Candia Taverna – 4510 West 10th Avenue
The fact that I have already been to Candia Taverna twice already should be a sign that I like this place. I mostly enjoy this place because it’s not your typical Greek restaurant. Yes, they serve souvlakia, greek salads and moussakas, but the interior of the restaurant is particular. The walls are made of wood, and the window (one big window by the entrance of the restaurant) is covered with a lacy curtain. To be quite frank, I really like this place because it reminds me of a log cabin you would find on the mountain in Québec. Having lived in Québec for many years, I particularly like places with big fireplace and walls made of wood. It reminds me of the cold nights in beautiful Québec. However, Candia Taverna doesn’t serve Montréal food. Candia Taverna is a Greek restaurant and in my humble opinion, an excellent one.
The food is typical Greek food. I ordered the shrimp souvlakia and I was served a plate with baked potatoes, rice, a greek salad on the side, steamed vegetables, 2 shrimp skewers and tzatziki in a little cup. What I liked the mosrt were the shrimp which were well-grilled. I was not a big fan of the steamed vegetables, but there was enough food for me to be full at the end of my meal. Strangely enough, we were also given the choice to have a garlic or pita bread. I have never been given that choice in a Greek restaurant before (especially garlic bread. I have only had garlic breads in italian restaurants). The pita bread was very nice with the tzaziki. In conclusion, it was a good portion for the price I paid.
The service was very efficient. The waitress was fast and polite. She brought us at the end a dessert for free to share. The ekmek (the name of the dessert) was very light. Not knowing what it was at the beginning, we guessed raisins, liquor, cream and sugar.
The categories are out of 5.
Excellent but typical Greek food.
Fast and efficient service.
Fair price. 15$ for the whole plate and I got a discount for being part of the UBC Food Society. 🙂