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Taverna Vatalos

Frangokastello, Sfakia, Crete, Greece
+30 2825 092263
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb” (9 reviews)
“mizithra” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
Frangokastello, Sfakia, Crete, Greece
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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
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

The place was recommended by our airbnb host and really it was as good as we where told! The typical dishes tasty and abundant! My Moussaka was really delicious. We got a very nice complementary cheese cake with raki for dessert. The prices where very...More

Thank Josefina F
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Became very popular, and food/service took a hit (last year), but now back to what it was - good Greek taverna, food well cooked and well presented with nice staff (family run). Try the family wine. Would I go back - yes! Given five stars,...More

Thank William C
Reviewed 17 September 2017

A spacious terrace, friendly service and excellent food. The fried zucchini are a great starter. Other highlights are the local sausage and the delicious lamb. Plus a lovely little home made dessert comes free at the end of the meal, much nicer than the more...More

Thank Mike W
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Charming staff, nice view, delicious food, everything was perfect. You get a free water and a raki with very tasty complimentary cake, every day it's different. The have lots of vegetarian and vegan dishes to choose from. I can recommend fassolakia, fava, gigantes(!!), yemista, greek...More

Thank Kateřina S
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

A great place to taste cretan flavours! The taverna is at the West part of Frangocastello, and is 20m away from the beach! Mix grill and lamp tradionally cooked with local "myzithra" cheese is a must have!!! Prices were very normal as well!! Great choice...

Thank Nikos G
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

this is our second trip to Vatalos. Frangokastello is a quiet little place but this taverna is busy - a good sign. a very nice veggie option starter followed by a delicious seabream. the staff were stretched tonight but only because it was so popular....More

Thank bbrussle
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Everyone is writing good reviews what i cannot do. Not speaking about slowly service and food cooked for tourists (not greek tastes at all) plus after the dinner my stomach was totally ruined.

1  Thank teddy D
Reviewed 25 August 2017

We were staying in Vamos and enjoyed the lovely drive over the mountains to visit Frangokastello Beach. We discovered this lovely taverna 2 years ago and so were keen to visit again. We wasn't disappointed, the food was lovely, fresh and good sized portions. The...More

Thank Shirley E
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Disappointed by the staff . They were ignoring us . Unfriendly staff . I will not come back at this restaurant .

Thank eduardxy
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Romantic
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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