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“Excellent place for a lovely evening” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Stamatopoulos Tavern

Stamatopoulos Tavern
Lyssiou 26 | Plaka, Athens, Greece
+30-210-3228722
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Ranked #188 of 2,084 Restaurants in Athens
4.5 of 5 stars 85 Reviews
Price range: $21 - $43
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Excellent place for a lovely evening”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

This is a great place for dinner and live music. Staff is very friendly and polite, food is excellent and prices are very good. People are singing and dancing sometimes, but is a very friendly, cozy and intimate restaurant.
For sure is a must do in Athens!
Ask for Stefano, excellent customer service skills!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Warm Summer Night on the Patio with Live Traditional Greek Music, Great Food & Friendly Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

The Title says it all. What more could you ask for? We had so much fun at this place and tried bits of everything! Our waiter was friendly and fun and I'm sure he thought we were crazy, we ordered so much food for just the two of us, with small bites of everything. The food and wine were excellent. The ambience was lovely. The music divine. I recommend!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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bedford
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183 reviews 183 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 94 cities Reviews in 94 cities
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
“Sucked in off the street - what a result !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

We were the first Customers of the evening and approached by the chap updating the menu outside. We went in and had a great meal. We were not on our own very long. Lamb was succulent, so was the chicken. We had whitebait on steroids - delicious. Greek Rose wine. A complimentary Ouzo, Baklava from heaven. Coffee and brandy. Not silly prices either.

Wall paintings from 1937 - which arre fantastic. A lovely place with nice people.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Athens, Greece
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“For an ultimate Greek ''glenti''!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Situated in Plaka, in the heart of old Athens, this tavern is a must-go for both Greeks and foreign visitors. The reasons? Many.
Sitting inside you will get a flair of a traditional Greek taverna with retro wall paintings depicting tavern scenes of old Athens. If you sit outside on the terrace, you will just love the views.
Dining there is an experience in itself. A variety of delicious dishes are on offer which will addict you to Greek cuisine. All this accompanied by a tasty house-wine. The most mouthwatering dish is the ''Bekri meze''. Have it!
Like any taverna that respects itself has live music, Stamatopoulos will have you enjoy dining with the accompaniment of bouzouki and guitars. At some point you'll realize people around you have started singing and dancing. And suddenly you'll have the feeling that those who dance are more than the ones seated! That's the point when you have a clear picture of what an authentic, Greek ''glenti'' means!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Rooftop dining and bouzoukis”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

There are not many places in Athens where you can take in views of the Acropolis and listen to live music whilst having a traditional Greek meal. Stamatopoulos was a great find. Whilst a little dated it certainly has a lovely charm with a quaint rooftop terrace encircled by trees and arbours, with lovely views toward the Acropolis. They have a two man band singing Greek ballads and playing guitar and bouzouki - providing a very relaxing Greek experience.
The food was very good. In particular, their home-made sausages and dolmades were great.
Many places in Plaka are very touristy and the food can sometimes be average and expensive. But Stamatopoulos had fresh, high quality food at a reasonable price, with a great atmosphere.
Would definitely recommend it.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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