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“lovely food!!”
Review of Sirtaki

Sirtaki
Ranked #4 of 37 Restaurants in Matala
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $15
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed July 21, 2012

The pizza/pasta and especially the cheese garlic bread are absolute winners,plus the guys that run it are top lads too,def worth checking out!

1  Thank richard h
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Reviewed April 29, 2012

We had been told that the various beachfront tavernas in Matala should "be avoided" due to pricey food and pushy waiters but we had been on the road since 9am, had visited Faistos and Agia Triada and were hungry so we found a space in the crowded car park and walked across the sand to see what we could find.

It was early afternoon, the beach was busy and the tavernas were all doing a roaring trade. We chose Sirtaki because it had an upstairs dining area, so we went in and were ushered to a first-floor table, right by the balcony. The waiter appeared and we were immediately offered the "fresh fish dish" which we declined - it wasn't on the menu, nor on the board on the wall, so we decided that rather than order it and then potentially have a nasty surprise at settling up time, we would just order from the regular menu. It was good though to see that once we had said "no", the waiter politely said that he would leave us to look at the menu and be back in a few minutes.

The menu was quite comprehensive but seemed reasonably priced for such a great location, so we chose tzatziki to share, a Greek salad, also to share and a plate of what was listed on the menu simply as "little fish", again, to share.

The tzatziki came out first, along with pitta slices and a fiery dip which obviously had chillies in it. It was very good though and as we waded through that, the salad arrived in a vast bowl, with a lump of feta the size of half a brick on top. I have to say that the tomatoes in that salad were probably the best I have ever tasted, anywhere in Greece, soft, juicy and so red. The fish then arrived, a large pile of whole small fish fried in a light batter, heads, tails and all.

We took our time as the setting was wonderful and the food excellent. The waiter came across once to check that all was OK and we told him that indeed it was perfect. It took us around 40 minutes to finish, such was the view, the warmth and the atmosphere. We both drained our beers and decided, almost reluctantly that it was time to pay the bill and move on the our next port of call at Gortys.

The bill arrived and we were amazed to find it was just under €19, wonderful value indeed. So much for "rip off tavernas at Matala"....We paid the waiter, left a good tip on the table, and vowed to return to Sirtaki the next time we were in Crete.

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4  Thank GBfromDevizes
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Reviewed January 22, 2012

Long time I didn't make the diference between sirtaki and buzuki. Now I know ! Sorry for my mistake.... Yes, I was silly.

Thank catalinache
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Reviewed January 7, 2008

Fantastic Food

1  Thank WolvoWicker
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
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