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Cafe Athena

Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA
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Ranked #1,216 of 4,041 restaurants in San Diego
Cuisines: Greek
Description: Voted Best Greek Restaurant in San Diego
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Description: Voted Best Greek Restaurant in San Diego
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English first
Edmonton
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84 reviews 84 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We only ordered two appetizers, one donair and a small side Greek salad. The two of us could not finish as the portions were large. Delicious and we will be going back again while we are in San Diego this week - some of the best Greek food we have had.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

"We've eaten here several times over the last few years and ate there last night. The food is delicious and the servings are certainly big enough for another night. The chicken kabobs are scrumptious and are accompanied by rice pilaf and briyani. Both of these dishes are superb also. The pita bread comes with tzatziki sauce that can't be beat.... More

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Tempe, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Very good Greek food at a very reasonable price. A mile up Garnet Street from the beach with lots of parking (which is sometimes hard to come by in San Diego).

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San Diego, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

If you are looking for a romantic evening, a fancy dining room, a view, or cutting edge cuisine, look elsewhere. If you want a variety of very tasty Greek favorites at a reasonable price, a well-trained serving staff, and no parking issues, Cafe Athena might just be perfect for you. Our lunch party of seven was pleased with each dish... More

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La Jolla
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50 reviews 50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We took the family out for a Greek dinner & decided to try Cafe Athena in PB. The decore was a little out dated (lots of 80ish oak). Our waitress was very friendly & helpful. We ordered several appetizers to share & then everyone ordered an entre. The eggplant dip was good, the hummus soso, the clalmari (which we generally... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013 via mobile

They did not hAve the combination plate listed online so i went with the moussaka- big mistake, small piece ,tough eggplant ,mostly skin, some overcooked beans and some kind if rice or grain. I left hungry. Asked for more bread , never came. My husband had the lamb which he liked. To top it off they had problems with the... More

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San Diego, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

My husband and I dine here often as a couple and with friends. We've brought out of town guests as well and everyone has enjoyed it. There is sure to be something on the menu to please everyone including vegetarian and heart healthy items. Our favorites are the mediterranean salad, cretan salmon, and especially the moussaka. We have ordered trays... More

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San Diego, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Very good gyro plate lots of meat 1 plate will make 2 meals assuming you eat reasonably normal portions. great taziki sauce as well.

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