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Aug 16, 2009 07:19 AM

Santorini & Mykonos - suggestions?

We are heading to Santorini and Mykonos later this week. Does anyone have some recent feedback? We are more interested in very good spots, rather than the uber luxe places, mostly because we think we may do better at these other spots food wise. Though great food and higher prices will be Ok too.

Anyone been to Mamacas in Mykonos? Uno con carne?

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  1. In Santorini: SELENE, which has always been a good bet, is going thru an excellent phase this summer and is a must. It's in Fira.
    Mykonos: I hate Mykonos! A total rip-off!

    1. In Santorini, I highly recommend Red Bicycle in Oia. It's casual, but very good food. And they have an outdoor terrace with beautiful views of the caldera and back onto Oia.

      For Mykonos, there is a casual restaurant that serves excellent fresh grilled food and salads called Kiki's Taverna. It overlooks Agios Sostis beach. It's about a 15 minute drive from Mykonos Town, is only open for lunch, and does not take reservations. Another excellent choice in Mykonos Town is Matsuhisa (yes, the same Matsuhisa Nobu that has restaurants in NY). It's not Greek food, but it is delicious sushi. It's at The Belvedere Hotel, overlooking the Mykonos Port.

      Enjoy your visit. I've gone to Mykonos every year for the last 3 years and absolutely love it.

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      1. re: edwardspk

        Hello, I highly recommend Roca and Ambrosia & Nectar in Oia. I wrote reviews of some Santorini restaurants on my blog:

        Also I've heard that Ginger Sushi Lounge is absolutely amazing, but I haven't been. (in santorini, not mykonos)

        1. re: eviemichael

          Ginger Sushi Lounge is in Santorini and its simply amazing.
          Fresh sushi and creative tastes just 10 minutes from Fira in a very cozy and traditional
          Definitely recommend it .

      2. Just noticed your question about Uno con Carne. I went there last year and, overall, was disappointed. The dining area is interesting and pretty. The steak was fine, but no where near worth what they charge for it. I don't mind dropping a lot of money for good food, but this one is just too expensive for what they deliver.

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        1. re: edwardspk

          I second the votoe for Red Bicycle in Oia. It was so good we ate there three times in the four days we were on the island. And the view from the terrace is heart-stopping.

          1. re: pastahound

            Too funny!! We ate there 3 times in 4 days, too! It really is that good.