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Koxili Tavern

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On the beach, Gialova 240 01, Greece
+30 2723 023259
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New York City, New York
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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1 Thank RCMV
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
29 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

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Thank thedachsielady
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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 

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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 

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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.

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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

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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.

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Paris, France
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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 

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Thank evab1989
Breukelen, Utrecht, Netherlands
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Great restaurant with very delicious dishes. Situated rIght at the beach so it stays cool due to the nice wind. Nice Greek music at the back ground. Really nice atmosphere!

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Thank Tinus39
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Perfect Fish Taverna on the beach. What more could one ask for! I was referred to this gem of a restaurant by a good friend and this didn't disappoint. Produce driven menu offering quality all round. Standout though unlikely dishes were the portokalopita (orange cake - with a twist) and the ntomatokeftedes (tomato croquettes). They will not give the recipe... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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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