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Mesa Potamoi, Crete 720 52, Greece
+30 2844 022497
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good33%
  • Average0%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pies” (2 reviews)
“potatoes” (2 reviews)
“greek salad” (2 reviews)
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European, Russian, Greek
Mesa Potamoi, Crete 720 52, Greece
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Reviewed August 26, 2017

We discovered the Marianna taverna after having got lost on our way back from the Lassithi Plateau and were looking for a place to have a lunch when at the main road of Mesa Potami, a small mountain village, we saw the Marianna taverna nicely...More

1  Thank ElenaTch1
Reviewed September 19, 2016

Drove by on the way back from the drive to the plateau at 10:30am and saw all the tomatoes hanging out front and had to stop. The colorfulness and simple design of it all made it one of the sweetest places to have a meal....More

1  Thank L P
Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic food and the owners are so sweet! All the ingredients are grown in their garden or raised locally. The location is idyllic and the ambience is relaxing and cheerful.

Thank Brendan M
Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

We had driven around the Lassithi Plateau and discovered this gem of a Taverna on our way back down to the highway. It looked stunning and very inviting from the outside and it did not disappoint. We just had a greek salad and some delicious...More

Thank Janet P
Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has been a family favourite for over 25 years. Fantastic fresh food and an incomparable atmosphere with the kindest hospitality from Maria and Manolis. The restaurant is stuck in the 80s which includes the gift shop but it doesn't mean it's all tat...More

Thank Alexsfak
Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Meet Onassis the owner Spend time with him in his garden Try the lambs Taste the day cut cherries Suck your fingers Then you will know

Thank Julien T
Reviewed October 1, 2015

Good Cretean food, excellent atmosphere, original design with thousands of tomatoes and pumpkins. Greek hospitality.

Thank TomStar-GDN
Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

From it's food to it's owner everything is tipical Greek. We were driving past it when we were visiting Lassithi and were attracted by the many tomatoes that were hanging there. So we decided that we would stop there to have something to eat. The...More

Thank Phaedra B
Reviewed October 11, 2014

We were on the way and have seen the restaurant! With its tomatoes, hanging everywere around it is very nice, and friendly place. The food is great, traditional, you have to try the lamb chops!! Price is more than friendly:) and the owner family has...More

1  Thank Janine708
Reviewed October 8, 2014

Drove past on the way to Lassithi Plateau. We had to come back for lunch! Beautiful place-decorated with tomatoes! Food is home made and delicious. Prices are very reasonable. Owners are very friendly and were giving free water melon to patrons (huge pieces) Fruit and...More

Thank gregorpare
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mesa Potamoi, Crete 720 52, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Mesa Potamoi
  • Phone Number: +30 2844 022497
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