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“Excellent food - a change from the usual” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lotus Eaters Restaurant

Lotus Eaters Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 115 Restaurants in Elounda
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $26 - $74
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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234 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Excellent food - a change from the usual”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

Dare to be different, and try this well crafted mix of Greek and North African - the Moroccan lamb was particularly good. The hummus and pita bread was also excellent. Closed for lunch on Tuesdays - but when it is open, well worth a visit.

Visited June 2013
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Thank africaguy
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LotusCrete, Owner at Lotus Eaters Restaurant, responded to this review, June 15, 2013
Thank you for the outstanding review, sorry if we missed you on tuesday. Lunch trade virtually stops as it gets hotter so we allow ourselves a half day closure once a week.
My father is so proud that his moroccan lamb & humus recipes continue to impress even after his retirement from the kitchen 2 years ago.
Thank you again,
Hope to see you back in Elounda one day,
Daniel & Andreea
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“Great place to eat and enjoy great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

We had a large group (13 people) and had a fantastic evening. The service, people and food were world class.
When trying to locate the restaurant, we asked a handful of cab drivers if they knew where it was and all acted like they did not know what we were talking about. We were later told that the owner does not pay them a commission so they try to block his business.
Do not listen to the cab drivers, find this place and go and enjoy a great evening. The best food in Crete.

Visited June 2013
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Thank Scott S
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LotusCrete, Owner at Lotus Eaters Restaurant, responded to this review, June 15, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write us such a nice review,it means alot to me to get a state side review and to know we managed to successfully cater for 13 comfortably.
As for my friends the taxi drivers: never mind, what can I do? Its just a shame that when I ring them they know exactly where to go and pick up from.
Anyway, you found us and I am glad you did.
The pleasure was ours,
Daniel & Andreea
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great food, wonderful setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

I can only repeat what others have said on here. My friend and I really enjoyed our meal here. The cooking is of a particularly high standard and the welcome is warm. Some people are commenting on the small portions or no veg, but to be honest, after having meals at other places where you are given potatoes, rice and salad, the Lotus Eaters offer a simple, but well cooked alternative, and this can be a relief. Give it a try, you will not be disappointed.

To be honest the majority of meals in the restaurants in Elounda are of a high standard, so most places have to work hard. I think the Lotus Eaters offer something a little bit different. The Greek yoghurt free desserts at the end were a revelation, particularly the one with carrot! So thank you for a lovely experience.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Wendy B
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LotusCrete, Owner at Lotus Eaters Restaurant, responded to this review, June 15, 2013
Thank you for your amazing review,sorry it took so long for me to respond; we've been keeping ourselves very busy!
Our formula remains the same: simple home cooked food, fresh local ingredients, nothing to fancy and no pressure to turn tables.
I am glad that worked for you,
Thank you again,
Daniel
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“beyond excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

Fabulous food , fantastic setting and great owners . We went here several times and got personal service , great reductions and good specially bought in for US. Without a doubt the best resteraunt in elounda. Daniel and Andrea worked so hard to ensure things were right and were very personable. The setting on the sea front is fabulous . You Mjust not miss this one and don't forget to book or you may not get into this select and small restraunt

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank scottishfred
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LotusCrete, Owner at Lotus Eaters Restaurant, responded to this review, June 9, 2013
What can I say,just a BIG thank you for taking the time to write such an amazing review.
I really hope you make it back to Elounda one day so I get the chance to serve you again.
All the best,
Kindest regards to the family,
Daniel & Andreea
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Slightly disappointed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

We ate at this restaurant once during our 2 week stay in Elounda. The setting overlooking the bay is wonderful and the restaurant owner was very polite throughout. However we felt the restaurant did lack the usual Greek atmosphere and the food was just ok. I had the stifado which was tasty but only served with a few thin 'crisp like potatoes' and my husband chose a pork dish again served with a few crisp like potatoes and not a vegetable in sight so overall a bit disappointing.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Chris190728
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LotusCrete, Owner at Lotus Eaters Restaurant, responded to this review, June 9, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to rate our restaurant,all feedback is positive and allows us improve if necessary.
Our menu clearly states what we serve with each dish, some come with salads others without but if you order a dish that comes with fried potatoes,please don't be dissapointed when it doesn't come with veg or rice.
As for us not being typically Greek; true: we are an international restaurant and the music,decor and ambience reflects this. We are tucked away in the quiet part of town so wanted to keep things super chilled,sorry no "opas" or singing here,just Christos the bouzoki man does a quick round sometimes,apart from that: low lights with both Greek & International chillout playing.
Thats us, 9 years now and still looking forward to everyday, its what we live for!
Daniel
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