Cuisine: Greek
Price Point: Mains from £10-£25

Discover authentic Greek home cooking at Maria’s!

In keeping with traditional Greek values, this independent restaurant is named after the family’s matriarch Maria. You’ll feel instantly at home in this family run restaurant, with her whole family making sure you enjoy your dining experience.

Journey through the best culinary regions of Greece with Maria’s menu of traditional dishes, such as meze, grilled meats and Greek salads. Everything is prepared fresh to order, from their gold-crumbed croquettes with melted feta cheese, to their speciality Moussaka, featuring delicate layers of lamb ragu, aubergine and creamy bechamel.

Maria’s also offers an excellent selection of cold Greek beers (try the Mythos) and sweet treats to polish off the evening. Thanks to their heartwarming food and hospitality, this tavern is ideal for families and friends wanting to enjoy an evening together.

(Top tip: make sure you order a side of Halloumi fries, marinated in honey and mint!)

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Maria's Greek Meze Bar Taverna
68 Crwys Road
Cardiff Cf24 4NP

Open Hours:
Monday 6pm - 10pm
Tuesday 12pm - 10pm
Wednesday 12pm - 10pm
Thursday 12pm - 10pm
Friday 12pm - 11pm
Saturday 12pm - 11pm
Sunday 12pm - 10pm

Phone: 02921151268
Website: www.mariasgreektaverna.co.uk

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Maria's Greek Meze Bar Taverna
Location: Cathays
Cuisine: Greek
Mains: £10-£25

Reviews

Owain Davies

Excellent food, great service, will definitely be returning!

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Rosie Johns

We went for a selection of the 'mezze' dishes – halloumi, calamari, king prawns, whitebait, grilled sausage, spinach croquettes and filo parcels with minced lamb. I can't fault any of it – we tried deciding which dish was our favourite but they were all equally good. The service was speedy and the waitress was really friendly, too. Overall a great experience and we'll definitely be back.

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The food was amazing very tasty and the customer service was great! I will definitely go back and I would recommend to friends and family!

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Sophie Miles

Had a wonderful evening at Maria's Greek Taverna thanks to first table. Service was prompt and attentive, as soon as we entered the manager greeted us and knew who I was when I told him my name and that I had booked the table through first table. All the food was delicious, we shared 3 meze plates to start, the halloumi fries in particular were incredible. The mains were also very good, the mousakka came out piping hot and was very tasty and the pasta dish was very nice. The wine was lovely and a very good price. To round it off there was no confusion with the bill and all the food we ordered had the 50% off with no problems at all. Overall we had a lovely time and the place itself is very quaint and had a great atmosphere, we will definitely be back!

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I have been here a few times and enjoy the good food and friendly service. Lovely relaxed atmosphere at affordable prices. Big portions too!

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Andrea Davies

First time here, starters of lamb and bechamel in filo was tasty and we had high hopes. My kleftiko was ok and hubbys souvlaki was nice but lacking in the meat department

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Rosie Johns

Maria's is such a gem of a place - the servers are polite and attentive, the atmosphere is good and the food is fantastic. Highly recommend the calamari starter (possibly the best I've ever tasted). The moussaka is delicious and the kebabs are amazing . Highly recommended.

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Alvin Jones

Powered by a few gins from The Flora, we nearly walked by the place - clearly not concentrating! Warm and friendly greeting, we were soon looking at the menu and some house white was on the way. Food was very good as was the wine. Service was attentive throughout and didn't feel rushed at any point. No plates were smashed and we left feeling full and happy.

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Kerri Young

What a fantastic dining experience! Maria's has a very authentic but contemporary feel and the food was delicious. Excellent service too. Would definitely return again SOON!

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Kelly Robson

Delicious and authentic Greek meze that had the Hellenic seal of approval from my Greek boyfriend! Friendly and attentive service. We will be back soon.

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Amber Moorcroft

This was our first time dining at this new Greek restaurant. We had a selection of Mezze dishes and they were all fantastic - really big portions of authentic Greek food. We would love love to come back and try some of the larger dishes on offer as from eyeing up other diner’s food they looked yummy.
The service was excellent, we had a young girl serving us who was very attentive and had good recommendations which definitely helped.
We will be heading back very soon!

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Lema Mami

Fantastic restaurant with great Greek food! The staff were extremely friendly and very attentive! I would definitely recommend and will be returning. Stands well against other Greek competitors on Whitchurch road - it also has plenty of non-pork options which is handy!

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Laura Lee

This was our first time using First Table and to Maria's. We had a few starters to share and a main each. The halloumi fries in particular were delicious and my boyfriend commented that the lamb was the best he'd ever had.

I didn't catch the name of the waitress but she was very polite and attentive. We will definitely be back here and have already recommended to friends.

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Great Greek atmosphere. Perfect service. Authentic experience.

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We really enjoyed our meal. The portions were very generous and we'd happily pay the full price another time for what we had. My partner had the lamb and I had a selection of meze dishes. Everything was delicious and came in bigger portions than expected. Service was a little slow, but the restaurant was very busy for a Monday night. We look forward to going again.

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Gareth Parry-james

Really pleasant reception, great and knowledgeable service, outstanding food, the honey baked houlomi was outstanding, the klefika fell off the bone and the feta with it was incredibly fresh and toothsome, the stuffed peppers were by no means a poor vegetarian choice, perfectly blackened peppers encasing a rich and flavoursome rice, with an impeccable salad comprising the freshest leaves and refreshing and complimentary dressing. Oh my, the desserts! The gelakobouriko whilst unknown to us will not remain unknown, excellent soaked phyllo pastry, rich wobbly scented custard and such a generous portion, the baked honey cheesecake ran it a very close second. Very fair pricing for such obviously 1st class ingredients cooked with love and passion. Very fair wine pricing too, with the option of 50cl carafes for the price of a glass in other restaurants. Maria's is a very welcome addition to Cathays and we will be back!

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Tina Lau

Wonderful family business, all the staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was delicious. We ordered too much because we couldn't make any decisions! Flavours were amazing, portions were generous and we will definitely be back! Thanks!

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