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Ali Vafi's garden

Tzane Mpouniali 65 | Petaladika, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
+30 2831 023238
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fried cheese” (2 reviews)
“octopus” (2 reviews)
“water pipes” (2 reviews)
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Tzane Mpouniali 65 | Petaladika, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Find this place (through the cavern) and sit back and enjoy. All four dishes were excellent - octopus, dolmades, pork belly and smoked mackerel. And good music and service.

Thank DenysKP
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Came back this year. The atmosphere is still fantastic but the menu has changed to a more sophisticated selection. I tried their new cocktails and they were exceptional, with a unique presentation. My friends were very happy with their dishes too. I really liked the...More

Thank V1c_tourist
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Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

It was a shame that we found this gorges place just at the end of our trip. There was a good meal, great service (the man officiant were very kind and recommended what else we need to try out before leaving) and really comfortable layout....More

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Reviewed 13 October 2016

Originally home to the Venetian Cavalry, then the Turkish merchant Ali Vafi , it is not surprising that there should remain an air of enchantment. In the evening entering through the archways you find yourself in a large courtyard containing and surrounded by trees. Small...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Beautiful scenery is hidden behind an anonymous tunnel leading to the Ali Vafi resturant and bar. With Turkish lounge feel this venue is as perfect for daytime lounging as it is for a chilled out night on the town among the locals. Literally offering beds...More

Thank ThereseTheTraveller
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Well worth going to experience nice cocktails and a different atmosphere to many of the bars on the sea front. Tom adn Jerry cartoons on the wall were a plus.

Thank tooldtoorest
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Spacious open backcourt garden full of lemon trees, cats, sofas, chairs, benches, tables... to while away the hours. Delicious local beers and drinks, shisha for those as want it, good mezzes... hmmmmmmmmmm. Would never want to leave.

Thank geokalck
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Loved this fab restaurant / bar A total surprise once you come through the wierd entrance Amazing ambience Top class good and great service Beautiful Surroundings with lemon trees in this great space Drank beer and chilled Had some appetisers all were amazing - garlic...More

Thank PMDBooth
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

You can never guess what is hidden behind this ugly entrance. Its a quiet place, a beautiful backyard that offers refreshing drinks and sisha. I tried their homemade lemonade and it was better than Beyonce's... Imagine that!

Thank John K
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

A very nice place with great value for money. Mostly occupied by locals, so visit only if you can keep a secret :)

Thank Tax S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tzane Mpouniali 65 | Petaladika, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Rethymnon
  • Phone Number: +30 2831 023238
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