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“Great place!!”
Review of Gargadoros Taverna

Gargadoros Taverna
Ranked #29 of 147 Restaurants in Agios Nikolaos
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed June 5, 2014

Gargadoros Taverna is an excellent place to spend your time with friends or family. Always welcomed if you choose to sit for some nibbles to follow with your Raki or ouzo after spending your time at gargadoros beach.
During the night the area is less busy which allows you to enjoy the great traditional dishes by the sea breeze.
I will highly recommend any fish dish you like and salads. Excellent quality and nicely cooked.
For drinks do try Raki or else Tsikioudia, traditional Cretan drink distilled from grapes.

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Thank sifisn
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

Agree with all of the other reviews, we ate here almost every day. Great food & service and view. Make sure you go for a swim across the street. Enjoy.

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Reviewed November 19, 2013

Gargadoros Taverna ended up being an almost daily hang out for me while I was staying in Agios Nikolaos. It is the perfect place for a coffee or some Raki, and the beach is literally steps away! My favorite dish had to be the grilled Haloumi on pita with tomato and pesto...YUMMMM! My friends each had pasta dishes that they just raved about! Of course, they have traditional Greek cuisine and I doubt you will have trouble finding something you like on the menu. OH!! You must have dessert while you are there; it is homemade by one of the the owner's mother. I had the orange pie, which is actually cake.

Something worth mentioning: I have read some of the reviews that complain about a slower service. Firstly, if you are in Crete you are most likely on vacation, so learn to relax!!! Second, Greeks and especially those from Crete are perhaps the most polite people on the earth. They value hospitality and will do almost anything to make you happy. In doing this, they want you to feel welcome and so they will not EVER rush you to order or pay. Everything is done according to YOUR time. Therefore, you may notice that service moves a little bit slower than you are used to. Instead of complaining here, just let the servers know you are in a bit of a hurry or that you don't plan on staying for a traditional Greek coffee (which can be enjoyed for hours!). Gargadoros Taverna is not huge, so it is very easy to get someone's attention.

If you are in Agios Nikolaos, then this taverna is a must!

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1  Thank Patricia K
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

We enjoyed the stuffed aubergine and stuffed cabbage. Very good service and great location. Authentic and tasty food.

Thank Slava
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

Dear friends!
We are frequent guests at this island. If you quit 5 star hotel services. The real home made 5 star food and hospitality is there. Not that much spectacular at night but food is great! Service is very open and friendly! Worth trying! Ask for Dad's home made grappa (raki) should be a compliment!

2  Thank Andyhand
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