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) #179 of 296 Restaurants in Rethymnon €, Mediterranean, Greek
1 Gerakari Konstadinou, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
+30 2831 029375
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good18%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible10%
27 Mar 2017
“Traditional in a local way?”
15 Feb 2017
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Mediterranean, Greek
1 Gerakari Konstadinou, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
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Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

- trully cretan traditional local taverna - tasteful red wine - must try "sheperds' salad" and apaki omeleta - sometimes local traditional orchestra is a must listen (cretan music) - fried cuccini balls were draftly cooked - fried cheesepies were with a slice of cheese

Thank chris t
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I visited last May and the environment, the friendly atmosphere and the local kitchen liked me. I will visit it again!

Thank ioannisg672
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Very nice, music live, price ok. Friendly, food ok, price ok and relax. Good greek music and nice staff.

Thank puzzleeurope
Reviewed 24 October 2016

A small restaurant run by a family. Not in the city centre, so very limited number of tourists. Very nice atmosphere and very good food. Life music in the weekends.

Thank 123Thijs
Reviewed 24 September 2016

We are big fans of Kritiki music, and have had a good time at this café in the past – in fact, I gave it a recommendation in my blog article on Kritiki. But not this time. As we are staying in Panormos, we got...More

Thank Pedro_on_Tour
Simisakogiorgis M, Ιδιοκτήτης at Mesostrati, responded to this review

Dear mr and ms I read carefully your critic and I have to say that I dind like to refuse to you or other guests to come to our place and enjoy with the music but when there not chair or table what can I...More

Reviewed 10 April 2016

I've been several times to this place with my friends and we've had the best expirience!!The reasons we prefer it are the quality and the delicious plates,the hospitality of the place, the atmosphere, and the live cretan mousic!!Many local people visit this place every day...More

Thank soc1al13
Simisakogiorgis M, Ιδιοκτήτης at Mesostrati, responded to this review

Thank you for your oppnion. Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 9 October 2015 via mobile

Just outside the tourist hub, a real local taverna. Bouzouki players and all. Simple and delicious :) great tziIki, amazing schnitzel G

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 20 September 2015

When I came in this taverna (ταβέρνα) for the first time and ordered, try to order yoghurt with honey and homemade cheese pies, I thought that the woman who worked there (and probably owns the place together with her husband, it's family business), well I...More

1  Thank Crnkovic
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

Great value for your money, finally not a touristy place, yet in a frequented corner in the city. The service is also really good :) Absolutely recommended!

1  Thank mauglinita
Reviewed 11 August 2015

Plain store. Politeness. Simplicity. Good Cretan raki. Good service, hospitality. It was a convivial evening shared with friends. The owners are very polite. I think that it is the best store of it's category in town.

1  Thank JacobSif
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$17
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 12:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Gerakari Konstadinou, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Rethymnon
  • Phone Number: +30 2831 029375
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Mesostrati Taverna in Rethymno, CRETEsuggests some menu ideas based on Cretan Diet (during the year)APPETIZERSNtako Salad with rusk with chopped tomatoes and feta cheese poured with Cretan olive oil .Farmer’s Saladwith Season’s vegetables, rusk, boiled potatoes and olives.‘Evexia’ Saladwith lettuce, oak leaf lettuce, walnuts, chopped ‘’graviera’’ cheese and balsamic vinaigrette sauce.Pan-fried zucchini balls or tomato ballsCheese or herb-based mini pies‘Sfakiani’ pita dough based pita stuffed with soft cheese and sprinkled in pure honeyMAIN COURSE‘’Apaki’’ smoked pork meat flavored with Cretan herbs served with french fries, tzatziki sauce and vegetables.Home-made pork based Sausages served with steamed rice, tzatziki sauce and season’s salad on the sideSouvlaki Grilled chickenWEEK’S SPECIALDuring the week, we prepare for you traditional home-made lentil soup and bean soupMenu for two (for 10€ person ~ drinks included).Mesostrati is a small family business supporting the Rethymnian economy. We use pure ingredients to prepare our dishes.The owners, George and Georgia will be more than happy to help you and make you feel like home.