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1592 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5803
941-365-2234
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Ranked #313 of 860 Restaurants in Sarasota
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Greek, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Sarasota, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

my family has eaten at El Greco several times and you just can't get a better gyro, the staff is always nice and attentive.

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Sarasota, Florida
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183 reviews 183 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The food is average to good depending on what you order. I had the chicken Athenian. The chicken was a bit overcooked, and the sauce somewhat salty. The mushroom and artichoke ingredients were good. My wife had the spanikopita and split pea soup. She liked both. I had a glass of Velamonte Cabernet which was good with a very generous... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Walking in, it reminded me of a cafeteria with plants. Service was extremely slow. The best thing to order, by far, was the gyro salad. We couldn't get water or coffee refills. The "just okay" desserts took so long to get to us and then the coffee arrived 1/2 way through dessert. There are so many wonderful restaurants in Sarasota.... More 

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Marne-la-Vallee, France
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I have been to Greece several times, and this restaurant cannot compare to have they have there. The food was tasteless, and staff not very friendly. Avoid if you are looking for a real greek experience, or just good food in general... I won't come again.

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Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We have eaten at El Greco several times over the past few years and have never been disappointed with our meal, the service or the prices. Our favourites are the the chicken soup (Avgolemono), the Dolmades, calamari and pizza. Our last visit was on a Friday night and while the restaurant was busy, we were able to get a table... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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54 reviews 54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Supposed to be authentic, and it probably is, but have had more generous portions, and better Gyros meat. It was a little overdone for my taste. Greek Salad was good, very tasty, Spanikopta was plentiful, and good according to my friend, who lives here and eats here often. She also likes their spicy feta dip, which I tasted but did... More 

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Lockport, Illinois, United States
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100 reviews 100 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

1st time here, and.....really sorry haven't come sooner. For sure, not the fanciest or most upscale....but......REALLY authentic food at a great price. Don't understand why place is always empty when driving by. Being originally from Chicago, and having dined in Greek town there regularly, I prepared myself for just ordinary copycat Greek fare. What a pleasant surprise!!! I had a... More 

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British Virgin Islands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Entering this place is like stepping back in time thirty years: the decor and food haven't been updated. And, even though there are lots of young people thronging the streets, they aren't eating here! The welcome was indifferent, as the hostess was pre-occupied with the cash register. The rest of the service was okay, as was the food. Certainly not... More 

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Longboat Key, Florida
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186 reviews 186 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed a lunch. The place was empty, which scared me, but the food was very good. The service was fast and friendly, the atmosphere was very nice. I had the greek salad with lamb, and Ioved it. We just moved local, and will be back.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

just returned home after vising Sarasota Florida again and enjoyed a wonderful meal yet again at el Greco. Went for a late lunch with friends and had perfectly flavored food and impeccable service as always. If you travel to Sarasota do not miss this place. If you live in Sarasota then you should go at least weekly!!!

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Additional Information about El Greco Cafe

Address: 1592 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5803
Phone Number: 941-365-2234
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Greek, Pizza

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