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Maria's Restaurant

Paleochora, Crete, Greece
+30 2823 041521
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good23%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fish soup” (4 reviews)
“moussaka” (10 reviews)
“potatoes” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Greek
$$ - $$$
Paleochora, Crete, Greece
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

Can't beat the location. Right on the water... spectacular views while having dinner... amazing! Home style cooking and the family vibe was the best part of the dining experience. Maria's food is delicious and her kids were serving. Met their adorable dog who was hanging...More

Thank chloe_johnson5
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

It is a family business located at the end of the beach on the port side of Paleochora.daughter and dad on the service side and mom cooking in the kitchen delicious Greek food.we had aubergine salad which is very popular in Greece and it was...More

Thank Hilkka K
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

One of top 5 in Palaiochora. Nice family personell. Very good dolmades, stuffed tomato and meze. A hot evening the sea wind gives a cool touch.

Thank Anders Ö
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Marias cafeteria serves good food. She is helpful if you ask questions about the food, and her family runs the restaurant in a good way. It is beautiful to see the light dims out when the sun sets, but it can get quite cold outside...More

1  Thank Øystein F
Reviewed 10 November 2016

7 years visit in Paleochora is 7 years dining at Maria's Restaurant. We had our 100 times anniversary this year. We love Maria's food. It is fantastic, what she can do in the kitchen. Thank you Maria. In my review of 15. december 2014, you...More

1  Thank LN1946
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

What can I say. Very good food and service right by the sea front. Friendly staff and couldn't fault it. Highly recommended

Thank SteveandLizTelford
Reviewed 17 September 2016

As per the title this has been a favourite for many years. We hve watched Maria and Manalito's girls grow up and they now help to serve in the restaurant. We no longer bother to look in the kitchen since we know it will be...More

1  Thank PAHEngland
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Went there twice during our stay. Maria cooks delicious food and her attention to detail in her recipes is apparent. The restaurant is attractively furnished again with a loving eye for detail and is on the waterfront - a great place to watch the sun...More

Thank Bernie W
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Maria's is a nice family run reastaurant. The food is good. The service is excellent with smiles and nice words. They are trying to make you feel at home.

Thank angela m
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Maria's is a homely, friendly, traditional Greek Taverna with a nice location on the harbour-side and excellent value dishes. Nothing on the menu stands out as outstanding, it's more home cooking than Michelin cuisine but no less enjoyable for that. The mousakka was very good...More

1  Thank keith_williams2
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paleochora, Crete, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Paleochora
  • Phone Number: +30 2823 041521
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