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Hovoli

Loutra Rethimnou, Loutra, Crete 741 00, Greece
+30 2831 072726
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good22%
  • Average18%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“rabbit” (2 reviews)
“home grown” (3 reviews)
“limited menu” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, Barbecue, Greek, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Loutra Rethimnou, Loutra, Crete 741 00, Greece
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1 - 10 of 24 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had been looking forward to this as it had come highly recommended and whilst it was very authentic local food it was not as good as we had hoped for. The service was okay but the main meals arrived whilst we were still eating...More

Thank Darren B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After all the recent reviews, we were looking forward to have lunch here. However, it was a disappointment. The ququmber was by the best course. The eggplant was moderate, the lamb was an old sheep and the tzatziki had a dull taste. The view was...More

Thank Dromedaris
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a find right next door to our villa, Villa Laga. The food was fantastic, the service friendly and good and the view of the sea amazing. Every meal was delicious and excellent value for money.We were a family party of 10 with 4 children...More

Thank 21lesleyj52
Reviewed July 3, 2017

we ate here on the first night we arrived in crete and it was amazing. we had the meze and honestly there wasnt a single dish we didnt like, the stuffed vine leaves and the lamb were particularly excellent. It was so good we came...More

Thank Sophie C
Reviewed June 24, 2017

We found this restaurant near to where we were staying on holiday. During our 2 weeks we visited the restaurant several times, finding the food to be far better that the more touristy places in nearby Platanias. There is a limited menu, but all food...More

Thank Trevor D
Reviewed June 14, 2017 via mobile

A lovely place to stop for a bite to eat. This is a rustic family taverna with great views over the olive farms to the sea beyond. Don't expect fine dining but do expect hearty family cooked food and big portions! All the food was...More

Thank Herps
Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Since our experience of the so called "traditional taverns" in our area hasn't been always pleasant, we are glad to have "Hovoli" near to the place that we live. Situated after the village "Loutra", on your right handside on the road that leads from Rethymno...More

Thank lawyeragapim
Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

It started with the roasted (burned) bread. Anyway, its ok comparing to other experiences but I am still hoping for better food and experiences!

Thank Ernst T
Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Decent taverna with a fair selection of items. Our first visit coincided with a wedding party, but they produced a table for us with a ringside seat. Food quality is good. Sometimes overlooked meats, but a pleasant place for lunch.

Thank poetscan
Reviewed September 20, 2016

This family run taverna is one of the few outside Rethymnon that is open all year round. Quite a lot of the vegetables are home grown on the plot behind the taverna. Friendly service and tasty food, with a greater range of traditional dishes than...More

Thank Peregrinakis
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$11 - $20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Loutra Rethimnou, Loutra, Crete 741 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Loutra
  • Phone Number: +30 2831 072726
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Description
Our tavern is located near Arkadi Monastery.Visitors can taste real Cretan tastes as lamb with artichokes or village rooster with tomato. Also in the wooden oven we prepare suckling pig and lamb. The tavern it offers a spectacular view in the whole area and the children can play safely in the playground. Travelers can have a taste experience from the goods that Cretan land can provide.
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