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Leoforos Dimokratias 53, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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Heraklion, Greece
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

If you want mamas food,you eat here,simple as that!!One of the oldest restaurants in yown, everyone knows it and loves it

Thank Eleni K
Chicago, Illinois
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Our hotel recommended this restaurant upon our arrival in Heraklion. Overall the food was good but the service and hospitality was drastically different from what we'd had grown use to after staying on the west end of the island in Chania.

Thank Linal H
Espoo, Finland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We had dinner 5 times during our stay in Heraklion and every time the food was excellent and the service was just wonderful. We were really impressed. We got a wonderful fruit plate after the dinner on the house every time. And raki too! We loved the olive oil and were able to get one bottle the last night! Highly... More 

Thank _paula_kristo
Croydon, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

This was recommended in our guidebook as being one of the best restaurants in Heraklion. However on a Monday night in mid-September we were one of two tables so lacking in atmosphere. The menu is typical Cretan fare and very well cooked. It was a good introduction to Crete but we found other options nearby with similar menus at lower... More 

Thank The_Running_Tenor
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100 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

This restaurant is a gem! The food is excellent an very moderately priced. The owner provides very good service!vuce.

Thank HUGO991
Seattle, Washington
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108 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

We ate here on a Sunday night. It was quiet but the food was delicious! And very affordable. The owner of the restaurant was our waiter and were pretty sure his wife was the cook. The house wine was very good also. We would eat here again while in Heraklion for sure.

Thank lisagge
Seattle, Washington
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

We ate here because it was close to our hotel. We had a pleasant meal. Sometimes when you are on the road you just need a decent meal at a restaurant that is nearby, which was the case here.

Thank Verne J
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

It's the second time l eat in this restaurant. Very good food, excellent family restaurant. Very peaceful, incredibly warm people and excellent "real" Cretan food. I will sure come again.

Thank The T
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Just down the road from our hotel, a local restaurant with a family atmosphere. Only a couple of staff there on a cold Tuesday night in February. The elderly waiter/owner was hospitable and the menu was presented in English. I had excellent shrimp saganaki followed by tasty pork souvlaki. Took a while for the food to arrive but it was... More 

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Ferndale, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

Smack on a main street, this family-run restaurant (one brother cooks, the other waits tables)is easy to find. We just stumbled onto it and were glad we did. One of the appetizers was eggplant stuffed with feta cheese and it was fabulous. Our main courses were likewise delicious. You can choose to sit inside, or outside on the patio in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Leoforos Dimokratias 53, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Heraklion
One of the travel books (Fodor's I believe) mentions this place as a great affordable place in Heraklion.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?