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Taverna Kavos

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Kalou Xwriou, Istron, Crete 721 00, Greece
+30 2841 061330
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Chania Prefecture, Greece
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We visited this Taverna in early October, when they were less busy. The staff were very pleasant and attentive. They gave us a small beetroot dish and a small dish of broad beans as an appetiser, which was a very nice touch. Both were very tasty! For our dinner we ordered a Salad to share, as a starter and then... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Passing through and called in for lunch. Friendly welcome and good selection on the menu. Food very tasty, excellent value for money and all with a wonderful view .across the bay.

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Almere, Nederland
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14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We had a lamb stew and chicken with a mushroom sauce. While I liked the sauce and chicken, the fries weren't fully cooked. We did get a free dessert which was a typical cake, I liked it a lot. The staff was very friendly.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here several times and an evening meal too. Good house red. Great service really really friendly. Favourite tzatziki all week.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Was in this place by recommendation. It is really strange ratings are that high. Probably this is due to location. A lot of hungry tourists after swimming will eat any kind of food. Waiter wasn't aware what are the best choices for today. Their seafood salad called after the place was terrible. Tomato soup was OK. Lamp was bad comparing... More 

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Dunakeszi, Hungary
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Te place have a great atmosphere, the view is stunning. The stuff is very kind, and take a good care of the guests. I ate a Gyros special, and I can say the tzatziki was the best I've eaten so far, and all the other things was delicious! If you are in the area, I suggest you to take a... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Just came here for the Cretan evening and a drink as we had eaten at our hotel. Friendly family run taverna with lots of memorabilia around. Good friendly atmosphere and dancers encourage everyone to join in with the Greek dancing. Obviously popular,traditional and food looked good.

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Thank travelfan46
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Great location near the most beautiful beach im Crete. Great stuff,great food great view. I would give it 10 star if I could.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Taverna Kavos is definitely a place you must go while in Istron. It is a place where they make you to feel at home and surrounded by family. The staff is incredibly familiar and friendly. The food is undoubtedly excellent, with good variety and quality. The service is fast. I tried the roast lamb and definitely one of the best.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

We were greeted by a lovely lady called Maya ,our food was amazing and the home made chocolate cake at the end of our meal was great.We loved the food so much we returned back the next evening

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kalou Xwriou, Istron, Crete 721 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Istron
  • Phone Number: +30 2841 061330

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?