My girlfriend and I decided to come here after looking at the menu as I wanted to try a traditional goat’s dish.
We arrived at 10pm and even though the restaurant closed at 00.30am according to the sign at the door, we asked if they were still serving.
Initially everything was fine and they sat us down and gave us menus.
My girlfriend wasn’t very hungry so she decided to have the starter Octopus whilst I had my goat dish.
The older gent/waiter who served us was sitting on a different table with some people who seemed like family of friends.
When asked about the Goat’s dish, he told me it was cooked in tomato sauce. When I asked if the dish was best served with chips or rice, he said chips straight away.
Well, it wasn’t, when the food arrived it was obvious that it should’ve been served with rice or baked potatoes as it was stew-like.
It just felt like he was lazy to make me some rice at that point in the evening.
When my girlfriend ordered the octopus starter, he asked if that was it as there was nothing else on the plate.
I thought that this was a bit strange as this dish was €12.50 which was actually €2.80 more expensive than my goat dish.
We ordered some bread while we waited and some drinks, but it came out with unsalted butter which I found odd.
He wasn’t lying though. When the food arrived, the Octopus was by itself on a place with a vinegar-y dressing.
This honestly looked a bit sad.
Every other restaurant we went to, all dishes came out with at least a little garnish of cucumber, lettuce, tomatoes or something! For a €12.50 dish, I expected much more.
The goat dish tasted like brisket beef stew - in case you were wondering - I wouldn’t bother trying it again based on this experience.
It definitely called for rice and not fried chips, so that was disappointing.
Overall we didn’t feel welcome here.
They made us feel like we didn’t spend enough and like we were bothering the staff who wanted to hang out with the people at the other table.
We have had much better food and service in Malia.
Never coming back.