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El Greco Cafe

1592 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5803
941-365-2234
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Ranked #309 of 834 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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Date | Rating
  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Port Charlotte, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Phew the appetizers just ahd to be lingered over. The cheese flamed with brandy and the sampler plate kept us going for quite a while. Braised lamb shank was delicious. The tzadziki was a little salty for my taste but all else excellent. House white very acceptable.

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Sarasota, Florida
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

You can expect to find a variety of crispy crusted pizzas, Gyros, and huge salads as well as Greek and American entrees. Their ability to season everything perfectly makes me a regular at this establishment

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Central Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

we love Greek food, and this place is a must, call before you go, i went there in two other occasions and they where closed. :(

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florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Nice location, outdoor seating, pets allowed. The food is average, most of the meat dishes were overcooked and dry. As I said, great location, too bad the kitchen isn't up to par. Service was average.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

It is a business lunch kind of place. The staff is oblivious, the meals are over-cooked. The lemon chicken soup is the only reason I go back.

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Tampa, FL
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Great ambiance, somewhat upscale. Our server was very attentive and we were not rushed at all. Food quality was excellent. BUT the appetizer, was too small for the charge. We felt they just gave us the leftover from a previous customer. Prices were reasonable (except for the appetizer). The whole experience was very charming.

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Venice, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Have eaten here my last trip thru and it was good ...but not now. Service was not good(i work in the business) we were rushed to order. Our app was served with dinner. My wine glass literally was about 2 oz for $7. Worst of all pizza was burnt, black on bottom. Couldn't get anyone's attention ... I guess its... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We were walking by the night before and a patron raved about it, so we gave it a shot. Maybe our expectations were too high going in. The outdoor dining was pleasant. Our server was quite attentive but the gentleman who brought the Saganaki (flaming cheese) had a less than enthusiastic "Opa". There was plenty of tender grilled lamb in... More

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Venice, Florida
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

My wife and I have driven past El Greco hundreds of times, but finally stopped by on 5/24/14 for lunch. The food and service was outstanding, though the ambiance is a little outdated. Best tzatziki and hummus I've had in a long, long time and awesome gyro's!

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Sarasota, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

i had the greek soup (avgolemono) and gyro platter for lunch. great flavors and fresh, authentic ingredients. the platter was more than enough to share with a companion. very pleasant, open, well-lit setting -- large windows on two sides of the dining room, which is situated at an intersection. comfortable seats.

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