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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Back here again and this is such a lovely restaurant in a pretty garden setting. Instead of Boureki which i have enjoyed before it wasnt on the blackboard so tried Feta Fornou which was delicious. Warm feta cheese over a kind of pepper ratatouille. Lots...More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed November 26, 2019

What a great find. This taverna was our favourite restaurant during our two week stay. The food was consistently good, I thoroughly recommend the Greek salad and the lemon chicken and the house white was delicious. We ate here about 8 times and it never...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed November 24, 2019 via mobile

We went on a busy Saturday night back in September and after having being ignored by the other main restaurant in the village anything here would have been a bonus. They were absolutely packed but managed to squeeze us in. We had no complaints about...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed November 3, 2019

This is a gorgeous family run taverna in a pretty little village that just so happened to be walking distance from our villa, and was recommended by the owners. We were lucky with the weather, last week of October, so were able to take advantage...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 23, 2019 via mobile

Best restaurant in Gavalochori (we've tried others in 2018 and 2019) in a nice and cosy backyard surrounded by green plants and a huge tree. The Cretan food is mastered by Monica's team. As French nationals, the service seemed too long to us sometimes (we...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed October 22, 2019 via mobile

We followed a recommendation to visit Gavalianos. It is a little off the beaten track, in a tiny village, on the square. It is delightful in every way. The menu is almost all local - and all amazing looking and tasting. We we’re struggling to...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 6, 2019

... and always will. The owner is a wonderful woman, the waitresses (all beautiful and charming girls) are amazing, food & wine are great, the atmosphere is perfect – you have to love it! Sometimes there is music in the evening – especially in these...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed September 28, 2019

Monica's Tavern is a great place to have lunch or dinner when in Gavalohori. We had dinner two nights in a row as the food was amazing and the staff went out of their way to make us feel at home. This Tavern is worth...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 26, 2019 via mobile

Good service friendly staff. Gorgeous food. Full menu with good selection of vegetarian options if required. Oven baked lamb was tender and tasty. Dakos starter was gorgeous

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 10, 2019

Delightful traditional taverna located in the centre of the village. Great place to while away a few hours enjoying a drink of two, socking up the atmosphere of Gavalochori as life in the village passes by, take a snack or move into the larger alfresco...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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August 12, 2018|
Response from Richard B |
Taxis are available from Almyrida and English is widely spoken there so easy to get to Gavalachori. You need to check with Monica at the Taverna (+30 697 416 2507) to see when they might have a band on when get to Crete... More
Ian B
August 29, 2016|
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Response from Gavacafe | Property representative |
Hi Anne & Ian, There will be a live music event this Friday, 02/09. Rhythm & Blues with some rock. There will be music at least once a week in September. Keep an eye on the board outside the shop which announces up coming... More
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