We have just come back from a week in Paleokastritsa, our third visit. Having really enjoyed eating at Spiros before, we were looking forward to visiting again. The genuinely warm welcome back from Irini and Angelos made our decision to eat there every night (and breakfast most days) even easier.
The food was absolutely superb every time, in particular the lamb on the spit, a very generous portion with chips, potatoes, salad and vegetables for only 9 euros.
The Kleftiko and Stifado were also the best I have ever tasted. We would recommend the cheese pies with honey, a combination I have not come across before in Greece, but delicious.
The staff are all really lovely, taking time to chat, even when really busy. The free crepes with chocolate is a nice touch, but they also gave us some of their personal supply of ice cream, which we really appreciated.
The brief skilled display of Greek dancing each night by the waiters is entertaining and unobtrusive.
Paleokastritsa is a beautiful part of Corfu, but we would go there again purely for Spiros taverna.
This year i was in Corfu Paleokastritsa and i discovered Spiros Taverna.A great place whith a good food and staff friendly.In this taverna i eat the best souvlaki ever.Keep going whith the good job guys because next year we are your costumers.
hi i was at spyros taverna in august last year and i love this place me and my family go there every year and i recommend this place too everyone. the staff are very friendly and would do any thing for anyone. angelo is lovely if anyone wants to no he very good friend. of mine and sister irene. ciara thompson.
We went to Spiro's for just one night (unfortuneately our anniversary). The food was OK but it was spoilt for us by one very rude waitress who was Romanian. Angelo who runs the place for his family was fantastic but I would recommend he employs only Greek people from now on who are always hospitable.
We would have eaten there alternately with Oasis if it hadnt been for this waitress. She ruined our anniversary meal and we decided not to go there again.
If it wasnt for her I think Spiros would have been nice. There is always a nice spit roast turning outside.
Who is the waiter with the short black hair? please reply if anyone knows
We stayed at the Philoxenia Studios opposite Spiros 2/10/06 to 9/10/06,usually we like to eat at different places each night but with walking all day we could not be bothered to walk down the 2K road into Paleo...so we just strolled across the road to "Oasis" & "Spiros". We tried Spiros first then Oasis,but we ended up going to Spiros for 6 nights as the family who serve you are so welcoming & friendly,that said there was nothing wrong with Oasis. I will give an idea on some of the prices. There is ,as with all the tavernas a cover charge,at Spiros it is .70 of a euro but you do get bead & butter with this charge, Wine, we always chose house red 5.90euros per litre(like a good Pizza wine), Starters soups 2.50e, and my favourite starter "Gigandes"(butter beans in tomato & rosemary sauce baked in the oven) 2.90e, Main meals Moussaka?Lasagne 5.10e, Chicken dishes 6/6.50e, Lamb7/7.50e Sweets, we usually got a pankcake"on the house" another nice touch by Spiros, Best meal. BBQ night Lamb & chicken of the spit plus a litre of house red 21euros for 2 people, Each day you will find on the menu outside "daily specials" like the BBQ night mentioned above. Finally thankyou Spiros family for making each night special.
Only went here on our last night, wished we'd been earlier, very friendly, excellnet food and got a Greek lesson off the waitress and which will come in useful next time we visit Paleo and the superb Spiros.....
I could not fault this Restaurant for the food or the staff this is another family run business and the quality showed. We especially enjoyed the BBQ on a Tuesday and Saturday i do not usually have the same thing twice but the LAMB OFF THE SPIT is excellant. I think we worked our way through half of the Menu having Meat, Fish, Salads and if time had been on our side we would of liked to try the other half!. Irene is the waitress and daughter of the family and nothing is to much trouble also if you need any advice on the area she is very helpfull. On a Wednesday and Saturday they do a Greek Night but in moderation which we enjoyed as sometimes you dont want to get up and dance, Irene's brother and Cousin do The Greek Dancing and on the Saturday the Ring of Fire. This was our favourite place so this will seem biased but please do try it. You do have other restaurants down the hill 15-20 mins walk but we were to lazy of an evening and quite happy with what was on our doorstep.
ok- but not as good as other places in paleo
staff friendly but not as welcoming as other places-
ok if you're hungry!
My sister and I were on holiday for two weeks in June and we ate here most of the time. There were a few disappointments but most of the time we thought the food was very good value for money. And we certainly never suffered with any food related illnesses during our time on holiday! (See previous comment). My favourite dishes were sirloin steak romana, spagetti with seafood, village chicken and the seafood saganaki. It was a very friendly restaurant with lots of character and even a resident family of swallows! Irene is an excellent host, and takes time to talk to all her customers, which we did not get in any of the other restaurants we ate in. The other staff were all very good and efficient too, especially Spiros.
We just back from Paleo today, and we really enjoyed the food at Spiros. We had our first meal there when we arrived last week. I had the hummous for starter which is very different than the one you buy at M & S but very tasty, plus the Village Lamb which was the special of the day. It was a large portion of lamb cooked with tomatoes, poatoes and home made chips.I was very full at the end of the meal. My partner had Mushroom Saganaki, baked mushrooms with Feta Cheese and garlic sauce and he had the mixed grill for the main course "an infusion of different types of meats!!". Sure we'll come back next year. There is another restaurant I will recommend to everyone, "Neried" which is 15 min from Spiros, close to Avrokiri Hotel. It was like a "patio area". There is a very good atmosphere with traditional greek dance on various nights. The waiters were performing a fire dance which was very impressive! And we learnt to dance a bit of Sirtaki! Very enjoyable! The food were excellent, especially if you are a sea food lover. My partner had the spicy grill Feta cheese (good if you like spicy food), I had the mussels saganaki for starter which are twice the size than in Britain, and the grilled squid with garlic which was very tender, not chewy at all! My partner had the lamb Stiffado cooked in the foil. The house white wine was "different". For me who come from France, and used to "Bordeaux" I though it was a bad wine to start with but after a couple of glasses I really enjoyed it!! We went there twice. Very enjoyable night!
With ref to the last persons comment we did not eat at Spiros but met with a lad who had earlier in the week (31/may/2004 to 07/06/2004) who was also very ill which he said was following a meal there....so we didn't bother.
Just back from Paleo - ate 3 times in Spiros and had 3 bad meals - one of which resulted in my husband being ill for 2 days. The food was really disappointing, far too much of it was fried rather than baked - many other holidaymakers we spoke to agreed with us. However, the service cannot be faulted - Spiros and Irene were really friendly, but they were badly let down by the food. We will be back in Paleo but will not be eating at Spiros Taverna!!
How far is Spiros Restaurant from Aphrodite Apartments? What are the prices like?
I am a vegetarian and there was plenty that I could eat. My husbands favourite was the BBQ well worth the mixed one. On average it cost us about 20 euros and this included wine, oh and the puddings are to die for.
A relaxed atmosphere. Staff incredibly helpful with choice of food and wine. Would recommend Chef's Lamb Special (Greek dish) and local white wine (v.dry and crisp). Locals can be seen eating as well as tourists, which is always a good sign.
Barbeque night is a must. Huge portions of spit roast chicken and lamb at reasonable prices. Spiros is very much hands on and will ensure you are well catered for.
The taverna is situated on the approach to Paleo, very close to the Aphrodite Complex. Quite a walk from the resort centre however.