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“Highly recommended”
Review of Gorgona Taverna

Gorgona Taverna
Ranked #79 of 123 Restaurants in Elounda
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed August 28, 2013

Great food and fabulous view. Lovely family run taverna with friendly and welcoming hosts. We enjoyed homemade burgers and an omelette for lunch beautifully cooked.

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Reviewed August 17, 2013

Unusually, with this taverna you had good food and a lovely view. We only had one small snack here, but it was very nice, the owner was very friendly, and helpful.

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Reviewed August 4, 2013

My husband and I stopped here several times while walking to Plaka. We really enjoyed meeting the owner....he was very friendly and remembered us each time we walked by. We loved the tomato balls and tzatziki....also the fried dougnuts with honey were amazing!! Great casual spot!

Thank KMinDC
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

Lovely fresh food, happy Michael helping you with the menu and the freshest fish (from their own boat) that you will get on the island.

Thank Trebor82
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

We stayed at the Blue Palace hotel for a week in May on B&B basis. We found the standard of food at the hotel to be closer to three star standard than five star and therefore not particularly good value for money. Luckily Plaka is a convenient and scenic 10 minute stroll away from the hotel.

Taverna Gorgona is the first restaurant you come to if you enter the town along the shoreline as opposed to the main through road. It is one of several eating establishments by the harbour; the others actually looked fine but we never ended up trying them as we took previous visitor advice on TA and went to straight to Taverna Gorgona – we were certainly not disappointed. 



On the first visit we were met by the owner and his wife. – we were told that she does most of the cooking and their family boats catch most of the fish they serve. They were really pleasant and we were shown an extensive menu (in many languages) and also taken in and shown the catch of the day – a range of fresh fish and shellfish. We ordered a lot of food the first day (possibly too much) – the greek salad was huge and came 'undressed' and there was olive oil (the family's own) and vinegar on the table so you could dress it to your own liking, also the greek appetiser plate for two as it seemed to cover everything we wanted to try, – it turned out there was nothing on it that was not simply delicious – all freshly made and hot (and very filling, but too good to leave). The cheese and spinach pies were particularly yummy and I even got some 'to go' the day we left. We also had lobster as it was the Mediterranean spiny lobster with no claws (as opposed to the other kind with big claws) which I had never had before – this was grilled and served up with some sweet garlic butter – you couldn't beat the taste, the atmosphere and the view. 



On the second day we met Michael – the nephew – he was so friendly, helpful and efficient and always remembered our names. Not a big deal, but you definitely got a sense of traditional family values here. We visited this place several times over the week and tried many other things and were never disappointed. Unsurprisingly the Greek and seafood dishes were by far the best, and I think very traditional.

The amazing thing was, despite the extensive menu, everything came out freshly cooked, hot and in good time no matter how busy it was. If you are lucky enough to be visiting Plaka, definitely go here (and bring a good appetite), the service and food are outstanding and you always get little 'extras' before and after the meal. Good food as well as a memorable experience – this place is definitely good value for money!

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