Chania Matzenta kuzina del sol Restaurant in Town

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Location: Town

In the Koubes area of Chania, visitors will come across one of the most unique culinary destinations - Matzenta Kuzina del Sol! The owner describes the gastronomical experience the restaurant provides, as a journey to Mexico through Crete.
Matzenta Kuzina del Sol's excellence has earned it the Traveller's Choice Award for 2022!

The chef is Dimitris Malandrenis, who has lived many years in Mexico, and has identified and highlighted the common elements between Mexico and Crete!
The main element is, of course, the sun, which is evident in the name of the restaurant (sol is the Spanish word for sun). The materials and techniques used in the culinary process are also common in Mexico and Crete.
Another detail that sets the restaurant apart, is the usage of the Barbacoa Oven, an authentic technique used in the traditional cuisine of Mexico.
The meat is then wrapped in banana leaves or agave leaves, giving it a very distinctive taste!
In addition, visitors can select among some delicious vegan and vegetarian options, and some great cocktails, as well!

The materials they use are locally grown in the fields of Crete, without any additives, and the menu changes according to their seasonality and availability!
The fish are wild, fished from the Cretan sea, using sustainable practices. The meat is exclusively free range from the mountains of Crete.

If you decide to embark on this culinary journey, don't miss trying the organic pork slowly roasted in the authentic Barbacoa oven!
Visitors have also praised their guacamole, served with handmade corn tortilla chips.
From the cocktails list, don't forget to try their delicious Pink Margarita!

The restaurant is open all week except for Mondays.



Business Type

  • Fine dinner
  • Vegan
  • Vegeterian Options


  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Extra Features

  • Reservations

Good For

  • Special occasions
  • Business meetings
  • Large groups



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