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“Excellent traditional Greek restaurant.”
Review of Taverna Alexandros

Taverna Alexandros
Ranked #38 of 147 Restaurants in Skiathos Town
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed August 13, 2011

My husband and I had a lovely holiday in Skiathos 1st - 8th July, and this taverna was recommended to us by some other guests in our hotel. ( Kassandra Bay, Vasilias ). We were told it had a great Greek atmosphere with live bouzouki music.
I asked hotel reception to make a reservation for us, for about 7.30pm Tuesday 5th.
We had picked up the Skiathos town street map at the airport on arrival, which has popular restaurants marked on it, and we managed to find Alexandros after a few wrong turns in the maze of small streets behind the Old Port.

We were lucky to have one of the tables under the tree which grows in the street / small piazza close to the taverna building where 4 small streets meet. Other tables are clustered around, some on a raised step, and also some along the narrow streets which lead off the small square. The occasional vehicle can just about get past! All the tables are open air. Tables were filling up quickly, and a chap of ' senior years ' was playing the guitar and singing, which was very pleasant.

We ordered a bottle of red Greek wine, which was fine, as we found in other restaurants in town. I think it cost € 15. We shared a selection of cold appetisers / meze.

We asked the waiter if there would be any bouzouki music, and he said it would start a bit later. The guitarist is a family friend who has been playing there for many years apparently.

For main course my husband had the prawn saganaki, which although very nice, was a smaller portion size than we had at Taverna Selini as appetisers, and was not quite as good. If you like prawn saganaki I certainly recommend Taverna Selini for this dish.
For my main I had swordfish ( two steaks ) with lemon, rice, and salad. I also ordered a side dish of grilled vegetables, which were peppers, aubergine and mushrooms.
We were debating whether we had room for dessert, when the waiter brought us a free dish of Greek yoghurt topped with some fruit and sauce, which was a nice surprise.
We then had capuccino coffees, and some ouzo.

Whilst we were eating, the bazouki player arrived, who is a younger man, and family member. He played some tunes alone, and some songs/ tunes with the guitarist. Later another man arrived with a bouzouki and joined in as well.
This was not like a performance, but more like family and friends spending a warm evening outdoors, playing music. They really seemed to be enjoying themselves, and the younger bouzouki player was brilliant. I think the waiter said he is the son of the man who owns Taverna Alexandros.

Although people were queueing along the streets for tables, we were not hurried to leave - in fact quite the opposite. We were debating whether to ask for the bill, when the waiter arrived with a free carafe of wine, so of course had to stay longer! Some diners got up and began some Greek dancing which was fun to watch, although we did not join in - too busy drinking the wine.....

A very enjoyable authentic Greek evening, with good food and some great music. It was lovely sitting under the tree when the lights came on, and we didn't really notice the time passing - it was after 11.30pm when we paid the bill ( € 60.60 ) and left, with the music still going on.
I recommend this taverna, especially if you can get a table under the tree, or on the raised step. Service was rather slow, but we were not in a hurry, so that did not matter to us. The waiter was friendly and helpful.
We ate in some lovely restaurants with fabulous views of the sea, islands and town ( Taverna Selini, Plakes restaurant, the balcony table at The Windmill ), but also really enjoyed our evening at Alexandros for the food, music and atmosphere.

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Reviewed August 9, 2011

We have been visiting Alexandros for over 12 years. Not easy to find but worth it when get there. The restaurant has now taken over most of the little lanes around it so you may have to wait to get a table near the kitchen. The atmosphere is so lovely, the staff fantastic, the live music so authentic and the food is good too.

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Reviewed July 31, 2011

We found this place when we were wandering around the tiny back streets of Skiathos Town. As it was full, we decided to try it the following evening as we were taken by the guitar player and the pavement setting under a large tree with lights strung across the tiny street. It was a good decision; the food was really good - authentic Greek dishes and the waiter was happy to make suggestions about what to try. We went for the house specialities and they were all excellent and very good value for money. It was a little stuffy as the tables are set in the narrow street but the waiter set up a fan when it became clear we were finding it too hot.
The four of us ate for around 40 euros including wine but without desserts and were offered small shots of ouzo on the house which was a nice touch.
I would strongly recommend trying this taverna for the food, atmoshphere and price.

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Reviewed July 24, 2011

Sure one of the top tavern on the island of Skiathos.We ate here three times during our vacation and I appreciated first the fact that their only two waiters were extremely active and helpful while(with a touch of our hearts for George from Montenegro) and second those 2-3 singers who were actually discreet and added the plus of charm for tavern.Super!Bravo for the owners !
And do not forget the food quality which greatly could be described as excellent...

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1  Thank busu63
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Reviewed July 24, 2011

Ate here a couple of times in our 11 day stay on Skiathos and it was the best combination of food and value of our stay. Its pavement tables set up in a back street give it a truly authentic feel and the food was excellent. The staff do an amazing job serving so many that it's great to watch them.

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Thank Gricper
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