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Taverna Meraklis

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Gialos, Greece
+30 2246 071003
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Antalya, Turkey
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32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I visit this nice family restaurant for a dinner .it s basic and very friendly place More budget from sea Side tavernas.in symi ;symi shrimp s so popular ı tried it but ı can not recommend it honestly 😞but octopus s great and so soft.

Thank fundaoz
Haddington, Scotland, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We where here last night and can't wait to go back tonight. Best Greek food and just up the lane from the harbour. Looking at all the other reviews and thinking I may need another week here to get through the menu. Enjoy folks

Thank Karen G
Aarhus, Denmark
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4 reviews
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent traditional Greece food, good variety on the menu, and always helpful and smiling waiters. We'll certainly be back next year.

Thank Nils J
Pershore, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Had a very pleasing lunch with good friendly service in a simple setting. I had sea bass and it was beautifully grilled/barbecued. My wife had excellent stuffed tomatoes. The restaurant is clearly popular despite being relatively tucked away and is certainly a safe bet for anyone visiting Symi harbour.

Thank Wickerman41
1 review
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Authentic Stifado cooked by Anna. Crammed with melt in the mouth beef, baby shallots and the intense sweetness of a tomato base, flavoured with bay leaf, allspice berries and nutmeg.

Thank Theresa R
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Basic, wholesome, good Greek food. Will always give excellent value for money but do not expect fine dining.

Thank Terry Q
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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236 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Vary hard working staff, we were in on an exceptionally busy night with a cruise ship in town. Staff were cheerful and eager to please although rushed off their feet. Food was fairly average but then food in greece is good in general

Thank peediewife
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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187 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Set just back from the harbour in the old town streets - really attractive. The staff (just two of them for dozens of tables) were cheerful, polite, helpful and worked their tails off - this was about 1930hr and the place was hooching. Food very good, chicken beautifully cooked. Bread so fresh and tasty I was wishing for a dish... More 

Thank lawdylawdy
London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

this is a traditional taverna and an institution in Symi. we went there a few times and everything we tried was either very good or excellent. lovely people, highly recommended.

Thank Zografiotis
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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108 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Lovely taverna in Symi town. We stopped there when walking arround and searching for a place for lunch. We immediatelly fell in love with it. Small but charming. Very kind staff, tasty food, great view down the street to the sea. We recommend.

1 Thank Natasa K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gialos, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  South Aegean  >  Dodecanese  >  Symi  >  Gialos
  • Phone Number: +30 2246 071003

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?