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Xalavro OpenBar


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#102 of 280 Greek in Heraklion
Certificate of Excellence2019 Winner


$22 - $45
Greek, Central European, Contemporary, Gastropub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Sponsored by: Xalavro OpenBar

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Fun vibes, amazing food
1. Fun vibes, amazing food
"Come for the food, stay for the great atmosphere."
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2. Fab drinks and creative dishes
2. Fab drinks and creative dishes
"Enjoy variousity of greek food and tasty cocktails & drinks"
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3. Top fine dinning experience!
3. Top fine dinning experience!
"Creative dishes, wonderful flavors"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is so good (and original) and it is very nice to take a few dishes and share among friends (the dishes size ranges from a starter to a main course, depending on the dish, count 2 to 3 dishes per person to be...More

Date of visit: October 2019
1  Thank aurelie888
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my girlfriend went in Xalavro Open Kitchen to eat on a thursday evening. The experience has overcome our expectations but there are still few details that the owner/chef Nikos can improve to make it perfect. ~ Design: 4/5 stars. The concept of the...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Vestri
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Xalavro is a bar restaurant in the old town of Heraklion, and serves different food than the standard restaurant. The chef, Nikos Kasotakis presents a fusion of Mediterranean and Asian cuisines. We tried it and liked the menu and the food. It was definitely a...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank sssteveg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We sat at xalavro for coctails but we got hungry...we tried some dishes and the mediteranean dishes were so well coocked and tasty! We didnt expect that in a place were the coctails are famous! Good job at the owner and the staff!

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Conaround
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great bar, with great service. Great drinks. Great atmosphere, and a great place. It's a must to go there. 10 out of 10

Date of visit: September 2019
1  Thank ágúst ívar v
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in for a couple of cocktails on our way to dinner and we wished we could have stayed the whole night. The outdoor atmosphere is refined and classy without being stuffy or clubby. Great cocktails (I found cocktails on Crete to be heavy on...More

Date of visit: September 2019
1  Thank Mirage52
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here twice in a day it was that good and stayed till about 2am where we were a little worse for wear., The barmen know their cocktails but we drank that many we ended up doing Tequila shots with one of them...not advised! :)...More

Date of visit: September 2019
2  Thank MrSimak
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are going to Crete then make the effort to get to Heraklion and go to this absolute gem. We didn't know what to expect, the chef's pedigree spoke for itself, but other than that, we just weren't sure what to expect. The menu...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank dmwfulham
Reviewed September 12, 2019

I am travelling in Greece with two friends and we all have discerning palates. We spent four days in Athens and three days in Heraklion sightseeing & dining at various good quality restaurants. The best dining experiences we had were at Xalavro OpenBar in Heraklion....More

Date of visit: September 2019
2  Thank Alimanop
Reviewed September 12, 2019 via mobile

We were here for 2 1/2 days and we ate at Xalavro 3 times. Food was excellent!!! Service friendly, prompt and professional. Decor was modern and well designed. Loved the shrimp risotto! They comp’d us a superlative creme brûlée to cap our dinner experience. A...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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