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“Marias taverna is always the first one we head to....”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Maria

Maria
Ranked #12 of 58 Restaurants in Kefalos
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Description: Restaurant Maria is a large traditional Greek Taverna on the Harbour Road, Kefalos beach. Maria is a family run restaurant run by Maria, George and their sons Ilias, Tony and Dionysis. George is a traditional fisherman who is still going out on a daily basis after 30 years. The restaurant is particularly popular for its fish dishes. It is well frequented by locals who travel from Kos town to eat fresh fish. Open from 11am till late. Seating for over 100 diners in a large glass fronted dining room just 10 metres from the sea.
Swansea, United Kingdom
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172 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
“Marias taverna is always the first one we head to....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012

We have been visiting this taverna for over twenty years and the little boys who first started out helping their father are now the ones to serve the meals allowing dad to relax.The food is very tasty,reasonable with plenty of choice for even the most discerning palate.We always enjoy eating here and there are some lovely views of Kamari bay.

Visited October 2012
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Hebrew first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
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  • Spanish first
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English first
Hastings, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Taverna with seaview”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

Excellent food, and good value for money. If you like Lamb the Kleftico is superb. Greek salad is great too, just right for lunchtime snack, lovely sweet tomatoes. Service can be a bit stretched at busy times in evening, but hey there's no hurry!

Visited September 2012
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Newcastle pon Tyne
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Dont understand the rave reviews”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

Was so sick of the weird food in Kefalos that by the time I tried Maria's I just ordered a chicken breast and chips, with curry sauce on the side. The curry sauce was inedible, only managed to dip one chip in.

My mother got a fillet steak, with a creamy sauce on the side, which she also found horrible and ended up having to ask for ketchup. We laughed out loud at the idea of this, trust me, we are very adventurous eaters who love different cuisines, but the food in all these places is just weirddd.

Of all the options on Kefalos, i'd say this is at the lower end sorry.

Visited September 2012
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Scotland
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“doesn't live up to high reviews”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

I was looking forward to eating here as it had good reviews, however, the food was average - tho the portions were huge, (the starters were as large as the main courses), I felt that I was sitting in a works canteen as it had very harsh strip lighting and just didn't have a nice feel about it.

Visited September 2012
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Give it a go if you have big appetite”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2012

Very good value and service. Meal can be on the large size but you can always leave some. Can get very busy so you might have to wait

Visited September 2012
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