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“Great Greek” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Christina's Cafe

Christina's Cafe
2201 East Atlantic Blvd, Pompano Beach, FL 33062
954-782-2160
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Ranked #85 of 317 Restaurants in Pompano Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Dessert
Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
“Great Greek”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

There is quite a large selection of items considering the rather petite size of this lovely restaurant in Pompano Beach. Whether you're in the mood for hot or cold appetizers, a Greek salad, a vegetarian entrée, or a meat entrée, you will have plenty of choices. I eat gluten free and vegetarian and always find great selections. On this occasion, I chose stuffed grape leaves and a selection of dips with pita chips (I didn't eat those). My mother's Greek salad was large enough to share and to take some home. I always enjoy attentive service whether my server is Christina herself or another waitress. Ask about any specials.

  • Visited November 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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English first
Toronto, Canada
1 review
“Not authentic Greek food - poor”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

The only thing Greek about this place, is possibly the name. I seriously doubt that these people have actually been to Greece and tasted authentic Greek food. It's not that the food is bad, but it is certainly an apology for Greek food.
We came there and said we would have the special for $16 which is plastered over the outside of the restaurant and on the menu, and were told that " It's not availabe tonight".
We then ordered the gyro platter and greek salad. The gyro meat was not the usual sliced pieces of meat, but some concocted compacted meat slices fried, and layered over a bed of rice.
The greek salad of iceberg lettuce came with 1 olive and 2 small pieces of tomato.
The meat was actually tasteless and needed seasoning as was the salad.
We also ordered the lamb special for $26 which came dry with a lot of rice, and no gravy or olive oil.The lamb was ok but certainly didn't taste like standard greek lamb made in olive oil,lots of garlic, lemon,rosemary etc, and didn't come with roast potatoes.
Christina's is an overpriced restaurant which has very unauthentic poor greek food.
Even though service is good, this place is not worth a visit.
Christina should go back to Greek cooking school or come and take lessons from my wife who isn't even Greek, but whose lamb puts Christana's to shame.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Very good food at reasonable prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Now there are tons of Greek places, this one has great charm. It is in a nice area and cute on the inside. The staff are all very friendly which is great. They have a great 4 course for $16.99 that has lots of choices not just two or three dishes to select from. I went on a Friday night, there is a free parking lot to the left of the building for the restaurant. I would eat here again for sure. The food was very good.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Disappointing dinner”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

We found the quality very uneven. Great and fresh humus, but the rest felt as if it had been reheated. The beef kebab was crummy, especially by comparison with other Greek/Turkish/mideast restaurants we have eaten at. The mousaka looked as if it had come out some freezer - watery and simply not tasty. My wife had a lentil soup, and it did not taste fresh. Both the mousaka and the soup were lukewarm when served.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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New York
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Food prepared with love”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Have eaten there twice each on my last three weeklong visits to the Pompano Beach area. It is a nicely appointed, though not upscale, restaurant, but the food is superb. It is family owned and all of the food is made to order and prepared by the owner and his lovely, friendly wife. I love lamb shank and this is by far the best I have ever had. The other dishes are equally well prepared. As the owner's wife says, the food is made with love and her mother's homestyle recipes. Great Greek food at a reasonable price.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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