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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 June 5, 2014

We stayed in plaka for 3 weeks on our honeymoon last year. We had an amazing time, made so special by Maria's taverna. Yanis is a star and they always looked after us. The food is authentic and so tasty and fresh. The best place...More

Date of visit: July 2013
1  Thank JAPAEJL
Reviewed May 31, 2014

If you are in a area this is the restaurant you should visit. I had my first meeting with Greek food here and we are still talking about it. This restaurant is open an about all year long. We have been traveling many times to...More

Date of visit: August 2013
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Reviewed May 30, 2014

Excellent moussaka and a delicious home made Maria's cake. Warm welcome and nice atmosphere! A nice place to enjoy Cretean food and ambiance.

Date of visit: May 2014
Thank Paolanovo
Reviewed May 25, 2014

I went to Maria's on 3 evenings of my stay and found the food excellent fully recommend the fresh fish and beef and rabbit Stifado.

Date of visit: May 2014
Thank markfC7371IA
Reviewed May 9, 2014

We have been visiting Maria's taverna for several years now, run these days by her son Georgios, as Maria is in her 90's. We have nevertheless chatted to her several times. The food is quite fabulous and the atmosphere is so relaxing, you finally feel...More

Date of visit: June 2013
1  Thank Lynda C
Reviewed October 17, 2013

Maria's, in juxtaposition to all the other restaurants in Plaka, is a little odd. It's small, it's rustic and it doesn't scream "TOURIST" at you! Whilst our waitress wasn't having the greatest time (a permanent facial expression of sadness), and the kitchen didn't have a...More

Date of visit: October 2013
1  Thank sleeven
Reviewed October 12, 2013

If you want some of the best traditional Greek food, this is the place to go. The stifado is absolutely melt in the mouth (we tried the rabbit and the beef on more than one occasion!!) and the moussaka is divine. Natasia is a lovely...More

Date of visit: September 2013
Thank SamCrookes
Reviewed October 5, 2013

with this restaurant not only do you get a fantastic meal you also get sea views my wife and myself spent every evening at marias the staff were warming and friendly they could nt do enough for you well done guys

Date of visit: September 2013
Thank paul c
Reviewed August 12, 2013

We hired a car for the day to take a trip to Plaka from our hotel in Gouves and once there, we wanted to stay for the rest of our holiday; Maria's little restaurant was fabulous, a real family run place, we shared a salad...More

Date of visit: July 2013
1  Thank Damian919
Reviewed June 12, 2013

Found this place by pure chance on a trip to Plaka, whilst visiting Spinalonga. Chose it because it looked the most authentic. Turns out the restaurant has been operating since 1930, and we arrived just in time to see Maria herself being taken out for...More

Date of visit: June 2013
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Nigel S
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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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Response from cleslie2108 | Reviewed this property |
We asked about Maria. She's no longer there.
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