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“Our best meal in Elounda”

Lotus Eaters Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 122 Restaurants in Elounda
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $26 - $74
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed November 3, 2013

Well worth the trip to Lotus Eaters - we visited based on reviews on here and ended up going twice in the week we were in Elounda. We visited on our first night and came back later in the week. Highly recommended for the quality of the cuisine and the very friendly service. Whilst the menu is not the longest you will find in Elounda the focus on providing a smaller number of dishes cooked to a high quality pays off. A nice mix of Cretan and more international dishes. Fresh ingredients cooked well - particularly enjoyed the octopus, the zucchini and the hummus is delicious.

No set children's menu but happy to do half portions and good options for gluten free. We were there in late season so I would recommend booking in higher season as I imagine this will be a very popular choice.

Not cheap, not haute cuisine, but great value and service and highly recommended.

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Reviewed October 27, 2013

We had a meal in this restaurant on our first evening and sat outside and braved the blustery evening. The location is stunning..We could not have been better catered for and the owner was most attentive and friendly. The food was really lovely but apart from when you had fish my only gripe would be that they seemed to focus on tomato based sauces for much of their menu. Of course tomatoes in Crete are beautiful and plentiful however would have liked more variety and possibly more Greek based dishes I know they said they served international cuisine and they had a Moroccan dish [again a tomato based one] on the menu ...I might be being picky but when I go to Greece want Greek food..We noticed when at the Ferryman then for 3 other occasions which is next door to Lotus Eaters they were packed .. they serve only Greek food ....I really wanted to go back to the Lotus Eaters as they were so lovely and friendly but was just not excited by their menu ...sorry

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Reviewed October 25, 2013

Run by dedicated people who work tirelessly to satisfy their clients. Simply brilliant. Good views over bay from elevated position. The standards in Elounda are very and this restaurant is near the top.

Thank DougieE992
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

read a lot about the Lotus Eaters.....and as we were staying just a few yards down the road we decided to call in.
Not realising you needed to book we walked in on a packed Restaurant with no obvious spare seats,
Daniel spotted us and escorted us inside the main building and sat us down by the bar.
Menus in hand we checked out the food...but really we were watching the other folk obviously enjoying their evening.
Daniel was very informative and helpfull as we ordered....just had to have his Fathers recipe Humus......delicious,
It was late but we were made to feel part of the whole evening...chatting with an American couple in the corner...discussing a Trip Advisor post !
We had a great night finished off with two lovely Cretan Yoghurt dishes that came with some raki...compliments of Daniel and Andreea
oh the food ?
Stifado for me Brilliant and Kleftico for my wife...she Loved it.
Great time had by all with the feeling you had dined with friends.
Yes we will be back...just hope they are open at Easter 2014 !
Best wishes
Simon and Michelle.
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Thank Simon-Gtr-Mancheste
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

Had a fantastic meal with fabulous views - The fried Courgette is to die for - The fish fabulous too - Thank you for a lovely evening

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Thank E5WOO
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