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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 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
1  Thank Hosta_La_Vista
Reviewed May 30, 2018

7 days in Crete, a different restaurant every day for lunch and dinner, Maria's was by far the best. The food here was outstanding. The menu was no different than any other Greek taverna but it tasted fresher, juicier and hotter (my pet peeve with...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank sarahlondon2012
Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

Found this by chance for lunch. Friendly place great food and service. Had Greek salad n fish of the day - wood oven cooked grouper which was the best I have had outside asia ie not over cooked. Free choc cake dessert to boot! Reasonable...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank 3638grace
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

Had a truly memorable meal here. The waitress Thalia was very attentive and the owner made us very welcome. Returned the following day and were given a free litre of wine. Forget the expensive restaurants on the sea front.

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank Discover729568
Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

We came across Maria's and explained we just wanted a light lunch.Kleftako,Greek salad and Mythos.What could be better. Lovely friendly atmosphere.Fantastic prices,beautiful food and the biggest cat I have ever seen!

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank Vivien O
Reviewed April 24, 2018

We found this place after we had tried to find another restaurant, but it was closed. With 2 hungry tired kids we quickly decided this would be the place for dinner. The service was good and the food even better. Very authentic, good prices, large...More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank TracySellar
Reviewed October 26, 2017

We had an evening meal here as a family of 5 and although we were a bit later than planned they we went out of their way to prepare some authentic greek cuisine which was exactly what we were looking for. We also returned for...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank srrayr
Reviewed October 19, 2017 via mobile

We came for a late lunch and we're not disappointed. Lovely home cooked food (both had swordfish) and friendly warm service. Highly recommend this place. May not have the views of the other restaurants on the front but well worth visiting. Great value for money...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Z8020SUtoml
Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

Simple local food from local produce. The location is easily ignored if you are beguiled by all the places around the harbour. Don’t be. Take a short stroll up the road (East) and and find this place. The old man that seems to be the...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank scuttlies
Reviewed September 8, 2017 via mobile

After a beautiful visit to Spinalonga avoid all the tavernas up the main drag and take yourselves to Maria For very good food , traditional cuisine the potatoes and boiled greens are exquisite oh yes we will be back

Date of visit: September 2017
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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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