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Taverna Tarantella

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Eleftheriou Venizelou 244, Hersonissos, Crete 70014, Greece
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11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Borden, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

All the staff were so very friendly, they greeted you and served you always with a smile. The food was excellent, the menu varied, the portions good, the rabbit to die for, it became our regular establishment very quickly, as did many others chose it for theirs. So Nico, Poppy and Manos, I wish you every good wish for the... More 

1 Thank bulrushes5
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant really deserves to be higher up the list. I ate here twice with my husband. Lovely family run taverna with qwerky decoration. The food is nice and well presented. First visit we had mixed meze and second time mixed meat meze both lovely. The wine is exceptional for house white and well priced. Shout out to Manos good... More 

1 Thank LadySG
Cardiff Wales
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We went to the restaurant for the second time in 3 days as the first experience had been good. However, on the second visit my wife was recommended a lamb dish which the waiter (nephew of the owner) assured her that it was his personal favourite of the menu items. It turned out to be a lamb stew with very... More 

Thank welshwindbag
nikolas-tarantella, Ιδιοκτήτης at Taverna Tarantella, responded to this review

Dear Sir first of all the waiter suggest you the meal Kleftiko...But it was your chooise to get it! He just said if you like it you can try it! It was the best for his opinion!Everything we serve is fresh, cooked the same time!As we saw before you return the plate of lamm which wasnt your taste you had... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Read plenty of great reviews so went here with high hopes and we weren't disappointed. Staff were attentive and friendly, the taverna itself is also very well decorated and really authentic. The food was outstanding, the prawn saganaki was lovely and the lamb kleftiko was perfect, best one I've ever had. If you're coming to the area be sure not... More 

Thank m_betterton
nikolas-tarantella, Ιδιοκτήτης at Taverna Tarantella, responded to this review

Oh so nice words! Thanks a lot my dear nice people! It was nice to meet you! Hope you come back another time! Greetings from all ! More 

Swansea Wales
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Many years we have been coming to Tarentella's and this time brought our friends and they have not been disappointed. We always receive such a warm welcome and we consider Nikos, his family and staff to be our life long friends. Yianna's Mousakka is the first meal I have in Crete, I have not tasted better!!! Such a friendly, unspoilt,... More 

Thank WelshRed_8
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Probably our favourite restaurant in Crete, we ate there many times, the food was always excellent and the staff very welcoming.

Thank Melissa D
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Great food served by great people, it is a must visit if you are in hersonissos. The giant gyros pitta is a must have especially at €5. Visited multiple times during a weeks holiday and enjoyed every single visit.

Thank Craig P
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

They're really good hosts here. Very friendly in a genuine kind of way. Food is really good too. The prices are perfectly reasonable: approx 9 - 12 Euros for a main course, with a generous helping. The place has really good vibe, and feels like a place for locals as well as visitors. I highly recommend this place. Give it... More 

Thank Joseph H
Banbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We passed a couple of times and always commented on how lovely and homely it looked, we popped in to look at the menu and ended up having a fantastic Greek meal,kids loved it,snails, wot yes they ate them all.support the locals and you won't b dissapointed.👊

Thank John B
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

I was at nikos family 4 times during my day , the food is great , the lamb kleftiko was my favorite one and the best in town , if you like fish the sea bream is a must !! The staff is great , Manos the waiter handsome guy with very good sense of humor and very good at... More 

Thank Jurgen V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 16
European, Greek, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wine and Beer
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Eleftheriou Venizelou 244, Hersonissos, Crete 70014, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Hersonissos
  • Phone Number: 302897023437
Restaurant, Taverna 'Tarantella' nikos family here the taste never sleeps and stomach never stays empty ... welcome to our family restaurant on a journey of flavours and Cretan culture! Little out of the center of Hersonissos with overlooking the sea!

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