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Mama Roux

#100 of 2,778 Restaurants in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
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48 Aiolou Str. Monastiraki Metro Station, Athens, Greece
Name/address in local language
+30 21 3004 8382
8:30 am - 12:30 am
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Sun 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Tue - Sat 8:30 am - 12:30 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place despite being a bit expensive (only a bit when compared with Greek standards), they have great food. Anything you order is going to be just great and pure pleasure. I went twice there while visiting Athens. You cannot miss Brunch Sundays. The service was very nice as well.

Thank Carlos H
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful place to stumble upon. After a week of eating a limited range of Greek vegetarian fare on Aegina we were ready for the change we found at Mama Roux. Great veggie menu with genuine choice amongst the meat offerings and we overordered and sat there for 2 hours trying to polish it off. A great end to... More 

Thank Alan W
Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At a first glance, the menu seems like a cocktail of dishes from different parts of the world. Lebanese food ( tabouli and hummus), thai food, Mexican specialities etc... I enjoyed the delicious mama roux souvlaki with the lentils and the chicken tacos which is also outstanding. Service is efficient and cleanliness is well noted.

Thank Roni T
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Certainly amongst our favourite places in Athens. They are friendly, helpful and the food is absolutely delicious. Thoroughly recommend a trip. Only downside, they have a tendency to rush the food order/bring the next course a bit too hurriedly. Cannot wait to go again!

Thank advis0r28
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I felt fortunate to find this place when I was starving at 17hrs. Even though it was mid afternoon, it was almost full, which is what attracted me there. The place is very nice, food is good and service is excellent. For some reason, coffee was on the house. :) This is a very useful resource for eating at odd... More 

Thank leazen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to mama roux for brunch/breakfast on a weekday. Sat in the tables outside and waited for the menu, bit too excited for what was to follow. This is not a food review, but rather a personnel review. It proved that the brunch menu was not available and so we decided to move to another place. The thing is... More 

Thank Cryssa C
Athens, Greece
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mama Roux is a nice city all day restaurant, ideal for a quick lunch break, breakfast, a casual dinner after shopping in Athens center. I have been there many times and pretty much ordered all the dishes of the menu. So far, I have not been disappointed ever. I do recommend it.

Thank Stella510
Cologne, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Looks like a little garden in middle the city. Breakfast with scrambled eggs, bagels, yoghurt, fresh orange juice, cappuccino, water...

Thank Björn C
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice food and special dishes are great. But it is difficult to find dishes that are not spicy at all.

Thank Lefteris S
Athens, Greece
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Mama Roux has been a favorite haunt for my friends and I since it opened. I eat there regularly, but I decided to write these words because the place is a wonder: consistently great quality! Fresh ingredients, interesting and well balanced tastes, and a fun space to be in. Last Friday we had the "poblana salad,"(with grilled chicken, avo, corn... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$14 - $20
Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Mexican
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 6:00 pm
8:30 am - 6:30 pm
8:30 am - 12:30 am
8:30 am - 12:30 am
8:30 am - 12:30 am
8:30 am - 12:30 am
8:30 am - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Aiolou Str. Monastiraki Metro Station, Athens, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Plaka
  • Neighborhood: Plaka
  • Phone Number: +30 21 3004 8382
Mama Roux is a casual restaurant with international cuisine on a pedestrian street in Athens's historical center. High quality ingredients, careful preparation, full bar with creative cocktails and selected wines. Elaborate Sunday brunch menu.

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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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