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Bakaliarakia o Damigos

Kidathineon 41 Plaka, Athens, Greece
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Ranked #121 of 2,048 Restaurants in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Greek
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Montreal, Canada
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136 reviews 136 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by the hotel staff. The neighbourhood (Plaka) is full of restaurants, mostly tourists type and, as for many Athens restaurants, they smoke despite the fact that it is not legal. Not this one. They also do not try to drag you in like many others. Small entrance and steps to go in a basement. Looks like... More 

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Ramat Gan
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

The food is simply made great, in front of your eyes, as the kitchen is opened for everyone to see the cook's actions (did not notice a microwave oven...). And, hospitality was wonderful too. We have been in an expensive and fancy tavern a night after eating here - but this place is much better.

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Corfu, Greece
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Great food (mostly) and good prices for the centre of Athens. Very good bakaliaros (fried cod), home made dolmadakia (stuffed wine leaves), fava and wine. I wouldn't go for kolokythokeftedes (courgette balls) again. Good atmposphere, friendly service. Great in a place where there are only tourist restaurants with waiters trying to get you in. This one is authentic and unpretentious.

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Cairo, Egypt
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We were looking for an authentic greek family meal having been disappointed at other places an we found this little gem. Not the prettiest restaurant but was made to feel very welcome an had 4 beautiful courses for 4 people with lots of drinks and only £85, I felt bad paying so little for such a wonderful meal. Definitely try... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Isn't it good to be able to write a review when you have nothing negative to say? Blink, and you'll miss it, situated in a cellar beneath the shops of Plaka, this is a true find. Owned by the same family for over 100 years, this is the place to taste superb Greek food and excellent local wine. However, the... More 

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Toulouse, France
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Great food and service at a very affordable price. They serve greek dishes, homemade, in a very cosy ambiance. Specially attractive for winter time as it is placed in a basement, and lower temperatures make terraces harder to enjoy. On the contrary, it is quite warm so we particullarly enjoyed going there as it was 14ºC that night

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Our Greek friend recommended this restaurant, and it was fantastic. We had Mousakas and Bakaliaros (fried cod with garlic) which were delicious that we did enjoy it, If you want to have local and traditional Greek food, you must try this restaurant. The price is inexpensive and it is absolutely worth it. By the way. although it is located on... More 

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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We saw this in our guide book and thought we would give it a try. We had beet root salad to start followed by the fried cod and sea bream with homemade chips! It was one of the best pieces of fried cod I have ever had in super thin crispy batter and we watched as it was freshly cooked.... More 

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Fredrikstad Norway
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91 reviews 91 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This restaurant founded in 1865 was down in the basement in Kidathineon Sreet in Plaka. Opens in the afternoon as very fees people want to sit in the basement when the sun is shining. This nearly 150 years old restaurant was not any special for your eyes,but you could feel how it must have been there once.Some old wine barrels... More 

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Cahokia, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We tried to go this restaurant on September 9th but were advised that the owner had decided to wait until the 12th to open. First the restaurant is in a basement which gives it a certain old world charm but it's not air conditioned and the cooking area is right next to the dining area. Although there is a window... More 

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

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