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“Great fresh food”

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 4 October 2017 via mobile

Called here in our way back from Platanias for a late lunch. Family run restaurant who welcomed us into the kitchen to choose our meal. Simple but very tasty beef with white beans and green beans grown in the family farm. Wife had pork and pasta which was delicious. Cheapest meal so far in Crete at less than €20 which included a desert, espresso coffees and a carafe of the house white with two shots of Racki.
Recommended by Lonely Planet guide and I wholeheartedly endorse it. Do not miss the opportunity to eat here if you are nearby. Spectacular scenery through the Gorge approaching the restaurant.

Thank Bazza099
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Iliomanolis is one of those truly Greek tavernas where you are invited into the kitchen to see what has been prepared and choose your meal with your eyes.

The really friendly owners make you feel relaxed and at home and they serve tasty Cretan fare, no embellishing menu terms, just honest good tasting food.

The atmosphere is unpretentious, truly Greek and making you feel part of the family.
Freebies including 'raki' are brought to your table after the meal.

If you fancy tasty home cooked food and a very warm welcome then this is the place to come.

Thank pablo44
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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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