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“High quality for reasonable prices” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Argo Taverna

Argo Taverna
On the steps to the old port, Fira, Greece
+302286022594
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Ranked #8 of 151 Restaurants in Fira
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Vienna, Austria
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“High quality for reasonable prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

The Argo in Fira is a lovely place, if you are lucky you get a table with Caldera view, however, also the other terraces are really nice, the quality of the Greek dishes is really good and the prices are for Santorini and the location of the Argo quite reasonable; statt could be a bit more attentive, service quality depends on the waiter

Visited July 2013
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“Average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

After seeing all those good reviews we were very courious about Argo. We reserved a table per email, their web site is stating "contact us any way you like", so we did - email. When we arrived the reception lady told us that they haven't seen our email and haven't booked a table - good start!
Still she was nice, we were early and she found one for us. We ordered drinks, the strawberry mojito was great. Then came the food and I must say it was
disappointing, tasteless and not spiced, whereas the salad tasted like a desert with the overly sweet dressing.
Also the service was poor, after the first drink, even our glasses were empty nobody came to take another order.
All in all very disappointing!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“Lots of hype - perhaps we caught them on a off day”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

we were recommended Argo by a few people so thought we'd give it a go. Couldn't get in until after 10pm the day we wanted to go so thought this place must be good!! we finally got a table the following night and were v excited. My GF ordered fish on the premise that it was a boneless fillet, alas there were many. I had an ok bowl of pasta... Maybe we ordered wrong but it certainly was not our favourite dining experience. Just ok for us.

Visited July 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Service was poor!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

There are many open tables in Santorini to choose from. The meal was average and the service was very poor. The staff seemed to have an attitude that they were doing you a favor by taking your reservation or bringing you a meal. Better food and service can be found elsewhere.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“A great way to watch the sun set”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

I booked here based on tripadvisor reviews for the evening of my 30th and wasn't disappointed. It was relatively easy to find and we were glad we had booked in advance to ensure a prime table.

We were allocated a table at the front with a view overlooking the sunset and it was fantastic watching it go down as we were eating.

The food was traditional, and beautifully cooked. It took a little while to arrive, but this was not surprising given it was clearly made from scratch, and it was pleasant to be able to take our time and savour it, rather than being herded in and out. The menu is varied and so it will be easy for even the most fussy eaters to find something they will like.

The service was fantastic and could not be faulted, and price wise, although not the cheapest place, it is more than reasonable for the quality of the food and service.

The only downside (which was not the restaurant's fault at all) was that unfortunately, we were treated to the screamings of a small child which did pervail on more than one occasion and which we'd have much preferred not to have to listen to.

  • Visited July 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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