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Restaurant, Taverna 'Tarantella' nikos family here the taste never sleeps and stomach never stays empty ...welcome to our family restaurant on a journey of flavours and Cretan culture! Little out of the center of Hersonissos with overlooking the sea!
PRICE RANGE
US$2 - US$17
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
CUISINES
European, Greek, Seafood, Mediterranean
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Digital Payments
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Reviewed 8 October 2022

We arrived at 7 for the Greek dancing night as we had been instructed to get there for that time so we could get our food ordered before the show started ! As we avarice’s they took our drinks order after a few minutes and...brought the high chair over as we had a small child with us . At the time my drinks arrived my daughter was been abit of a monkey so was trying to keep her occupied as the high chair didn’t have any straps to keep her in so when the waitress came over to take our order I hadn’t had time to look at the menu so I apologised and said I would look as quick as possible to which she replied in a very rude manor that if we didn’t order soon then we would have to wait ages for our food which was a weird statement but hey ho I had a look at the menu and when she came back the second time she took my partners order and I ordered my daughters food and asked if we could get it as soon as possible to which she replied no it’s up to the kitchen it comes when it comes didn’t even ask the kitchen or try and see how long it would be for us she was the rudest person I have met in Crete so I paid for the drinks and left and I won’t be returning there was one very friendly member of staff it’s a shame we didn’t get her as our waitress then maybe we could of enjoyed the Greek dancing but ow well I wouldn’t recommend this place if you have kids with you 👌More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 3 October 2022

Brilliant food, well priced amazing staff, amazing atmosphere, typical Greek night, we even got the dancing and smashing plates

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 7 August 2022 via mobile

I have been there on Saturday night, when they are having the Cretan show. The show was nice, it was interactive and the waiters were very polite. The food took longer to be served (the tavern was full), bu we finished all dishes before the...ending of the show. We danced, we ate, it was a fulfilling night.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 6 August 2022

We visited on a Saturday when they had local dancing, and they were obviously incapable of serving the number of guests they had booked. Staff became more and more unfriendly and rude and the service was terrible. It took 1hr and 45 minutes before the...children got their food, and our youngest daughter was so hungry that she was crying. For adults it is bearable to wait, but I have never experienced a restaurant in Greece caring so little for the children (and I have been in Greece more times than I can count). The staff blamed us for not having told them to serve the children earlier, even though we had tried several times to ask for the childrens' food. In the end the food was less than average, and the moussaka was not even heated through after almost two hours of waiting. This is certainly a place where we never come back.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 20 June 2022 via mobile

Don’t mark this restaurant from external view. The food was great all as we expected. Grillem meat was fresh and soft, gyros was well seasoned. I expected good greek cushine and it has been delivered. I can definately recommend this place

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 11 June 2022 via mobile

I love this place...the family Will do anything to feel like you have been part of the family for ever.I highly rekommandert it

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 27 September 2021

Appears to be a traditional Greek Taverna from the outside with maybe a bit too much kitsch taking half of the front of the site. Food quite adequate and reasonably priced, however the staff really could do with a course on customer care, and the...toilets need a total overhaul.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 19 September 2021 via mobile

Fantastically warm and genuine service! The food (I had the octopus) was well made and tasted nicely. Traditional decorations. A bit unfortunate that it has the main road almost beside the restaurant.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 29 August 2021 via mobile

Visited it with my friend for a dinner. So beautiful restaurant with really good food and so so friendly stuff. Thank u

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 13 June 2021

A cozy place in Hersonissos. We've tasted octopus, calamari and snails. Seems it was the best octopus ever. Very nice service. Would get back for sure!

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 10 June 2021

Good food, good service, good prices, epic interior design. But be carefull - meat portions so big!!

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 26 September 2020 via mobile

My husband and I visited on two occasions, one for lunch and one evening, on both occasions were welcomed and looked after, staff are very accommodating and lovely. We had an omelette for lunch, very tasty. Came along one evening, again a warm welcome, you...couldn't ask for more. Food was freshly prepared and really good. Prices were very good. Certainly a must visit. Beautiful surroundings.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 31 August 2020

We were staying at the village resort hotel and wanted to come out for dinner. Service was brilliant everyone was so friendly Food was incredible, loved the fried cheese My husband and son loved the swings. Very reasonable would highly recommend

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 16 August 2020 via mobile

We came back for our last meal on the island as this was a truly super place. It’s a family run taverna which allows you to access simple, tasty, traditional Greek food. We had the baked feta, dolmades and chicken souvlaki again! All delicious. Service...by Poppy is warm, efficient and friendly. Can’t recommend this place enough.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 9 August 2020

Lovely authentic Greek restaurant. Lovely warm & friendly owners. Lots of choice on menu. Beautiful food in a lovely warm atmosphere. We were sorry as visited here in our final week otherwise would have returned for a second visit.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Don't think you would have a problem getting a table, especially out of peak season. We just turned up & there were tables available & this was end June/early July season. Hope you enjoy.
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Taverna Tarantella is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5