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Bakaliarakia o Damigos

#232 of 2,810 Restaurants in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Kidathineon 41 Plaka, Athens, Greece
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Tokyo, Japan
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

ガイドブックに書いてあるレストランはたいてい期待してないのですが、このレストランの前のバーの呼び込みのお兄さんが、「ここは僕もオススメするよ」と話してくれたので、入ってみました。12時が閉店で、既にお客もはけていた11:30位に来店したにも関わらず、気持ちよく私達を迎えてくれ、食事もリーズナブルでどれを食べてもとても美味しかった。 あまりにも気に入ったので、帰国する翌日のギリシャでの最後のご飯もこちらへお邪魔して食べました。 Every meals were so yum! This restaurant will close 12 am and we came 11:30pm. But they cooked for us. We liked this restaurant , then came back next day!

Thank Kumikumi98
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2016

We shared a homemade starter of Dolmades, had Mousaka and Cod Fish for Mains and shared a Halva pudding, they were all delicious. The red wine from the barrel was very good. An atmospheric meal in a historic underground location, and great value. Would definitely return

Thank David C
Paris, France
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191 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016

I know you will not feel attracted by a underground restaurant when in Plaka terrace restaurant are shouting on you tourists to push you in ! It' exactly to avoid this that we choose this hidden tavern, very simple and authentic that offer very good food , prepared in front of you by the cook. We had Grilled Octopus, grilled... More 

Thank nonlodico
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140 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2016

With the mixed reviews on this old Athenian favorite I was not expecting it to be that good. I wanted to have the famous Cod dish but as is prevalent here, the Cod in batter had not been filleted, so as I refuse to eat non filleted fish, I decided to have the Chicken Souvlaki which was great. Only one... More 

1 Thank Robsurmer
Athens, Greece
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

I am Greek, born and grown up in Athens, so I have tried lots of restaurants here. This restaurant is just selling history, OK it is very old and one of the first restaurants in Plaka, but apart from it, the food experience was terrible. We paid 20 euros per person (3 people), the food was having no taste, ordered... More 

2 Thank Mak D
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2016

Just got back from a great 3 day trip to Athens. On the last night I stumbled upon this little restaurant by chance when I saw the tripadvisor rating located outside, I would have walked right past if I didn't see this. Had a great dinner of swordfish and the service was very friendly and the price was not excessive.... More 

1 Thank George G
Athens, Greece
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210 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016

One of the oldest in the area well known for its fried cod, simple but great atmosphere and setting, a must!!

1 Thank AthensMikki
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is located in the central part of Athens however is not turistic. It was suggested to us by local friends, it has familiar atmosphere and great fish. A must stop.

1 Thank Jerry6567
Athens, Greece
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77 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2015

I was walking at the streets of Plaka area and i saw a very old and cozy taverna Damigos.Then i saw the trip advizor recomendations about this place and i decide to try it. Me and my friend both had the specialty of the taverna the famous bakaliarakia... absolutely disappointed from the flavors ,almost tasteless...the frying potatoes also had the... More 

1 Thank Georgedblue
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

Just amazing to see how tradicional this restaurant is. 150 years serving good food. I strongly recommend you to eat the fried cheese, it's great! The sardines are very hot peppered, unless if you like pepper as much as I do don't order it. Fried cod-fish was fantastic and veal with homemade fries was spetacular. Good white wine from the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kidathineon 41 Plaka, Athens, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Plaka
  • Neighborhood: Plaka

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Plaka

Neighborhood Profile
Due to its proximity to the Acropolis, Plaka remains the area where the majority of foreign visitors stay and play. Its attractive features include small squares, some notable museums and the beautiful Mitropolis cathedral, as well as a host of places to stay, eat and drink. Its pedestrian zones make it a pleasant place to escape from the city’s notorious traffic. Adrianou and Kidathineon Streets contain a number of souvenir shops, offering classier items than you will find in the Flea Market. The most rewarding section to explore is the upper reaches towards the Acropolis itself, where many old stone houses with tiled roofs have survived. Up here you can find leafier corners and the odd quaint taverna with unobstructed views of the ancient rock.
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