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Polifimos Taverna

Sougia, Crete 73009, Greece
+30 2823 051343
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
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Sougia, Crete 73009, Greece
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Reviewed yesterday

Make sure you go early and grab a serving of "kontosouvli", their signature dish. Goes fast! Fabulous other Cretan dishes. Reasonably priced. Great host-owner.

Thank John B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here four nights out of nine. The food cannot be faulted but with everywhere in Sougia what prevents a five star rating is the service which is cold and not particularly friendly. If this were remedied then it would be perfect. The chicken...More

Thank Maureen P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The environment is pretty with plenty of flowers and lots of outdoor tables. The atmosphere is vibrant and every table was full the night we went. The down side was that there were too few waiting staff for the number of tables and whilst they...More

Thank Lucie02
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice food n great environment. Till now I would say that it's number one in Sougia. Really high recommended

Thank teddy D
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

This is one of the best places to eat in Sougia and it has the advantage of a beautiful garden location. Service is friendly and funny, the food really good and sometimes there is live music, sometimes too loud for conversation however. Can highly recommend...More

Thank Kai_vienna
Reviewed 13 August 2017

This is in my view the best restaurant in Sougia for a number of reasons. The food is both traditional and modern. its well done and presented, the service is great and the prices are more than decent. On top of that it has a...More

Thank kizzybizbot
Reviewed 19 July 2017

This is not the Number one in Sougia not due to the food or the lovely garden. +++++food +++++environment/garden it lacks of a friendly atmosphere... there are many tables and many waiters/waitress. The one of the is not Greek, which is too common in Greek...More

Thank Arist_Samos
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Food excellent. Staff very helpful , pleasant friendly atmosphere. Rebetiko was also an excellent restaurant. I would rate the same as Politimos Taverna.

Thank sean f
Reviewed 27 June 2017

We have had some very good meals here in the past but the last two meals were poor. The atmosphere is good, open air and friendly and the staff are very friendly and efficient. I had the Haloumi stuffed chicken and it was very overcooked...More

Thank Johnandteddy
Reviewed 17 May 2017

It is very hard to eat badly in Sougia, all the places we tried were good but this stands out as being one of the best. The garden is drop dead gorgeous if you come in spring and the food and service are outstanding.

Thank davidpepper2016
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
13:00 - 01:00
13:00 - 01:00
13:00 - 01:00
13:00 - 01:00
13:00 - 01:00
13:00 - 01:00
13:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sougia, Crete 73009, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Sougia
  • Phone Number: +30 2823 051343
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Hidden away from the main street in Sougia lies the Tavern Polifimos. Surrounded by a beautiful garden with flowers and an impressive tamarisk tree our guests can enjoy traditional Cretan and Greek cooking. Polifimos' kitchen is well-known for the grilled dishes on its menu - especially the Kontosouvli. The menu also offers a variety of starters - all homemade - and sea food. For the owner, Ioannis Marnelakis, the quality of the food is a matter close to his heart and he takes great care when selecting the ingredients for his restaurant. Once or twice a week Giannis organizes live concerts at the tavern. Cretan and Greek musicians play bouzouki, lyra, and lute.
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