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Taverna Argentina

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Kolymbari, Platanias, Crete 73006, Greece
+30 2824 022243
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

Went there for my birthday in May - very friendly staff, well looked after by the owner, we were a family of 10 plus two babies. Fish was excellent and freshly caught. I would highly recommend this Taverna.

Thank marieU423EZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is a wonderful. Excellent fresh fish which is caught daily and it is pot luck as to what you might choose. Wonderful and friendly service especially from the daughter of the restaurant who has so much time to take you to the fridge to explain her way through upwards of 20 fresh fresh before you choose as well... More 

Thank tmagManc
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119 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

I know this place only exists because of the tourist trade, but what I liked was that they did things their way without an eye to what the tourist might want. The welcome was warm and genuine, the food was excellent. We were given bread and olives, we all had a main, we had several jugs of wine, they then... More 

Thank John-the-Phone
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Loved this place. Much better than the tourist orientated "taverners" that all sell the same thing aimed at tourists (badly). Fish was fresh. Chef took us through what they had and suggested a few things just go with he flow. Had fish (head) stew to start which was just how locals have it and was amazing. Although not for everyone... More 

Thank Timmy2s
Hampton Hill, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

A lovely place to relax and eat great food. Lots of starters brought over time ,each adding to the enjoyment of a family lunch with views out to sea over the small fishing harbour. We enjoyed the salads and fried vegetables particularly. For mains we had the prawn pasta , sea bream, lamb chops and salmon pasta all of which... More 

Thank alqueria
Paris, France
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016

Staff took us across the street to choose our fresh fish, explained everything in detail. We had fish and the stuffed squid with an excellent fresh avocado salad. Service was lovely and there's a nice view of the port.

Thank VixeMainha
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2016

6 of us shared a whole fish, 2 kinds of octopus, stuffed cuttlefish (my favourite) and a salad. I did not pay the bill so cannot comment on value for money but as a great culinary experience - wonderful. The fish was so fresh, tasty, delicious. And even a good view over the boats in the harbour.

Thank Jo214
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2015

Ate here on 23rd September 2015, the fourth year I have been back. Excelent selection of beautifully fresh fish kept on ice in a dedicated fridge. I chose Milokopi (Bearded Umbrine) which was grilled to perfection. The service was friendly and relaxed, with a good knowledge of English to help my non-existent Greek. Excellent value, best meal of the holiday!

Thank Christopher S
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

Possibly because it was mid november, the place was empty. But weather was beautiful and warm so it was like Crete/ Greece before tourism started. Lovely fish food, nice owner, giving you the choice from her cool fridge before choosing. Highly recommended

Thank terrymechan
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2015

Lovely spot - warm friendly felt very local and the food was excellent. Sea bass and red snapper! Yummy yum yum.

Thank MrsCowton

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kolymbari, Platanias, Crete 73006, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Platanias  >  Kolymbari
  • Phone Number: +30 2824 022243

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