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Taverna Eleni

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Matala Beach, Matala, Crete 712 01, Greece
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was at Eleni's twice during my short stay in Matala, will warmly recommend this small perl. Home made food, very tasty. Nice people working there, felt very welcome.

Thank Marianne H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I have been coming back for over 30 years. We are always warmly welcomed by Eleni, Maria and family. They serve good, traditional locally grown food at very reasonable prices. A perfect spot for lunch, dinner and to watch the Sun rest over the sea.

Thank Clinton P
Wuppertal, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

A lovely tavern by the sea - amazing view by night. Really worth eating there - have a close look to the handwritten daily specials!

Thank Stephan I
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

My family and I always ate at Eleni's taverna which is a lovely little peaceful taverna with homemade authentic food☺ our favourite meals were the mussels, dorade, spaghetti frutti di mare, and the sardines. great service with friendly staff and an amazing view. I would defiantly recommended Eleni's taverna to enjoy a great meal. We will definitely be back soon... More 

Thank Missfrances16
Mijas, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Absolutely not posh or pretentious, this a real Crete taverna right on the beach. Expect the day's specials on a hand written scrap of paper. Lovely friendly if a little haphazard service. The lady that seems to own the place is a minor celeb locally. One of the gift shops even sells post card pictures of her. The resident hippies... More 

Thank David H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Nice place with amazing view by the sea!Fresh dorado,mussels and sardines, with friendly staff! It was so nice to have the choice of upstairs on the veranda where a nice breeze came through. I'll be back soon!

Thank Nickolas J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

A fantastic Restaurent with lovely hosts Mika & Christos , can't do enough to please you & it's not just to get a good tip , they really are lovely people !( have found here in Pefkos everybody is fantastic with the customers) . Had 2 meals & drinks here twice so far , each meal wonderful , fresh &... More 

Thank alisonawatts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

This was a great place to sit and enjoy a coffee or beer the owners are kind and the service was great. If your lucky some of the locals will ever there to give you advice about the sites and information only locals have. Very quaint and perfect for relaxing.

Thank Andrea F
Athens, Greece
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I eat at Eleni's restaurant everytime I visit Matala the last years. It's a nice place just in front of the beach with a perfect sunset view! This time we had our dog with us and they had no problem with this! It's a family buisness:the owner is serving the food, the niece is helping her, the mother is cooking.... More 

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Munich, Bayern, Germany
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

very good tarvena near the end of the bay with great views price good try the homemade food ex.fish soup eex mousacka ex desserts ex raki vrey good

Thank rogerames

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Matala Beach, Matala, Crete 712 01, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Matala
  • Phone Number: 6974495458

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