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“Try their buffet to sample authentic Greek food.”
Review of Taverna Cretekou

Taverna Cretekou
Ranked #20 of 763 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $35
Cuisines: Greek
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Old Town
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“Try their buffet to sample authentic Greek food.”
Reviewed September 20, 2008

Try their buffet to sample authentic Greek food.

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  • English first
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  • Japanese first
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“been once, on new year's...”
Reviewed August 2, 2008

been once, on new year's eve. fun atmosphere. good food.

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“Great Greek, service and...”
Reviewed August 2, 2008

Great Greek, service and homey feel. Rumor is the ambassador to Greece eats here frequently.

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N. Virginia
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“my big fat greek craving!!”
Reviewed July 2, 2008

Fantastically authentic greek food!! At long last my craving has been quelled. I've been searching for a good Greek restaurant in the metro DC region for years. Stumbled across Taverna Cretekou on this website and thought I'd give it a try. It's a keeper! Very nice atmosphere, the staff was very friendly and the food........the food was perfect! Everything was fresh and delicious. Can't wait to try it out on a Thursday night when they have live Greek music and dancing. This is a must try, you won't regret it!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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“Favorite Restaurant in Old Town”
Reviewed June 23, 2008

This is my favorite restaurant in Old Town. It's a bit pricey, but the food is very authentic. It's a nice atmosphere inside - their tables and chairs remind you of those often used in Greece and they have nice decor. Their Avgolemono soup is the best (aside from my mom's, of course!) and their Dolmades Avgolemono (the dinner, not appetizer) is incredibly delicious! Their souvlaki is good, not exceptional. As for dessert, their Galaktoboureko is really good and they have yummy baklava - both are rich and decently sized, so can easily be shared. Thursday night is very fun - go around 8 to hear live music and see a bit of dancing...it makes you really feel like you are in Greece. The outside patio is very nice - I ate there for lunch a couple weeks ago and it was great. I have been for their Sunday brunch buffet (i think from 11-2pm) - expensive ($17/person) but very worth it for a special treat! Some of the foods are served cold on the buffet, which I prefer hot (like Spanakopita) but that's just how they serve it for lunch...still very good, but I wish they'd consider changing that. Haven't been to many Greek restaurants in the DC area, but I imagine this has to be one of the better ones!

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