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“Remote restaurant but well worth the visit”

Iliomanolis Taverna
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Kanevos
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$14
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We came across this wonderful place to eat in Kavenos (which is tucked away at the end and above the Kotsifou gorge). We were invited to the kitchen to see in the pots and decide what we would like to eat. The ingredients are sourced locally and where possible grown in their own garden/land.
The artichoke and baby onion starter was excellent, as was the lambs liver.
The portions were not so large but the flavour more than made up for that.
All in all a great place to visit and very good value for money.

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Thank Arthur S
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

I've been going there for years. The family is super friendly, the food is great - you can have whatever they've cooked, or order stuff from the grill. The wine is superb. The drive up from Plakias is a delight. And have I mentioned that the food is great? It's my favourite local taverna.

Thank Cretamania
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Reviewed 15 December 2016

Our lunch at this traditional family run Cretan tavern was one of the highlights of our 2 weeks in Crete.
We stepped into Maria's kitchen to select our lunch from the many pots and pans, all the food looked delicious so it was hard to choose.
My husband and I shared the meatballs in tomato sauce with risoni, fava with tomato and olive oil and the pork with horta all a foodies delight.
The complimentary yoghurt with honey and grapes and the raki were also enjoyable.
Sitting on the terrace we enjoyed a lovely view of the mountains and the church.

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Thank lindadownunder
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

We stopped here on our way to different gorges for lunch. The terrasse is quiet and nice with a view on the mountain. When we say we would like to eat they take us to the kitchen where we choose from the pans what we'll eat (traditional way but les and less seen). We receive big plates of delicious food, all fresh and very tasty (zucchini flower stuffed with rice no to be missed). We then receive a traditional raki and free fresh desert at the end. The bill was really cheap. Service was done by the girl, lady, grand mother and father of the family and all were kind and considerate.

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Thank Kitine00
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

Every year that we have a dinner in this place we make the usual consideration that probably this is on of the Best taverna in Crete. The way to prepare the dishes sound like a poetry. Everything is light, very well prepared and cooked. The prime material are excellent and every day the number of the day dishes is really various. Every year we promise to ourselves that we have to be back in this taverna the following year. Simply Extraordinary. Really reccomended.

Thank BrG2013
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