Although Mykonos is known as party central in Greece, we have our priorities, and the first thing we did when we arrived there was research food! For the most part, everything looked fairly touristy until we stumbled upon a place loved by locals and food lovers called Kiki’s Tavern. Tucked away on the north side of the island, Kiki’s Tavern is small eatery that doesn’t have a sign, doesn’t have a phone to take reservations, and doesn’t have electricity. Yup! No electricity!
We made the mistake of heading to Kiki’s our first night in Mykonos in hopes to grab dinner. After driving down a dark and windy road, we made it to our destination according to our map and saw complete darkness. Jacob hopped out of the car to walk down a gravel road and fortunately came across someone still cleaning up, who informed us the restaurant opens at 12:30 PM and closes when it gets dark.
The next day, we headed over an hour before opening and there was already a line. We were able to grab the last table available for their first round. If you arrive and there’s a group outside, don’t fret. Give Vassilis your name, and they’ll get you in or let you know if you don’t make the cut.
As you wait to be seated, you can enjoy the view and free boxed wine or water.
This was my hangry face, but the wine soon cheered me up!
The restaurant is open air with covering from the trees.
They cook everything on a grill right next to you and have small inside area where you pick your salads.
We ordered the Big Plate of Salad and chose lentil salad, corn, spinach salad, and farfalle with pesto. We also ordered octopus marinated in vinegar, grilled feta cheese, and sea bass.
The portions were generous, and the food was delicious! Looking around, it looked like the pork chops were the most popular and HUGE! We would have added this to our order if we weren’t already stuffed.
Our Order for 4 People:
Big Plate of Salad (with 4 items) – 16 euros
Octopus Marinated in Vinegar – 10 euros
Grilled Feta Cheese – 8 euros
Sea Bass – 20 Euros
This was our all time favorite food experience in Greece. It was one of those spots that took some effort to get to but was completely worth it. I wish we had done more research so we could have spent some time at the beach as well. We’ll just have to visit again!
Tips for Dining at Kiki’s Tavern at Agios Sostis Beach:
- Park where you can park! The restaurant is located down a steep road on the left. Just follow your nose. If you don’t have 4-wheel drive, you probably don’t want to drive down the hill.
- Agios Sostis beach is a great place to explore while you’re there. Bring your beach gear and hang out before or after you eat.
- If you want to be part of the first group for lunch, head there early! There’s plenty to enjoy while you wait.
Where have you had the best Greek food whether in Greece or near you?
What has been your best food discovery during your travels?