Maria's Taverna
Maria's Taverna

Maria's Taverna

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://mariastaverna.ca/
  • Phone: 6047314722
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Greek
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Maria's Taverna
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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Maria's Taverna reviews from OpenTable diners
3 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food4
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (1)romantic (1)special occasion (1)neighborhood gem (1)Show More
  • Friendly & Fun
    Sophine
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We had a large group (18) at the last minute and they really took care of us. The food was delicious and authentic, the servers were especially caring and as a result we had a very memorable gathering. Would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Open62
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    This was our first time in several years and we brought out of town guests for a special occasion. Service was inconsistent, even to get water refills. 1 out of 5 dinners was served as the first 4 guests finished their meals. Not good timing. Perhaps just an off night but disappointing all the same when these are things you are hoping not to think about when you go out so you can concentrate on the enjoyment of your guests. The waiter compensated with dessert (which was very good) but we still paid the full bill.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 1 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 31 reviews are from the Maria's Taverna reviews archive.
  • Awesome food!
    foodempress
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    A long time ago, I used to only go to Kalamata restaurant for Kleftiko. They still do an awesome Kleftiko. However, Maria's Taverna also does an awesome Kleftiko. In addition they have other menu items that Kalamata does not offer, such as the Tarama dip. We absolutely love Tarama and were so happy to discover that they not only do awesome Kleftiko, but they also do awesome Tarama. Very awesome food! Look forward to going there again sometime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality food every time!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    My husband and I have been to this restaurant many times. We've never been disappointed. They have the best lamb lollipops ever. Our favorite Greek restaurant in Vancouver!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Transported to Greece
    Dwleo
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Maria's has always been a favorite of mine. We went there as a group of five for a birthday dinner and had a great time. My stepdaughter's boyfriend was a little loud when talking, but the waitress took it all in stride and did a great job looking after our needs. Wine was very nice and the lamb! What can I say? It was exquisite - not overdone and not tough. Just melt-in-your-mouth goodness.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Older establishment, but good food
    sooksook
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    Right in the middle of Kits, this restaurant might not get a second look if you're just passing by but don't let the decor deter you from the food. We came for Dine Out and the three course meal was simple but delicious. The lamb entree was the size of an adult's head.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Our Dine out Vancouver dinner was awesome! We were 11 in our group and majority ordered the $18 menu with the Roast Lamb and it was sooooo good! very tender, moist and it melts in your mouth. I will definitely go back for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Average
    sofil
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    We went to Maria's Taverna during Dine Out Vancouver - Service was horrible - Food was good Would not go back
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quartet
    Pietro
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    A full restaurant when we sat down so a reservation is a sensible consideration. The service was good and the meal memorable for the company and cuisine. We never felt rushed and our friends were delighted to add Maria's to list of restaurant to revisit.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An unfair evaluation
    crypticlover
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Our reservation for 4 was for 7:30 on a Saturday night during Dine Out Vancouver. The restaurant was jammed and we waited about 30 min. for a table. The staff were flying to keep everyone happy - they couldn't have handled it better. Once we had a table our service was good, the food was delicious, and we enjoyed our meal. We've been to Maria's other times and it's always been a total pleasure.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighbourhood gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Maria's is a favourite dinner spot in Kits. Tried and true food and service. Prawn souvlaki is the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great tasty greek restaurant
    teresa
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    went there twice after the first went there. food great recoment for food lover
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Kitsilano gem
    ScouterDon
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    We went to Maria's Taverna during the Dine Out period at he end of January. The special menu was great and the food wonderful. Homey Greek food, generous portions with warm romantic ambiance at reasonable prices. Hard not to like a place like this.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food is good,but the service
    Tony
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    The food is good,but the service needs improvement. It was not bad service they just seem to always be under staff so it was hard to get any waiter/waitress' attention when needed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food, friendly staff
    lovefood
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    My partner and I tried out this restaurant for Dine Out Vancouver. Not only was the menu and price a bargain, the food was delicious - brought us back to our two weeks in Greece over the summer. It was a busy night, which made it difficult for the staff to seat us on time for our reservation, but that aside, we really enjoyed our meal. The staff were very friendly and made our night out all the more enjoyable. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends and family looking for a well-priced, traditional meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    The food was great, but we made a reservation and despite arriving right on time our table wasn't ready and we had to wait about 20 minutes. A lot of other people began arriving with the same problem and soon we were all squished up right at the entrance.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't bother making a reservation
    Fadedred
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    When I arrived at the restaurant they did not know that I had a reservation and wanted to make me wait 20minutes along with the other walkins. I was not happy.
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  • Nice but a bit busy
    DineoutFun
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    It was first experience at Maria's and we must say we were quite pleased with food. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    Three adults, two boys ages eight and ten. We arrived at 5 pm and were warmly welcomed. I chose Maria's because the boys love Greek food and so do their parents. The staff were most obliging, even offered to let the dad take photos of the boys wearing an ancient Greek battle hat that was sitting on their bar. The fooed was delicious, and plentiful. We all took home portions fpr the next day. because it was under Dine Out Vancouver. The price was right. We all had a very good and memorable evening!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maria's Taverna
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    Go hear if you want to feel and eat like you're in Greece, the Kleftiko (lamb shoulder), is amazing, melts in your mouth! All the appies, and meatballs are fantastic too, authentic delicious Greek food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    chownow
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    Had the calamari appetizer and lamb shoulder. Portions were generous, service was good and fairly prompt. Has a warm ambiance, I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favourite Greek restaurant
    Sundaydiner
    Dined on 9/22/2013
    Maria's has been our favourite Greek restaurant for over 20 years! We celebrated there birthdays, anniversaries, graduations and had many wonderful family dinners - including one this week. The food has consistently been excellent, service has been attentive and we really enjoy the quiet, casual ambiance of the place. Nothing fancy - but great food, great memories!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was good and great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/10/2013
    The food was good and great value for your money. I found that once we got the bread and the appetizer, it took a very long time before the actual meal arrived.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went here for dine out. Great
    cmariec
    Dined on 2/3/2013
    Went here for dine out. Great value for the quality & quantity of food. Great service, as well!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GREAT food, POOR service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    GREAT food, POOR service. Went for dine out. The value was amazing - for $18 there was soo much food! And the food was awesome! However, our server was not good - she rang in the main course way after we got our appetizer so it took forever to get our main course. We ended up filling up on hummous because we were starving and then did not have enough room for main course. Then our server got chatty with a table beside us and again we sat there forever waiting for our food to be packed up. Once again too full for dessert so we got it to go. The table beside us came in half an hour later than us and were happily eating dessert and tea while we were waiting for our main course to be packed up.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • too bad the lamb soulvaski
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/29/2013
    too bad the lamb soulvaski was sold out; however the chicken was really tender and juicy :) the hummus pita was delicious as well.
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  • Waited too long to be seated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/27/2013
    Waited too long to be seated and served. Then found out they ran out of main course that we were only interested in. We walked out. Not impressed!
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  • Slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 1/27/2013
    Very slow service...this is because the restaurant became busy with patrons and the restaurant staff could not keep up. They are clearly short staffed and this was very apparent as people came in. Food is of average to slightly above average quality compared to other restaurants offering Greek cuisine.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great deal for Dine-out Vancouver.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    Great deal for Dine-out Vancouver. Delicious food but crowded seating.
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  • Don't judge a book by its cover
    mystique16VIP
    Dined on 1/20/2013
    Came here during dine out and for the price you get so much food, it's the second time I've been here for dine out and their portions are consistently big, had to pack mine away. Food is always great, but service is okay, it's not a fine dining restaurant, but it appears to be a family business. Worth a try if you like Greek food.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went here for the first
    dlkbc
    Dined on 1/20/2013
    We went here for the first time for Dine Out Vancouver. It was packed at 6 PM because of it. The food was quite nice, particularly the chicken soup and the Ekmek. Juicy and fall off the bone tender roast lamb also good. Huge portions. Service a little spotty probably due to Dine Out crowd. Would recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was good except
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    Everything was good except that seatings were a bit tight... Food and service were excellent
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good greek food. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    Very good greek food. The chief forgot to cook one of the dishes destined for our table which was a drag, but other than that we had a good experience at Maria's Taverna.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall