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Food Friday: Matthew Taverna | Mykonos, Greece

One of the best things about traveling to the same location year after year is that you get to know all the best places to eat authentic cuisine. Our friends spend the summer in Mykonos, so when we visit, they take us to all their favorite places, and some of them are best kept secrets. Matthews Taverna is on a busy street, across from the new port. A large terrace wraps it’s way around a hectic street corner and makes parking very exciting.

Traffic on Mykonos is maddening (!) but it’s worth the risk once you step inside this beautiful restaurant. In the back of the restaurant are 2 cooler cases filled with fresh salads. Make your way back there and select your starters. I personally love the Taramasalata, a mixture of fish roe and either potatoes or bread (our Greek friends say you can tell the quality of a Greek restaurant by there Tarama). If that’s the case… Matthews is number 1. The octopus salad and beet salads are also a must. Not to be missed. Matthews will be a permanent fixture on our “dining out in Mykonos” list from now on.

Pictured above are the octopus salad, my friend Dimetri, and the finished Tarama. Delish.Have a great weekend everyone!

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