By the famous Platis Gialos beach, one of the best on the island, Avli tou Thodoriis is known to serve some of the finest grilled seafood in Mykonos. They don't just cook it and serve it to you just like any other seafood place. Here, the meticulous grill their sumptuous squids and calamari. The former will taste so smoothly running down your throat. While the latter, on the other hand, will be breaded to perfection. Adding that much-needed crunch to the divinely soft seafood. These are mostly their specialties, but they also serve the more common and equally delicious prawn, fish, and shrimp dishes too.
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Craving for some nice salmon? How about a delectable lobster? Well, if you are, you're going to have to look a little bit harder to find one of the best places to get them. Slightly hidden and tucked away within Goumenio Square, Eva's Garden Restaurant is the place to get your salon or lobster fix. Not to mention a heavenly beautiful ambiance that shows the very best of Greek hospitality. Here, their lobsters are steamed so well, just looking at them on your plate will make you full already. As well their smooth salmon that'll go down so easy.
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Sometimes, it's funny to eat at Hippie Fish. Located on the beautiful southwest corner of the island, this seaside restaurant is a great place to just chill, hang-out, and enjoy some fine seafood. However, what's so funny is that, while you're eating a fish here, you just might find its friends swimming in the waters near you. That's how close this hotspot is to the Mediterranean sea. The saltiness that you taste? It might be from your order. But then again, it might be the ocean breeze blowing through your face as you enjoy your dinner!
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The key to serving up excellent seafood is to make sure that it's fresh. Sure, a gourmet chef can make anything taste exquisite, but if the fish isn't fresh, the taste won't just be the same. It'll probably just be fine, but not one to make a fuss over. This is probably why Niko's Tavern constantly offers up fresh food. And mind you, this kind of food costs aren’t cheap in Mykonos! Most of what they serve here are fish caught just this morning, then cooked and grilled to perfection. Add in their unique ways of filleting, seasoning, and flavoring and you'll get why this place has gotten quite popular nowadays.
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Kounelas Fish Tavern is just a small place but you'll notice that it's always filled with people. For a hotspot that can't even serve everyone who goes there, you'll wonder why it's so popular in the first place. Well, they have their charcoal grill to thank. Here, they serve some of the best fried and grilled seafood this side of Mykonos. Octopus and squid never tasted this good! Even their fried fish is worth talking about! Now, pair it with the lively Mediterranean culture in the area and you've got yourself quite the culinary hotspot!
Source: Kounelas Fish Tavern
Just because you're in Greece doesn't mean you can't enjoy sushi. Sure, they have their own seafood dishes here. But a few places here like to change it up a bit and venture into other culinary territories. Koursaros is one such establishment. Despite originating and operating in Greece where grilled fish is the delicacy, they also specialize in raw fish, mainly sushi. The way they concoct this Japanee delicacy, and how fresh their ingredients are, will make you want more. One or two of their bite-sized servings might not even be enough. Suddenly, you'll find yourself with a platter full of sushi to get you through the night!
By the beautiful beach of Kalo Livadi, one of the more beautiful areas of Mykonos, Rakkan offers you two main and completely different seafood selections. One is a burger and the other is a roll. Sounds intriguing? Well, that's the sort of special cuisine that has made this place quite the hotspot in Mykonos. For the former, a lobster burger will entice your taste buds and give you a new taste that you probably never have had anywhere else. While for the latter, the country's freshest newly caught fish is cut up and served raw in delectable sushi concoctions. They look and sound so good, you'll end up ordering both anyways!
"Sun and Sea." This is the English translation of the name of this restaurant! Sounds intriguing? Wait till you see their menu! They serve some of the finest shrimp dishes this side of Mykonos! It's not that they just grill them. It's that they approach them with such delicacy, the moment you take off the shrimp's skin, it'll ooze all the flavor out. And once you take a bite, you'll crave for more! Now, imagine this while you're watching a stunning sunset off by Kalo Livadi! It's the type of first-class culinary experience many come to know Mykonos for!
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Sometimes, here in Mykonos, it's the seafood that'll get you going, not just the sea. The many places on this island serve up some of the most scrumptious fish, shrimp, prawn, and even sushi that you won't find anywhere else!