Patralis Fish Tavern
It is the oldest tavern of Spetses Island - Greece. In 1935, old "Barba" Panos the fisherman, head of the family, laid the foundation of the Patralis Fish Tavern. Since, the tradition continues to flourish in the hands of "Barba" Panos' descendants: his son Vassilis and the three grandsons: Nikos, Panagiotis and Argiris, worthy heirs, offer a unique quality to all their friends and customers. Hospitality and high quality gastronomy are first priority of the Patralis brothers.
In the taverns cuisine you will find traditional cooked plates, grills and of course fresh fish. The chef, Panagiotis Patralis propose lobster spaghetti for dinner and sea-food with rice for lunch. Other delicious plates are: fish soup, roast scorpine with tomato and garlic and the local traditional plate of Spetses "Fish a la Spetsiota".
However, the journey to gastronomy carries on with traditional Greek cuisine such as Moussaka, the Papoutsakia (aubergines stuffed with mincemeat and béchamel sauce), the oven-baked lamb or the stuffed tomatoes.
The Greek wine will accompany your taste through many choices in selected bottled wines including the especially bottled wine for the Patralis family as well as the house wine from the family barrels. Don't miss to order delicious desserts such as Baklava, Yoghurt with nuts & honey and baked apple. They are all made from Patralis family with a recipe from 1935!
Bouboulina...what else?!: The Best Fish Fry in Spetses
Nothing we had was bad. On the contrary, I could imagine an expecting mother in Athens, or Thessaloniki for that matter, getting a wild craving for fresh fried fish and driving in the middle of the night all the way to Bouboulina's for the feast we had!
Everything is fresh and served by friendly and polite waiters. While you are waiting for the main dishes to arrive, sip on a cool beer or ouzo and snack on a lovely mezze, such as fried egg plants with garlic sauce...ymmmmmmmm. my favourite.
Favorite Dish: Fried fresh kalamari, melt in your mouth. Fried eggplant with garlic sauce. Fresh fried potatoes, no frozen things here!