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“Cheap, genuine, friendly and beautiful interior.”
Review of Pinaleon

Pinaleon
Ranked #246 of 448 Restaurants in Chania Town
Cuisines: Greek
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Reviewed November 21, 2013

To find this place, follow the El Venizelou street from the center, past the arena and you will find it in a corner, a block after a very traditional cafeneion. This is far from a tourist restaurant, for three reasons:
1. It is located in a busy road, way off the tourist trade, about 20 minutes walk from the old town
2. It is not open in July/August. It's a place for office lunches, many people buy their food and take it back to their office.
3. All signs outside are in Greek.

The concept is simple: every dish is on display, you point on what you want and pay 6 Euro for each plate. A lunch for two with salad and beer ends up at 21 Euro. If you want to save money, share a dish and a salad and drink water. You will not leave hungry. You will get a dessert and a glass of raki on the house, for the road.

The food is straightforward stuff: a couple of meat and fish dishes, a casserole, some sort of gratin (like mousaka or lasagna) and some vegetable dishes. Choose and have a seat, you will get your food minutes later.

It's very good food. And the service is excellent, friendly and welcoming. But best of all is the interior. High sealing, dark wooden panels... It looks like an old luxury restaurant from circa 1920 and it probably is. We try to come her as often as we can and the only times we are disappointed is when we find it closed.

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3  Thank John G
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

A place where business men and uni students go for a short lunch break. Affordable prices, nothing special in its menu. Just. A city corner place. Descent but not a must see.

Thank Lefteris E
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

this restaurant amazing portions, great prices, a huge variety in disches, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian. Service was nice too. Must go!

Thank Curioustraveler99
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

Good to choose from the counter and not only,ask for the grill chicken boneless drum sticks.
Opens at 13:00 and weekends too,

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Thank MedusaG
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Reviewed December 14, 2012

Peinaleon is a great taverna serving excellent Cretan food, often a little different from the norm. It is on the road leading from near the Agora to the airport, about a 10 - 12 minute walk from town. Although thoroughly Cretan, it is reminiscent inside of a French bistro with dark wooden furniture. They have an excellent variety of food which you choose from the counter so it is easy see what appeals to you. The portions are generous and prices low, you can get more than two people can eat for €20. You will find mostly Greeks eating there, it is like a friendly local but with added class. However, there is no outside eating area so if you must eat outside then look elsewhere. They sometimes close in the high summer months due to the lack of outside tables.

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1  Thank PaulK743
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