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“Once again at Lelas”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Lela's Taverna Restaurant - CLOSED

Lela's Taverna Restaurant
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: "Layla's has occupied the same site in Kardamili for over twenty years. Layla is very old now but is helped in the restaurant by her chldren and grandchildren. The restaurant is in a lovely 19th century building and has outside seating on a terrace just above the sea - the sunset view is incredible. The terrace is topped with vines and surrounded by red blooms. The food is traditional greek with an emphasis on local classics; potatos baked with rosemary, chicken baked with lemon and thyme, spiced sausage, fried courgettes etc. I have been going to Kardamili for years and this is the best place to eat".
Athens, Greece
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Once again at Lelas”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

We visit Kardamili for the last four years every summer and we always have dinner at Lelas at least 3 times in about 10 days.This year we managed to go only once because in August is very crowded.The rest as always,best position in the village,good food and about service,could be better.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank arsho
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Swansea
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273 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
“No more than average”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

We went here with high expectations, having read a glowing description in our guide book. The view of the sunset was great, but that is about it.
The food was OK, but nothing special. The so-called hummus was nothing of the sort - it lacked any flavour. Portions were small, prices higher than elsewhere - not a good combination. We would not return.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank TravelCriticWales
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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Perfect for sunset dining”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013

Revisited Lela's after a gap of a couple of years. Last time we ate there, it was slightly underwhelming. Our latest visit suggests that things have picked up somewhat.

Excellent, simple food, friendly and efficient service, which has been the case whenever we've been, actually, so maybe other reviewers have been unlucky. Of course, the standout thing for this restaurant is its location - I can't think of a better place to watch the sun go down than from the lower terrace over the sea.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Seaborsuk
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Prague, Czech Republic
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62 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Great bar”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

Leila restaurant consists of bar and taverna. We used bar and it was great. Bit expensive, but with very special selection of cocktails and just great view. Perfect place to go to see sunset and enjoy drink before dinner.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Marin881
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Oxford
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232 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“A bit smug?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

We went twice and although the view is lovely we found it a bit dour and the food a bit hit and miss (one evening of each). It dropped seriously down our favourites list as there is very strong competition in the village.

Visited September 2013
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Thank OxfordCorben
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