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Koxili Tavern

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On the beach, Gialova 240 01, Greece
+30 2723 023259
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Situated right on the beach. This is the place with homelike atmosphere and kind personnel. Traditional Greek and Mediterranean food made with "meraki". Nice wine card. Good place to organize every king of event from simple dinner to weddings and etc... Must visit!!

Thank johnyk_74
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149 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the small village of Gialova there are a number of Tavenas right on the waterfront of Navarino Bay. This is one of the best of them. We came in 12 peaople for a late dinner, and it was a real treat. Service was quick and very friendly, and the food (although alot of it was deep fried) was freash... More 

Thank עמי מ
New York City, New York
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52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

We stopped in for a late lunch, just passing through. What a lovely spot! The topography is spectacular (take a look on Googlemaps) and the water comes right to the back of the restaurant. Wonderful even in November - though the place was deserted. Food was good, though we only had a slight snack. Hospitality was first class.

1 Thank RCMV
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Was recommended this by fellow holiday makers. It has one of the most beautiful settings in the resort and the king prawns (shrimp) I had were delicious

Thank thedachsielady
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Except the perfect location of the restaurant with the spectacular view of Pulos and Sfaktiria the restaurant combines beautifull decoration on its onside with the sea outside. Especially at night the whole view is amazing. The Greek music combined with the fast,polite and excellent service of a high class restaurant is what makes the difference. And ofcourse the menu with... More 

1 Thank Xristos P
Newport, UK
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Visited yesterday evening, four adults and four kids, and without exception the setting for this restaurant is utterly fantastic. Right on the beach, looking over the bay toward Pylos, and the occasional flash of lighting from the storm that based through earlier. Idyllic. Staff were welcome and friendly, right up until we didn't order one of their large fish, opting... More 

2 Thank Andy O
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

After all the great reviews I was quite disappointed. 3 over cooked prawns for 16 euros and a tasteless frozen squid :( shame. Children's pasta was tinned tomato sauce too :( not great. Very average.

1 Thank jon h
Florence, Italy
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

we had a dinner on the beach, the food is good , the place is beautiful, you may sit on a table without the shoes , very nice experience

Thank luigicomi
Geneva, Switzerland
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Really nice seafood in the village of Gialova. The terrace is almost directly on the beach, so you are 10m away from the water.

Thank Gl0rfinde1
Paris, France
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

At the end of the bay of Gialova, after a lot of taverns, restaurants and coffee bars, lies the Koxili (shell) restaurant, with half of its tables in the sand. There is a variety of dishes, plates of the day with Mediterranean cuisine, fresh fish, local specialities etc. What makes it so special is also the atmosphere, light relaxing colors,... More 

Thank evab1989

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: On the beach, Gialova 240 01, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Peloponnese  >  Messenia Region  >  Gialova
  • Phone Number: +30 2723 023259

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