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Taverna Mariou

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Agiou Vasiliou, Plakias, Crete 740 60, Greece
+30 2832 031855
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Réthimnon, Rethimni, Greece
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68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

Once again we visited this place!! The food is so tasteful and unique , its impossible not to like it. The hospitality is genuine and the people are polite and friendly.

Thank Stella C
Perth, Australia
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932 reviews
409 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,218 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

Dinner at Taverna Mariou was a lovely experience, the food was delicious, beer cold and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The views over Plakias, Preveli and Damnomi were simply stunning from the verandah.

2 Thank lindakthomas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Superb view, excellent food and friendly service. We came with my family and we ordered main course of meat....hopefully we did not order starters because the portion were big and very tasty. Congrats.

Thank Denis M
Braintree, England, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is quite a gem. We came across this on TripAdvisor ourselves and the comments are true. Although the service was a little slow for us I think it was the kind of atmosphere they were going for. We were greeted and showed to our table which had a beautiful view. We was then given some water and bread... More 

1 Thank Jade K
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

We had the best experience at Mariou restaurant! The food was so amazing and service was really great! We were adviced not to take more dishes bacause we already had a lot! Not everybody does that! The feta dish(starter) is the best thing i have tasted in a long time! Make sure you give it a try it is from... More 

Thank Sylvia G
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

The staff were extremely welcoming. Food was good - not quite as rustic as some Cretan tavernas. The layout is clean, modern and minmalistic with many table outside on a veranda. The views of the Bay of Plakias are stunning.

Thank Anthony H
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

This place is actually owned by the same people we were renting an apartment from, so it came as a pleasant surprise that this was a great place to eat. A huge variety of local dishes and usually 4 daily specials. We ended up eating 4 times here although we were only in Crete for 10 days. Service was so... More 

Thank Chuckles884
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Delicious food and best staff! Thank you for the best experience of the Cretan gastronomy! I'm looking forward to get back :* "Νόστιμο fajeta,.. Δέκα ικανοποιημένοι επισκέπτες " Family from Czech Republic

Thank Jarda K
Munich, Germany
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

My favourite taverna since many years. Delicious local food, lovely staff, beautiful views... New, bigger terrace guarantees enough space for everybody. I can't wait to come back!

1 Thank Ursi R
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66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Lovely taverna with plenty of seating. Good choice of dishes, traditional Greek and some more unusual. Friendly efficient staff. We came here in August 2015.

Thank TarkanFan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Agiou Vasiliou, Plakias, Crete 740 60, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Plakias
  • Phone Number: +30 2832 031855
Our taverna,TAVERNA MARIOU is a traditional Greek Taverna where we serve delicious mediterranean food made with extra care by the family and by using only local products. I cannot end the description without saying about the view, It is astonishing!I wish Our Taverna to become Yours as well..take care giorgos

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