When tourists arrive on Mykonos, they are overwhelmed by the number of different restaurants with the finest cuisine in the Aegean. Some are instantly attracted to famous international restaurants with a worldwide reputation. However, in local tavernas, one can try authentic Greek food in Mykonos that is both affordable and top-quality. We’ll help you make the best choice of eateries before traveling to this beautiful island.
What Is Traditional and Authentic Greek Food in Mykonos?
One might wonder – what is Greek food? Tasty traditional Mediterranean dishes made from seafood, fresh vegetables, and the finest olive oil make up Greek cuisine.
From delectable melitzanosalata (aubergine salad) and tzatziki to mouth-watering dolmades and moussaka, one has to get a taste of the unique flavors of the exquisite dishes while vacationing in Mykonos. Here is an authentic Greek food list:
- Courgette balls – Popular meal made from fresh herbs, zucchini, and feta, rolled into balls, and fried.
- Baklava and honey – A type of dessert made from honey, ground nuts, and filo pastry.
- Taramasalata (fish roe dip) – Unique dish prepared with white or red fish roe that is spread on bread or potato base.
- Kremidopita – Creamy onion pie prepared with filo pastry and feta cheese.
- Mostra – A Mykonos popular delicacy made with barley rusk, ripe tomato, and a tablespoon of kopanisti cheese.
- Louze – The other name of this meal is Myconian prosciutto – thin slices of deliciously cooked pork.
- Rafiolia – A well-known dessert made from honey, pumpkin with cinnamon, and fried dough. It is filled with Mykonos’ popular cheese – tyrovolia.
- Dolmades – A delicacy prepared with grape or cabbage lives and stuffed with a mix of rice and herbs.
- Moussaka – A tasty combination of potatoes, eggplants, and minced meat.
Craving a Simple Yet Unique Dish? Head to Kiki’s Tavern – A Hidden Gem of the Island
Foodies usually want to find hidden gems while searching for the best places to eat on Mykonos. There is no better way to start your search than with Kiki’s Tavern, a small yet cozy family-run restaurant that is shaded by creep grapevines on a hill behind the Agios Sostis church.
They offer grilled pork chops, octopus and swordfish, salads, baked potato, and feta cheese as a side dish. You can also get a taste of special salty Myconian cheese – Kopanisti. Both tourists and locals rate Kiki’s Tavern as one of the best restaurants on Mykonos because everyone can have delicious meals as well as help themselves to free wine while waiting for the order to arrive.
Nicolas Taverna Offers Hearty and Healthy Dishes
Mykonos is famous for its family-run tavernas tucked away in quiet parts of the island. Nicolas Taverna is located on the south coast on a small beach. The same family has kept the reputation of Nicolas Taverna intact for three generations.
If you are looking for a high-quality and hearty meal to kick-start your day filled with water sports activities like swimming and surfing in the Aegean Sea or sunbathing on one of the beautiful beaches on Mykonos, plan to go to Nicolas Taverna. Dishes such as delectable moussaka, lamb with orzo in tomato sauce, and veal casserole in tomato sauce will keep you energized all day. Don’t miss out on their authentic pork souvlaki, chicken souvlaki, rib-eye steak, and veal filet au poivre.
The Distinctive Beach Taverna Serves Traditional Greek Cold Appetizers
Local and affordable delicacies can be found on the menu of Nicolas Taverna. Enjoy a plate of nutrient-dense fava prepared with peas, onion, garlic, and lemon. Foodies usually combine it with eliopsomo (bread with olives) and wine.
On the other hand, if you want something completely different, the inexpensive tarama (fish roe) salad would make a perfect meal. It is a dip that is usually served with raki or ouzo (alcoholic drinks). Another delicious appetizer is aubergine salad. A meal with fresh vegetables, feta cheese, and numerous spices will be an outstanding addition to your lunch or dinner.
Check Out Sakis Grill House for a Special Midnight Meal
This is a well-known party island where the nightlife is top-tier. With the abundance of bars and clubs, you can never run out of parties to attend and things to do. However, after a lively night, it’s time to satisfy your post-clubbing munchies before returning to your Mykonos villa with a private pool.
Go to Sakis Grill House and indulge in tasty traditional grilled chicken and lamb souvlaki, as well as greasy giros, kalamaki, and kotobacon with tzatziki and french fries. You can choose between more than 30 dishes and more than 10 salads. Excite your taste buds late in the night with distinctive grilled meat.
What Is the Ideal Order at Sakis Grill House After a Night Out in Mykonos Town?
Don’t waste any time searching for the ideal meal because there is a perfect dish every clubber and night owl loves to eat in Greece. Our tip is to order a plate of kotobacon and a salad. The meal might even give you enough energy to prolong your stay in clubs and Myconian bars.
The distinctive street dish – kotobacon consists of grilled chicken that is wrapped in tasty slices of bacon. The savoriness of the meat is balanced out with a healthy plate of Greek salad which is made from fresh bell peppers, red onions, olives, tomatoes, cucumbers, and creamy feta cheese.
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Mathios Tavern Is One of the Unique Restaurants the Whole Family Will Enjoy
Mathios Tavern is located across the new ferry port, between Agios Stefanos Beach and the town. Their menu is not only based on seafood, there are various types of meals one can choose from. It boasts itself of a family-friendly atmosphere, warm and welcoming staff, and appetizing meals.
Some of Mathios Tavern’s specialties are Myconian onion pie, stuffed zucchini, dolmades with vine leaves, stuffed tomatoes with rice, pork in lemon sauce, and milk veal steak. While enjoying breakfast, lunch, or dinner at Mathios Tavern, people have an opportunity to experience an incredible view of the sea and the Town. Reserve a table and get a taste of the finest meals.
Their Menu Also Features Some Authentic Desserts
Looking for a way to satisfy your sweet tooth? Look no further than Mathios Tavern and their galaktoboureko roll and greek yogurt with honey and fruit. The typical dessert called a galaktoboureko roll would make your entire trip worthwhile. It is made with semolina custard, fluffy cream, and syrup. The filo pastry tastes heavenly and is very crunchy.
Another option is to order yogurt with fruits and honey. In Greece, it has been traditionally prepared for many years. Different fruits such as strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries are covered with honey, while yogurt makes the dish taste creamy and refreshing. The dessert can be paired with wine, coffee, and tea.
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Contact The Ace VIP if You Want to Book the Best Mykonos Villa That Is Near Unique Greek Tavernas
Indulging in delicacies and cozy tavernas on the island will be simple if you stay in one of the nearby private villas in Mykonos. The Ace VIP will provide you with a breathtaking view from one of our Mykonos luxury villas, as well as make reservations on your behalf in the top-rated restaurants.
But, in case a restaurant you are interested in is a bit far away, don’t worry because we can book you a car so you won’t be limited with your choices of eateries. Therefore if you are planning a vacation, don’t miss out on the best luxury Mykonos villas for rental and traditional Mediterranean tavernas.