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PRICE RANGE
$10 - $14
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Greek, Healthy
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
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Reviewed 1 July 2022 via mobile

The owner Vivi puts her soul and life into the restaurant. Very cheerful she will welcome you. Indeed, we didn't really know what to expect for food and dishes appeared suddenly but this is exactly the experience! It's good and homemade food, a lively atmosphere...and the real Greek style.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Vivi, Ιδιοκτήτης at Vegera, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2022

Thank you very much for your nice review!!!

Reviewed 24 May 2022

Well, what a treat! After settling at a table outside, we were takin in to the taverna and shown a selection of salads and hot dishes then left to help ourselves! Wine arrived at the table followed by pork chops. Return visits to the buffet...were encouraged, a desery appeared at the end of the meal. The lady who runs the taverna is a real character and seems to judge the proce by the number of visits to the buffet. We managed the grand total of E28 between two of us! Great value and real, honest food.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Vivi, Ιδιοκτήτης at Vegera, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2022

Hello hellooo... this year is the fist review that I get in TripAdvisor ..and I wonder if this still working....and so nice words I read from you....thank you very much! You are very kind!!! You are very welcome anytime!!!

Reviewed 11 October 2021

After two years again in Zarós and again wonderfull cretan delicious food. Vivi is always number 1 for us in traditional island cuisine. Thank you for taste enjoyment

Date of visit: October 2021
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Fransv362, Ιδιοκτήτης at Vegera, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2021

Thank you for your review..!

Reviewed 6 September 2021 via mobile

You eat what i cook! No menu you choose between meat, vegetraian or vegan and you get food. Really funny experience. The owner is super nice and friendly.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Fransv362, Ιδιοκτήτης at Vegera, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2021

Thank you very much !!!😁😁👌🥰

Reviewed 26 July 2021 via mobile

We were just two hungry tourists road tripping through Crete when we found this gem of a place. The lady was very welcoming, kind and quickly told us that there is no menu just ABSOLUTE delicious food that she prepared that day. Food was amazing,...home cooking style and full of flavour. You could feel the love and it was the best food we ever had in Greece. Thank you again for being just a sweetheart. Friends from LjubljanaMore

Date of visit: July 2021
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Fransv362, Ιδιοκτήτης at Vegera, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2021

"Bravo Ljubljana" :) Thank you very much !!!

Reviewed 19 July 2021

Even we did not read the comments on tripadvisor, the place found us anyway. We only went by and because we are both vegetarians, we stopped there and it was the best culinary experience we had on our holiday. Vivi is very friendly and nice...woman, who make you laugh and make you feel comfortable and the food is just the best you can get in Crete.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Fransv362, Ιδιοκτήτης at Vegera, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2021

Thank you for your kind review...yes this is my paymend !!! :) :) thank you veryyy much ! You are always welcome !.. regards Vivi

Reviewed 20 September 2020

This is a true gem in this beautiful and less touristy part of Crete. We are both vegetarian, and Vivi made sure that we have a delicious dinner! We ate their twice, and Vivi ensured that the menu is varied enough so we will not...repeat the same dishes. Other than the great food and the great value for money, we really enjoyed Vivi's hospitality and friendliness. We really enjoyed the conversation with her and her interesting life story. Would definitely recommend!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Vivi-Zaros, Ιδιοκτήτης at Vegera, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2020

Thank you very much!

Reviewed 21 October 2019 via mobile

I come here as much as I can. It is the place to eat, drink, lough, enjoy, and just be. Vivi the owner and her mother are very special and the most welcome people I've even met. If you are looking for a local, traditional,...unique and authentic place in Crete it is the place to come to. I will come again. Thank you for a wonderful time.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 17 October 2019

Fabulous choice of local food. Help yourself in a Buffet. Mother and daughter ran this Taverna. We went one night and wished we had found it sooner. We will be back.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 12 September 2019 via mobile

One of our favourite moments, on our trip to Matala, was meeting the lovely women from Vegera. We signed ourselves up for a cooking course and had a blast! We learned some traditionel Greek recipes and methods, that we can use at home. We also...met one of Zaros' biggest treasures, Vivi. A lovely and funny woman we will never forget and will revisit when we come back. For a low price you'll get a fun and educational experience you'll never forget with lots of food afterward.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Vivi-Zaros, Ιδιοκτήτης at Vegera, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2019

Thank you veryyyy much!! and much more for the nice day that we had...next year I will be waitting you..to cook at the restaurant and I will do holidays.. :) :)...love all..!! :)

Reviewed 8 September 2019 via mobile

Very tasty food. Local cuisine. Homemade food with organic products & olive oil. Very nice atmosphere. Good prices. The stuff is very welcoming.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Vivi-Zaros, Ιδιοκτήτης at Vegera, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2019

Thank you very very much

Reviewed 8 September 2019 via mobile

We had a good lunch here with traditional food, nive wine. Great service and the owner was very nice!!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Vivi-Zaros, Ιδιοκτήτης at Vegera, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2019

Thank you very very much !

Reviewed 30 August 2019 via mobile

It's a certain cost per person (12€) and you get to eat whatever you want. There were around 10 main plate options when we visited, 5-6 different salads and a few starters. You can add as many as you want and refill infinite times. There...is a micro for some plates that may be cooler than you want though they maintain them with some heat below like a classic buffet. You will most certainly get to know the mother and daughter that run the place from the first time. MUST VISIT for bikers. The daughter is a rider and tipped us with the best discovery routes around Crete.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Vivi-Zaros, Ιδιοκτήτης at Vegera, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2019

Thank you very much! !

Reviewed 23 August 2019

A trip to Zaros (my second this year) would not be compete without at least two visits to Vegera, don't be fooled by the excellent value, the food is home cooked, fresh and delicious. Vivi and her Mum will make sure you don't leave until...you are completely full. I love this restaurant and the the peopleMore

Date of visit: August 2019
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Vivi-Zaros, Ιδιοκτήτης at Vegera, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2019

Thank you gery much !!!!!

Reviewed 30 July 2019 via mobile

What an amazing restaurant- genuine cretan cuisine, very simple and familiar atmosphere; the restaurant is run by mother and daughter, both very friendly and generous; it was a great and original experience we will never forget!

Date of visit: July 2019
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Vivi-Zaros, Ιδιοκτήτης at Vegera, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2019

Thank you very very much!

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Vegera is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5