When gastronomy becomes a pleasure eating out is everybody's favorite pastime.
Rhodes offers a great variety of restaurants for superb dining, with the choice of local delicacies which one can savor in one of the many traditional Greek tavernas or the alternative choice of international novelty or gourmet cuisine Rhodes, has them all.
Traditional eating options start from an Ouzerie, a combined bar and taverna. Ouzerie tavernas serve the flavors of fabulous Greek mezedes, (a selection of dishes and appetizers), placed around the table for everyone to taste.
A few of the favouite appetizers (mezedes) include: Tzatziki (Greek yoghurt, garlic, cucumber dip) tarama salad (fish roe spread), melitzanosalata (eggplant salad), Greek olives, dolmades (stuffed vine leaves), keftedes (pork or beef meatballs), kalamaraki (squid), saganaki (baked cheese), tiropitakia (small cheese pies) or fasolia (white beans).
Greek Tavernas the more comfortable and classic variation for Greek eating places. Here you'll find all the mezedes served as appetizers accompanied with a choice of main dishes which are usually grilled fish or meat, at reasonable prices.
Fish tavernas (Psarotaverna). A fine selection of freshly caught fish; Lobsters, Shrimps, Barbounia (red mullets) perhaps the most expensive but seemingly so, the most popular. Other types for fish lovers Tsipoura (sea bream), Lithinia (red sea breams), Fagria, Melanouria, Sargoi and Synagrides all very tasty grilled or fried. Other favorites are Octopus (grilled or boiled with vinegar), Kalamari (squid) and Sword Fish. Not to mention typical Fish Soup containing excerpts of fish, (Synagrida or Fagri) usually teamed up with a Greek Salad.
Rhodes have a fine range of international restaurants for those who prefer a more versatile choice of eating such as gourmet cuisine, Chinese/Soushi/Mexican/Indian/Italian restaurants which are slightly more expensive than the typical Greek taverna but deliciously different.
Quite a few of the restaurants in Rhodes have acclaimed international distinction and are recommended in most popular restaurant guides. The same applies to the wines and the beers.
Although the tip is always included on the price, it is customary to tip 5-10% or to round up generously at restaurants.
Pita Gyros or Souvlaki
Eat like a Greek!
Don’t leave RHODES until you have eaten an excellent dish consisting of pieces of pork meat. Is always tastier from the neck of the pig cooked on a spit rotation. Chicken and kebasare favored also, wrapped in pita bread (unleavened bread) served with various salads –and the most classic tzatziki sauce – tomato, onion, rigani, with fried chips, and a giveaway price too
Always mouthwatering yummy…. One is never enough to bring back for more!