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“Our favourite restaurant”
Review of Avra Restaurant

Avra Restaurant
Ranked #15 of 163 Restaurants in Agios Nikolaos
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $35
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed August 30, 2013

We ate here several times and the food and service were excellent every time. Like many places, it is a family run business and the owner told us that he didn't have a day off from May to October, so you are served by the same people every time.

House wine is cheap and prices of other food and drinks reasonable. Everything we ordered was beautifully cooked and service is always friendly and attentive. I wouldn't say that portions are small, but some dishes may leave those with large appetites wanting some bread or a dessert.

From some tables, there are sea views. It is on a busy road but that's not a problem and it's a bonus if you like to do a little people watching. It's also very convenient if you're staying at the Lato hotel. Whenever we went there, there were several other couples from the hotel having dinner and some guests spoke highly of the cooked breakfasts served from 10am.

We could have happily eaten at the Avra every night and if we return, it'll be at the top of our list.

Thank GloriaSunshine
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

Just returned from our forth visit to Aghios Nikolaos and visited Avra maybe a dozen times over 3 weeks, like so many other repeat customers. The two Kostas' just make everyone feel welcome and special and continue to serve excellent food. When they saw us coming up from the beach at lunchtime they knew to get the 2 Mythos opened and brought two chilled glasses from the freezer, you can't get better than that. At lunch we had a beautiful freshly made pizza made to our specification and returned to our sun beds very happy! At night time we often had the speciality Prawn Provençal or Mexican Chicken which have to be tried to be appreciated along with their fried courgettes and apake pork for starters. These two men work so hard day and night to please all their customers.and it's hard to say goodbye to them. Keep up the great food and welcome and we'll see you next year- cant wait!

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Thank Greecefanatic-9
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

Welcoming service, excellent food and then the let down! When a regular comes in disregard the above,excluding food!

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Thank libby d
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

Fab food, fab staff, top restaurant. Highly recommended. One of the few places in Crete where we felt a real Greek welcome. A very popular place in Ag Nik!

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Thank ninabean
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

We had been here a few years ago and were wondering if it could have stayed as good as it was. It has! The two guys that serve are excellent. Very friendly and helpful so the service is awesome considering how many they're looking after. We chose one of their meze offers and found it fantastic value for money. The food was really good. So, good food in pleasant surroundings at a good price - how good is that? It's situated beside the road, but you don't really notice it and there's a slight view of the bay. Seemed to be lots who were coming here on a regular basis. It was interesting to see other's food being flambé'd. A good choice for our last meal on Crete at the end of our holiday. We'll be back.

2  Thank johnboySheffield
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