Metaxy Mas Tavern

Exceptional 4.7/5 4019 reviews

In the heart of the island, in Exo Gonia village, right next to the church of Agios Charalambos you can find a great tavern called Metaxy mas. Guests receive a warm welcome and embark on a gastronomic journey full of tastes and aromas. They serve Greek and Mediterranean cuisine but their focus in Cretan and Santorinian cuisine. They use local ingredients from their garden and local wines from the island’s vineyards and they create unique dishes like fava beans, white eggplant in the oven, and fillet in Vinsanto sauce as well as some delicious seafood dishes. Besides all this, you will feel like at home when you try the mouthwatering homemade desserts that will delight your taste buds!

The name of the tavern means “between us” and indicates the cozy, friendly atmosphere, and relaxing surroundings. You will be served on a lovely porch that provides fantastic views of vast plains and the Aegean Sea. The great location, luscious dishes, big portions, and logical prices have led to its success as visitors wish to come back at every chance. In conclusion, all these magical results are owed to the well-organized and dedicated team that will do their best to satisfy you and your needs!

Sea View
Outdoor seating
Indoor seating

Mediterranean Greek Seafood Meat Vegetarian/Vegan Traditional Fish


Location & area
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Metaxy Mas Tavern is located in Exo Gonia village
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Operation Hours

Daily 2:30 pm - 11:30 pm


Mediterranean, Greek, Seafood, Meat, Vegetarian/Vegan , Traditional, Fish

Dining Style

Family Style

Dress code


Reviews on Google
Exceptional based on 4019 reviews
Sharon Burkholder
Sharon Burkholder 14 Sep 2022

So happy to get a late lunch at 2:30 opening today without a reservation. We were told best food on the island and I agree. Might have been the best lamb shank I have ever eaten. Fabulous service. The complimentary bread/olives/cheese and cheesecake were a lovely surprise. The patio and view were lovely. Only disclaimer is the walk down the hill road is steep for anyone that might have hip or leg issues.

Natalie Abayof
Natalie Abayof 10 Oct 2022

The best meal we had in Santorini. So good that we went back two days later! The asparagus dip is a must, same with the cheese rolls. The mains are massive and incredible. They provide complimentary shots at the start with a small plate of cheese and olives, as well as complimentary cheesecake at the end which was beyond delicious. I'm still dreaming of it 🤤

Chin Jia Hui
Chin Jia Hui 24 May 2023

Came by after seeing this restaurant on several blogs and our hotel also recommended this place. We had a really late lunch at around 5pm due to travels and we’re thankful they could accommodate a walk-in and seated us outdoors. We overheard that people could not get reservations for the next day. These are what I’d recommend. - Kataifi cheese rolls: The pastry coating the cheese was crunchy and gave the cheese a great contrast in texture when you bite into it. The cheese was well balanced and the blackberry sauce cuts through making the dish a delight. - Strawberry salad: This was a daily special and the flavours were just refreshing! The nuts were so well toasted and fragrant and the cheese went to well with the lettuce and strawberries. I’ve never seen a salad being wiped out within seconds. - Oven-baked asparagus: This is a MUST-ORDER! It was bubbling when served and the cheese was great. I’d usually prefer my asparagus to have more texture but this is baked plus the sauce IS the soul of this dish. Tip to save some of the bread to dip this sauce. - Lamb shank: Didn’t get a photo of this but it was super super tender and would recommend. My mum who doesn’t like lamb actually enjoyed this dish so much.

Chris Michaud
Chris Michaud 16 Aug 2022

Came here with my family and had an amazing time. The view was beautiful and the food… the food was amazing. We ordered 3 starters and 3 main dishes and split it all of family style. The food was delicious and I can’t wait to eat here again before our trip is over. Grape leaves with the yogurt. The cheese with asparagus, and the pork with feta sauce were my favs.

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