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Maria's Taverna

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Old Town Square, Stalos, Crete 731 00, Greece
+30 2821 068888
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Most popular restaurant and well-deserved too. The restaurant is large and on a corner, so easy to identify and near to Top Hotel. The "meal of the day" was always an excellent price and delicious. The complimentary raki and fruit at the end of a meal just made it even better value. One night there was so much food and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

The ambience is very pleasant, lots of flowers around the patio and the food is correct. The staff speak good english and the service is very much dependent on how busy the restaurant is. We had the cretan meat pie which was very large in size but not very tasty. The lamb dish was unfortunately lots of bones and very... More 

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Broome, Australia
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

stayed across the road so ate here three times. Very good every time. Cold beers, nice food, good service and great raki..Go in and enjoy. you wont walk out hungry..

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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

My wife and I went to Maria's twice during our stay in Crete. The first time we ordered zuchinni balls, fried calamari, lamb tsougaristos, and rabbit in tomato sauce. The balls were tasty but the texture was somewhat doughy. As for the calamari, they were good. The lamb was very soft but excessively fatty, even for a tsougaristos. Finally, the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

End of October means a lot of dishes are off the menu, and even the wines run out (ie. house wines). Probably unfair to judge at this time of year as many restuarants are closing, but it was our first night and we wanted to eat local. Food was fine, if not a little overcooked. Probably great fun when more... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Went there whit some fiends that happen to live close to this place. Very good food and very much! We and our friends did the same thing.Foe each to persons we shared one Greek salad and ond Lamb stew. . And that was more than enough! After the food there was a big bowl with fruit, and raki with honey... More 

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manchester
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Found this restaurant down the road from where we were staying. There is no rush here, everything takes it time. The food is absolutely sport on, the meat falls from the bone and is so tender. I had goat in the ovan, only cooked on a Sunday. It came simply with potatoes done in oil and thyme. You don't need... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Many locals suggested I try Maria's. We did and now I know why this tavern has lasted for decades..Prompt service, delicious food from local fresh produce and not outrageous in price.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We ate here on our first night in Stalos; it has prime location on the corner of a cross roads near to our accommodation and based on reviews decided to try it. It has an indoor area plus a small courtyard next to the road. There is a small childrens play area inside with a TV and books. The outside... More 

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Ennis, Ireland
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We were served the most amazing food at this beautiful taverna at a very reasonable price.Service was excellent and all the staff were very pleasant. No need for desert as we were given delicious chocolate cups, fresh fruit and a decanter of honey raki on the hpuse. A most pleasant experience.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Town Square, Stalos, Crete 731 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Stalos
  • Phone Number: +30 2821 068888

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