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Gavalianos Kafenes

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Gavalochori Square, Gavalochori, Apokoronas, Crete 73008, Greece
+30 697 416 2507
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great service, great location. We have a wonderful lunch and will be definetly returning. Lucky us- it will be open in the winter season!!

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Thank Karen M
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Came across this lovely taverna when our intended destination was closed. Glad we did. Most seating in hidden garden, friendly efficient staff and excellent home cooked food. Returned later in the week for live music on Sunday night. Suggest booking during busy times. Email got prompt response.

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Thank Philip J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

The restaurant garden is set back from the square and feels like a secret garden with a beautiful setting. We had an amazing Greek meal including pork shank, meatballs and bekri meze. The mixed salad starter was to die for. The waitress service was fantastic and the restaurant was busy with a lovely atmosphere.

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Thank Rory P
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Stayed in nearby Aspro so first visit was via the donkey track for a lunchtime drink, we then returned on a few nights- the food is great, the atmosphere is wonderful, we thoroughly enjoyed our visits and the hospitality. You can't go wrong here if you are looking for a really good greek night-it is busy and lively in this... More 

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Thank AllieandBert
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Every visit I have made (8 in total) the food has been delicious, setting is excellent, and service is good if not the friendliest, a must if in the hood.

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Thank John A
London
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39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We ate here several times and enjoyed the food , wine and cheerful service. The outside garden is lovely. This Kafenion was very busy each evening we ate there and it was a useful stopping point for a cold drink on hot days! Booking is recommended at weekends in high season . Great value too!

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Thank Alkaso
Woking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We arrived at an odd time and although the staff were preparing for a wedding event that evening they found us a table and were happy to serve us. We all had the rosemary roast pork which was served in enormous portions, very tender and tasty. The tzatziki was delicious too. We didn't have room for dessert but received watermelon... More 

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The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We were a party of 10 - 4 adults and 6 children (aged 10 and under). Great restaurant - fab local food, lovely courtyard and great service. Good advice from the staff regarding dishes and portions. We were lucky that Monicas was within walking distance of our villa. We also ate in a number of restaurants in nearby Almyrida, but... More 

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Our friend Ged brought us here and it was absolutely amazing. Thank you for a lovely evening! The staff were so warm and friendly, the location was beautiful and the food was absolutely delicious! We chose a selection to share from the blackboard and we weren't disappointed. Next time we're in the area we'll definitely go back. We can't recommend... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Rated under restaurant known as Monica's also. Great menu, food, atmosphere, service. Caters well for kids too.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gavalochori Square, Gavalochori, Apokoronas, Crete 73008, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Apokoronas  >  Gavalochori
  • Phone Number: +30 697 416 2507

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