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Restaurant Portes

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3 Odos Anapafseos, Agios Nikolaos, Crete 591 00, Greece
+30 2841 028489
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Powell River, Canada
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and three were staying near Agios Nikolaos and our host recommended Portes restaurant for lunch (also perfect for dinner). Manolis sat down with us to see what we might like. He suggested that he could bring a variety of local dishes for us to try. Wow! He just kept bringing the most delicious plates to share and one of... More 

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Thank Brenda A
Poros, Greece
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed December 16, 2016

I have eaten here three times, in small and large groups, and the food and service are consistently excellent. Manolis provides a variety of meze dishes and keeps them coming until you tell him to stop! I have eaten vegetarian, meat and fish dishes here and all have been tasty and well cooked. My favourite dish is one made with... More 

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Thank StephK-M
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108 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

What a great find. The lovely owner could not have made us more welcome. He suggested he bring us a selection of meze without us looking at the menu. It was a feast- dish after dish arrived. All delicious- a huge Cretan salad, aubergine dish, pork, beef, chick peas - and more. Good local wine served. A gorgeous orange soaked... More 

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Thank Xena W
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

Please make an effort to find this little gem. Only small and not the most romantic setting as some. But it is lovely inside and the owner really makes the difference. He will sit down with you and explain what is on tonight. We left the choice in his hands after advising of likes etc. It was honest Cretan food... More 

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Thank Alan B
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Portes was recommended to us by the taxi driver. We sat down in a lovely romantic small tavern. The chef came and sat down at our table. Asked us what we were feeling like eating. We werent sure, since it was our first night. He told us: "how about I coock you some traditional dishes?" We took his offer and... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2016

Portes we've visited several times when staying in Agios. I think it's the most authentic place in there we've visited. The owner is extremely friendly, he sits at your table to discuss what to choose, how to combine the delicious dishes they prepare for his guests. Being not in the centre it's a peaceful, quiet place with excellent service and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2016

We only discovered this place on our first night when we asked a stranger walking by for a suggestion. He kindly took us there and we have been back many times since. The owner is super friendly, the service great and the food superb. It's great having small dishes to choose from as you can then try so many different... More 

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Thank Alexandra D
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

This is our favourite taverna in town simply because the food is traditionally Cretan rather than Greek. Manolis, the owner, is extremely friendly and helpful, he's also the main chef. Its a mezze raverna, so you order lots of dishes and share them. Go in a group of 4 or more so that you can experience the full variety of... More 

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Thank Tony C
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic local food just let Manolis feed you, can't go wrong! Don't go if you are in a rush because he cooks everything fresh. All done cheerfully and you can even get a take away.

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1 Thank Steve S
UK
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2016

This is one of our favourite places to eat in Agios. We don't order off of the menu as we always ask Manolis to do us a selection of "small plates" so that we can experience the authentic Cretan cuisine. Manolis always gives you such a warm welcome - and his own homemade red wine is the perfect accompaniment to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Odos Anapafseos, Agios Nikolaos, Crete 591 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Agios Nikolaos
  • Phone Number: +30 2841 028489

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