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Cretan Family

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Malia, Crete 70007, Greece
+30 2897 031527
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Atlantic City
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 2 December 2016

We went to this restaurant 2 times, as we really love food and atmosphere. It belongs to cretan family, which made everything to make us love our dinner there. Live romantic music in the evening, sea food, and delicious desserts. We highly reccomend this place to everyone, who is searching for authentic place in Malia

Thank Ksusha G
Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Discovered this restaurant on a walk from our hotel. The whole family are so friendly and welcoming, and the food is so amazing we ate there every night. We told one of the owners that we are vegetarian and he suggested that they could make dishes especially for us, despite there being plenty to choose from. The wine is fantastic... More 

Thank Jennifer B
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place to rest, with tasty food and the best service. Anyway, you are alone or with family, you will have a beautiful time by cretan family. I come back many years,and I will do it again and again and again 💖

Thank Sybilla W
Dudley, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

The lobster you have to order a day in advance, but is well worth the wait, absolutely delicious, fantastic value for money. The steak was beautiful, and would recommend everyone to try this restaurant, the whole Family make you feel Very Very Welcome. Roll on next year.

Thank Yamyamhughes
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

the owner is an absolute pro, he knows how to make you feel welcome, without overacting it. prices are bit cheaper than in old malia center, its a bit of a walk as well, depending on where you stay in malia. portions are nice, quality as well on top. make sure you try "davros(?)" (small vinaigrette marinated fish filets) and... More 

Thank felix b
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We were wondering whether we would find anything other than fast food but this place was a fantastic find. We were made so welcome, nothing was too much trouble and we felt like old friends by the end of the meal. The food was great and the toilets were the best we have seen in Crete. We are staying too... More 

Thank Nan186338
Vienna, Austria
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We visited the place spontaniously but never changed our lunch location afterwards. All the dishes were delicious and plus the atmosphere of the place makes your time there wonderful. Thanks to the staff and especially the owners as well their fast service we always left the restaurant happy!

Thank YuliLa
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

From start to finish this restaurant gets full marks - from the friendly welcome upon walking into the venue, to a member of staff showing us the outside grill where fresh food was being prepared. We had some tasty starters and for mains, My husband had fresh fish, which he said tasted really fresh, and I had a wonderful chicken... More 

Thank ALAKER444
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155 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

If you want delicious, freshly prepared, traditional Greek food then head out of the centre of Malia and walk to the Cretan Family taverna. There you will be welcomed as a long-lost member of the family and treated to some tasty dishes. The charcoal grill situated at the front of the restaurant is fired up from late morning ready to... More 

Thank ellonway
Paris, France
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Perfect food, very nice atmosphere and very nice and hospitable owners!! One of the best places in Malia. We discovered it when just stopped to have a drink and after ate there 3 last evenings. Very good wines, which they produce themselves. The best Musaka in Malia, very tasty grill dishes with lamb and pork! Must visit place!!

Thank Lenok_lenok83

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Barbecue, Greek
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Malia, Crete 70007, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Malia
  • Phone Number: +30 2897 031527

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