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Bakaliarakia o Damigos

Kidathineon 41 Plaka, Athens, Greece
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Ranked #126 of 1,845 restaurants in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Greek
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I have been coming to the Plaka for some years now and have always walked pass this place and wondered what it would be like. It had some mystique as it is in a basement and has been running for many years. I read the reviews and thought that i would give it a go. First of all the atmosphere... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

O Damigos is one of the oldest family run tavernas in the Plaka. My first visit was 30 years ago and I never forgot it. Returned recently and enjoyed it even more. Lovely atmosphere, professional, friendly service and great food. The swordfish was excellent and serves are generous.

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Petah Tiqwa, Israel
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Definitely the best dinner we had in Athens. The place was very busy and we didn't book, so we started almost at midnight a warm welcome from the owners and great salad and cold dishes to stat. The main dishes including the traditional Bakaliarakia were tasteful and the best was the octopus and the shrimps. For dessert we asked for... More

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Ilhavo, Portugal
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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

After re-visiting some old favourites in the first nights, we decided to try a new place. Food was ok-ish, fairly well done and economical but nothing really stood out... with so many other brilliant places to go to in Athens, it might just be difficult to come back ...

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12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

... a restaurant with a very tasty fish and without the annoying people on the street trying to convince you to come in. ... proper vegetables on the menu. ... a reasonable price for high quality.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This is an old, authentic, Taverna, in the Plaka. Went there for dinner, attracted by the fact that one of its specialties is cod (I am Portuguese...), and I definitely wanted to taste to local way of cooking it. The place was full with foreigners, just like me, but I was not put off by the touristy appeal. Started with... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Once you tear your gaze away from the colourful backlit ouzo bottles of Brettos' bar and spirits shop on the ground floor and look down at the simple blue door of Damigos that leads to the basement - don't hesitate. You're in for a treat so go inside. The star is the deep-fried salt cod with skordalia (olive oil mashed... More

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I don't know how this restaurant gets the ££££ sign: it is one of the cheapest in Plaka. Food and wine is good,service is friendly. I've been there a number of times and will go again.

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Tehran, Iran
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75 reviews 75 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We got into this restaurant by chance. The open kitchen fresh octopus down there in the basement attracted us. The chef was working very relaxed with confidence. We took the opportunity and tried it. Was great and the fresh octopus was delicious indeed. The price and the quality was great indeed. We had tried many expensive restaurants in plaka but... More

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyfull personell, excelent quality of food, value for money! Traveling from Holland was the best food tried!

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