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Travellers' Choice2023
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Στις πλαγιές ενός καταπράσινου λόφου στον Μαραθία βρίσκεται η παραδοσιακή ταβέρνα Βότσαλο που μετρά σχεδόν 40 χρόνια. Σήμερα, πλήρως ανακαινισμένη και με νέα διακόσμηση που ωστόσο διατηρεί το πιο εμβληματικό της χαρακτηριστικό, τα βότσαλα, είναι το νέο γαστρονομικό hot spot στη Ζάκυνθο. Η θέα της στον Κόλπο του Λαγανά και στο νησάκι Μαραθονήσι σε σχήμα θαλάσσιας χελώνας, που κόβει την ανάσα, συνδυάζεται με το μοναδικό περιβάλλον, τη σπιτική ατμόσφαιρα, το ευγενικό σέρβις και ένα μενού που υμνεί την παραδοσιακή ζακυνθινή γαστρονομία με μια νέα, σύγχρονη προσέγγιση.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Grill
FEATURES
Takeout, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Free off-street parking, Accepts American Express, Digital Payments, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants
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Reviewed 20 October 2023

Fantastic views. Great food. Authentic taverna.The starter of hallumi wrapped in filo, glazed with honey, was particularly nice. Waiter was friendly but too laid back. We were the first ones for dinner but he was sat in his back room for at least 5 minutes...- no welcome. After they took our main course dishes away, they didn't come back to ask whether we wanted dessert or coffee. We had planned on staying, to enjoy the views, but we decided to leave. Still, we'd go back if we are in Keri.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 6 August 2023 via mobile

We were lucky enough to stay within walking distance of Votsalo and after visiting on our first night we returned many more times. It has an amazing traditional atmosphere, the most spectacular views and the food is just incredible, we thoroughly enjoyed every single thing...we ate at Votsalo - which was a lot!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Votsalo Taverna, Ιδιοκτήτης at Votsalo Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2023

Thank you so much for your kind words! We're delighted to hear you had for many times a wonderful experience with us. We are realy happy that our taverna was the main place to eat during your holiday and look forward to serving you again...More

Reviewed 2 August 2023 via mobile

✅Nice view ✅Quiet place ✅Traditional dishes ✅Great food ❌ poor road A very nice experience overall. I truly recommend this one.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Votsalo Taverna, Ιδιοκτήτης at Votsalo Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2023

Dear Adrei. Thank you for your feedback! We truly appreciate your kind words about the view the food and our atmosphere. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by our location (usually to have a magnificent view, you have to go far or high!) . We...More

Reviewed 25 July 2023 via mobile

Outstanding! Friendly, accommodating staff. Food is fantastic. Views are incredible. A rare find of a lovely authentic Greek taverna that hasn’t succumbed to the commercialism found with many tavernas elsewhere in the Ionian.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Votsalo Taverna, Ιδιοκτήτης at Votsalo Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2023

Thank you very much for your kind words and the excellent rating. The Votsalo team strives to give its guests the authentic experience of a Greek Zakynthian tavern and we are very happy that we succeeded. We hope to see you again in the future.

Reviewed 11 June 2023

Keep on dreaming of Votsalo!!! It has been a splendid taste journey for our taste buds, every authentic Greek dish was a delight! The owner and the staff were amazing

Date of visit: August 2022
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Votsalo Taverna, Ιδιοκτήτης at Votsalo Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2023

Dear Diana Dear Pauline Thank you very much for your review and the five circles. Your kind words make us especially happy and of course give us the strength to continue offering what we call the "The Votsalo Experience"

Reviewed 10 June 2023

Apart from stunning sea views, a relaxed vibe and attentive service, Votsalo offers really delicious and interesting Greek dishes, such as fennel pie, crisp tomato or courgette fritters with a tart yoghurt dip, hearty braised lamb spiced with cinnamon, perfectly cooked seabass stuffed with herbs,...melt-in-the-mouth squid with pasta. Portions are generous and prices very reasonable indeed for food of this quality (dinner for two between 40 and 50 euros).More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Votsalo Taverna, Ιδιοκτήτης at Votsalo Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2023

Dear Pete The dishes you describe are indeed some of our favorites. Each dish at Votsalo comes to you after many hours of testing and discussions in our kitchen and encloses within it our love for the raw materials, our place and our grandmothers' recipes....More

Reviewed 10 May 2023 via mobile

Lots of tasty options on this menu kept us coming back for a couple of nights! The views are stunning here as well. My favourite dish was the pitta, halloumi cheese and ‘tomato purée’ (more like a relish!) dish for starter.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 25 October 2022

We were so lucky to be staying at Exensian Villas about 50m from this amazing restaurant. The food was delicious, the portions large and the house white went down very well! Great value for money, amazing service and incredible views of the moonrise. We happily...ate there every night without eating the same thing twice: the eggplant Saganaki was mouthwateringly good as was the lamb karfouma and, in fact, everything we had was glorious.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Votsalo Taverna, Ιδιοκτήτης at Votsalo Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2023

We are very happy that you enjoyed every meal at Votsalo. Thanks for the great review and the five circles. We always convey your kind words to our team and this gives us strength to continue. We are waiting for you again.

Reviewed 11 September 2022

Traditional tavern run by an old man and his wife. We enjoyed authentic greek food overlooking the sea. It’s a small tavern but definitely give it a go, it was the best food we had on the island!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Votsalo Taverna, Ιδιοκτήτης at Votsalo Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2023

Dear Alkyoni, we are very happy that we managed to meet your expectations. It is very important for us that you took the time to leave your rating. We look forward to welcoming you back again to our restaurant.

Reviewed 11 September 2022 via mobile

Came upon this restaurant by chance whilst on holiday near Keri . Absolutely beautiful both in terms of the food, presentation and the actual restaurant location itself. Excellent service and a truly wonderful ambience to the restaurant. We made sure to book to go there...on our last night, although we have eaten so well everywhere on our holiday here, the complete package of this restaurant, and did I mention very good value, meant it was the chosen one for our goodbye to Zakinthos. Make sure you book! Fabulous!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Votsalo Taverna, Ιδιοκτήτης at Votsalo Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2023

Thank you so much Pamela for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit, the food, the service and the beautiful surroundings. We are very proud you choose us for your goodbye to Zakynthos. We appreciate your recommendation and hope to...More

Reviewed 31 July 2022 via mobile

Amazing food, beautiful views and friendly staff, 10/10… large portions of food. I recommend you visit and definitely try the shrimp

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 21 July 2022

Amazing views of 'Turtle Island' on the terrace. Service and food both excellent. This has a traditional greek/zante feel, the aim is to make you feel as you are dinning at a friend's house and they succeed in this!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 8 July 2022 via mobile

We had a very nice diner at this restaurant. Food was really good for a good price. Our main course was a bit delayed but instead we got a small bit on the house which was very delicious. Nice table and very nice staff! Would...definitely recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 July 2022

The food is absolutely amazing. Very delicious, big portions and good value for money. The view and atmosphere are also very nice. The staff is professional and friendly.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 10 June 2022

It's about a 30 min. drive from the city of Zakynthos and the road is narrow and winding, but the view over the bay of Laganas and the tasty food will reward you. Do make a reservation in advance if you want a front row...table on the balcony. Staff are professional and friendly (finally someone who brought water for the dog on a particularly hot day without our asking!), menu card has a variety of options, portions are on the large side, as for the prices, you pay for what you get, so definitely value for money.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Votsalo Taverna is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5