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“Fantastic food, view & orange cake from heaven!!!”
Review of Tavern Giorgos

Tavern Giorgos
Ranked #98 of 117 Restaurants in Elounda
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Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Seafood restaurant right on the beach overlooking the island of Spinalonga.
Geneva, Switzerland
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Fantastic food, view & orange cake from heaven!!!”
Reviewed 28 June 2012

Made a special trip to Giorgos on the recommendation from Anna @ Diaos Cove- she said it was the best in the area for local food. It was a bit of a drive from our hotel- well we made a wrong turn & ended up in the hills then had to navigate down- but its not difficult to fine if you are on the right track. Plaka is a sweet little village a few min outside of Elounda. Just a few restaurants line the waterfront & we were able to find Giorgos right away. Great selection of fresh seafood in their display case (btw- LOTS of ice in there- something we really didnt see in other display cases) Fresh swordfish, snapper, lobster, sea urchin- anything you wanted & all caught off their doorstep. We ate outside along the waterfront which had a spectacular view of Spinalonga Island right in front of us. Ordered a LARGE beer & it was ice cold & delivered promptly. Decided to go with the calamari (im addicted) & it was fantastic- light breading & cooked perfectly. For lunch had the seafood pasta & it was divine- mussels, shrimp & chunks of snapper mixed in with home made pasta & a light tomato sauce- spiced perfectly & presented with care. The staff was very helpful & friendly & went out of their way to make sure we were taken care of. When the beer was empty- I barely finished the last sip when I was asked "you want another"??? Perfect & YES PLEASE :) After lunch we were given a couple pieces of their orange cake...... OMG- the best thing I have eaten- it was full of orange flavor, was almost like a pastry/custard/chewy consistency- out of this world!!! I commented & they offered to give us more- but I declined- something a regret now.... Back & our hotel I looked up a recipe for Greek orange cake & am going to try it. I was told by Giorgos that its his grandmothers recipe- so getting it from them is probably next to impossible. Overall- a great lunch restaurant- Im sure its fantastic dinner as well & that whole village would be so beautiful @ night all lit up along the sea. When we go back- we will go back to Giorgos.

  • Visited June 2012
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English first
Leeds, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fantastic Atmosphere”
Reviewed 12 June 2012

Fresh fish, great wine and a traditional approach with great views of Spinalonga. Get there in the early evening and just let it happen !!

Visited June 2012
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Bury, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Loved the setting and the attention”
Reviewed 10 June 2012

Loved the place, its a bit out of the way, very lively and has an aura of its own and the place is in a beautiful setting. The food was good, but with so many people it took a while to get to us, I would go back and recommend

Visited June 2012
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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Freshest Fish. Friendly Owner”
Reviewed 9 June 2012

We came here on a recommendation from our hotel and were not disappointed! Giovanni, the owner, is very friendly and famous! He knows lady Gaga. The fish was alive before eating and perfectly grilled. The grilled calamari was amazing. Great views, relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff...the best!

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Chania Town, Greece
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Too much fish!”
Reviewed 28 May 2012

Had a delicious meal here, on water's edge in Plaka overlooking Spinalonga island. The mixed fish meal (called Poseidon I think) cost E60 for 2 people & included Horiatiki (Greek salad), all the 'dips' - tsatsiki, aubergine dip, taramasalata etc. Then the biggest platter of fish, with sardines, shrimps, octopus, tsipoura, crayfish & more. Far too much food. Well cooked. Nice service. Pleasant people. Lovely evening.

  • Visited May 2012
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