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1 Gerakari Konstadinou, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
+30 2831 029375
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Rethymnon, Greece
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

I've been several times to this place with my friends and we've had the best expirience!!The reasons we prefer it are the quality and the delicious plates,the hospitality of the place, the atmosphere, and the live cretan mousic!!Many local people visit this place every day and the food is really homemade! Don't miss it!!

Thank soc1al13
Simisakogiorgis M, Ιδιοκτήτης at Mesostrati, responded to this review

Thank you for your oppnion. Hope to see you again. More 

Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

Just outside the tourist hub, a real local taverna. Bouzouki players and all. Simple and delicious :) great tziIki, amazing schnitzel G

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

When I came in this taverna (ταβέρνα) for the first time and ordered, try to order yoghurt with honey and homemade cheese pies, I thought that the woman who worked there (and probably owns the place together with her husband, it's family business), well I thought she would kill me with a miquelett flint-flock kubur, old Greek pistol or something,... More 

1 Thank Crnkovic
Budakalász, Pest, Hungary
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

Great value for your money, finally not a touristy place, yet in a frequented corner in the city. The service is also really good :) Absolutely recommended!

1 Thank mauglinita
Rethymnon, Greece
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Plain store. Politeness. Simplicity. Good Cretan raki. Good service, hospitality. It was a convivial evening shared with friends. The owners are very polite. I think that it is the best store of it's category in town.

1 Thank JacobSif
Tromso, Norway
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

What a lovely little place! Authentic greek food, lovely wine and fantastic atmosphere. We just fell in love with this little gem of a place.

1 Thank Werner_Roesler
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Located next the church before you enter into the old town, you could miss this little gem. We had a greek meze including meatballs, sausages, tzatsiki, bread, fried potatoes, peppers etc which was amazing and a great value lunch for two at 6 euros. Its a very charismatic place and they often have traditional live music at night which is... More 

2 Thank lynncarr2016
Wroclaw, Poland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I choose this place for its beautiful design and location, but thats about all positives about IT. The older lady who served Us must have had a bad day as she never bothered to smile and made Us wait for 30min to come and takę our order. Than she dissappeared into an obscure kitchen and a Young girl served Us.... More 

1 Thank ZiggyZigster
Cork, Ireland
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103 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

We ate here after reading about it on TA. We came for the music and weren't disappointed in any aspect of our evening! The music was played on lyre and lute with some lovely singing. It was very atmospheric, even though we didn't understand the language. For starters we had zucchni balls (grated zucchini and cheese deep fried in savoury... More 

1 Thank magscork
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Heard Cretan live music so wife and I sat there for a drink. 2 Beers (glass just over half filled) 1 half Carafe of white wine. Asked for Bill .. 19 Euro (Nineteen Euro !!!!!!) ASked lady why is the Bill so high - she said "you pay for the music" .... this was written on the Bill - Beer... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $17
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Gerakari Konstadinou, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Rethymnon
  • Phone Number: +30 2831 029375
Mesostrati Taverna in Rethymno, CRETEsuggests some menu ideas based on Cretan Diet (during the year)APPETIZERSNtako Salad with rusk with chopped tomatoes and feta cheese poured with Cretan olive oil .Farmer’s Saladwith Season’s vegetables, rusk, boiled potatoes and olives.‘Evexia’ Saladwith lettuce, oak leaf lettuce, walnuts, chopped ‘’graviera’’ cheese and balsamic vinaigrette sauce.Pan-fried zucchini balls or tomato ballsCheese or herb-based mini pies‘Sfakiani’ pita dough based pita stuffed with soft cheese and sprinkled in pure honeyMAIN COURSE‘’Apaki’’ smoked pork meat flavored with Cretan herbs served with french fries, tzatziki sauce and vegetables.Home-made pork based Sausages served with steamed rice, tzatziki sauce and season’s salad on the sideSouvlaki Grilled chickenWEEK’S SPECIALDuring the week, we prepare for you traditional home-made lentil soup and bean soupMenu for two (for 10€ person ~ drinks included).Mesostrati is a small family business supporting the Rethymnian economy. We use pure ingredients to prepare our dishes.The owners, George and Georgia will be more than happy to help you and make you feel like home.

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