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taverna maria's


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner

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$6 - $22
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Mediterranean, Greek
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We noticed this typical Cretan taverna on our return from Spinalonga. It smelled really delicious or maybe we were really hungry but we decided to eat lunch here. The owner was very welcoming and we were seated in a very charming room overlooking the road...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank muchado18
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stay in Koutouloufari and drive two times to this taverna! Nice owner and great staff. Food is very fresh and the taste is excellent. Be here!!!!

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank NicoleB3779
Reviewed May 29, 2019

It's not on the waterfront, but you don't go here for the view, you go for the food. If you like excellent Cretan cuisine, expect it here, I had some slow cooked lamb which was some of the best I've ever had. The service was...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Chris S
Reviewed May 17, 2019 via mobile

We came here after a trip to Spinalonga. Everything was poor from start to finish. We ordered our food, and waited ages. They served meatballs without the ordered chips as they told us they had burnt them. The main dishes came with no vegetables despite...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Dianne1505
Reviewed May 14, 2019

We were tempted into this taverna/restaurant by the friendly guy outside. He pointed us to a super table where we could people watch and play with the cat at the same time. The food was superb, and when we couldn't finish our bottle of wine...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank simplysixties
Reviewed May 11, 2019 via mobile

If you want to eat in Placa - go here!! Great decor & atmosphere. Food was delicious! After a great meal, they gave us more wine, desserts & Raki on the house.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank lerchicago
Reviewed May 8, 2019

We had an excellent lunch here, after visiting Spinalonga. The taverna is nearby the quay for visiting the island, but on the other side of the road. You can't miss it. Excellent treditional food (and not only), very big portions, good service and careful persons....More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank cvpsb
Reviewed May 8, 2019 via mobile

Marias is a really nice taverna in cosy Plaka. The taverna had nice details and good service. The saganaki cheese was really good! Recommend this place if you pass by Plaka.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank martinaaam
Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

My boyfriend and I were looking for a nice Greek tavern with fresh food after visiting Spinaloga and we found this cosy tavern by chance and it was the best decision! The food was amazing and the staff was really helpful, attentive and nice. We...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Lourdes G
Reviewed January 28, 2019

We were looking for somewhere to eat after visiting Spinalonga and chose Maria's for its perceived authenticity and its claim to be Plaka's oldest taverna. It may be on the 'wrong' side of the road and lacking a sea view, but we were pleased with...More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Nigel S
October 14, 2018|
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Response from Discover729568 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know as we were tourists.I think the original Maria was an old lady who has now died?
August 8, 2017|
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Response from ArisVra | Property representative |
hi. I'm the grandson of Maria. my grandmother died before 3 years!!!! 96 year old!!!! thanks for the interest!!!!
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August 8, 2017|
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Response from cleslie2108 | Reviewed this property |
We asked about Maria. She's no longer there.
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