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1 Vernardou & Xanthoudidou, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
+30 2831 026973
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

Last night in Rethymno after being here for 4 months and we chose to revisit Minares. Partner had a very nice mixed fish dish and I opted for Chicken in an orange sauce which we enjoyed very much. The service is always good and the staff remember us from previous visits which is always a nice touch.

Thank ellemm47
Schijndel, The Netherlands
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

It is located in a side street. So maybe it is not so easy to be located. But the food is high standard. The steak i can recommend. The staff is friendly. The location is maybe a litlle of the busy streets. But it is not an really big issue.

Thank Braml1971
South West England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

We came across this little gem by accident; great food a warm friendly welcome, with some bonus greek music thrown in. Most importantly, the food is outstanding and the service 1st class. Highly recommended authentic greek food.

Thank DazandFiggis
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

This restaurant became a favourite with our party visiting Rethymnon in May/June this year. We travelled for the wedding blessing of my daughter and stayed in different hotels around the town. We had several meals at the Minares. The food was always exceptional and Notis always made us all feel welcomed and my daughter, her husband and my son and... More 

Thank Phyl R
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic hospitality, great rappor with the kids, fantastic food. We had the mixed fish mezze, bekri mezze (pork), saganaki shrimp, orange chicken and napoleon pasta. The food was delicious, at the end of the meal we were presented with complimentary sweets and shots! Highly recommended!

Thank Andy M
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Only had the pizza, and not normally a fan of pizza, but it was exceptional.. great for lunch, dinner don't know! Friendly staff too....

Thank james h
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

Had pork souvlaki here. It was very good and portion was big. Staff were nice and we had a good meal. For starters we had the mixed meze platter which was pretty good too. I would go back again here

Thank Petar J
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Atmosphere was good, service was okay but the food was terrible. We ordered 6 mezes and greek salad, none of them was good. Worst feta we have tried in 2 weeks, fried aubergine had been fried with fish and tasted like fish. Even the greek salad was bad. Lastly, wine was decent.

Thank Sıla Ü
Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Food was decent at decent prices. However, the service was terrible in comparison to already slow Greek service. Also the owner walks around obnoxiously and interrupts peoples conversations regularly.

Thank Aaron C
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

Meal with Captain Brian and 6 friends last week. Superb value, excellent service. Had a Beef Steffado. Most Tender Beef for ages and very tastey too! Unusual to get both tender and taste together. Wiil certainly return.

Thank derekbruce2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$22 - $37
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Vernardou & Xanthoudidou, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Rethymnon
  • Phone Number: +30 2831 026973

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