
+30 2825092263
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

very taste food ,natural products from the area,nice and friendly people fresf fish ,we will be back for sure

Thank manolia p
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great traditional food; very good prices; very nice place to be; nice salads and very nice grilled meat.

Thank Penny L
Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for a lunch and it was a real pleasure. Tasty food and a nice veranda. Fresh sallads and tasteful grillad meat. Traditional greek menu.

Thank Lennardette
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

They serve the best food in town. We tried other restos and we were always coming back here. Low prices, there are some vegan options and they are happy to customize the meal to have it vegan if possible. Tastiest giant beans ever! Meat and fish also amazing and they have a good house wine. Try giant beans, fava and... More 

Thank Agnieszka06
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed in Spiros' villa and ate here quite a few times over the fortnight. Each time the food was a good standard, never disappointed and the hospitality was spot on.

Thank Matt B
Bangkok, Thailand
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

According a bunch of excellent comments I was expecting much more from this restaurant. We had calamari and octopus obviously defrozen and looking not fresh. The calamari were far too oily.We didn't eat the french fries...had far better and lighter in many other restaurants The cretan salad was ok. Prices are just what it is all over the island between... More 

Thank Gert L
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Traditional cretan food. Tasty, but not delicious. Spacious, so ideal for children, dogs, etc. Their boureki, typical dish in the area of Chania, was interesting.

Thank katerinanz
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we had a couple of Greek salads with local beer. Food was good, service efficient and friendly. A nice spot for lunch or dinner if you are on the beach or passing by. All the other diners there were Greek families enjoying large feasts and it all looked great.

Thank Sarah R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good food but the service (waiters) was slow. I recommend to visit the taverna! The food was good and the dishes were big enough for a very good price

Thank Paula V
Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kind staff, delicious food, good prices. We really enjoyed the visit in this restaurant, everything was fresh and tasty.

Thank vobuskevic

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Frangokastello, Sfakia, Crete, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Sfakia  >  Frangokastello
  • Phone Number: +30 2825092263

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?