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Taverna Vafios

Vafios 81108, Greece
+30 2253 071752
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (2 reviews)
“seafood” (2 reviews)
“stuffed clams” (3 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
Greek, Grill, Cafe, Diner, Wine Bar
$$ - $$$
Vafios 81108, Greece
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Taverna Vafios
1. Local, friendly, original
"The menu is composed of local dishes of the area"
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2. World class !
"This restaurant has Greece's equivalent of a Michelin Star"
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3. Great food and panoramic view
"All in a very natural way. You should go there."
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1 - 10 of 95 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place, excellent food, interesting people. Local cousin combined with fantasy and love. Polite personel.

Thank KotisK
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here during our holiday and we had made a reservation. A nice table was reserved for us. The terrace is garden-like, under olive trees and has a relaxed atmosphere. The food, we had mezes, was great and the service very friendly. The...More

1  Thank SensaBen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was very tasty and local, the service was friendly and informative, and the view and garden beautiful 😀

Thank Kasia G
Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

I made a reservation by email and wow did we get the best seat in house 🌅, we had garlic bread with cheese and olives for starters and Rooster and stuffed lamb for our mains then complimentary fruit for afters, whilst enjoying a beautiful bottle...More

Thank markdeehope
Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

Just finished lunch at Taverna Vafios. Had a great Greek salad with several Greek vegetable pies. The whole experience here, from the food to the service to the facility is just superb.

1  Thank AngusDad
Reviewed May 28, 2018

After having octopus and calamari and shrimps almost every day this tavern welcomes you with great dishes and a stunning view of the Musellim strait. Kostas is the man to find.

1  Thank erhnkm
Reviewed August 5, 2017

I had heard that this taverna was worth the trip to Vafios, but I was still shocked at how amazing our experience was. Lesvos generally has very very good authentic food. The bar was set high. However, we had one of the best meals of...More

1  Thank jclarkperry
Reviewed July 18, 2017 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend, took a small trip up the mountian, and found this little gem. The view of the sunset was fantastic and so was the food. We will come back next time in Molivos, and try not to order all in the menu.

1  Thank Martin H
Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

It's hard to believe that a tavern in a such a small village could offer this food experience. Great service and environment with a magnificent view of the see, just a 5 min drive from Molyvos. I consider it a must for those visiting the...More

Thank NikosHourvou
Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

Always a pleasure to hike up the hill from Molivos to this award winning taverna. After a hot few days a strong breeze allowed us to do this today and we were not disappointed. Beautifully prepared traditional Greek Food and drinks at the perfect temperature....More

Thank Garysevern
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$23
Greek, Grill, Cafe, Diner, Wine Bar
Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Digital Payments, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vafios 81108, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Northeast Aegean Islands  >  Lesbos  >  Vafios
  • Phone Number: +30 2253 071752
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The authentic culinary experience of Lesvos since 1987. The story of "Taverna Vafios" started with endless love for traditional family recipes. So, the thought of our grandmother's delicious dishes -all authentic recipes of old times- being lost in time, gave us the idea to create not just a typical traditional taverna but a culinary destination. So in 1987, Vafios, a small village in Lesvos began to slowly appear on the gastronomic map until it became famous for its authentic traditional delicacies and the "Oh, so well cooked!" local recipes! In our family farm, surrounded by all that is fresh and green, one can taste true tradition. Picture this. You are relaxed, sitting in a colorful garden, your table is right under an old olive tree, the view of the Aegean Sea and the picturesque village of Molyvos decorates the horizon with the sun setting majestically into the sea. Truly, a unique atmosphere that no other place can imitate.
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