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Tavern Irene

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Greek, Healthy
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed a meal here tonight, food came out quickly which was great as we had a hungry 8 month old. Tasty traditional greek food but what really stood out for us was the staff. Especially the waitress in the photo, I can’t remember her name...but began with an E. She was great with our son, bringing him things to play with, a balloon then some ice cream to try. I think he wanted to stay by the end of the night! Really lovely staff who were super friendly and very attentive. Thanks for a nice evening.More

Date of visit: July 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on 4 days holiday and throughout the three nights we stayed there, we never bothered to try another restaurant. Delicious food which is not expensive, exceptional service and very friendly and helpful staff. Even the restaurant itself is situated in a very nice...area. Highly recommended!!!More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went 2 times to Tavern Irene during our holidays in Crete. The service here is something else. There is transfer service for free from the hotel to the restaurant and the way back. They are fast to attend people and to bring the food...to the table. In the end they offered dessert and a spirit drink. The price was totally worth it for the good traditional greek food. Yanis is a great and very nice person.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is amazing not only did they pick us up which would off cost us €10 euros they drops us back , after our amazing delicious meal . Please go and have a meal at this place (lovely people that work there ) ....Thank you again for a beautiful night .More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this great tavern, when we visited Stavros. We really fell in love with this beautiful restaurant and it’s super warm and friendly staf. And of course the food was simply perfect! We’ll come back over and over again.

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly and welcoming staff, excellent traditional food and great traditional live music. Certainly give it a try if your in the area

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is WELL worth a visit, even if you are in Chania or, like us, Stavros beach. The food and service is brilliant. The restaurant looks, and is, modern but the food and the welcome is traditional greek hospitality at its absolute best. You...will not be disappointed. Our friends have been coming here for 35 years…I hope to do the sameMore

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was really good. Prices are decent and the service is very kind. I recommend this place, especially to try some local dishes - 5/5 from us :)

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed June 1, 2022

We had the most delightful evening at Taverna Irene's. We tried a sampling of all sorts of appetizers, salads, and some of the main courses. Everything was amazing. Yanis was a fabulous host and his staff was great. Lots of fun and great service. I...would highly recommend this place for anyone in the Chania/ Akrotiri area.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed May 29, 2022

I guess I’ve said it all in the title really. We had arrived in Crete that evening from Dubai and had checked into our villa, it was late and we were tired so we wanted something close. We passed a few places but Irene was...buzzing with people so we stopped and asked for a table. The staff were happy, and very friendly. The service was quick and efficient and the owner had just been on holiday to Dubai so came and sat with us and shared some of his pics. Family run business which makes you feel at home. We’ll be back again for sureMore

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed May 29, 2022

Our flight was cancelled and we had to find some accomadation. We ate in this restaurant and it was a fantastic find! The value was unbelievable, and the hosts were so generous! We were given bread and water on arrival. My partner ordered a beef...steak as big as his plate! We were then given a desert! After a long day messing around at the airport this is just what we needed. Thank youMore

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed May 20, 2022 via mobile

We have often visited this family-restaurant! They have a good greek cusine! Exelent service! I will really recomend the place :)

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed May 12, 2022

Very good traditional greek food and so kind people. The service was so kind and always happy. Highly reccommend it!

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed May 12, 2022

If you’re in the area of Chania, you have to try the family tavern "Irene" in Chorafakia! Two days ago, I traveled through Chorafakia with a group of 13 cyclists and decided to stop for a meal and overnight stay in the area. The owner...of the restaurant turned out to be very friendly and showed us a place where we could safely pitch our tents. We loved to have dinner in "Irene" tavern, where was plenty of options of good genuine food for everyone, generous portions in reasonable prices and great atmosphere. Staff was excellent and friendly. Served house white and red wine was cool. Upon asking for the check the waiter brought out a tasty loukoumades donuts in honey and chocolate and raki. On behalf of the group thank you for the delicious dinner and hospitality! We highly recommended "Irene" tavern!More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed May 10, 2022 via mobile

We stopped at Irene Tavern whit a hope that this will be a place where we can have a home made food. We had so tasty meal and we met very nice people. I would like to say thanks for lovely atmosphere to staff and...Janis, the owner. Jolanta and Janusz.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Yes!From 8 o’clock is open for coffee and breakfast!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tavern Irene

Yes, Tavern Irene offers takeout services.

Yes, Tavern Irene is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Tavern Irene is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5