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“Neighborhood Favorite” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Athena

Cafe Athena
1846 Garnet Avenue, Pacific Plaza II, San Diego, CA 92109 (Pacific Beach)
+1 858-274-1140
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Ranked #564 of 3,753 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $23
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Pacific Beach
Description: Thank you for visiting Cafe Athena's website!!! A visit to our Pacific Beach Taverna is like a visit to Greece, only closer. For those of you who have been to Greece, we hope your dining experience at Cafe Athena is something of a nostalgic reminiscence...Or a glimpse of toothsome delights awaiting those who plan to visit Hellas. Greeks believe that even the simplest meals may become ambrosia when you are in a happy mood. We hope our hospitality sustains your happy mood and we look forward to sharing with you the pleasures of this delightful cuisine.
San Diego, California
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Neighborhood Favorite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

My husband and I dine here often as a couple and with friends. We've brought out of town guests as well and everyone has enjoyed it. There is sure to be something on the menu to please everyone including vegetarian and heart healthy items. Our favorites are the mediterranean salad, cretan salmon, and especially the moussaka. We have ordered trays of the moussaka to bring home to finish baking to serve at parties several times, and it is always popular. They also do catering and banquets. It's located in a strip mall in the Pacific Beach area of San Diego and may be a bit difficult to find the first time, but there is plenty of free parking.The atmosphere is casual and friendly and they can accomodate groups. It's also a good spot for lunch. There are a few tables outside.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Eagle, Colorado
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155 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Very nice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013 via mobile

Very good. The food was good as was the service. We both had the falafel which was wonderful. The atmosphere was very pleasant.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Maple Valley, Washington
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98 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Superb food and nice atmosphere.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Went with other's suggestions and not disappointed. Food was absolutely excellent. I had Chicken Couscous. Great flavor, and nice portions. Go, you will enjoy it.

Visited February 2013
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San Diego, California
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
“Comparable to birdhouse grill”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Very good gyro plate lots of meat 1 plate will make 2 meals assuming you eat reasonably normal portions. great taziki sauce as well.

Visited January 2013
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fresh and tasty lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Stopped here for lunch on a Wednesday. The weather was beautiful so sat outside. My dining companion and I each had a Greek salad and the chicken souvlaki. Everything was fresh and tasty. Note that the restaurant is located in the middle of a shopping plaza near the FedEx store.

Visited October 2012
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