Taverna Eleni's 1955 - Ex Nikolas

Taverna Eleni's 1955 - Ex Nikolas

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Hours
Sun
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Mon
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Tue
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Wed
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Thu
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Fri
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Sat
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, Greek
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
features
Can a gluten free person get a good meal at this restaurant?
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Greek
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles514 reviews
Excellent
342
Very good
112
Average
19
Poor
21
Terrible
20
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

JC
Wilmslow31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 none
Located on a side street in Fira, this gorgeous restaurant is a gem in the centre of Fira. Take the time to find this eatery as the experience is well worth it. You'll find an extremely warm welcome from owner Elena and it's evident that she works extraordinarily hard to make authentic Greek fare using only seasonal ingredients. Starters are generous so don't over order and the main dishes are inventive and very tasty. Fish is especially good value compared to the 'front line' restaurants and grilled with delicious herbs and flavours. We loved chatting to Elena and she made our family of five very welcome. Wine is great and the ambience quite lovely. Thank you Elena and see you again x
Written September 16, 2020
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SueGibraltar
Gosport58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 solo
I came to this restaurant as a solo traveller. The food was traditional and very tasty and very reasonably priced. The wine was good and cheap too. The first night of my 3 night stay in Fira I queued outside with everyone to get seated. I was shown to my table and enjoyed a very good Kleftiko. The staff made me feel welcome so I decided I would try another dish the following evening. I arrived and was shown to MY table. They treated me like an old friend, eating on my own is the worst part of being a solo traveller. The 3rd evening I was just about to join the queue when they saw me and ushered me in saying your table is ready. Another wonderful meal with wine was had. Thank you for looking after me.
Written September 29, 2021
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Deirdre Tampa
825 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 family
We are here for 4 nights. Our meal tonight was so great, we all loved our 4 meals and have decided to return! We had the beef pot, the lamb, the chicken and pork Slovaki. We shared it all. It was served quickly. The only thing I'd recommend is reservations, we saw people outside just waiting for a table. Our reservation was for 730 and the place was full. They weren't offering desert the night we were there, but our appetizers included zucchini balls and fried feta which were both awesome!
Written October 6, 2021
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Alwyn J
Ruthin47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 couples
Went here on our last night in Santorini. The food was great. We received a lovely egg, olive oil and onion starter on the house followed by Lamb Kleftiko and Chicken in Lemon Culinary heaven. Great food, lovely talented hostesses. The surroundings were plain and simple while the food was sensational
Written April 29, 2022
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Argella_13
Europe130 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 family
You need to note the address of this restaurant, because you could easily walk past it without noticing it. It’s a kind of hole in the wall place, a family restaurant with simple, but delicious food. It’s a charming place and the lady who runs it is very nice. Servings are generous and we very much enjoyed our dinner.
Written January 2, 2020
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L M
154 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 couples
10/10! We stumbled across this restaurant while wandering Fira, looking for a dinner spot. Cosy little kitchen type restaurant, intimate in size. We joined the queue of just 1 couple in front of us - about 15 minutes later, there were 12-14 people waiting for seats. The popularity of this spot was evidenced by the fact they ran out of some of their dishes before 8pm! The manager was so friendly, helpful and honest, providing recommendations for us and ensuring we didn’t over order. My partner wasn’t well and couldn’t finish his meal and she kindly offered to box it up for us. They even gave us our unfinished wine to take away. Food was very tasty and so so reasonably priced. A must visit during your trip to Fira!
Written October 7, 2022
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Ludwig M
Island of Malta14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 couples
Truly amazing food at the heart of Fira with genuine ingredients specialising in local dishes and cuisine. Staff is really helpful and the owner is extremely welcoming ensuring you feel at home. Great experience!
Written August 14, 2021
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jmacarchitect
Helensburgh25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 none
The restaurant is now fronted by Nicolas's granddaughter and a warm welcome is provided. The food is prepared with passion and is among the best traditional Greek food we have tasted. We went 3 times during our stay on the island and came away each time planning when we could go back. The prices are excellent value and this establishment should have a Michelin Star for their Greek cuisine. Recommend a visit and we will be back.
Written August 28, 2022
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Tissme
Montpellier31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 friends
We were looking for a typical restaurant and we were SO LUCKY that we found this place. The area is busy ! Don’t forget to book in advance but even if you don’t no worries the personal are so nice and they will try to find you a table. The chef, Elena is really attentive, make sure every customer was happy. She speaks French. I ask her about the famous fava receipt and she took time to explain. If you are looking for a friendly ambiance and great food... be sure to book here! Thank you so much and your team. Can’t wait to come back !
Written August 31, 2022
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Stephanie G
Boston104 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 solo
I would rate this place a 4.7/5! My first experience wasn’t the greatest, I was looking for a place to try specific Greek appetizers and seafood and saw their menu had them but found out they had been out. I was recommended a squid and orzo dish but I didn’t really enjoy it. I found it to be a bit citrusy for my liking. I decided to give the place another try the next day, hoping they would have more available on their menu if I came earlier in the night (I had shown up around 10 pm the first time). Initially, I was a bit put off by one of the servers who greeted me by telling me I can’t sit for long because they were expecting a lot of people (the restaurant was empty when I walked in and still had a few tables open when I eventually left). That being said, I had the pleasure of meeting the owner Elena who was the most wonderful person ever. She had actually remembered me from the night before, even though we didn’t interact much and was so welcoming and happy to chat with her guests. Regarding the food, they were still out of the tomato balls, but I was able to get the dolmades and the grilled octopus and they were delicious!! The prices were also reasonable for Fira, Santorini. I would definitely recommend this place and hope you have a chance to talk to Elena when you are there!
Written May 25, 2024
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poppazo
Corpus Christi532 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 couples
Nikolas was recommended by the owner of the apartment we are renting. We got there and seated right away, it’s a small restaurant and filled out quickly. We had zucchini balls for the appetizer then i had grilled octopus and my wife had stuffed squid, the fresh was fantastic, I’m sure we’ll go back before we leave.
Written September 4, 2022
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Laurence L
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 family
If you’re looking for a variety of Greek cuisines, including seafood, at an affordable price on an otherwise expensive island, you should consider this restaurant. The food was good, with ample portions, and served promptly. There is no caldera view, or view at all, but the interior is unique. Good value for the money.
Written June 3, 2023
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0208402
Keston63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 couples
Quality! Could easily miss this tiny restaurant but do yourselves a favour and find it. We had simple Greek food moussaka and lemon chicken and they were the best we had over 2 islands in 2 weeks. Genuinely lovely friendly people. The food is made with real care and flavour so they deserve to succeed. We will return in our last night I am sure.
Written September 9, 2020
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Victoria R
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 couples
This place is an absolute gem of a find in the craziness that is Santorini. Went for dinner on our first night and straight back for lunch the next day. The restaurant itself is lovely. The food was among the best we ate over a month travelling through Greece. The service was also the friendliest. After chatting to the owner about my husband being a pastry chef she brought us 2 free desserts to 'critique' for them! Did not expect this level of hospitality and food in Santorini. It is also extremely reasonably priced. A must visit for sure.
Written May 22, 2023
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kirti s
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 family
Absolutely crap food. Even worse customer service. If you are Asian, don’t go here because the staff is as racist as can be. To start with, most items in the menu were not available. Of what was available we ordered grilled octopus. I confirmed it to be soft and not over cooked to be chewy. What we received was exactly the latter. We chased after the servers to come back to the table. She arrived after about 5 mins. When I said it is over done, the response I got was it is chewy once it gets cold. I had to remind her that it was served only 5 mins ago and we spent the last 5 mins trying to get her to the table. This has been our worst dining experience in Santorini and all of Greece. Avoid like the plague pl!
Written June 11, 2023
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