We can all agree that there is no better feeling than washing off the salt and getting dressed up to go to dinner after a long day at the beach – those are some truly magical nights. So here are some of the best dine-in restaurants in Mykonos Old Town you should definitely visit during your summer vacation.

Best Dine-In Restaurants in Mykonos Are Always Located in Old Town (Chora)

When you visit Mykonos, you will notice that it is not only filled with gorgeous beaches, Mykonos villas for rental, and nightclubs but it’s also filled with amazing places to eat. Food is a very important part of the local culture, and you’ll be able to notice that while staying in Mykonos.

There are many amazing restaurants, and most of them are located in the heart and soul of the island – Chora, which is great because the travel time is as little as 5 minutes to get there from most luxury villas in Mykonos if you rent a car.

The streets of Chora

Chora has the best restaurants, just take a walk around the streets

M-eating Restaurant in Chora Is Always a Good Choice

M-eating is a restaurant that opened in 2019 and quickly became one of the hottest spots on the island. It’s an upscale place that serves authentic Mediterranean cuisine with a twist. The restaurant is located in the center of Chora, in an old house that fits into Mykonian architecture perfectly with its white walls and blue doors.

The interior of the place is beautiful, a perfect mix of traditional and modern, just like the dishes on their menu. They also offer a gorgeous outdoor space overlooking the streets of Chora. The prices are pretty standard for a nice dine-in place, but they probably wouldn’t fit you if you plan on doing Mykonos on a budget.

To Maereio Is a Great Place in Mykonos Town for Dinner After a Long Day at the Beach

If you don’t feel like going to your Mykonos villa and getting all dressed up to go out and eat, but you still want to sit down somewhere and grab a bite, To Maereio is a great place to go eat after the beach and the sea. It’s a hidden place in the heart of Chora, and it’s the type of restaurant that can make your entire day better. It’s tucked away and not very famous among tourists, even the sign in front is in Greek, so it’s easy to miss.

However, once you discover it, you will see why it’s a favorite spot for locals. The restaurant is run by two twin brothers who learned culinary art from their father, a famous Greek chef. The food is mouth-watering, and the menu consists strictly of authentic Greek cuisine. Every dish is prepared by following a family recipe that has been passed down from generation to generation for years, decades even.

They have a small terrace with a few tables, and both the outdoor and indoor seating area is always packed, and the prices are very reasonable. The atmosphere is great, and you can try wine and ouzo while you wait for the food. Definitely worth a visit, so save the address: Maereio, 16 Kalogera Str., Chora.

A Greek salad

Try authentic Greek food in To Maereio

Niko’s Taverna Is a Classic Place Where You Can Eat Some Great Traditional Dishes

If you want a true, authentic, traditional way of experiencing Greek food, a taverna is your only option, and Niko’s Taverna is the best one on the whole island. It serves dishes only from Greek cuisine, and the menu is pretty short and sweet. If you love small appetizers, this is where you need to be. The prices are reasonable, and this is a popular spot for tourists and locals alike.

The taverna has both indoor and outdoor seating with a view of the streets, and the atmosphere is great. Pelicans that hover over you while you’re sitting in the blue chairs make the whole experience ten times better. This is a place you will fall in love with after the first visit.

Noema Is a Modern Take on a Taverna

What do you get when you cross a classic taverna with a modern chef working as a food consultant in Greece? You get Noema – an upscale modern restaurant serving its version of traditional dishes.

The interior is beautiful and minimalistic, and the reservations are hard to get, so you might want to ask your Mykonos concierge to help you out. While it is a little bit expensive, it’s worth the splurge because that dinner will be an experience you will remember for years.

A Greek taverna

Chora is filled with beautiful small tavernas

Matsuhisa Is the Go-To Spot for Japanese Food

If you don’t feel like eating Mediterranean food for a night and you want to splurge and treat yourself to a truly luxurious dining experience like no other, go to Matsuhisa. It’s a Japanese restaurant that’s located in the Belvedere Hotel, one of the most popular hotels on the island. The restaurant takes roots from the Nobu restaurant franchise, and it’s not going to disappoint.

Matsuhisa is by no means affordable, but it will offer you a truly unique experience. Every bite of your sushi or sashimi is not only made of incredibly fresh fish, but it’s also paired with a perfect glass of wine from their award-winning wine cellar. The interior screams romance and luxury, so you can imagine that the atmosphere is amazing.

Sushi roll

You can find great fresh sushi on the island

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If dining in different places around the Old Town and visiting the most amazing beaches on The Island of the Winds are in your Greece travel plans for the perfect summer vacation – contact The Ace VIP and pick one of our Mykonos luxury villas for your stay. And if you want the finest dining experience there is, book our Mykonos yacht rental and hire a private chef to cook you any meal you would like right above the sea. You deserve to be spoiled a little when you travel.