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Review of Harokopos Tavern

Harokopos Tavern
Ranked #1 of 11 Restaurants in Plaka
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: If you are looking for a true insight into Cretan food, then you should really must visit our traditional "HAROKOPOS" taverna located on the main square of Plaka village. just two kilometers from Almyrida.We are open all year round. Our family taverna provides a true experience of local cuisine with all our family involvement.The igredients we use in cooking our specialties are from the region. Some of our specialties are made with fresh vegetables from our garden and meat from our small farm.Our chef, Mrs Argyro, cooks every day a new delicious plate.
Reviewed August 7, 2014

We went here last year and I selfishly didn't write a review. After all, I wanted to keep this place a secret. This year you are lucky - as I can only go one week a year I decided to be magnanimous and share my good fortune. You cannot fault the owners and the staff. The food is all home cooked, reasonably priced and the atmosphere is one of contentment and joviality. I ask just one thing - please don't go between the 14-21July next year as I want to ensure I am one of the lucky ones sitting here with a full belly and that smug look of those that have discovered a gem.

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Thank j0annapiana
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Reviewed July 28, 2014

One of the best restaurants in Crete. Good food. friendly people,
They make the best zakanaki cheese and theyr Lamb Kleftiko is well worth to try!
We got a good value for our money. 2 course meal for two with a half a liter of red vine kost less than 30 euros.

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Reviewed July 19, 2014

We loved it!
Being 'difficult customers' i.e. vegetarians, we often struggle to find alternatives to Greek salad, in this part of the world but this traditional cuisine, combined with excellent hosts proved perfect for us.
We were made very welcome and particularly enjoyed the humour of Foo-Foo (the owner) combined with her wonderful command of the English language.
We will return and will wholeheartedly recommend this tavern to all.

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Thank Jo H
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Reviewed July 18, 2014

Ate at Haropokos Taverna on a couple of occasions during our stay in Plaka. The staff are very friendly, welcoming and give very good service. I can recommend the Stiffado and they have a decent choice for veggies too. Wait until the bill comes. 2 main courses, 4 drinks, cake and Raki (on the house) just €18! Won't read any complaints here.

Thank prf-76
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Reviewed July 16, 2014

A very traditional Greek Taverna. Good home cooked food, generous portions very reasonably priced. The 'landlady', Fotini aka Fofo has a cheeky sense of humour & speaks excellent English.
Our non meat eating friends were well looked after, they were offered a selection of vegetable dishes. Fish from the oven was delicious.The old saying of 'beware Greeks bearing gifts' must relate to the free Raki served at the end of the meal, it has what you might call an acquired taste ;o)
This was in our top five of the best Tavernas we have been to in 30 years of visiting Greek islands & the mainland. We'll be back...

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Thank DebbyMmm
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