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Taverna Ta Kochilia

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Mohlos Village, Mochlos, Crete 723 00, Greece
+30 2843 094432
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Crete, Greece
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This taverna is my favourite in Crete, although it is out of the way. Best time of the year is the winter and spring. Very few tavernas open this time of the year and you know that you will find good food and beautiful views over the bay. A family ran place, mother cooks, son and husband serve and socialise... More 

Thank Berry K
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This place really has a monopoly of the best part of Mochlos; it sits on two sides of a little "peninsula" that faces the archaeological site of Mochlos, which is a complicated site occupied by everyone from Minoans, Mycenaeans, Byzantines, and everyone in between. There is also a little rocky beach for swimming there, and they don't seem to mind... More 

Thank Angela R
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

You can sit here a few metres from the sea and imagine yourself walking up the street of ancient Mochlos, clearly visible on the island opposite. It’s a magical seaside location. This taverna has been here since the 1900s, pre-dating its unbelievable number of competitors. There was no doubt what I fancied from the short menu: fish soup. Sadly, there... More 

Thank bwanaalan
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent food as ever, we have been coming to this restaurant for over 11 years. The service is excellent, staff always helpful and courteous. Best moussaka in Crete. Highly recommend.

Thank 50tigget
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Don't be fooled by the ranking on here -- this place is by far the best in Mochlos. You can tell because it's the only place in the line of restaurants on the waterfront that has anyone eating at it. People choose this excellent taverna over the abundant competition because it provides a great mix of very tasty food, nice... More 

1 Thank Radish_Spirit
Thessaloniki, Greece
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177 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

First, this taverna has a great view of the sea, and a nice quaint feel from the surrounding area. We went here for Greek mezes, 2 types of octopus, 2 types of small fish and grilled squid. All of the food was average, nothing great, but nothing bad. The location is the biggest asset of the taverna.

Thank Cynthia B
Paris, France
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

By the sea, a nice terrasse and very good seafood. We had lunch there for the third time (2013,2014 and 2016) and just one regret which is that Mochlos is far away from A.Nikolaos where we were based. We intend to find a room next year and have dinner as well

Thank Christian N
Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

We made the drive from Plaka, near Elounda, to visit Kochilia and the pretty village of Mochlos on the recommendation of Cretan friends in Agios Nikolaos. We arrived there just before dark and managed to enjoy the village both in daylight and at night. It is really delightful, and well worth a visit if you are in the Lassithi prefecture.... More 

1 Thank RicN195
Tarporley, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

This restaurant is one we have visited on a number of occasions with friends and it is one of the best in the area. Located on the quayside it has glorious views of the bay and loads of seating. They offer a range of meal choices from what they are cooking - usually lamb, pork, chicken and seafood - all... More 

1 Thank Frank T
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Great location and friendly staff. Having said that, if you have found mochlos all of the restaurants have a fantastic view! This one however is fantastic for seafood and I would recommend asking for a mix of different seafoods. This is not the cheapest for crete but compared to UK standards, isn't really expensive either and the quality is fantastic.

Thank jamie s s

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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
    5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mohlos Village, Mochlos, Crete 723 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Mochlos
  • Phone Number: +30 2843 094432

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