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Where to eat in Zante

The tourist explosion of the last 5 years has meant that many taverns and local restaurants have made way for more touristy restaurants.

WelcometoZante will constantly update those restaurants and places that still maintain the typical local cuisine and Greek hospitality.

Print the page and show it at the restaurant and you will be entitled to a free gift from each of the restaurants!

Here are our suggested restaurants / taverns divided by area:

RESTAURANT ASTERIA-ALIVIZOS

Highlights: Fresh fish, sea view. This tavern is located a few steps from the sea and can be reached on foot from the main square of Zakynthos. Frequented mainly by the local Greeks, who come here to eat fresh fish accompanying dishes with various glasses of Ouzo.

RESTAURANT
VARKAROLA

Highlights: traditional local dishes, live music. Located on the seafront of Zakynthos, this tavern offers traditional local dishes made with first quality ingredients and fresh fish of the day, accompanied every evening by the popular songs of Zakynthos (Kantades).

RESTAURANT MALANOS

Highlights: traditional local dishes, expert chef. This tavern, located 1 km from Zakynthos, is managed by the highly accomplished Chef of Zakynthos, Nikos. In fact, he actually teaches cooking to other chefs working on the island. At lunch he prepares numerous dishes of the day, ask him for advice on these.

RESTAURANT PANOS

Highlights: pita and meat dishes. From a simple tavern, in a few years it has become the most popular in Laganas, also thanks to the wonderful owner Costantina. The pita is definitely the most requested dish; the moussaka and meat dishes are also very popular

RESTAURANT EL GRECO

Highlights: fresh fish, atmosphere. The owner Gnognos is the soul of this family-run tavern: fresh fish every day, some meat dishes of the day and the moussaka prepared daily by Gnognos’s lovely wife. Unmissable Taverna in which to taste Greek hospitality.

RESTAURANT CAVE DAMIANOS

Highlight: sunset views, quality dishes. Opened in 2017, in a very short time it became known throughout the island. The sunset, the tranquillity, the spectacular view and the quality of the dishes are the winning mix of this tavern suspended on a promontory. Getting there is not easy, but it’s well worth the effort