We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Very disappointing” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ela Taverna

Ela Taverna
Ranked #48 of 403 Restaurants in Chania Town
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very disappointing”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

The place has a very good atmosphere but when you get the food you realize that this is as far as it gets
We where family of five, we never complain in restaurant if we don't like something we just never come back, but this time we had to say something,... We ordered a meza for 2 that was suppose to be made out of 14 dishes for 2 for 20 Eur,
it was a bad joke, there was a small plate with virtually almost nothing a tiny bit of 14 different thing s like tomato cucumber 2 little vine leave three little pastries. It tasted as factory food.
And it was riffs toy not worth 20Eur. We kept waiting for the rest of the stuff to come and we were amazed to hear that this is it....
Eventually after being very disappointed with the rest of the dishes we dared saying something to the owner that just shrugged his shoulders and kept going.
We felt ripped off and it managed to distort a beautiful evening.
Don't go near this restaurant
Kety Australia

  • Visited September 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Kety C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

742 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    273
    252
    126
    55
    36
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
78 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“old town gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2012

the ela taverna was in my opinion the best restaurant in chania very reasonable price wise and very good food the pork with the ela sauce was amazing my wife also had pork which she also enjoyed, the surroundings and atmosphere and very good service is to be commended, the best in chania. angus and yvonne.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank mac8156
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Newport Pagnell, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
81 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Chania's Best Taverna”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

We have been visiting Crete for 10 years now and have always stayed near Chania. During our first visit we found Ela Taverna during a walking tour around Chania, and we have been back there every year since, sometimes twice during each year. It has a wonderful atmosphere, with very courteous and friendly staff. The food is awesome, good quality and affordable, and dining under the stars is pretty special in our opinion. There is sometimes traditional greek music at the weekends, which just adds to the overall feel of the place. Highly recommended, and we expect to be back again next year.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Chris M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Chania Town, Greece
Level Contributor
34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Beautiful restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2012

My family has eaten here a few times and always enjoyed ourselves. There is live traditional music some nights and they also have very reasonable lunch specials for two. You really can't go wrong with such a beautiful restaurant!

Visited May 2012
Helpful?
Thank amynielsen
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Go for Ela every time.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2012

We visited the Ela taverna on our last evening in Chania and it was a lovely way to say farewell to this beautiful city. We sat outside and went simply for the 'special' - a moussaka, Greek salad and half a litre of house wine for two - for 18 euros. The food was great as was the service and the atmosphere. When we asked for the bill, we were brought a complementary dessert and a jug of raki to complete the evening. What a contrast to the restaurant immediatly up the street from Ela - it's on a sloping ramp-like street and has live music - the food was fairly ordinary and greatly overpriced) Avoid and go for Ela every time.

Visited July 2012
Helpful?
1 Thank dsac
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Ela Taverna also viewed

Chania Town, Chania Prefecture
Chania Town, Chania Prefecture
 
Chania Town, Chania Prefecture
Chania Town, Chania Prefecture
 

Been to Ela Taverna? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing