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“Wonderful taverna”
Review of Cactus Taverna

Cactus Taverna
Ranked #22 of 92 Restaurants in Agia Marina
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Haworth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Wonderful taverna”
Reviewed June 13, 2014

My wife, son & myself have just made our third visit to Cactus and we are just over one week into our two week holiday. The food is excellent and the service is great. The owner & his staff are always smiling and make time to get to know their customers and are very helpful. We will be returning again before our holiday ends.
I am so glad we chose to ignore the rather scathing report that was posted by the disgruntled reviewer who visited in May. Cactus isn't a new venture - they have simply moved from one side of the road to the other. They are in new premises but have the same staff. The new premises are very nice and spacious and are adorned with lots of different plants, a lovely water feature and, of course, cacti.
Whilst the writer of that report may have disliked their visit for some reason there wasn't any need to take issue with every minute detail in such a manner in my opinion.
Fortunately fellow British and other European visitors were enjoying meals at Cactus when we were there so please don't be put off on the strength of a couple of reviews - give it a try & decide for yourself like we did. We'd have missed out had we taken the advice of the two recent reviews!
Even Greeks can be seen dining at Cactus, which is always a good sign.
10 out of 10 from us!

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank Pete H
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Quality Greek Taverna”
Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

Very good food and also exeptional staff. Always there to either help or just purely have a chat when not busy. Highly recommend to anyone!

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1 Thank Lee H
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somerset
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed June 1, 2014

We ate here for one evening during the week shortly after the restaurant had been re-opened. Service was generally pretty bad, we saw customers walking out or having to ask staff to take their order. One waiter even took it upon himself to sit and chat and have a smoke with one table when there were customers waiting, we felt rather sorry for the other waiter/waitress who had to take up the slack.
On the plus side the parrot was entertaining and we had a lovely bottle of Syrah and the food was just ok after a rather long wait.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank trip2travel
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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Pretentious, arrogant staff, poor value and quality. Avoid if you're British!!!”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

No idea why this restaurant was so busy every night. The service was chaotic, with orders going back to the kitchen/drinks back to the bar constantly. We were ignored most of the time (perhaps we Brits have a reputation for not tipping enough), whereas the other Europeans and Russians seemed to be getting a bit of attention.
As far as atmosphere, everyone around was chain-smoking and the food really didn't come up to expectations. Even when we commented on how the picture in the menu of the beef stifado showed 6 chunks of meat whereas ours had a misery 2 pieces, and the childrens meals were pitiful, we were treated to a shrug of the shoulders and a stiff ignoring.
Like most of the restaurants in Agia Marina, they too didn't have a card reader, so it was cash only. Convenient, huh?
I'd avoid this restaurant at all costs - it's absolute pretentious rubbish.

Visited May 2014
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3 Thank TLM471
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Viborg, Denmark
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Best place to eat in Agia Marina (typicall greek food)”
Reviewed April 18, 2014

If you like typicall greek food this is the best choice.
Lovely people in taverna, amazing prices, delicious food.




  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank Karin131
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