Maria's Taverna

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166 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Greek
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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4.5
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4.6
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4.3
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4.5
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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hand sanitizer on every table and every table wiped down when vacated before the next diner.

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vipElaine
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The server was attentive. The trout was cooked to perfection. The hummus was superb. Most enjoyable dinner.👍

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Love this place. Service and food always exceptional. We sat close to the door so was cold every time it was opened.

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vipPatriciaL
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Although we showed up to this Restaurant more than 20 minutes early for our reservation, we had a granddaughter with us. We asked the young hostess to change our reservation to 3 instead of 2 people. The restaurant was very busy but I could see from the reservation list she was waving at me that there were at least 4 tables for 2 people on her list. She said they were too busy and there was no space. I asked if we could perhaps switch with one of the 4 tables for 2 on her list and she insisted no. Another young hostess approached and stated that the restaurant could see what they could do but the first hostess insisted that there was nothing that could be done. The second young lady rolled her eyes at us and turned around and walked away. We found the extremely non-helpful attitude displayed was very disrespectful and so we had to cancel our reservation and walk away. We managed to eat at another Italian restaurant several blocks away who were also serving a Dine Out Menu and had no problem accommodating the 3 of us. We will not be returning to this restaurant and will be mentioning our negative experience to all of our friends and family.

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GloriaS
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my first time eating here and I must say the food was amazing!! Kudos to the chefs! Our server (Estephania?) was exceptional, very attentive and always smiling- truly a wonderful vibe. Would highly recommend this place to anyone :)

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RhondaS
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were a large group and it was a fabulous night. Lori (the server) was a star! No hesitation in recommending Maria's!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Meeting friends for NYE dinner

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vipMikeS
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great experience - good food, comfortable setting, nice staff and owner - it really feels like a relaxing Greek taverna!

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KARENF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

cold by the door. you need a plastic barrier curtain to stop cold and wind. otherwise I would have given 5 stars.

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lizw
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent tasty Greek food. Always keep up to standard every time when I go

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syds
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The place was very busy with a lot of noise.
Food is very good,service very good

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DonF
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Good go-to casual neighborhood Greek restaurant with attentive staff and service. Good food quality generally better than the competition down the street - which by the way also has equally attentive staff and service. So Maria’s slightly wins on food and selection.

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Susan
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Enjoyed our evening there. Food and service good. Can be a bit noisy at times but all part of the charm. We would come again.

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vipNeilT
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was excellent staff were friendly. Owner came out and said hello. Asked how we enjoyed. Very thoughtful

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AnaL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, pleasant atmosphere, kind staff. Excellent.

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Barbi
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great!!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My first impression was them catering for our wedding - impressed! My second impression was eating at their restaurant - equally impressed!

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SandyJ
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We took our beloved aunt for a 90th birthday dinner and she loved it. The food was excellent and service was superb.

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AvidCANDiners
Vancouver
33 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

We took family from Toronto there for a genuine Greek town experience and we all enjoyed the restaurant very much. We appreciated their fresh and delicious (souvlaki, roasted lamb, great hummus and pita) Happy to recommend to anyone wanting a home-cooked Mediterranean meal.

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Jzaz17
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great Greek food. Very accommodating. Good service. Fair prices.

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thegr8diva
Saskatoon
13 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been eating here for over 15 years. Exceptional food & service every time. You won’t be disappointed but make a reservation- it’s a busy place, and rightly so!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We’ve lived Maria’s for years but don’t get there as often as we’d like because we live in New Westminster. It didn’t disappoint. The Paithakia were tender and moist. The calamari were excellent. Can’t wait for our next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Amazing lamb... will always come back for my Greek Fix!!!

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LyndaJ
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience4

The food was fabulous and the ambiance very nice. The problem we had was with the service. Our waitress was very sporadic to begin with regarding drinks and water etc. after about 15 minutes she came to the table and asked about beverages. We had to ask several times for refills etc. and it was never from out waitress. She took our orders And that was the last we saw of her. There were only 5 of us and we got our meals after quite a while by another server. The same with drinks etc. it was all from different servers. My nephew left a tip because all of the others seemed to cover for our waitress once we asked for absolutely everything. I sure hope she did not keep that tip. She was terrible.

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vipbobsan
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Been here a number of times and it a fantastic experience. Usually have the lamb chops but decided to try something new so went for the trout. Glad I did because it was really good. Bruno our server is excellent and treats us as he would want to be served when he went out. Did not see Amir on this trip but look forward to kibbitsing with him next time.
bobsan

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vipVanKid
Vancouver
39 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

New ownership I believe. Smaller portion bit still good Greek

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ChristineG
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Fantastic food! Loved our experience and will definitely return again soon!

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vipMikeS
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing, once again. The food was outstanding, service was great and the atmosphere was perfect. We will definitely be back!

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Witfood
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Our dinner at Maria's Taverna was very enjoyable. The service and food was very good and reasonably priced. The restaurant is in a good central location and parking was not a problem. The ambiance was vibrant however it was easy to hold a normal conversation. We will be back.

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Theodore
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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muschel
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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vipMikeS
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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muschel
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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vipRobEss
Vancouver
32 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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JeffM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

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KerryG
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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