Maria's Taverna

4.5
137 reviews
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Welcome to Marias Taverna a family owned and operated restaurant, where great food and good times come together. Located in the heart of Kitsilano, Vancouver our Restaurant offers Fine Greek Cuisine in a Charming Atmosphere. We Hope to See You Soon!
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T
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful place to enjoy Greek Cuisine. The Calamari was outstanding and very tender. The service was pleasant and attentive. Excellent value. Enjoy.

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

If you’re looking for a quiet spot to enjoy date night, this isn’t it. If you’re looking for a great meal, friendly service, and an energetic atmosphere, definitely go here.

m
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

In the last month and a half I have hosted 4 separate dinners for a variety of guests and celebrations. Obviously, the good food and pleasant service brings us back.

MS
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great food, comfortable environment, nice staff. We’ll keep coming back!

m
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Have brought three parties to Maria's this month, two of them out-of-towners. We enjoyed the whole experience. Came at 4pm on Sunday so had the place to ourselves--I'm sure it's different as the evening wears on, but we enjoyed the whole experience.
It is, and remains, my local go-to place if I make the choice.
Thanks!

PS I did specify that one occasion was a birthday and could we please have a candle on the ekmek; that did not happen, alas. Still a good experience.

OT
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place, food and service perfect. As a frequent visitor to Greece I like to go to Maria’s to to get a Greek food fix.

RE
Vancouver
26 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional quality and great service. Our first time there but will definitely return. Highly recommend.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We recently ate an early dinner at Maria’s Taverna. It wasn’t busy so it was quite quiet, service was prompt and very friendly, the portions generous and tasty. Prices were reasonable. If you want good Greek food in a typical family style restaurant, Maria’s is a good place to go.

OT
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Maria’s never disappoints! Always order the lamb shoulder or lamb chops. Succulent. Brano served us...he’s just awesome as usual. Look forward to our next dinner there soon!

JM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We really enjoyed our meal at Maria's. The food was very well made, and the portions were a good size. We were happy that the dishes were not too salty. The desserts were extra tasty.

KG
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our experience was perfect...delicious food, great service and typical Greek decor.

OT
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Thank you for a really good celebration of our nephew’s 40th birthday. We especially appreciated that you could accommodate his toddler daughter. The food all around was delicious and the server was so pleasant and efficient.

H
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoy treating our adult children to a dinner out, and are particularly fond of Greek food. We have been looking for a new favourite Greek place since our usual restaurant closed. We were happy to find similar dishes, well executed, served promptly by a friendly, attentive server. We appreciated the quiet background music as we enjoy one another’s company and like to chat (not yell) with family members during our meal. We can completely recommend the hot hors d’œuvre platter, calamari skaras, moussaka, and lamb rib meals. Our search is over; we have found our new Greek restaurant.

OT
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

It was my friends birthday and I was taking her for dinner. Our meal was great and we enjoyed a nice bottle of wine. To top off our dinner the waitress brought a lovely dessert and 2 forks...

MS
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Maria’s is always a great experience - we will keep going back!

MS
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Maria’s is always great. Good food, very nice ambience and very comfortable. We will keep going back!

TF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place! We have been ordering for years and decided to dine in. Awesome food as always and the ambiance was just what we needed.

b
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Wrote a very very positive review on February 6th and it never showed up. Am truly PO'd that I would spend my time to give a great review and not have it posted.
bobsan

KK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 5

The restaurant was traditional looking, nice ambience.
Food was tasty.
Service was poor, we were a party of 8, one person was served and we had to wait almost 10 minutes for the rest of the meals, which were delivered 2 at a time over the next 7-8 minutes.

DT
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful meal at Maria's ... great service. The staff all worked together a a team, even the owner. The Dine Out meal was delicious. Fun to talk with the other dining patrons ... one group was celebrating a birthday, fabulous place for a party! Thank you to Maria's ... a favourite neighbourhood restaurant.

EC
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The lemon chicken rice soup was delicious
Generous portion of tasty lamb kleftiko; beef Slouvaki also good but a bit too salty for us.
Overall great food if you like Greek cuisine

JA
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have already recommended Maria's to friends after our dinner outing on Friday night. We will return.

ND
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We ate here, after getting recommendations from family. We had the dine out menu. We chose the Orso chicken soup, lamb, and baklava. Everything was served in a very timely but friendly manner. We were offered pita bread while waiting for our first course. Overall, the food was very tasty, portion size plenty, in fact I was able to take home a portion size sufficient for lunch the next day. We were very pleased with our food, and service..also a quiet place with nice ambiance. We would highly recommend.

SD
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Really good family- based Greek food

OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Good food, good service with reasonable price

b
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It is difficult to find such a good local restaurant....best lamb chops in Vancouver along with numerous other great selections. Service by Bruno was exemplary. A place we could enjoy frequently.
bobsan

NO
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food and service! Definitely a neighbourhood gem.

PP
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Service was amazing; efficient yet unobtrusive. Owner very obliging and seems genuinely appreciative of our patronage.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The Host was super cool. They put effort in to accommodating us on a busy night. Didn’t feel rushed. Our server was nice and laid back. The interior is really well done. Very glad we decided to eat there. Food was awesome.

PN
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great greek food - all the classic dishes. The lamb souvlaki was tender, and there wasn't too much rice. I only had a taste of spinach pie in the appetizer platter, which was very good. I need to go back and try it again.

MM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It has been a while since going to Maria's and reminded that it's a great little restaurant. I had the Moussaka and came with potatoes and Greek salad. It was delicious and perfect comfort food for the rainy night that it was. My fellow diners had the chicken souvlaki and baked spaghetti. They do more than just Greek like pizza too. Both liked their meals and ate it all! We also had the grilled garlic shrimp as appie which were just okay. Needed to be grilled I think and more oomph! But all was delicious and would definitely recommend. I've also had the lamb shank here and its sooo good but you need a big appetite for it as there's lots of meat.

ME
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such great Greek food!
Lovely little bistro.
Tender, flavorful meats and sauces

E
Minneapolis
30 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The restaurant person did not check me in for my points. The food was enjoyed.

PE
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The Greek food here is consistently the best for many years. We had not been to this restaurant in about 5 years and they apparently have had a change of ownership in the last year or so but we found the food to be every bit as good as it ever was. My wife and I both had the Kleftiko and it was superb - the meat was literally falling off the bone and the flavor of that meat was extremely good. I know a funny yes of the word extremely but really it had so much good flavor, was juicy and very tender. We like Greek food and eat at a number of other Greek restaurants in the Vancouver area but this was just better than the rest.

The restaurant ambiance can also be very good but on the night we were there it was pretty noisy with lots of kids mind you we were eating there at 6:00 PM so maybe not too surprising. The service was OK but not as good as the food. The overall value is excellent I think.

J
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our family has enjoyed Maria’s Taverna for at least 15 years. It’s winderful. The food is delicious, and the service is impeccable.

PP
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Since Athenes closed we were looking for a good Greek alternative. This is it.

DN
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

Cramped restaurant was very crowded when we arrived with a large group of 11. Only two servers on duty, which was really only-one-and-a-half, as one appeared to be only doing table setup and clearing. Other server took 20 minutes to even ask if we would like appetizers, then another 20 minutes to take our entree orders, at which time the appetizers had just started to arrive. Server's attitude was cool; never got the impression that she cared whether we were enjoying our experience. Took another 50 minutes to get the entrees (so 90 minutes from when we came in), but they all arrived at the same time, all were hot, and the food overall was very good. But, need more servers on duty during busy times, and better service overall.

DC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Hello
We booked a reservation for Maria’s Taverna through Open Table. When we arrived, the restaurant had no record of our booking. Even after showing the hostess my phone confirmation, this resulted in a less than adequate table location. I would suggest that you communicate to your partners at Maria’s Taverna, that, they keep better track of their online reservations. We’ve used Open Table before and were very pleased with this service in our past few visits.

D
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Horrible service, server got order mixed up, brought wrong orders to the table.
Food was average. I’ve been to much better Greek restaurants in Vancouver. Maria’s was a huge disappointment.

B
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We shared the Maria’s platter for two with a variety of seafood and meat. It was absolutely delicious. Great ambience, personable service in a warm relaxed atmosphere.

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