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“Sirocco Taverna Plakias 2013”
Review of Sirocco Taverna

Sirocco Taverna
Ranked #14 of 51 Restaurants in Plakias
Price range: $4 - $18
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Sirocco is a traditional Cretan taverna located in Plakias right next to the beach with wonderful sea view. It is a family run taverna with great atmosphere, exceptional and friendly service. Ours guests can enjoy a variety of unique Cretan tastes and all kinds of wine in very reasonable prices.The location of Sirocco taverna in Plakias is ideal for our guests to enjoy their meals away from the noise of the down-town with the amazing view of the sunset over the bay of Plakias.
Reviewed June 16, 2013

We have been regular visitors to Plakias and Sirocco Taverna since 2006 and were somewhat dismayed when Stavros, Maria and Babis left in 2011.

So our visit this year was to find the taverna under new management.

We need not have worried about the changes.
Cousins of Stavros have now taken over at Sirocco.
And they are doing a great job in taking it forwards and building on the tavernas previous reputation.

The situation of the tavern,with views out over the bay towards the "dragons head",is stunning, particularly at sunset, when the dragon breaths fire across to Libya.
There is not a better setting in the town in which to enjoy the views and the sunset.

The menu now is varied with a wide range of Greek options both for starters and for mains.
The food they serve is first class and the service provided could not be bettered.
We ate there 4 times in our 2 week stay in Plakias and were delighted with the food quality, quantity, variety and originality.

Anyone who, like use, wondered what the changes in ownership might bring need have no worries.
Go back to Sirocco and enjoy a really first class eating experience.

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Thank Daniel H
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

When this is the best restaurant in Plakias the other one have to be really poor. The quality of the food is in my eyes no more than average. So is the service and the wine. OK but absolutely not exceptional.

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Thank Objective5
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

I can strongly endorse the comments of the other three reviewers.The variety of food offered was wide with dishes that we had not seen before.The chicken with mushroom & cream sauce
made a welcome change. Having been given raki, which I find too "strong" in the other Tavernas, it was a joy to be given limoncello after our meal here.

Please note that in Crete portion sizes are large and when you ask for the bill. you will be brought raki & some cake or fruit.

Meals in Plakias cost half as much as those in Chania. We spent two nights in Chania & seven in Plakias.

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1  Thank Siena82
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

Different very good tastes by diffent meals. Friednly service. Fresh food.Nice ambience. In the evening nice view at sunset.

Thank ilonafriedhelm
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

Where to begin ?
The restaurant was recommended to us and so glad it was.
Location - it is on the edge of Plakias towards Souda, but i think this greatly assists the restaurant. Close enough for walking, parking etc and yet just far enough away to avoid the foot traffic.
The table layout was excellent, clean, crisp, good 1st impression.
Service was superb. Waiter service was attentive without hovering, polite & friendly.
Views are wonderful, you can look out over the bay and watch the sun go down behind the mountains.
The food is amazing, during our stay, we visited a few times, both fish and meat dishes were tasty and well presented. The salad is outstanding !
Seriously their house speciality is a knock out.
Lastly - toilets, very clean. For me attention to detail is important and the bathrooms can get overlooked. Not here.
I cannot recommend this restaurant enough. In our 2 week stay on Crete, this was the best restaurant we found.

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2  Thank Paz44r
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