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“Delicious, authentic Greek home cooking!”
Review of Taverna Garden

Taverna Garden
Ranked #12 of 15 Restaurants in Platanias
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Reviewed September 26, 2012

We ate here as were were trying various restaurants in the area. Some of the best food we had during our stay in Crete. Highly reccomend asking for mezze, but check what today's mezze contains first - we did this, and swapped octopus for stifado! The setting is lovely, it is run by a Greek family. As we understood, Mama came up with the recipe's, husband and wife do the maitre-d / cooking, daughters do the waitressing. As other reviews have said the guy who runs it is very friendly and can stand a your table for a bit too long sometimes (but NOT when you are still eating!). He has good tips for what to see and do around the island. The food is not expensive and everything we ate was very fresh and delicious, just the sort of Greek comfort food we were pining for after eating at some rather disapointing places in Rethymnon Old Town. Would highly reccomend going here, order the mexxe, you won't be disapointed.

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Reviewed September 21, 2012

Sorry but we didn`t like the food here, the man who owned it was very friendly but the food not good

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Reviewed September 18, 2012

We visited this place twice, one meal was excellent, the other not so good. Both my husband and I loved the Sole, but not overkeen on other main courses we had. Also thoroughly enjoyed the Greek or Cretan Salad we had as a starter. The owner has a great sense of humour and made us laugh several times, his daughters are also very pleasant. His sister is also a very lovely lady, having visited the Central Cafe on a few visits, and she also helped at the restaurant.

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Reviewed September 16, 2012

Dined at this restaurant with my husband and friends, food was beautiful and Basil who runs this place is an absolute gentleman. Prices are very good and the garden is gorgeous. Nothing is too much trouble for Basil, he is also a good laugh. Would highly recommend this place if your in the area.

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Thank bambini23
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

Everything we had here was really good home cooking and delicious. The owner and his daughters were very friendly and helpful. The setting is beautiful amongst the trees. The cost of the meal was very reasonable. The location does make it very hot and this did put us off of returning due to the lack of any breeze.

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Thank Boscar
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