We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Methexis Taverna

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Paleochora, Crete 73001, Greece
+30 2823 041431
12:30 - 23:30
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 12:30 - 23:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

545 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 201: English reviews
Level Contributor
296 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here on the recommendation of the staff at Aris Hotel. It was nice to be invited to see the daily specials so we could make our choices. Pork with apples and prunes, chicken rolled with ham and red peppers, roasted potatoes, green beans in tomato sauce and more. All tasted like a home cooked meal. The dining room... More 

Thank marsle
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the place to go if you want to experience proper Greek food. Absolutely one of the best places to eat in Paleochora!!!

Thank Tam-Kaya
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Worth getting a reservation, stop by early evening and book for later as it gets very busy by 8:30pm. Then you can get a nice table overlooking the sea looking east town the coast, with the changing colours during sunset. Ignore any menu and let them show you what's best today. I had a simple and delicious lamb kleftiko. As... More 

Thank Andy B
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 December 2016

This place has great food and it feels very authentic. All of the daily specials can be viewed in the kitchen before ordering. Friendly service.

Thank Stefan H
Western Ireland, Ireland
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Friendly helpful staff. Food good. Visited twice this year and it always appears to have regulars which is always a good sign.

Thank j0sephine1
Bali, Indonesia
Level Contributor
97 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Lovely setting with a view over a charming little beach and as it was a mid week lunch time at the very end of the season (early Nov) it was good to find it open. The service was friendly and fairly prompt, so why the low score? They were let down by the mezes (taramasalata and aubergine dip) which were... More 

Thank ubudman
Worcester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Have visited this taverna many times over recent years, and rated it good to excellent in the past, particularly the daily specials, but this year very disappointing - when we arrived only one portion of the specials was available - the restaurant was very crowded and clearly has become very popular - so if you want anything other than grills... More 

Thank jazzstew
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Due to former reviews we expected a nice evening with very good traditional Greek food. But unfortunately the quality of the food is not that high and it was also not prepared very well. The appetizers were completely tasteless (except for the salad) and also the main dishes were nothing special at all. Some hours after the dinner I also... More 

1 Thank kaytyyyyyy
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

A few minutes walk from the busy centre of town, this classy tavern up a flight of steps to look out over the sea has an attractive ambiance and a good assorted menu - I enjoyed a huge salad with prawns

Thank Patrick F
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent food... so many to choose ! You get confused! Friendly staff! Always busy but every time on time everything! Professional! Recommendable!!!!!

Thank Olga K

Travellers who viewed Methexis Taverna also viewed

Paleochora, Chania Prefecture
Paleochora, Chania Prefecture
Paleochora, Chania Prefecture
Paleochora, Chania Prefecture

Been to Methexis Taverna? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paleochora, Crete 73001, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Paleochora
  • Phone Number: +30 2823 041431
Tel: +30 28230 41431

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Methexis Taverna staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?