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Taverna Katerina o Pontios

Ioannou Melissinou 34, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good20%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“beef stifado” (2 reviews)
“tzatziki” (3 reviews)
“bread” (3 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek
Ioannou Melissinou 34, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

She just not have very delicious food, she also has the warmest service that you would think you are being served by family. We had our very first meal in Crete in Katerina's place, and literally our last in the island. Coming from a very...More

Thank arnie b
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

I've been in Rethymnon for 2 weeks and have eaten here 3 times. The specials from the chalkboards are great value. 17€ for a large Greek salad, bread, tzatziki and 2 portions of goat kleftiko or beef stifado with rice or chips and a 1/2...More

Thank JohnnyGoHoliday
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We have been going to Katerina's place for a number of years. Its on the pavement with only half a dozen tables but she is always busy. We invariably have her grilled swordfish with home cooked chips, lovely. There are always diners there who have...More

Thank siggy992
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Now I'm a big believer of "when in Rome" so this kind of place appeals to me in a big way. Who knows how to cook traditional Greek food than a Greek lady? This family run business is delightful. Yes you are at on the...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

This place is so so good, The owner of this restaurant Katrina is an amazing woman. She works so hard, always has a smile and provides an excellent service! The prices are also the best in town too, be sure to look it up!!!!!

Thank 376nikkia
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Very good small taverna, with good prices!! Not a lot of menus, but very good kitchen with best prices in town!

Thank Krisztián C
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Taverna katerina pontios is a lovely taverna set at the bottom of the main entrance to the castle. On mellisinou st. The tables are set in the street the food is good and fresh all cooked by katerina herself. The cost is half of the...More

Thank Stan W
Reviewed 16 October 2015

We had the menu for 2 - Greek salad, Tzatziki, 2 Stifados, 0.5 l wine - for a total of €18, which was incredible value. OK, the stifado wasn't the biggest portion I've ever seen, but more importantly it was lovely meat and very well...More

Thank steve_p53
Reviewed 13 June 2015

A small street taverna at the foot of the Fortezza, with just a few tables, serving simple traditional food. Katerina was very friendly, and we really enjoyed our dinner there. The various set menus for two are good value for the old town area.

Thank MKMs
Reviewed 21 October 2014

After wandering around the old town we came upon this little taverna and enjoyed a Greek salad, bread, beef stifado and half a litre of wine all for 19 euros. The beef stifado was delicious and the meat was very tender and just shredded. The...More

Thank angieManchester
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Lunch, Dinner
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  • Address: Ioannou Melissinou 34, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Rethymnon
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