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Maria's Taverna

4.5
86 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Greek
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  • Casual
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Authentic
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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Greek, Mediterranean
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(604) 731-4722
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
West 4th and Vine
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 86 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.6
Service
4.1
Ambience
4.4
Value
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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

That was worth the trip to get to Maria's Taverna. Food was expected as good as in most, if not all, reviews. Lamb chops were so tender and delicious. Servings were adequate. Staffs are attentive and conversant. Place is small but clean and authentic. My son and I enjoyed the foods so much. Will be back again for sure when I'm in the vicinity.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

I would go back for just the potatoes! and the lamb jobs were so juicy..

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great food, good ambiance, great service. Good place for casual business dining meetings. Good value for the money.

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Genuine Greek food and great atmosphere. Recommended.......

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Very enjoyable dinner. Special birthday for my Mom. Our server Lori was exceptional having gone way way out of her way to make this dinner a success. We were all very touched.

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Good reliable quality food. Large servings. Consistent Greek menu.

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4.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Family went here with my in-laws hoping for good food and good service and we were not disappointed. All of the food we ordered was delicious and portions were generous. We will definitely return.

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4.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Lovely ambience, good food (great eggplant dip), and good service.

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3.0Dined on October 3, 2017

Absolutely delicious excell3nt value will be back again

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5.0Dined on October 3, 2017

As Greek food goes, this was an excellent choice. We ate the kleftiko. The portion was huge and absolutely delicious - tender and perfectly seasoned. Worth every cent. The server was friendly and upbeat. All round a great experience!

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5.0Dined on September 22, 2017

Maria's Taverna is cosy, warm, and a very nice room...a good atmosphere. The moussaka is the best I've had in a Greek restaurant in Vancouver! I'd like some of it again right now!!

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5.0Dined on August 14, 2017

Excellent Greek food and great, sometimes unconventional service.

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5.0Dined on August 13, 2017

As usual, this place is always fantastic with service and food. Our small group has been coming in from Richmond for years just to eat here. The meat is never dry and has the perfect flavour. We always make sure to order houmous as it tastes homemade.

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2017

Great food, friendly staff, relaxed atmosphere, not noisy. . .Maria's Taverna is an excellent place for authentic Greek cuisine, a drink and conversation.

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4.0Dined on July 27, 2017

Good, service and location were great. Authentic Vancouver Greek!

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2017

Amazing Food! Try the meatballs.

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1.0Dined on May 28, 2017

Been many times before- and typically good - but we got a call one hour before reservation due to emergency at the restaurant and they cancelled our reservation

We will go another time. So unfair for me to rate the service this time

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

We had mothers day dinner at Maria's & I loved it:) we have only recently moved to the area & finding a family friendly Neighbour gem like this so close & they deliver is more than wonderful. We'll become regulars for sure:) we were also a 1/2 hr late for our reservation (I called to let them know) & considering they were fully booked they were still able to accommodate us with a great table & wonderful server xo

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2017

The food is always excellent and the staff has been very friendly.

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1.0Dined on April 29, 2017

The foods are good. But the services are very poor.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

This was such a great experience. So authentic, great wine and food.

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2017

The food quality is the key component for us to be repeat patrons in addition to the friendly service. So far so good. Keep it up.

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2016

Local Kitsilano Greek-style restaurant. Friendly servers. Mediterranean atmosphere.
Although they deliver, they keep the kind of delivery busy-ness away from the diners,
which is a good thing.
Nice balance of being served, with good food, and having a home-cooked meal.

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3.0Dined on November 11, 2016

Not quite the place it was 5-10 years ago but food is still reliable and good.
Need to update the beer list (hey how about some craft beer?) and the wine list.
We'll be back.

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4.0Dined on September 10, 2016

Good authentic Greek cuisine served by friendly people.

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4.0Dined on August 19, 2016

The service is consistently warm, friendly, and efficient.

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4.0Dined on July 9, 2016

Loved our night at Maria's and will come back again!

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2016

Best best Greek in Vancouver!!
Try everything !

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4.0Dined on July 2, 2016

great place, nice food, pleasant atmosphere, yummy

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2016

Service and food outstanding!!!

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2016

I have to say the food and service was spectacular.

I took my good friend there for his birthday dinner.
I have always enjoyed the food and service, there's never a disappointment when going to Maria's.

The server and owner takes the time to show their appreciation and go that extra mile to make you feel comfortable, while enjoying the tasty food.

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4.0Dined on May 7, 2016

Maria's Taverna is always a pleasure. Good food and service. I would recommend it to anyone looking for some good greek food. Enjoy!

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2016

As a farewell dinner in March 2016 for our overseas (and non-Greek) friends, we wanted a Vancouver food experience that they hadn't had yet and probably can't find at home. Maria's came through like always! Our group of 8 (including 4 kids) shared 2 of the large platters (around $50 each) and 3 of the souvlaki dinners. It was a nice variety of delicious Greek cuisine, and plenty of food. Both families were able to take home some leftovers. Our server was very friendly and attentive. On this busy Sunday night it seemed there were lots of regular customers who (like us) have come to love this place since it opened almost 30 years ago!

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3.0Dined on January 30, 2016

The food was fine, not hot though. Mine and my date's appetizer came out at different times. The entrée wasn't hot but the flavours were nice. The baklava for dessert was stale and ice cold. Would have been better if it was fresher and served slightly warm. Overall, dinner was adequate. If I were in the area craving Greek I'd probably go back. But I won't be going out of my way to come back.

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3.0Dined on January 29, 2016

The tables were very close together and the restaurant was very noisy. Our server was nice but didn't come by very frequently. The food was good though.

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2.0Dined on January 29, 2016

We ordered the prawn and the toast lam for entree. The prawn was too salty. The toast lam was too oily. The space was too small. It's hard to get the waitress attention. Other food was okey.

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3.0Dined on January 18, 2016

We came a little bit earlier to see if they had any open tables and they were accomodating to have us seated earlier because there was only 2 tables seated. The applies were quite small but lamb was pretty good. Presentation was meh and lots of oil or sauce on the plate.i would overall still go to stephos for roast lamb.

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4.0Dined on January 18, 2016

Avgolenono soup was excellent, saganaki cheese was also very good. The kleftico lamb was the most tender I have ever had. Prawn souvlaki and Greek salads were tasty. Baklava was not too sweet. Would go back and try the lunch menu also.

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4.0Dined on January 16, 2016

We came for dine out and we had a reservation which apparently did not matter as we still had to wait 30 mins for a table. The appetizer and dessert were just ok, however the entree was phenomenal, made up for the long wait and poor service!However I should mention that I don't think it was the servers fault that the service was bad, I think the problem was that they only had 3 servers for the entire restaurant on a busy Saturday evening...

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4.0Dined on January 16, 2016

Maria's Taverna is a Kits neighbourhood gem! We have been going to it for over 25 years. Maria and her sons all do such a fine job! Whether it is a group event or dinner for two ,they take such good care of you. In today's world where everything seems to be disappearing in ones' locale it is a delight to have them there. The shoulder of lamb and Calamari dinners are our favourite meals.

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