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Bakaliarakia o Damigos

#222 of 2,355 Restaurants in Athens
#249 of 2,508 Places to Eat in Athens
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Kidathineon 41 Plaka, Athens, Greece
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good little place with good dishes

This is a very old and traditional Athenian taverna best known for its cod dish. You definitely have to try the cod when you visit and their house wine. The fried cod has an amazing texture and is very tasty. By the way for those who don't know they are using cured cod rather than fresh, that's how... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is a very old and traditional Athenian taverna best known for its cod dish. You definitely have to try the cod when you visit and their house wine. The fried cod has an amazing texture and is very tasty. By the way for those who don't know they are using cured cod rather than fresh, that's how cod works... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Had dinner there with friends, would never have found it otherwise.. Food was wonderful, had the Bakaliarakia with skordalia mmmm great place and 150 years old!!!

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Patras, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

superb seafood and really nice ambience service was quick we loved the octopus looked like there was not many people at the restaurant but we took the risk by hearing alot of good things about this place . and was allll exellent !!!!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Bakaliaros (cod fish) with garlic puree was great, being the restaurant's specialty. However, octopus was quite chewy and the rest of the order, nothing to write home about. The complimentary dessert at the end of the lunch would better stay in the fridge. Service was good and courteous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Best restaurant in Plaka and probably in all Athens. Don't forget to try the fried zuchini croquets. Really delicious!

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Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

Our hotel (Athens Gate)recommended this restaurant. It had an old-Greek feel to it, and we felt right at home. You have to walk down a bunch of stairs to get there, but it's actually not hard to find. The Greek salad was the cheapest we've experienced in Greece for the past 4 days (5 euros) and it was huge and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We were recommended to go here by good friends of ours, but all nine of us had unsatisfactory meals which included burnt meatballs and cold moussaka. On top of this we were each charged €1 for bread and another €10 for service. Waitress seemed lovely and while the food arrived on time the manager completely ripped us off and knew... More 

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Athens, Greece
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is among the oldest tavernas in the centre of old Athens. It is a basement (where you can see pillars of ancient building inside the taverna). It serves traditional food (known for its cod dishes) and retsina (local white wine). The atmosphere is amazing and the food is also very good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Taverna o damigos is a cozy and informal restaurant. The staff is friendly and the food good. The house wine was simple but matched the food. I recommend the Taverna to anyone who is interested in authentic greek food and restaurants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

This was a recommendation from a local guidebook and wow was it worth it. Located in the basement of an old building, you walk into the original tavern experience. Small tables, paper cloths, tumblers for wine. Wine comes in carafes at 4 euros a half litre - produced by the owner. Perfectly drinkable. Open kitchen to one side where you... More 

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Address: Kidathineon 41 Plaka, Athens, Greece
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Plaka
Cuisine: Greek

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kidathineon 41 Plaka, Athens, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Plaka
  • Neighborhood: Plaka

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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Staying in Plaka

Neighborhood Profile
Plaka
Due to its proximity to the Acropolis, Plaka remains the area where the majority of foreign visitors stay and play. Its attractive features include small squares, some notable museums and the beautiful Mitropolis cathedral, as well as a host of places to stay, eat and drink. Its pedestrian zones make it a pleasant place to escape from the city’s notorious traffic. Adrianou and Kidathineon Streets contain a number of souvenir shops, offering classier items than you will find in the Flea Market. The most rewarding section to explore is the upper reaches towards the Acropolis itself, where many old stone houses with tiled roofs have survived. Up here you can find leafier corners and the odd quaint taverna with unobstructed views of the ancient rock.