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Hovoli

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Loutra Rethimnou, Loutra, Crete 741 00, Greece
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+30 2831 072726
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Crete, Greece
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Since our experience of the so called "traditional taverns" in our area hasn't been always pleasant, we are glad to have "Hovoli" near to the place that we live. Situated after the village "Loutra", on your right handside on the road that leads from Rethymno to Arcadi monastery, "Hovoli " can be the right choice for those who want to... More 

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Thank lawyeragapim
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

It started with the roasted (burned) bread. Anyway, its ok comparing to other experiences but I am still hoping for better food and experiences!

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Thank Ernst T
white rock bc
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Decent taverna with a fair selection of items. Our first visit coincided with a wedding party, but they produced a table for us with a ringside seat. Food quality is good. Sometimes overlooked meats, but a pleasant place for lunch.

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Thank poetscan
Midlands, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

This family run taverna is one of the few outside Rethymnon that is open all year round. Quite a lot of the vegetables are home grown on the plot behind the taverna. Friendly service and tasty food, with a greater range of traditional dishes than on the coast. Well worth a visit especially early and late season.

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Thank Peregrinakis
South Holland Province, The Netherlands
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Went here with the wife, looking for traditional high quality food. For starters we had the meze. We both enjoyed that a lot. For the main my wife had the meatballs with patatoes and i ordered spare ribs which came with chips. The boy serving us had trouble putting the main course on the table, because he didn't clean the... More 

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Thank Michandlin
Mazkeret Batya, Israel
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Nice place with lots of quiet . Nice playground for children. Very good veg options. Great service. Go there!!

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Thank Efrat N
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Nice place close to our resort. Food is ok and the waitress very nice. She didn't explain the mezzes what was unfortunate, but they where nice.

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Thank Anoek v
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Stopped for lunch...very impressed with the typical Cretan food, completely different from the food on the coast. Delicious, freshly made, home grown. Well worth a detour or even a special trip !

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Rethymnon, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

A group of 30 of us booked Sunday lunch, it was fantastic! Great food, wonderful service and lovely people at the taverna.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

Dinner with friends, very polite an honest people, very good food and big portions. Extra desserts and good raki on the house. Nice place and good view of sea and mountain.

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$20
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Barbecue, Greek, Grill
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Loutra Rethimnou, Loutra, Crete 741 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Loutra
  • Phone Number: +30 2831 072726
Description
Our tavern is located near Arkadi Monastery.Visitors can taste real Cretan tastes as lamb with artichokes or village rooster with tomato. Also in the wooden oven we prepare suckling pig and lamb. The tavern it offers a spectacular view in the whole area and the children can play safely in the playground. Travelers can have a taste experience from the goods that Cretan land can provide.

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