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“best fish tavern in heraklion” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of katsina

katsina
Ranked #65 of 361 Restaurants in Heraklion
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: close to paltia agiou dimitriou
Heraklion, Greece
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“best fish tavern in heraklion”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

situated at the back of Agios Demetrios church, in a quite "square" in the city centre. It has kept the traditional Greek taverna style, which means no decoration because food is what counts! Locals do prefer it because it has a traditional cuisine like "home". It remids us of of our grandmothers.
Traditional cuisine, cared by Mrs Margarita, the proprietor. The menu is short, but always good quality and of course, fresh. Some things may not be found, although on the menu, because they were not found fresh.
Strongly recommended to turists who seek to discover the true traditional cuisine and friendly cretan people, instead of the globally found restaurants, with no distinct characteristics of local cuisine, behaviour etc (as most places in heraklion, where i live as well).
I must not forget to mention that is one of the few tavernas that serves the shrimps ready to eat (without the "shell"), with little oil and lemon. Do try taramosalata, cuttlefish with its own ink, of course shrimps.
Finally, i have to mention that the prices are very reasonable.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Milan, Italy
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great family restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013

This family owned restaurant is situated in a hidden square in the city center. Great place. I have been three times. Try the Moussaka prepared by the mamma of the owner... it was the best I tried in Crete.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank priscila m
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Limited menu & service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

We went to this restaurant twice during our stay in Crete, largely because my partner loved the sardines he had the first time. But I found the menu very limited - most of the dishes on the list were unavailable on both occasions - although the food that was available was ok. My main complaint is that I was unable to get a coffee on either night, despite this also clearly being on the the menu. Apparently, they were too busy to make it. I found this both inexplicable and very annoying, especially as most other restaurants in the area where we might have got a coffee were either closed or full by the time we left.

Visited May 2013
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Newton, Massachusetts
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62 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great family taverna”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2013

This is a family restaurant, and the food shows great care. The mussels were fabulous, and the rest of the meal was very good. As with other eateries on Crete, we were amazed to have such a good meal for the price.

Visited April 2013
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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“excellent and economical”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

Food was very fresh,simple and unpretentious. Service was prompt and friendly. Patronised by the locals, always a good sign. Portions were generous and the manager gave us free dessert and liqueur. Outside terrace was pleasant and sheltered despite being a rather windy evening. One of the few restaurants in the area where we were able to stand outside and peruse the menu without the proprietor pouncing on us and trying to get us inside.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nora B
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