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taverna maria's

Main Road | plaka creta, Plaka, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
+30 2841 042115
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (18 reviews)
“rabbit” (6 reviews)
“stifado” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Main Road | plaka creta, Plaka, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Slightly off the beaten track, but one of Plaka's oldest tavernas. We went for lunch and I wanted to return for dinner but my husband wanted somewhere with a sea view. The food was delicious and everyone seemed to enjoy what they were offering

Thank Paula E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fabulous meal here on our last night of our holiday. Delicious beef stifado, really good size portions....and I'm northern!! It's family run and you are made feel very welcome.

Thank Heather R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just had lunch there while visiting Plaka. It looked like the real deal and it was. The food was great and it felt like a family thing.

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch after Spinaloga boat and hike. Found the very best ( and biggest)Greek salad...loaded with kalamara olives, freshest greens, ripe red tomatoes, the works, and then topped off with an enormous chunk of fresh feta. Also had fresh calamari, fried. Off the charts delicious too....More

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We visited Plaka off our cruise ship and happened upon Maria's Taverna. The food is wonderful. We enjoyed the calamari, Greek salad, tzatziki and eggplant salad. Highly recommended. Tasty! Stop here for sure.

Thank Beth B
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Stopped here waiting for ferry to Spinalonga. Good food and friendly service. Great for shade but also fairly open.

Thank MrandMrsMc
Reviewed 15 November 2016

There is a big choice of restaurants in Plaka - mostly busy, chic or commercial on the seafront. We wanted something more traditional and found it at Maria's - delicious traditional food with very friendly service. Would definitely recommend.

Thank yerominas
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Ate here on our first night in Plaka; busy little taverna with an obvious charm. We were shown to a table for 4 (the last table free); a bit later on a young German couple arrived and we were happy to share our table with...More

Thank Pinklady9
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Come with an empty belly! Delicious, fresh, authentic food with portions that are served family style. Mousaka to die for and Rabbit and Lamb slow roasted to perfection. The salads and grilled vegetables were delicious. Nothing was a disappointment. The house wine by the jug...More

Thank 19Greta63
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Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed excellent garlic potatoes and home made meatballs. Stuffed aubergine good too. Meze a bit disappointing compared to those offered by neighbouring restaurants

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road | plaka creta, Plaka, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Elounda  >  Plaka
  • Phone Number: +30 2841 042115
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