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Loutra Rethimnou, Loutra, Crete 741 00, Greece
+30 2831 072726
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good23%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“greek salad” (5 reviews)
“lamb” (4 reviews)
“bread” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Barbecue, Greek, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Loutra Rethimnou, Loutra, Crete 741 00, Greece
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

Good restaurant in the little village, nice staff. Fried zucchini were fantastic, so so crispy. I ordered chicken on the grill and this food was simply beautiful. Greek salad and patates too.

Thank Kamiltom
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely lunch today at the taverna on the road. Good selection on the menu with lots of choice. Had the lamb chops, cheese stuffed peppers and Greek salad. Good to very good food at a good price with fantastic views.

Thank Jason Koulouras
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We had been looking forward to this as it had come highly recommended and whilst it was very authentic local food it was not as good as we had hoped for. The service was okay but the main meals arrived whilst we were still eating...More

1  Thank Darren B
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

After all the recent reviews, we were looking forward to have lunch here. However, it was a disappointment. The ququmber was by the best course. The eggplant was moderate, the lamb was an old sheep and the tzatziki had a dull taste. The view was...More

Thank Dromedaris
Reviewed 1 August 2017

What a find right next door to our villa, Villa Laga. The food was fantastic, the service friendly and good and the view of the sea amazing. Every meal was delicious and excellent value for money.We were a family party of 10 with 4 children...More

1  Thank 21lesleyj52
Reviewed 3 July 2017

we ate here on the first night we arrived in crete and it was amazing. we had the meze and honestly there wasnt a single dish we didnt like, the stuffed vine leaves and the lamb were particularly excellent. It was so good we came...More

1  Thank Sophie C
Reviewed 24 June 2017

We found this restaurant near to where we were staying on holiday. During our 2 weeks we visited the restaurant several times, finding the food to be far better that the more touristy places in nearby Platanias. There is a limited menu, but all food...More

1  Thank Trevor D
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

A lovely place to stop for a bite to eat. This is a rustic family taverna with great views over the olive farms to the sea beyond. Don't expect fine dining but do expect hearty family cooked food and big portions! All the food was...More

1  Thank Herps
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...More

1  Thank lawyeragapim
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!

1  Thank Ernst T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, 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
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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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