Local food and specialities and restaurants
In the immediate area around Vamos you can find typical restaurants. It is worth to stay away from the villages at the coast to get a better service and enjoy the Greek hospitality.
In the local resto's you can find typical dishes for that restaurant. The owners are proud on the freshness of their products and often these are from their own garden or animals. Also the olive oil and the wine and Tsigoudia (Raki) are homemade and cheaper than beer or Soda.
Have a look at our facebook page (see links), we post on regular basis were and what we eat.
Here is a small overview of good local restaurants we can recommend with the specific dishes you will like:
Bloumousifi (VAMOS) ; near the door but slightly more expensive and very busy. Gigantes (Big beans in tomato sauce), Manitaria (stuffed mushrooms in wine-sauce), Pork Kotsi (slow cooked pork in the oven).
Parasia (Vamos); Well known, life music each Wednesday and Saturday (make reservations), the best price AND quality: Kouloukidikeftedes (courgette-balls) I never eaten better, Kotopoulo meliasto (chicken in sun dried tomato sauce): www.facebook.com/Παρασια-Ρακάδικο-Parasia-Rakadiko-211822108942996/
Arismari (Gavalochori); Very nice ambience, more expensive but worth it, Marathopita (fennel pie), Gemista (stuffed vegetables in the oven): :www.facebook.com/arismari.gavalochori
Monica's (Gavalochori); on the square; good price;
Bekri Meze (Pork with delicious sun dried tomato sauce), Imam ( eggplant with local cheese in the oven), Souzoukakia (pastry filled with cheese or herbs)
Pizza in Douliana: very nice setting under the trees and private. The pizzas are exceptional and ridiculously cheap.
Fish you better eat near the coast where there here rotation to get fresh fish. In the peak season you cannot find fresh calamaris nor octopus, if they claim it is fresh, don't believe it.: Psaros in Almerida www.facebook.com/pages/Psaros-Almirida/240016902679994