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Review of Koxili Tavern

Koxili Tavern
Ranked #3 of 23 Restaurants in Gialova
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed July 4, 2013

Excellent fish restaurant!!!! Beautiful settled on the beach of Gialova. Very charming lady owner always ready for a chat and a frappè!!! :)

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1  Thank Marilena E
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Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

We first ate here in July 2012, it was our first night in Gialova after a long days travel from the UK. Koxili had been recommended to us as a great fish restaurant and we were not disappointed, it fast became our favourite place to eat in gialova.

DON'T BE PUT OFF BY THE MOSQUITO COMMENT: last year it was extremely hot in the evenings with hardly a breeze, because of this the Mosquitos were really bad and no matter where you ate on the sea front you just couldn't away from them. All the restaurants tried their hardest to keep them at bay but until the weather changed it was a losing battle and we felt for the restraurant owners.

Back to Koxili,
Jump forward a year and we are back for another holiday in Gialova and we couldn't wait to visit Koxili, Joanna and her team.

My wife and I were recognised as soon as we walked through the door which for me is always a good start as it makes going somewhere a little more personal.

The food was just as good as we had remembered it to be and our favourite dishes, the gardeners salad, the mixed fried seafood and my personal favourite is the orange cake made using filo pastry are still all excellent.

It is easy to miss this restaurant if you haven't been told about it or you don't venture past all the other restaurants and walk the extra 50 or so meters up a path on the beach to it, which would be a shame as it is a lovely place to dine.
Families with small kids are made to feel welcomed and with the sun setting in the background and the waves almost lapping at your feet it is also perfect spot for a romantic meal for two.

2013 MOSQUITOS UPDATE: The weather is much cooler this year and so far the Mosquitos are non-existent.

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3  Thank WRB73
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

Yes..indeed yummy..this fish restaurant/tavern is really really good!!! Only the location..on the beach of Gialova is very charming and unique! Dishes are good, well presented and indeed..yummy!! Good food ,value and very charming atmosphere..the owner Joanna is the perfect host!!! Can't wait to go back next year...

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6  Thank Marilena E
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

Awful food, tasteless. Lots of mosquitoes. Expensive. All in all, I don't recommend it at all. The staff forgets most of the things you order; the fish is horrible, chewy. How this restaurant got the best review is a mystery to me. This is a definite no-no.

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7  Thank alexandrak13
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

I'd read the reviews on here and we saved this place for the last night of our holiday and it didn't disappoint. Amazing location, right on the beach, fantastic service - clever waiter immediately suggested he keep 3 tabs (Family 1, Family 2, family 3) to make it easier for us to divide up the bill at the end. Excellent food - from cuttlefish and spinach at 7.50, to whole fresh fish by the kilo. Chardonnay by the kilo as good as I've had in Greece. Dinner on the sand doesn't get much better than this!

5  Thank tracy795
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