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Taverna Vatalos

Frangokastello, Sfakia, Crete, Greece
+30 2825 092263
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb” (9 reviews)
“cretan salad” (5 reviews)
“mizithra” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Frangokastello, Sfakia, Crete, Greece
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1 - 10 of 98 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here after reading the reviews, on a trip to see Frangokastello. Just coming here was worth the trek across the island alone - the food is as good as everyone says, in a beautiful setting with unbeatable sea views.

1  Thank GtotheP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, all sourced locally and fantastic service. Great location right on the beach, will definitely be back!

Thank rjhollis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food -everything fresh, homemade and authentic. Rose wine is amazing, as is the local graviera, dolmades and pites. Actually anything you order will be amazing. Good prices and friendly staff. Highly recommended!!

Thank amb53
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Serene, peaceful, amazing food, great hospitality. Simply perfect. You just need to go and can thank me later.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice fresh food close to the beach. Awesome beach and handmade food! It’s totally recommended if you visit this town

Thank Tonisime C
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Absolutely magnificent traditional dishes, very good prices and the warmest welcome. All that in a very beautiful calm setting away from the beaten track, just a few metres from a sandy beach. Amazing!

Thank D M
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Once again we had lunch in this taverna! Everytime we are in Fragokastello we always visit the taverna! Try the Cretan salad! Try the eggplant! Try the pork with vegetables! And of course my favourite dish lamp chops!

Thank Stella C
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

How lucky are we? Very. Booked 17 nights at the large village next door to Taverna Vatalos. We had our first of many dinners. ..lamb chops and calamari. .both excellent. .extremely good prices for both food and wine, 4eu for half a litre of wine,...More

1  Thank marypa
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

I have lived in the prefecture of Chania for years and I can tell you this is one of the best places to enjoy traditional Cretan cuisine. I have been there 4 times. The last times I was staying in Plakias, Rethymnon and had no...More

Thank Kostas08
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We had lunch here, and liked it so much we came back for dinner as well. The food was nice and tasty. As a gift we got olives and beetroot salad to start with. My husband loved the sfakian lamb, I had nice stuffed peppers....More

Thank grykem
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Frangokastello, Sfakia, Crete, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Sfakia  >  Frangokastello
  • Phone Number: +30 2825 092263
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