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Melina Restaurant Cafe

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22 Chimarras, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
+30 2831 021580
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09:00 - 23:30
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

...prepared "Face up". That means the meat is grilled on the side of the open flame. In the menu card they refer to a passage of Homers Iliya where Patroclos is preparing the meat like this. Of course it's a bit higher priced than the average 'we-serve-everything-from pizza-to-burger-to-gyros-restaurant' down at the quai but that should be obvious when you look... More 

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94 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I will take aside all the criteria such as view or menu since they do not apply. We were here during early spring, for a live performance (fantastic by the way), stayed indoors and had a fixed menu. So we cannot comment on how this place is on other occasions. In fact, it is open only for live events in... More 

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Chersoniso, Iraklion, Greece
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

ONE OF THE MUST RESTAURANTS TO visit when youre in rethymnon for many reasons FIRST the unique view of the old city good staff good service and amazing tasty good quality of the food with home vegetables food meat and productsAWARDS FOR THE BEST TRADITIONAL CRETAN KITCHEN and the only place in the city where you can haveANTIKRISTO (THE TRADITIONAL... More 

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Thank Djbello Sifis M
1 review
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Perfect cuisne, rich wine card, spectacular view from terrace and very pleasant staff Especially original crete dishes was delicious

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Thank Андрей К
Rethymnon, Greece
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87 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Went to the place in January2017, the place is nicely decorated and the service very good. The food is at best average and the prices high for the food that is served. There are better places to eat at that price range, so Melina should either vastly improve food quality or lower the prices.

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Thank JQcreations
The Hague, The Netherlands
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We did not have the intention to go dinner, but by accident we got in Melina, where we were friendly welcomed. We ate outside on the nice terrace very good grilled and tender octopus. After the meal we got a very nice free desert and raki. It was a big pity that the waiter behaved like a workman.

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Thank GemmaEvers
Arcachon, France
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

After visiting the fortress I had a late lunch in this restaurant. I am not one for complaining but after being put (as a single lady) at a table in the hot sun, I changed by myself to a shady place. The food was ok but not great (excellent tzatziki but very dry chicken from the grill) not too much... More 

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Thank dorinegevel
Guildford
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We were recommended to come to this restaurant by our hotel and took a taxi which was a good idea as it is on a steep hill up by the Fortress and would have been difficult to find and then park with our hire car. We came for dinner in the evening and the very large terrace gives wonderful views... More 

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Thank Diana C
Voiron, France
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36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Good place to have a rest after visiting Réthymnon fortress at its main entrance. You can either have a lunch or just a beer, in any case you can enjoy a good shadow with a nice view of the town. We had grilled octopus and sardines, both very delicios. We had also a chat with the staf, which was not... More 

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Thank Petar R
Bucharest, Romania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Finally a quiet place with excellent food, decent choice of wine and no overcharging. Recommend grilled meat. Great view and professional service.

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Thank Damir609

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 23:30
Monday
09:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:30
Thursday
09:00 - 23:30
Friday
09:00 - 23:30
Saturday
09:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Chimarras, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Rethymnon
  • Phone Number: +30 2831 021580

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