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Bakaliarakia o Damigos

#147 of 2,625 Restaurants in Athens
#159 of 2,805 Places to Eat in Athens
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Plaka
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Kidathineon 41 Plaka, Athens, Greece
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 23
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  • 6
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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
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
Roshni2011
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is located in the central part of Athens however is not turistic. It was suggested to us by local friends, it has familiar atmosphere and great fish. A must stop.

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Thank Jerry6567
Athens, Greece
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62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

I was walking at the streets of Plaka area and i saw a very old and cozy taverna Damigos.Then i saw the trip advizor recomendations about this place and i decide to try it. Me and my friend both had the specialty of the taverna the famous bakaliarakia... absolutely disappointed from the flavors ,almost tasteless...the frying potatoes also had the... More 

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Thank georgiosdimitriadis
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Thank Joelma_Jomar_Gerk
Fort Collins, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

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 

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Thank Richard F
NYC
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85 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

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 

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Thank OrionNYC
Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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 

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2 Thank JaapOttawa
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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505 reviews
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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.

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2 Thank Roshni2011
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54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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 

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1 Thank dimitriTr
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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.
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