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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 July 16, 2018

Visit Plaka annually and always head for Maria's. This is an authentic taverna unlike the other pushy fish retaurants (excellent fish is available if you want it). There is a wide selection of home cooked Greek and Cretan dishes all served by frendly non pushy...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank bigpaul2014
Reviewed July 13, 2018

We were recommended this taverna and we were not disappointed in the least. This is one of the oldest and best restaurants we have been to in Greece. The staff and the owner are welcoming not pushy as are some of the fish restaurants opposite....More

Date of visit: July 2018
2  Thank Peter b
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Excellent meal here last night, fish cooked perfectly, friendly service, great local wine, Beautiful location will definitely re visit

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank 262clare
Reviewed July 8, 2018

This little restaurant is well worth a visit. Finish your starter BEFORE you order a main course, as the portions are large (meaning huge). Fresh, (absolutely delicious) sardines would have served three people as a starter, so I felt awful leaving so much of my...More

Date of visit: May 2018
2  Thank richwaites
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

Fresh seafood and authentic dishes. We wanted to escape our resort and find a proper dinner and Maria’s checked all of our boxes. Grouper special and seafood spaghetti were tremendous. Highly recommend this hidden gem!

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank alexbH9175XX
Reviewed June 25, 2018

Had a lovely lunchtime visit to this Taverna in Plaka. The food is really excellent and the portions are large. The service is also very good and we were looked after very well by Manos. Will definitely return again in September.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank SurreyHappyhols
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

This place is adorable. It's the oldest taverna in Plaka and it's so full of character and beauty it's untrue. We've been here 6 days and tonight is our third visit. Staff are wonderfully friendly and attentive and the food is second to none. Fresh,...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank Marianne D
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Good value, especially compared to some of the other restaurants in the area. The view is not as good as some of the others in the town, but the food was better! One week in Plaka/Elounda, one week in rest of Crete and this was...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank MeTravelBug
Reviewed June 10, 2018

Our first gastronomical experience in Crete was at Marias and we were so lucky. Christina our receptionist said to us if you want a typical Cretan food with ouzo go there. She was so right! We went to Marias and we enjoyed a lot. A...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank Alicethefirst
Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

A nice taverna, off the water with reasonable prices. 5€ each for Greek salad (large), carafe reasonably tasting wine and saganaki. Salad great with lots of cheese but saganaki although finished with good Parmesan cheese lacked heat and the right type of cheese. All said,...More

Date of visit: June 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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