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Taverna Onisimos

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Peza, Crete 70100, Greece
+30 281 074 1754
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60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for lunch, around 3-4 pm, after a wine tasting tour at a nearby winery (Lyrarakis). It was fantastic - as our first meal on Crete, highly memorable. Loved the very simple traditional dishes like dolmades, which were handmade with the smaller, thinner grape leaves, and rolled into much thinner and more elegant rolls, not so much rice, which... More 

Thank fzachary
Marlow, United Kingdom
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69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We read the reviews and arrived expecting something special... we ordered 5 dishes but only 4 arrived! We waited a while for the courgette balls, assuming that they would arrive.... they didn't. Having ticked our requirements on a menu sheet we felt that there could be no language issues. Eventually I went to the back of the restaurant to enquire,... More 

Thank cnb134
Wrexham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very rustic and traditional restaurant! we felt like we visited a simple greek family for a dinner. every dish was better than the previous one. our server was very attentive and described every dish in detail before we ordered. i highly recommend this hidden gem!

Thank Anastasia P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Amazing. Great value. Beautiful tavern. Picturesque village. Awesome. Very close to the the city of Hiraklion about 16 Kim's. Worth a visit. Easy to find and beautiful views.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

A really lovely place for a chilled out Sunday lunch. We ate a huge selection of traditional dishes from the menu and everything was delicious.

Thank Rebecca A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking to get out of the more populated/touristy areas, this town is a great place to go. There's quite a bit to do in the area (vineyards/art workshop) and this restaurant is definitely a wonderful place to grab some lunch or dinner! The staff was very nice and welcoming. We ate plenty of delicious Greek food, and... More 

Thank katied09
Adelaide, Australia
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97 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016

Maybe we got a bad day after looking at the other reviews, but feel compelled to make our comments. We have been travelling around Crete for 2 weeks and there have been consistent features of all food places - great fresh food with varied local flavours and excellent service (sometimes a little slow, but always attentive and helpful). But when... More 

Thank Familytravellers22
Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Located only 8 km from Knossus Palace in the small village of Peza. It was easy to find with free on street parking. The service was very good & the local food was delicious. As with the rest of our trip to Crete from Australia to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Rethymon in WW2 which involved family... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

We were taken here by our tour guide, and were presented by an incredible array of Cretan food. Mostly grown in the garden, yoghurt made on site. The red wine is fantastic (intense berry aroma and flavour, high alcohol but well balanced. Delicious!) Delicious raki and syrup steeped fruit to finish. Truly incredible!!

1 Thank Rosie J
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49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2016

We went there a couple of times. The food is just great and quite authentic. The prices are reasonable and the service good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Romantic, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Peza, Crete 70100, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Peza
  • Phone Number: +30 281 074 1754

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