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“Good food and good wine”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Barba Yorgo Tavern

Barba Yorgo Tavern
Ranked #10 of 31 Restaurants in Gokceada
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
Dining options: Reservations, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Waitstaff
Istanbul, Turkey
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162 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Good food and good wine”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2014

This restaurant is located on the hill of Tepeköy facing the wineyards as well as the beatiful green landscape of Gökçeada. The food is great but the homemade wine is a must to try.

Visited May 2014
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Istanbul, Turkey
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Some good mezes, some average, terrible music”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

Very unfortunate as it is, this restaurant is the most famous on Gokceada, precisely because it is the only Greek taverna here and it is seen as a curiosity. However, it does not live up to its fame. Some of its mezes were indeed very tasty, such as the cuttlefish with spinach and the octopus with wine sauce. However, most were bland and the main dish of goat was really badly made. Worst of all, the worst variety of Greek music (appropriate for a den of ) workers was playing so loud that we had to cut or dinner really short - it was unbearable. Elderly Yorgo (the owner) is talkative but the waiters are not particularly polite or efficient. Another sore point was the wine, which Yorgo makes on his own (he has studied chemistry and the taverna looks over his vines). It was simply undrinkable, like vinegar!!

  • Visited May 2013
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Istanbul, Turkey
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Go for local food and local wine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2011

The goat meat and local house wine was delicious. Also go for the mezzes. Do not forget to call to make a reservation or to ask whether they are open since the season is not so long....

Visited August 2011
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Usa, Japan
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94 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“delicious homemade cuisine!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2011

Very good service.
Best goat of my life!
Simple and nice atmosphere, Mr (Barba) Yorgo is a plus!
The main course may change, we had the chance to eat once goat and once wild pork. Both sooo delicious!
Exceptional squids as appetizer!!
Homemade wine is good. There is also a "retsina" homemade production.

  • Visited July 2011
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