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Athens Market Cafe

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11640 Carmel Mountain Rd, Ste 124, San Diego, CA 92128-4628
858-675-2225
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 18
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  • 5
    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Local Neighborhood eatery

Food is great, service is good (we sit outside), and it is physically located at the back of a shopping center, and this is a plus, as it is away from the crowd of the other stores and restaurants. Love the gyro, and the soup.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
LeoEgo22
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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70 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Food is great, service is good (we sit outside), and it is physically located at the back of a shopping center, and this is a plus, as it is away from the crowd of the other stores and restaurants. Love the gyro, and the soup.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I come from Chicago, where we have an entire Greek Town area that is completely authentic, fun, and delicious. We were really disappointed in our choices in Rancho Bernardo after moving here. However, this cute little restaurant has become one of our family's favorites, particularly when you consider the prices charged in San Diego for the mediocre food you get... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Ordered the vegetarian plate, to go. Amazing. I cannot believe I ate everything. The falafel has a nice tender, not over dry like some falafel, inside and has a great, flavorful spice. The spanakopita was a crispy phyllo with delicious spinach and feta filling. The dolmathes had a great bitter balance to the best moussaka I have ever, ever had.... More 

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California
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34 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

There are mixed reviews of this cafe, for good reason. I am Greek, so I am pretty particular when it comes to Greek food. My experience here can be summed up in one sentence: Salt is not a spice. Everything was too salty. I had dolmathes, which lacked flavor or spices - the taste was mostly salt. Same with the... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Our Red Hat ladies group of 13 enjoyed a wonderful lunch at Athens Market Cafe today prior to seeing a movie next door at Reading Cinemas Carmel Mountain. We were greeted as soon as we arrived and felt very welcomed. Service was prompt and the staff was very attentive. Our waitress, Lauren, was really spot on in taking care of... More 

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San Diego, California
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70 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I do a lot of reviews on trip adviser. In my regular job booking myself as a family entertainer (I'm a ventriloquist) I travel a lot but 2011-2012 I did a national school tour and I'm finishing up a special national school tour right now for this school year. Then I go back to my normal travel -- which is... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is a local restaurant that our family visits occasionally. We had been here the week before on February 7, before Valentine's day and read on the menu that they were accepting reservations for Valentines Day, so we called the Tuesday prior to Valentine's Day and booked our reservation. Good thing we did as they were packed for the evening.... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I travel fairly regularly to the Poway CA area but only discovered the Athens Market Cafe a little over a year ago. Wow! What a great find! Don't let its "unassuming" appearance fool you. The food is world class. I've had great greek food all over the country, and even Greece. I would put the food at Athens Market Cafe... More 

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San Diego, California
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22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I love this place because the food always tastes fresh and homemade. Yesterday I used it to cater a local meeting instead of the standard Pizza, Sandwiches, or Chinese food, and today the participants are still talking about the food. It was a hit, because the food is so good. I would definitely recommend going here for lunch or dinner,... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The food here has been great for years. From their gyro plate to the combination plate and more. They also have wifi, and that helps as well.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11640 Carmel Mountain Rd, Ste 124, San Diego, CA 92128-4628
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 858-675-2225

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?