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“Outstanding seafood - so good I had to go back” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Paralia Seaside Restaurant

Paralia Seaside Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 361 Restaurants in Heraklion
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $16
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Outstanding seafood - so good I had to go back”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2014

I stumbled across Paralia by chance in a row of other restaurants on the seafront. Trusty TripAdvisor recommended it and I agree wholeheartedly! The fish here is really top notch, but it's also for the brave. The first time I went I ordered Red Mullets. I expected a single middling size fish but instead got 9 deep-fried small Red Mullets on a bed of salad and fried potatoes. These were delicious but had been cooked whole with a merest skin of batter. Definitely not for the squeamish as you had to dissect and fillet the fish before eating them! The second time I returned I had the Moussaka as I felt I had to try something non-fishy. This too was delicious although they did bring it out before I had finished my starter.

My bill for a 3 course meal, including drinks and all the "on the house" extras (raki, fresh fruit and little light crispy "doughnuts" with honey) came to an astonishingly cheap €16!

  • Visited July 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
“Just wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2014

Great food at reasonable prices. Good service, great view over the sea. There is not much more you could ask for. One of the very few restaurants I would eat at again if I had the time during my trip.

  • Visited July 2014
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“Good..”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

+ Good seafood , good service
- Mouzaka , Greek salat.

A good choise if you are hungry and you can't find a table at kastella. Seafood was good , Greek salad was small and the Mouzaka was hot outside and cold inside , maybe not very fresh . Service was good .

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“Everything perfect!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2014

Starting with a nice outside seating with a nice view, following with a good menu to choose from. Our meals were perfect, we asked for extra parmesan for risotto and we got it for free. At the end a free plate of fruits and sweets was very generous. Starter, small wine, orange fresh, two main dishes (one of which was fresh fish) = together 30 eur. It was worth much more!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Good bet”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2014

Sandwiched between two other restaurants, Paralia delivers great food and service. Out of the three however, it was the one I enjoyed the least. Paralia is still very, very good - it's just that the other two are better but for different reasons.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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