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“Paleochora's finest”
Review of Kapetan Dimitris - CLOSED

Kapetan Dimitris
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $67
Cuisines: Greek
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Kapetan Dimitris open in May 2010 ...The cuisine is Cretan tradition with a modern twist....Old Cretan recipes transform to a new fresh recipe full of flavor using the best local ingredients presented in a more appealing way.....menu changes every two days to make sure that food is always fresh and has not been left over the fridge for days.....we also offer a variety of the Best Cretan wines but also from the rest of Greece......
Bristol
1 review
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“Paleochora's finest”
Reviewed October 17, 2013

If you're looking for something a little different from the standard taverna menu, you'll find it hard to beat Kapetan Dimitri's. All the food is familiarly Cretan but with a little twist to make it their own and stand out among the crowd. The pork in orange sauce with potatoes was for me one of the best meals I had on our recent holiday. All the food we tried from the grill was superb and cooked to perfection. The starters we tried on our visits included Dimitri's homemade bell pepper soup which was deliciously spicy, and if you like mushrooms, make sure to try the starter of field mushrooms in local wine with caramelised onions. Portions are generous and the best ingredients used, yet prices are still very reasonable. The restaurant is ideally located right on the seafront with great views of the coast and is looking fantastic after a recent full refurbishment. It's not just the food, the house wine we had really is the best in Paleochora and is served in quality glasses. It's the attention to detail that mark Kapetan Dimitris out as the best place we found in our stay in Paleochora and we will definitely be back.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank chris c
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Interesting, and good, food”
Reviewed October 17, 2013

We were impressed by the quality of the cutlery and 'proper' wine glasses even for the house wine! We shared Dukas as a starter, and it was a good job we shared as there was a lot of it. It seemed to be the Greek version of brushetta and was very good. My wife had a vegetarian moussaka whilst I had a beefburger. The price was reasonable and the children playing around amusing.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank MoRod_12
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Grimstad
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“One of the best of Paleochora”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

In Paleochora you will find good food at:

1. Kapetan Dimitris
2. Methexis Taverna
3. Maria's
4. Christo's

The two first on this list have staff that speak very good english. And they have good food.
If Maria have the fish called Daurado (not to be confused with Dorado) try it, it is EXCELLENT !!!

If you appreciate friendly staff it's hard to beat the madam at Christo's. It's also good food there allthough not quite at the top of Paleochora

Caravelle has ok food, and excellent service. But the price is steep and do not reflect the quality of the kitchen.

We didn't try the others .....
And in general, The Greek cousine isn't totally out of this world.... (my opinion)

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Jan H
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“disappointed”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

Fish was poor, and didn't go back to eat again. Overheard someone the next day recommending it (they lived there and ran a bar) but not sure on what basis they thought it was good!

Visited September 2013
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Thank scot-smiley
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Traditional Cretan Cuisine for the 21st Century”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

Kapetan Dimitris has been run by Dimitri and Ellie for two years now and we're delighted to see that they're beginning to get a much deserved following from local residents and tourists alike. The setting is perfect - right on the sea front looking along the coast to the East - it makes a lovely vista to enjoy a glass of their excellent local wine while you wait for your food to be cooked to order.

During our two week stay (in the rooms above the restaurant) we ate there on several occasions always trying something different from the menu. The tables are covered with linen table clothes with fresh flowers and candles which make a lovely touch to the overall setting.

We worked our way through the starters from the traditional Cretan salads, local grilled sausages with parsley and lemon, to the field mushrooms in a beautiful wine sauce and their selection of mixed homemade dips including spicy feta, taramasalata, tatziki, aubergine, and a delicious beetroot one made with lots of garlic. We moved on to the main courses which included beautifully tender traditional beef stifado, slow cooked pork chop with orange, and fragrant roast chicken with lemon and thyme.

We were always too full for desert but on one evening sampled Dimitri's new experiment of marinated sliced orange dipped in dark chocolate - they went beautifully with a glass of Raki to end the meal.

Dimitri and Ellie have worked hard to create something new and exciting in Paleochora and have succeeded – Definitely worth a visit!

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Bruce_Rosie
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