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Mixalios Grill House

Ano Koufonisi | Ano Koufonisi, 84300, Greece
+30 697 642 0097
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“lamb chops” (12 reviews)
“goat” (14 reviews)
“baby pork” (3 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Greek, Grill
Ano Koufonisi | Ano Koufonisi, 84300, Greece
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

I had the goat, it was amazing. I also had the saganaki, it was so chewy it was like eating a sandal. It was overall a good meal and I would probably come back for the meat dishes. The location may not be easy to...More

Thank Cindy H
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Never found it open. I went today 25th Sept and it was closed. They normally close on 23rd. But on 23rd it was closed to the public for a private function. Not a review but be advised that the restaurant has now closed (25/9/17).

Thank 270,766
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We went here having read the reviews on Trip Advisor and were not disappointed. What a setting, seemingly in the middle of nowhere. Good choice of food on the menu and when received it was well cooked and mainly accompanied by amazing freshly cooked chips....More

Thank David L
Reviewed 17 September 2017

A nice restaurant, very polite people, but their meat dishes (the thing we were there for) were not as great as suggested (by previous reviewers). We tried kontosouvli (could not eat it all because it didn't taste good) and pork souvlaki (tasted average). The prices...More

Thank randomTravellerEU
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Nice lamb chops but the tone was not something special... Dimitris the waiter was very friendly........

Thank ee e
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

We had the saganaki to start- best we had so far in Greece. We had the baby goat and veal. Both delicious meals and large portions. Totally worth a visit if your on the island. We visited on our last night and wish we would...More

Thank suttonase
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Decided to try this place based on other reviews but certainly won't be repeating that mistake.Firstly you have to treck 400m down dark dirt track roads to get there but ok then we were seated in what can only be described as a gravel carpark...More

1  Thank Michael S
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

One of the best places to eat, if not the best. Once we found out about this hidden grill house, we thought twice about eating anywhere else. Big portions and good prices. The goat dishes are really amazing. One of the island's culinary highlights. All...More

Thank AndromedaF2
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Set a little way outside the village, make sure to visit this restaurant if you are a meat lover! We ate there 3 times in under a week and all the meals were top quality! The pork, lamb, goat and steak were all of excellent...More

Thank Rimbola
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

We came to the place after the recommendation of a friend..It happens to be Greek and my wife Spanish..!!Amazing meat super friendly staff ,very fast and good service..10 out of 10 to the grill chef..He make us lampchops and was grilled super super nice..I visit...More

Thank Leonidas V
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ano Koufonisi | Ano Koufonisi, 84300, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  South Aegean  >  Cyclades  >  Koufonissi
  • Phone Number: +30 697 642 0097
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Mixalios GRILL HOUSE is a family-owned restaurant that was established in 1999 and offers a wide range of dishes with ingredients that are all locally sourced, either from our own farms in Koufonisia, but also Keros and Naxos. Mixalios, our grandfather, grew up in the neighboring island of Kato Koufonisi, where he still has his farm of goats and sheep. Every day, all through the year, at 5 am, Mixalios takes his boat and goes to Kato Koufonisi to take care of the animals and comes back by sunset. But the family also has goats on the uninhabited island of Keros, where they graze freely. Only one fresh-water well exists on the island, by the shore, and all animals descend every day from the mountains to drink from there. Between May and June, Mixalios and his son, Giannis Prasinos, visit the island early in the morning, place a large flat stone on the well’s opening blocking access to the water, and this allows them to easily capture animals waiting to get a drink! Giannis, the owner of the GRILL HOUSE, also has small farms at Ano Koufonisi, where he feeds his cows, free-range roosters, and pigs. All the animals are fed grain that is grown by Giannis himself on his lands both at Ano and Kato Koufonisi. Anna, our grandmother, makes three types of local cheese, prepared from our own cow and goat milk on a wood fire, using a traditional recipe. We serve xinomizithra, a soft, white, sour cheese, which is light in fat; ladotiri, which is a sharp, hard cheese, aged in oil; and feta. Yiayia Anna, also makes rakomelo, a sweet liqueur with raki, cinnamon and a mixture of honey and sugar. Maria, Gianni’s wife, makes “halva” pastry, which is made with semolina, cinnamon, and syrup. It is topped with her specialty, a “spoon sweet” made with fresh carrots. Enjoy your meal!
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