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“TRULY UNIQUE AND HOMEY TAVERNA”

Taverna Kastro Mesi
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Mesi
Price range: US$ 5 - US$ 28
Description: The menu of Tavern «KASTRO» is based on the traditional Cretan cuisine and quality. We use local products and always fresh. With years of experience and our knowledge we create a combination of flavors for your satisfaction. Relax drinking our local wine, raki or other. Enjoy too hospitality of Tavern «KASTRO».
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Description: The menu of Tavern «KASTRO» is based on the traditional Cretan cuisine and quality. We use local products and always fresh. With years of experience and our knowledge we create a combination of flavors for your satisfaction. Relax drinking our local wine, raki or other. Enjoy too hospitality of Tavern «KASTRO».
Reviewed 18 September 2019

We had dinner at this Taverna two nights ago. When we arrived, we thought we were the only patrons until we espied another couple in a corner. We were completely charmed by the austere al fresco dining room overlooking the nearby hills and, in the distance, the Sea of Crete and Réthymno. The Greek music was playing and we were hungry!

Our server told us what was, and what was not, available so we ordered from the availables. The pork steak, Loukaniko, fried potatoes and fava. The fava was the very best we had ever had. The pork chop was delicious and the fried potatoes, well, it's Crete, so you always expect them to be delicious.

We greatly enjoyed our dinner and especially the serenity of the courtyard, low lighting and Greek music. All these components truly made our dinner quite magical and memorable.

I would highly recommend Kastro Mesi as a place to be savored and remembered!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 10 August 2019 via mobile

Great food, nice setting, good service, good value (especially as the euro/pound exchange is very bad at the moment). Wide variety of food to suit all tastes. There is a children’s menu as well. Great raki which they make themselves, the lemon is particularly nice (yes really!)
We went two nights on the trot it was so nice and even though they were booked up on the second night, they squeezed us in.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

A really fab choice of food here, great value and a wonderful setting, meatballs in tomato sauce was really nice, my daughter had the shrimp which was huge and there were 5 of them, good service and very reasonable prices, parking is awkward though as it's on a steep hill and narrow, the only thing I would say is that all the dishes come with chips and rice and no other options but it was really nice.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 29 July 2018

We found this restaurant some years ago and have been coming back every time we visit Crete. Kastro is placed very nicely in the middle of the olive fields and have a beautiful view out over the coastline and far from the overrun touristtraps. The food is traditional cretan and greek and usually with a couple of "mothers recipe" dishes off the menu which are always something to consider. Also fresh seafood typically grilled in the stoneoven can be recomended.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

Have visited annually to Agios Dimitrios the village below for the last 10 or so years and this is the first time we’ve come to the restaurant. Great little place in lovely Mesi. Greeted by and served by friendly waitress who we believe is also the owner & cook. Fairly extensive menu but not everything available as I guess it’s seasonal etc. but definitely enough to chose from. We walked up and arrived around 8pm so got to watch the sun set over the sea which was memorable. Sat under the impressive sprawling tree which acted as shade and also had lots of lights which lit up when it got dark, so quite a romantic atmosphere. Ordered food which arrived within 15mins. All the meats and Greek salad were very good, as were the fried zucchini. Would come again and have recommended to others. Thank you!

Date of visit: June 2018
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