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“Maybe we were unlucky”

The Traditional Taverna
Ranked #29 of 119 Restaurants in Elounda
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $35
Cuisines: Greek
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
England
Level 6 Contributor
159 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Maybe we were unlucky”
Reviewed September 28, 2011

Our meal at the Paradosiako was okay, average to other restaurants in Elounda but sitting outside in the middle of a busy road junction is not ideal. The worst part for us was that our waiter either made a huge error in our bill or tried it on, not sure which, but we would not go back again. There are much better places to eat than this.

  • Visited September 2011
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Very friendly and great food”
Reviewed September 25, 2011

Let me first also address the issue of staff friendliness. We were looked after by the two girls as mentioned in a previous review. They took great care of us and spent time entertaining our two under four yr olds while we ate our meals. They were great. Yes it is off the harbour as far as view is concerned but in Crete you tend to eat late and the setting amongst the vines overhead and water features is lovely. The food is good and very reasonably priced so a big plus for families. We went back several times and had good food every time and we also loved the cake.

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sheffield
Level 6 Contributor
92 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“CONSISTENTLY GOOD FOOD”
Reviewed September 24, 2011

My partner and I have been to this restaurant at least 6 times over the last 3 years, the most recent visit was on 31st August.

The food is always consistently good as is the House White Wine. The service is attentive without being in your face. On our last visit, I had a mezze selection and my partner had chicken - again all cooked really well and to a very good standard. This taverna always attracts a lot of French and Italians which says a lot about the standard of it's cuisine, in a positive way.

  • Visited August 2011
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Kent, England
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Very underrated - pleased we visited”
Reviewed August 10, 2011

This was one of only two restaurants we returned to during a fortnight in Elounda. We were drawn back by very good quality dishes - and HUGE portions - at very reasonable prices (their excellent lamb kleftiko was a mere €7, for example).
On our return, we enjoyed a meze for 2 at €25 which comprised 6 or 7 starters and 4 main course tasters! This was followed up by complimentary melon (par for the course) but also a sublime orange cake - leave room!
For the overall package of service, quality and value for money, I think you'd be hard-pushed to beat The Traditional and thoroughly recommend it to anyone visiting Elounda.

  • Visited August 2011
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Manchester
Level 6 Contributor
32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“A lovely place to eat”
Reviewed June 20, 2011

We have visited Elounda 9 times and have eaten in this restaurant about 5 times. Our favourite meal is the Creten Lamb baked in the oven with potatoes. You have to give 24 hour notice for it and we've never been dissappointed. We also did a make your meze type meal and it was excellent. The cake that comes with the bill is devine too! Well worth a visit.

  • Visited June 2011
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