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“Best Restaurant in Crete.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sunset Taverna

Sunset Taverna
Ranked #2 of 4 Restaurants in Chorafakia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Hickory Hills, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best Restaurant in Crete.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2012

Cant wait to go back to Sunset Restaurant. The Food & Service was GREAT. Maria is the best cook.
We stayed at the neighbouring Tersanas Village Apartments which has one of the largest swimming pools that I have ever seen.We ate at the Sunset Restaurant many times.. Maria's traditional Cretan cooking is wonderful as varied dishes are prepared fresh each day and there is a more extensive menu also available serving more food prepared fresh to order. Her kitchen is spotless (you can see in and are invited in to see the dishes prepared each day to choose what you would like to eat). The food and is reasonably priced also, so it is very good value. The service is excellent and very friendly, with fluent English being spoken by waiting staff who ensure that everything is just as you would like it. The taverna is also very popular with local people. . Can't wait to go back!!!!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2012

We ate at this taverna again during our recent weeks holiday to Crete. It has been about 7 years since we last visited and the food is still as delicious as it was then. As others have said we were invited inside to see what food was on offer and there was a very good choice. All 4 of us tried something different and we all really enjoyed our meals. Everyone was chatty and friendly and the views of the sun setting are wonderful. The only tiny complaint would be that it would have been better to enjoy our starters before the main meal arrived rather than have everything served altogether- however I think this could be a Greek way of eating as the same thing happened at Irene's nearby. This didn't spoil our meal- it was just a diferent way of eating!

Visited July 2012
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Reading
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2012

We stayed at the neighbouring Tersanas Village Apartments for the second time, this June and again ate many times at the Sunset Taverna. Maria's traditional Cretan cooking is wonderful as varied dishes are prepared fresh each day and there is a more extensive menu also available serving more food prepared fresh to order. Her kitchen is spotless (you can see in and are invited in to see the dishes prepared each day to choose what you would like to eat). The food and is reasonably priced also, so it is very good value. The service is excellent and very friendly, with fluent English being spoken by waiting staff who ensure that everything is just as you would like it. The taverna is very popular with local people, both from Crete and expats, which is the best recommendation for any restaurant abroad.
There is also a fabulous view of the sunset over the sea - hence the taverna's name.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Reading
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Gorgeous fresh traditional Cretan food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2012

We ate here as a family many times during our holiday at the neighbouring Tersanas apartments as the food was so good and fresh. Maria cooks several dishes every day that you can see in the kitchen and choose what you would like. There is also a wider menu of dishes that she will cook for you to order. Her kitchen is spotlessly clean and the food is really really good. The locals eat there - Sunday lunch being very popular with large greek families which is a good sign of the quality of her food. Wonderful kliftico, moussaka, spinach pies, meatballs and many other lovely dishes. Good local wine too. We loved it and we are going back this coming June to stay and eat here again.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Superb”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2011

Wonderful beach taverna serving delicious food prepared by a lovely French lady. Superb location.

Visited July 2011
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