Rhodes (Island) Restaurants

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    Taverna 'Mimakos': Traditional dining

    by Evenith666 Written Oct 25, 2010

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    Taverna Mimakos
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    'Mimakos' is a great, unique restaurant that sits right on top of a circular mound. As you ascend the hill, you pass a large car parking area with a small church and, for some reason, the turret of a tank. Keep going up the hill and you will find the restaurant. It does have a car park next to it, so dont make the mistake of parking half way up and walkin the rest of the way!
    The food here was a set thing from the bbq and cost us about €12 each and it was really worth it! the waitress seemed to bring us a never ending supply of plates filled with all different things. From basic BBQ stuff like chicken, lamb and pork, to other greek dishes such as Saganaki (fried cheese), cheese balls, mushrooms in cheese, mousakka and greek salad, to name but a few.
    The restaurant is always popular with the local Greeks, which is always a good sign as you can tell, if the locals go there, it must be good!

    Favorite Dish: It is impossible to pick a best dish from here, as everything was delicious! However the pork gyros-type-thing with peppers and onion was really nice, as were the cheese balls (although when you are the only person that really likes them they can get a bit sickly)

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    Mimakos Taverna: Views to die for

    by Myfanwe Written Oct 14, 2010

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    Mimakos Taverna from the road
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    This is a fantastic traditional restaurant situated on a hilltop overlooking some great olive groves which lead down to the deep Azure meditterranean sea. The seating area here is huge with plenty of space for dancing on the Greek nights which are held here every Tuesday night. We called in here after a great morning at Kalithea Spa. There is a large car park just below the restaurant and limited parking right next to the entrance at the top. We stopped off in the lower car park to investigate an old tank which was in the corner and a fantastic little chapel which seemed to be perched in the middle of nowhere.

    The food here was very good indeed. We were offered a set menu for 10 Euros which consisted of enough greek food to sink a battle ship. We also opted for a selection of greek meats which were delicious.... we realised later these were not included in the 10 Euro's offer. We ate and ate this delicious food whilst enjoying the wonderful panoramic views. I would love to visit here on a Tuesday evening for the Greek night when they have traditional Greek dancers from Rhodes whith a live Orchestra.

    The restaurant is open from 13:00 until late.

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    Kontiki: Dine in style!

    by Evenith666 Written Sep 19, 2010

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    The Kontiki
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    The Kontiki is by far the poshest restaurant on Rhodes, maybe even in Greece. Floating in Mandraki Harbour, the Kontiki is an absaloute gem.
    However I msut say that it has recently been renovated, and now looks much more modern, and it has lost some of its distinctive and characteristic charm. It is now on two floors, with the restaurant on the 'ground' floor and a bar on the upper deck. On our last visit we only had a drink in the up-stairs bar, but I ahve eaten here several times in the past before the renovations and can honestly say the food was brilliant.
    If your budget is on your side, the Kontiki is definately worth a visit and who knows, you may be dining with pop-stars, movie-stars, and even Royalty has been known to stop by!
    The Kontiki offers spectacular views of the Palace of the Grand Masters, the New Market, the Windmills, the Fort of St Nicholas and the Stag and Deer guarding the entrance to Mandraki Harbour.

    Favorite Dish: As I have not eaten here in quite some time I can't say what my favourite dish would be from what is on offer now, however this is the first place where I ever had Swordfish and it was delicious, so if it is still on there I would go for that!
    Although it is mainly seafood, there is a selection of Chicken and Meat dishes.

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    The Neon Bar: The best bar in Afandou!

    by Evenith666 Written Sep 12, 2010

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    The Neon Bar

    The Neon Bar is possibly the best bar/cafe in Afandou. Now situated just off the main square, having moved about 70 feet within the last 12 months from the square itself, the service here from the staff is fantastic, you really will not find a more friendly place in Afandou.
    This bar has been a favourite of my family since they first visited rhodes in 1983. Its recent move is largely due to the unscrupulous characters running the bar next door, who got very jealous of the amount of business the Neon bar was getting and began to make life very difficult for them.
    I have eaten here a couple of times and can tell you that the food is of a very high standard. If we do go out into the village and do not eat here, you can't beat calling in after for post-dinner drinks and one of their amazing crepe suzzettes!
    This bar is definately worth a visit if you pass through Afandou, you will not regret it!

    Note: The picture is of the Neon bar at its former location, the current bar is located 70 yards to the left

    Favorite Dish: The Crepe Suzettes are definately the best thing on offer here, but all the food is lovely!

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    Gyros

    by Balam Updated Jun 22, 2010

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    Gyros is traditionally made of pork but in recent years chicken gyros has appeared, thanks to its low fat content.
    Recently the doner kebab has also shown up, made of mixed lamb and beef mince.
    In the Greek gyros, the pita bread is not cut open to insert the meat and vegetables Greek Pita is more like a thin flat bread.
    There is also the version in half a small loaf of bread with the centre removed, which is basted and grilled like pita bread.
    In northern Greece gyros is served with mustard or ketchup instead of yoghourt. In Athens, gyros does not include chips.

    Make your own:

    This is probably the best way of enjoying a healthier gyros with quality ingredients. Ready-made pita bread is sold in all major supermarkets and pork is readily available. Recently, special herb and spice mixtures for gyros have come on the market, although oregano, salt, pepper and cumin are found in every home. The recipe below is just one of the many variations you can try. With a bit of imagination and experimentation you can create your own perfect gyros recipe.

    Cut the meat into narrow, thin strips and marinade it in a little vinegar. Add a dash of oregano and cumin if you like the flavour. Defrost the pita bread, slice the tomato and onion thinly and fry the chips. You’ll also need some yoghourt, tzatziki, mustard or whatever else you want to spread on the pita.

    When the meat is ready, cook it on the grill along with the pitas. Spread your chosen sauce on the pitas and add the meat, tomato and onion. The chips can go in the pita too or be served separately on the plate. The second option makes it easier to wrap the pita as it won’t be too full.

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  • Om Indian Restaurant: What a great indian food in Rhodes of all places!!

    by cohones Updated Jun 9, 2010

    Of all the places I have visited all these years Rhodes Island was the last place on earth I expected to taste such great Indian food.
    The place is beautifully decorated and in the spirit of Indian culture, the service is friendly, polite and on time and the prices are reasonable (30€ including drink).
    I would happily visit again in a future travel!

    Favorite Dish: Chicken Vindaloo (Chicken cooked with ginger, curry, garlic, cummin, red pepper, green chilli). Extra hot, very colorful goes well with rice and a cold Craft Beer.

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    Mythos: One of the many rooftop restaurants

    by clueless83 Updated Apr 21, 2010

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    The first thing I remember about Mythos was the spectacular view of the village from its rooftop terrace. I also remember that after we finished our meal the waiter gave us a shot glass of something, it was so delicious I asked him what it was but he wouldn't tell me! Top secret!

    Favorite Dish: There is a good selection of Greek food to try on the menu. I think I had a Souvlaki.

    I don't remember much else (prices etc) but if you're in Lindos you can't go wrong by having a meal here.

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    Panorama Tavern in Monolithos, Rhodes Island: Great view close to great beach!

    by Jawnuta Updated Jan 1, 2010

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    Panorama Tavern in Monolithos, Rhodes Island
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    We stopped in this place on our way to Fourni Beach for lunch.
    Panorama Tavern in Monolithos, Rhodes Island has great views and delicious food.
    The prices are good, and can't complain about the service.
    It is great place to escape the midday sun.

    Favorite Dish: We had horta, greek salad, zucchini croquets and calamari.

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    Cyprus Tavern - Timi's Place: Touristy Lindos, but food is good!!!

    by Jawnuta Written Jan 1, 2010

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    our dinner @ Cyprus Tavern - Timi's Place, Lindos
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    We decided to go to Lindos one night. We passed this town during the day and it was packed with tourists and tour busses so we decided to come back at night. When we arrived the sun was already gone, but it was still light enough to take few pictures. After few shots of Lidos beaches we decided to find a restaurant that does not have a steak on the menu, or at least does not have a steak on the first page. We looked and looked and .....no hope.
    Finally we decided on "Cyprus Tavern - Timi's Place" because they had a table available on the rooftop. We won a lottery that night. The food and service was superb.
    Cyprus Tavern - Timi's Place is a family run restaurant. Parents and grandparents in the kitchen and young handsome sons are serving the food. The family is originally from Cyprus, therefore they had few dishes from that ISland as well.
    We were extremely happy with this place and would return there on a heart beat.

    Favorite Dish: We had mezze platter (Humus, taramosalata, tzatziki etc), shrimp saganaki, octopus in vineger, stuffed peper and tomatoe, plenty of beer and wine :-)

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    Perama Taverna in Platania Village: Inexpensive and delicious!!!

    by Jawnuta Updated Jan 1, 2010

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    Perama Taverna in Platania Village, Rhodes
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    So we hop in our car (Topless Matiz) and went for a ride to discover Rhodos.
    One wrong turn and instead of Apolakkia village we end up in Apollona village. Not a big difference in name but huge difference on the map. Since getting lost on an island is never bad (it is an island, you will get to the shore no matter what direction you will go), we decided it is time for lunch, and some map reading exercise.
    NNorth east of Apollona village as we were driving through Platania village we saw a small taverna in modern building overlooking a valley. Since it was first taverna we saw for a while we decided to turn around and try to get something to eat.
    There was nobody but the owners in the tavern. As usually, mother and father were cooking and a tinge boy was serving. We looked at the menu and on our "Orange Juice scale" the taverna looked extremely good. We order few small dishes (it was a lunch time) and after few bites we ordered few more....and more.....the food was superb!!! and prices - hard to find on touristy Rhodes :-)

    Favorite Dish: We had greek salad, plate of pickled anchovies, fries, fried zucchini, greek yoghurt with nuts and honey, 2 orange juice and 3 fancy frozen coffee. Our bill with table cover was 26.30 Euro + tip

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    Taverna: The Old House: Paulo's place

    by Balam Updated Dec 29, 2008

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    Taverna: Old House, Rhodes
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    When we first came to Rhodes, Paulo worked behind the reception of the Hotel Oasis. He bought the land next door and opened his own bar/resteraunt. Over the years it has changed slightly, with the 'bar' part declining and the resteraunt prospering.
    It's not the cheapest Taverna around, but the food certainly is good and Paulo and his family are very friendly and helpful. So, if you're passing Afandou on the main road to Lindos, why not call in and pay them a visit.

    Favorite Dish: Stifado is my favorite.
    Pistachio, Muscles in Garlic Sauce, Souvlaki,
    some stuff with meat and peppers in that we can't remember the name of,
    Apple Pie, Yoghurt and Honey with nuts, mousakka, Giouvetsi, Lamb Chops, Salads.

    Paulo's cheesey balls are particularly nice..

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    Sarris: Sarris

    by mvtouring Written Jul 13, 2008

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    You will find them just away from the main street in the old town. The have a big selection of Greek mezedes and delicious fish appetizers. the have great fresh fish, but it is quite pricy, so check before you order

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    Rhodini Park: Greek nights

    by mvtouring Written Jul 13, 2008

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    Rhodini is the oldest and most popular garden cafe in Rhodes. Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday night from 20h00 to 24h00 their greek nights come alive with music, soublaki on the grill, french fries, salad, tzatziki and limitless wine

    Favorite Dish: Tzatziki, but then I am a sucker for this starter dish

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    Bread

    by Balam Updated Jun 26, 2008

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    One of the sweetest smelling places in a greek village is the bakery, It's one of the first things i look out for and it's certainly worth paying a visit early in the day for the freshest Koulouria (rings of white bread sprinkled with sesame seeds), Choriatiko (a flat off white and very tasty country bread). And why not purchase a few Moustalevria (wine flavoured sesame biscuits) to eat on the wak back to your lodging.
    At the end of the days baking the ovens are normaly made available for Neighbours to cook their Legs of lamb or other roasts so if you are staying self catering and only have one of those small hobs and no oven why not make friends with the baker and he will do your lamb to.

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    Desserts

    by Balam Written Jun 26, 2008

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    Greeks often eat their after dinner dessert at the pastry shop ( Zacharoplastio ) on the way home, Traditional tavernas rarely have a varied selection. Among the most popular are baklava ( a honey drenched flaky pastry with walnuts and almonds), loukoum (a doughnut like honey fritter), kataifi (a sort of shredded wheat filled with honey or syrup and chopped almonds), pitta me meli (honey cake), Galaktobouriko is a custard pie and don't forget the dairy shop (Galaktopolio) for the perfect sour sweet mixture of fresh yoghurt and honey.
    Or just some fruit, the best being peaches, apricots, grapes, melons and pomegranetes.

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