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Ta Petrina

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Old Hersonissos, Hersonissos, Crete, Greece
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+30 2897 021976
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Gravesend, Kent, England
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's not far from the worn and tacky tourist trap of Hersonissos down by the water's edge, but old Hersonissos village -- just up the hill -- is a world away. And as you stroll through the square, trying to decide which of the surrounding restaurants to choose, go just a bit further, off the square, to the well-signed Ta... More 

1 Thank harrisUSUK
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Home- made food by a lovely family. The hospitality was charming and the food was delicious. The lady who welcomed us was very nice.

Thank Lior P
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Very good and traditional Greek food. Nice and cosy ambiance. Try this family restaurant and you'll know what you miss if you didn't have your meal at La Petrina. Avoid the square and enjoy!

Thank Theo R
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Get the best meal in town at Ta Petrina Taverna. Not at the square ....you have to look for it. It is worth the effort! Fresh food with real Kretan spices so enjoy!!!

Thank Jim K
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We were looking for another restaurant, but were told by one of the shopkeepers to try this one. The food was excellent. (Try the suckling pig!). My only concern was the lovely lady kept trying to push certain dishes, as well as starters and desserts and I am not a fan of that. I prefer to make my own choice.... More 

Thank Andy N
Brandesburton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Lovely people & the food was delicious. The tables are set out under Lime & Pomegranate trees which gives such a cosy relaxed atmosphere.

1 Thank Neil M
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 October 2016

As with a previous review we also came upon this Taverna by accident as it is off the main village square, but what a lucky find. To us if eating out whilst abroad the more authentic the food and atmosphere the better and this 30 year old family restaurant certainly lives up to that. The menu is extensive and even... More 

1 Thank jhtomlinson
Canvey Island
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

We discovered Ta Petrina quite by accident on a wander through Old Hersonissos one evening. It is hidden away from the main square, but if you go to the church side of the square and look up you will see its lights and you will find it. It is a traditional family run taverna and serves really good food. A... More 

1 Thank yiayia2jake
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Friendly service and a good choice of home made meals (all the restaurants here seem to offer this). Portion sizes were more than adequate and cooked well - you cant offer poor food or service here and the message gets around. Recommended.

Thank SteveMGTC
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Delightful staff who made it a pleasurable evening. Possibly not the best food but made up for it with the welcome and the little extras. We went on a Monday eve5when the tavernas around the square are packed because of the Greek dancing. Great to find a quieter place and able to wander back to see some dancing later.

Thank thekings4

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Hersonissos, Hersonissos, Crete, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Hersonissos
  • Phone Number: +30 2897 021976

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?