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“VERY GOOD CHOISE” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Elea Restaurant

Elea Restaurant
43A Maria Luiza blvd., Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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Ranked #17 of 129 Restaurants in Plovdiv
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: http://wikimapia.org/13105184/Elea-restaurant
Xanthi, Greece
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75 reviews 75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“VERY GOOD CHOISE”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We visited Elea on a weekday during June 2014. We have heard about it not only from Tripadvisor, but from locals also. Enerythink there was in order, and much beter according to bulgarian standards. Food was very good. My wife and me (with much bulgarian experience) consider it as one of the best restaurants we have tryied in Bulgaria. We were 6 persons. We ordered 4 main meat dishes and 2 mail fish dishes (smoked salmon), 3 salads, and 4 starters. We enjoyed 2 bottles of house white wine, and 4 draft beers. we payed 20 EUROS per person, whitch is a little bit pricey for Bulgaria, but honestly worthed every EURO. Try pork sirloin with blue cheese sauce, or lamb chops, and you want regret it.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Shelly Beach, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Good experience.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We had our staff Christmas party here in December 2013 and a very good time was had by all. from the entree's to the main course and then after that the desert it was all good. Even though it was a planned event, everything went smoothly and the service was spot on. I have dined their previously as well with colleagues and we had fish and turned out to be one of the best fish dishes i have had thus far during my stay in the lovely town.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Thessaloniki
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Very good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Very nice atmosphere, spotless clean and with professional service.
We had a few appetizers which were very good and a couple of big, fresh salads.
For main dishes we all had meat, and we were all more than satisfied with the quality and size of the portions.

Coming from Greece, it is easy to compare with the restaurant back home - Yes, Elea has good Greek food, if that is what you are looking for.
As for the prices, they are not expensive for Western European standards, and I can not compare with same class Bulgarian restaurants as I have not tried them.
But compared to a local tavern / restaurant in a small city in Bulgaria, be prepared to pay x2 or x3...
Tip : WiFi code is 22222222

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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london
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great fish”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013 via mobile

The last person with the bad review must have caught them on a bad day. Both times I have been here the fish was very fresh and excellently cooked. One of the best fish I have ever had and a very good wine selection too.

  • Visited May 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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Limassol, Cyprus
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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“very disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Went there because of previous reviews. The idea seams to be an imitation of a greek fish taverna. The environment is something between a high class restaurant and a tavern.
Ordered mussels wich were frozen and rubbery (from Morocco they said) and some courgettes balls which were raw inside. The only alleged fresh fish from Greece was bakaliaros wich came fried as thick chunks not looking very attractive and tasting as well on a price suggesting that you eat something in a star restaurant in France.
The greek wine priced in the medium range tasted like very low range.
If you are looking for good food it is not the place.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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