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“Just like eating at a family party”
Review of Costas Caferion

Costas Caferion
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Maza
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: After-hours
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Earlier in the day, Kostas the co-owner invited the 4 of us to visit him and his wife Voula at their restaurant in Meza for what he said would be an authentic Cretan meal.
We were a bit skeptical of the impromptu sales pitch at first but decided to give it a shot after inquiring about the restaurant with a third party. Even though we were staying very close by, getting to Maza through the county roads in pitch dark wasn't obvious and for a moment we thought we wouldn't find the darn place.
But finding it we did as it was pretty much the only thing alive that night, right by the old church in Maza, framed by magnificent bougainvillea flowers.
And once we got there...boy were we in for a treat!
Kostas recognized us and, even though the terrace was packed on a Tuesday evening, table and chairs appeared out of nowhere to accommodate us.
He proposed all items and, carried by his passion for Cretan cuisine, we just went with it. We genuinely enjoyed appetizers and main dish equally. Still fresh in mind are the Cretan salad, meatballs, pork chops, stewed beans and a very fair house wine (white). Of course a little bit of Raki complements of the house to go with dessert helped finish a memorable evening under the Cretan stars where we were treated like family by very welcoming folks. We would highly recommend it for those looking for an authentic, if a bit rustic, Cretan meal (and good value for money if I may say so).

1  Thank Gerry S
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed eating here. When we first arrived we were greeted right away. We felt welcomed every time we went to this restaurant. At this restaurant you'll find traditional greek food for a really great price. Thanks again to the man that served us! He was polite, kind, and made our expirence enjoyable. We hope to come again next year!

Thank n0s3
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We were lucky to stay in Maza for 2 weeks. We travelled to Hania, Rethymno, Frangokastello and other places but we end up enjoying the best of our time seating under the flowered canopy at Costas's taverna and enjoying his wife's Voula never ending meals.
This is no fuss eating place. No menu. They tell you what they have and that's it. All fresh and delicious.
We had lamb, rabid, beef, moussaka, grilled meats and delicious greek salads and amazing cakes!
And the hosts are such a lovely family. Voula reminded me of my mum's cooking and big Costas has a heart as big as him. If you stay nearby you will fall in love with this place, their food and their people.
Don't come rushing though. This is a place to seat, relax and enjoy.
After 2 weeks we felt part of their family and left Crete with Maza in our hearts.

Thank comodoto
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Food delicious, very welcoming.No menu but lots of options..Family run and also fabulous villa up the road to let through pure crete..

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1  Thank Julia D
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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Really authentic and great greek food. Owners are very nice and if you're lucky there are some locals dancing on the street. Would recommend it to everybody. Can't beat the price as well.

2  Thank marcsA3806UG
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