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1592 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5803
941-365-2234
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 29
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Greek salad

This Mediterranean Cafe is at the corner of Main and Orange streets. You may eat outside (city view) or inside. It's reasonably priced and the food tastes fresh. I had a special--white fish with a nice sauce, sauteed veggies and potato for $18.99. I'd go back again, especially for the Greek salad... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
waltzlover
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Lancaster, PA
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Lancaster, PA
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This Mediterranean Cafe is at the corner of Main and Orange streets. You may eat outside (city view) or inside. It's reasonably priced and the food tastes fresh. I had a special--white fish with a nice sauce, sauteed veggies and potato for $18.99. I'd go back again, especially for the Greek salad. It's the best. My husband had the meat... More 

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Edgewater, Maryland
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The tzatzike is homemade, we've never had anything like it, Delicious. They allowed us to piece together a meal from different items on their menu and everything we tasted was wonderful. The staff was attentive and helpful. We weren't expecting the food to be 5 star but were pleasantly surprised. We were just disappointed that we were too full to... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Tried the "Mad Greek" stromboli. Idea was to mix the Greek & Italian. I think we would have done better to go straight Greek with a Gyro or strait Itilian with a traditional stromboli. The "Mad Greek" was okay, but the tang in the roasted meat wasn't as noticable. A friend in the party had the gyro platter and enjoyed... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Wonderful Greek food. Prices are reasonable (very). Nice friendly staff. There's a wide selection of appetizers good size portions so if you want you can make that dinner along with a Greek salad. The Calamari was one of the best I've ever had as was the Octopus -incredibly tender. The wine list offered a good selection of Greek wines and... More 

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Hudson, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This was our third or fourth visit to the restaurant for their special Greek night, with live band, held on the last Thursday of the month. Our experience this time was a bit different. We knew that one of the musicians had died and was replaced. That, of course, changed the group's sound a bit. The same singer was there.... More 

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venice, Fl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We were at El Greco in April with a party of 7. Our family absolutely loved all the food and the atmosphere,we all had different choices,The Dolmades were the best we have ever had.The Lamb stew was superb,the Gyro are so good,and we had their rice pudding,yum.Can't wait to go again.

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Bradenton, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

A great little restaurant. The flaming saganaki appetizer was excellent, as was the lamb. The greek chicken soup was also worth mentioning, although i expected orzo in it it still had perfect lemony chicken flavor. And honestly, the absence of pasta left room for other goodies. Good service, but it can get a little busy at times, so go during... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

While strolling downtown we stopped for dinner. We had delicious salads and gyros. Very authentic and very tasty food.

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Boca Grande
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Im not crazy about this place, first off its dirty and when dining outside the homeless people make for a challenging experience. Second the foor is merely mediocre. I will say the Gyro plate was good. In all I would say that I wont return unless someone I care about wants to go. There are so many better palces to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Wife & I stop in often for lunch usually having a salad. They are always fresh...the chicken salad addition to the salad is very good ..the gyro salad is excellent. Our latest visit was for dinner..grilled mahi was very good and the tilapia was excellent. We would order both again. And the service was prompt, attentive and quick.

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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: Pizza, Greek

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1592 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5803
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: 941-365-2234

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Doing business, Romantic
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

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