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Giakoumis Taverna

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$$ - $$$
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Theodosaki 5-8, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
+30 281 028 4039
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Heraklio, Greece
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132 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

This is a very old tavern located downtown Heraklio, most famous for spare ribs and meat in general. Best value for money, cool environment and friendly service. Very good choice for lunch "Cretan way"..

Thank EPROHeraklio_Greece
Kingston upon Thames
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We went to this restaurant because of the reviews on here raving about the food, particularly comments on the lamb being the best. We had a nice time there, the food was fine. The staff were helpful (instantly offering me the wi-fi password as soon as they saw me pick up my phone). We had the lamb, it was good.... More 

Thank Rachael2001
Reston, Virginia, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Great chow....homemade and using only the freshest products. Centrally located in downtown Heraklion near the market area. What a refreshing break from a lot of walking. House red wine was light and easy to down.

Thank Shirley W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Home-made food, you can do a mix of food, see it, and the kitchen. Ginnos was very nice, helped us chose our lunch and recommended on the best! Also not expensive and you can also eat lunch deal (menu) Vegi and vegi friendly with lots of things to eat. Highly recommended!

Thank Naama B
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We had been looking for a traditional Creten Taverna and we stumbled on this absolutely authentic Estiatorio. The food was like my mother used to cook and better! We are coming back!

Thank Argiri A
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

The food was unpretentious and hearty. The manager also changed my meal when I realised it had meat, even though this was my fault as I had failed to check before ordering. Recommend for a casual lunch

Thank TKeep
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Like the reviews below, absolutely GREAT "AUTHENTIC" food, friendly staff, great service all around, highly, highly recommend!!

Thank ElPasoBoulder
Parkland County, Ab
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Just a little off the main market on a little alley, this restaurant has a comfy feel. When I pulled out the gluten free card (celiac), the owner took me to the back and pointed out all the items I could eat and there were plenty to choose from. My husband & I shared an appetizer of stuffed vegetables and... More 

Thank G-on-the-Go
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and service, nice and friendly in a good comfortable setting away from the main road. We found it by accident but it's well worth a visit. A happy lunch experience.

Thank Soosoo56
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

A lovely little find down a nice and quiet secluded lane with an instant warm and friendly welcome. The food was traditional and extremely good, healthy portions for a very good price. We felt comfortable and thoroughly enjoyed our meal and respite from the noisy bustle of the best by eateries. Highly recommended 😊

Thank Catherine S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Theodosaki 5-8, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Heraklion
  • Phone Number: +30 281 028 4039

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