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Bakaliarakia o Damigos

#320 of 2,541 Restaurants in Athens
#359 of 2,691 Places to Eat in Athens
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Kidathineon 41 Plaka, Athens, Greece
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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    4 of 5 stars
Very traditional, very good

We had our farewell to Athens dinner here, on the last night of our trip -- it proved to be a very good choice. Extensive menu, fresh and tasty food, great service -- all at a good price. Add to this -- vibrant Plaka atmosphere , and we had a real winner. A memorable , authentic, Greek meal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 12, 2015
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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English first
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just amazing to see how tradicional this restaurant is. 150 years serving good food. I strongly recommend you to eat the fried cheese, it's great! The sardines are very hot peppered, unless if you like pepper as much as I do don't order it. Fried cod-fish was fantastic and veal with homemade fries was spetacular. Good white wine from the... More 

Thank JomarGerk
Fort Collins, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first visit to Mediterranean and we wanted to experience Greek food in an authentic Greek restaurant. We were drawn to the small store front with board listing the daily spencil and the steps going down to the restaurant. It had a cozy and authentic feel just like we wanted. We ordered grilled swordfish and the chicken special. Loved the... More 

Thank Richard F
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is anything but pretentious but I remembered my way back to it after several years. That says a lot. There it was tucked into a basement where the man at the door smiled broadly as I expressed pleasure at having found it again. Down the steps we went into a rather spare room. Let's face it, this place... More 

Thank OrionNYC
Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We have eaten here many times and the meal was always excellent. Our favourite dish is brandada, cod fish in a garlic and tomato sauce, but the other dishes are also very good. Thanassis makes everybody feel welcome, speaks excellent English, and provides excellent service. Wine is reasonably priced. In short, great value for money. We will go back here... More 

2 Thank JaapOttawa
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 348 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We had our farewell to Athens dinner here, on the last night of our trip -- it proved to be a very good choice. Extensive menu, fresh and tasty food, great service -- all at a good price. Add to this -- vibrant Plaka atmosphere , and we had a real winner. A memorable , authentic, Greek meal.

2 Thank Roshni2011
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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 

1 Thank dimitriTr
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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43 reviews
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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!!!

2 Thank MarjonBainbridge
Patras, Greece
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5 reviews
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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 !!!!!

Thank conor m
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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.

1 Thank Mscmkr
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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!

1 Thank MagdaIS

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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, Families with children


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Staying in Plaka

Neighborhood Profile
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.
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