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“Arguably the best restaurant in town”

Marilena Restaurant
Ranked #53 of 122 Restaurants in Elounda
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $37
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Traditional, family run, Greek/Cypriot restaurant. Facilities include a front terrace, indoor seating and a large, private vine covered garden in the rear. We can cater for large groups, special occassions such as wedding receptions, baptisms birthday celebrations as well as individual A La Carte diners.Famous for our Greek Mezze, join us and discover why we have welcomed so many as guests who have left as friends.Kopiaste!
Reviewed September 8, 2012

Can't fault this place, they do a fabulous meze and their steaks are amazing. The staff are brilliant. We had two large dinners there during our holiday this summer (for a group of 16) and the service and quality of the food was excellent. Highly recommended.

Thank DevonboyPhil
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

this restaurant was not on the main street so could be easily missed , we initially thought it would be mainly fish and as we are not fish lovers were not sure but decided to give it a go and were not disappointed, plenty to choose from on a very varied menu.
good service and very clean

Thank dukemeister
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

When we passed this place recently and saw it quiet to some of the other restaurants in Elounda, my wife and i were somewhat bemused. Having eaten in there twice and sampled both sides of the menu, we can maybe understand why this may be so. Firstly what it does best. The meze dishes either ordered individually or as part of the little/big meze order are of high quality and well worth a trip here. The greek sausage with pita bread, onion and tzatziki was delicious. What however it does not do well is pander to the international tourist in giving them a piece of home with a view. The pork in a lemon and parsley sauce was reminiscent of a supermarket chicken tonight sauce and equally as thick and tasteless. For this privilege, the cost of the dish was a whopping 18 euros. I kicked myself for expecting a fresh made sauce and longed for the meze dishes i should have stayed with. Hence you can have two very different meals here. A meze full of flavour and good value that should have customers screeming to come in and the international staples that will have customers screaming to get out.

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Thank Ropley
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Yiannis G, Owner at Marilena Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2012

We thank you for your comments, it is always helpful to get feedback from our customers. We are happy you enjoyed our Greek Mezze and regret that your second dining experience with us was not up to our usual high standard. Your comments have been taken on board.

We hope to see you again in the future.

Best Wishes

All the Team at Marilena

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Reviewed July 23, 2012

Have just returned after a month in Elounda to attend my niece's wedding. The setting and ambience of the reception held in the marquee at Marilena's was excellent. Penny did an outstanding job with the decor, making a beautiful setting for the reception.
The meze meal was up to the usual Marilena standard, faultless.
would not hesitate to receommend this restaurant for either a meal or a wedding reception.

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Reviewed July 9, 2012

We decided to cancel our origianal wedding reception booking and change it to the Marilena Restaurant after being taken here by our wedding planner. We loved the decor, staff and most important... the food! This restaurant and the staff made my wedding day so special. It was more than we could of ever wanted! nothing was too much trouble and we were treated like royalty. The Mezze is stunning and presented beautifully. I can not wait to come back next year and enjoy the gorgeous setting and amazing food. Thank you to everyone who mad my wedding day so special!!!!! :)

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1  Thank jenna j
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