Where can you enjoy some authentic local food in Zante?
Zante’s growing popularity among tourists has meant that in the last five years, numerous taverns and local restaurants have gradually been replaced by more touristy establishments, leaving many tourists to wonder where they could still find some authentic local food.
WelcometoZante constantly updates the list of restaurants and places that still offer traditional local cuisine and Greek hospitality.
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Below is a list of recommended fish restaurants, meat restaurants and traditional taverns:
Highlights: Fresh fish, sea views. This tavern is located just steps from the sea and can be reached on foot from the main square of Zakynthos’ town. It mainly attracts locals, who come here to enjoy fresh fish and some glasses of Ouzo.
Highlights: traditional local dishes, live music. Located on the seafront of Zakynthos, this tavern offers traditional local dishes made with high quality ingredients and fish caught fresh daily, accompanied in the evening by popular Zakynthos songs (Kantades).
Feature: fixed menu and lots of food. This characteristic Greek tavern is located in Lagkadakia, inland. With only € 15 per person you will be entitled to 8 local side dishes, a mix of meat, drinks and wine. Many of the raw materials come from the owner’s garden!
Feature: the best pita in Zakynthos and meat cooked on a spit. In this small tavern located on the side of the road, you will find the best pita in Zakynthos. Here both pita and meat are still cooked on the grill and on the spit. Read more
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Highlights: fresh fish, friendly atmosphere. Owner Gnognos is the soul of this family-run tavern: fresh fish daily, some meat dishes of the day and moussaka prepared daily by Gnognos’s lovely wife. Unique tavern and Greek hospitality at its finest.
Highlights: traditional local dishes, expert chef. This tavern, located 1 km from Zakynthos, is managed by highly accomplished Chef Nikos, who also teaches other chefs on the island. At lunch, he prepares various local dishes of the day: ask him what he recommends.
Highlights: pita and meat dishes. From a simple eatery, in a few years, Sizzlebang has become one of the most popular taverns in Laganas, thanks to its wonderful owner Marilena. Pita is definitely the most requested dish, but moussaka and various meat dishes are also very popular.