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“our best meals in Matala, Crete” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Taverna Eleni

Taverna Eleni
Ranked #7 of 31 Restaurants in Matala
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
New York, NY
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315 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,069 helpful votes
“our best meals in Matala, Crete”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2012

The beachfront Eleni Tavern in Matala is run by Eleni, her daughter and her son. Eleni herself does the cooking in the kitchen, her children serve.

It is not many tables, but both levels afford an extraordinary view. Having lunch or dinner at Eleni feels like being a guest at a dear relative.

The food is extremely tasty and fresh; service is friendly and personal; prices are extremely reasonable. Eleni soon became our favorite in Matala after we had dined at several other beachfront restaurants.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • Dutch first
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  • Greek first
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English first
Ostend, Belgium
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Fantastisch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2012

Family restaurant (mother 72jaar along with her daughter and son) simple, but excellent Greek food for about 20 €/2 persons drinks included

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Yvette D
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