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Ali Vafi

Tzane Mpouniali 65 | Petaladika, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
+30 2831 023238
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fried cheese” (2 reviews)
“dolmades” (2 reviews)
“octopus” (2 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Tzane Mpouniali 65 | Petaladika, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went twice in the week to Ali Vafi's Garden for relaxed drinks and conversation after having eaten elsewhere. The service was friendly, prompt and helpful. The seating was good and the overall ambience excellent. It's a bit of a hidden gem, is this place,...More

Thank Bill Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Positives: 1) Romantic atmosphere in the garden - great for a date 2) Food is classic Cretan, however has a lovely twist 3) Dolmades are a Must try Negatives: 1) The kitchen is far from the garden, so service can be slow, but part of...More

Thank King_Size8888
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic. The lamb specialty was melt in the mouth, the Gyros share plate was beautifully presented, it's flavour and texture lived up to appearances, the pork cooked for 24 hours ( I think). Complimentary bottle of wine (which was probably not needed). Great staff,...More

Thank Donna B
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Food: Delicious Mediterranean taste with gourmet sparkles. Prices: Acceptable. We though it would be more expensive but finally it was a cost-effective option. Environment: Excellent (at least if we exclude an unnecessary video-projector that did not fit with the surroundings..). Plants and lights formed a...More

Thank Panteleimon P
Reviewed 13 September 2017

This place is truly a gem , a nice backyard simply decorated were one can enjoy his drink or have a dinner . the food is truly very good and tasty ,based on traditional Cretan recipes served with a modern twist . Prices are very...More

Thank LocomodoHer
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We had a really nice evening at this slightly bohemian walled garden restaurant. We arrived early with 3 children and the place was pretty empty. The waiter (Theo) was very friendly and helpful and recommended dishes that would suit the kids. The food was very...More

1  Thank Emma T
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

I was in the night there. So calm and wonderful place. The semi-sweet red wine was very very nice. The atmosphere was amazing. I absolutely recommend that place! The staff was kind and helpful with the order! Thank you guys keep on!

Thank Dilyana I
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

I travelled all the way from the uk to attend a prewedding reception at this place. The staff had no training and the service was very slow. In addition the quality of the food was average and the portions ridiculously small. I was even more...More

Thank melinavisvi
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

What a place! Relaxing atmosphere and exelent service. Gourmet food for a good price. Ecsiting cocktail consepts. This is a hidden gem which might be hard to find which makes it even more exciting.

Thank Marwan K
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This bar has a well hidden atmospheric garden well inside Rethymno old town. Nice little dishes, chill out music, good cocktails. Not to be missed when in Rethymnon.

Thank chryer74
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tzane Mpouniali 65 | Petaladika, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Rethymnon
  • Phone Number: +30 2831 023238
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