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Maria's Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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Paleochora, Crete, Greece
+30 2823 041521
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed November 2, 2013

Food here was good for Crete. Don't expect too much in this part of Greece. However Maria's is a pleasant and popular. We went into the kitchen before we ordered and so we were able to order the food we like.

Thank tomdick
Lexington, Kentucky
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed October 24, 2013

We loved this tavern so much that we had two dinners here! Maria and her family really go out of their way to make you feel special. The food is to die for! Be sure to ask for her chocolate dessert!

Thank sf1392
Drobak, Norway
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 2013

In short, a pleasant evening, good food at reasonable prices. Spent two nights there, and will come back to Maria's again next time as well.

Thank Reidar H
Weaverham, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 2013

We have just spent another week 17/09/13 staying at Maria's in the apartments above the restaraunt and as usual Maria made is very welcome just like being at home. We like to eat at different resaruants at night but always have at least one meal at Maria's as she always serves good traditional greek food. We look forward to going... More 

1 Thank shirley k
Newcastle upon Tyne
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78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2013

We ate here twice as the food was good, the welcome sincere and the view pleasant. We (or me anyway) loved the little chocolate cake at the end of the meal that complemented the raki very well

2 Thank MoRod_12
Oslo, Norway
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63 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2013

Just like last year, Maria's restaurant provided good and friendly service. Preparation of food is comparatively fast. Thank God for that with small children. We'll come back to this restaurant also next time in Paleochora.

Thank pappatilto
East Bergholt, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

We ate here on two occasions this holiday and both times enjoyed the food. Service very good and Maria as charming as ever. Beef stifado and giants beans our favourites here. Truly lovely food indeed. Please make every effort to eat here and enjoy home cooking.

1 Thank Jesseboyonhistravels
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2013

My partner and I were very impressed by Maria's. The service was friendly and the food was delicious. I had the Cretan fish-soup and would certainly recommend it! There was a good choice on the menu and excellent value.

1 Thank 65kriss
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed September 21, 2013

A beautiful view with good value food! One of many tavernas which is worth a visit for typical Greek food.

1 Thank EllenMorris
North Linconshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed September 18, 2013

One of the better eateries on a village which has a fair number! Al fesco dining which can be blustery as Paleo has form for its summer winds. Good food with efficiant service - most restaurants in this village offer the dreaded Rak at the end of a meal - Marias added a scrummy cake as well.

Thank Greeklover20

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paleochora, Crete, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Paleochora
  • Phone Number: +30 2823 041521

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