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#623 of 1,395 Greek in Athens
#831 of 2,323 Restaurants in Athens


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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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0.3 miles from Acropolis
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Reviewed September 9, 2020 via mobile

Great food on good prices amazing atmosphere we recommend ask for the fish of the day. We were on our way to restaurant Pantheon however Plaka taverna looked very cozy so decided to switch.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed March 13, 2020 via mobile

On our way to a recommended restaurant we were asked by a seemingly kind old gent - a local no less - “are we lost?”. We’re looking for our selected restaurant. “Let me take you there as I’m on my way home and it’s close...by”. We followed chatting nicely. “But your chosen restaurant - it’s not so nice these days - I have a suggestion as a local person - let me show you”. So gullibly we followed - the kindly old gent chatting amiably. We reached the restaurant and the kindly old gent entered the door next door saying “it is the very best restaurant in Athens believe me!” A waiter then took over - please come in - look at our menu. As we peruses the menu the same old gent came out of the door next door and disappeared up the street to find yet more Tommy tourists! Looking at the menu of photos of food we just said our goodbyes - the waiter pleading and looking disgustedly as we walked away to our original restaurant. Apparently the old guy earns his living picking up people like us - not streetwise and maybe a bit lost!! Don’t be fooled by this place!More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 13, 2020

As many others have noted, as we were walking down the Plaka looking for a taverna recommended in Lonely Planet (Damigas - a lovely taverna), what we assumed to be a ‘friendly’ local bumped into us and asked us whether we were looking to eat...and recommending a restaurant where locals go, proceeding to bad mouth our original destination. After showing us this place he disappeared next door. As we were looking at the menu outside - a member of staff rushed out to try and coax us in. We were put off by the menu and decided to head back to our original destination, as we were leaving, the ‘friendly’ local was leaving his house and heading back out to the tourist drag! Beware! Such a shame restaurants have to resort to this tactic.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 13, 2020

We went back at night because of Max ,he was very friendly and very funny he also had been in South Africa and had a lot in common . Food was good atmosphere was very cozy .

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 11, 2020 via mobile

Maximus was a charming host. The food was fresh and delicious with generous portions. I happened upon it by chance while wandering the streets in the beautiful Plaka neighbourhood. Lucky me!

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 25, 2020 via mobile

I love eating here. It was a great hidden gem to find. The owner was persuasive. I asked them for a recommendation and my food was right on point.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 24, 2020

As a solo traveler I always look for a lively atmosphere and Taverna Plaka was exactly what I needed. I was invited in with my choice of seating. Gas heating makes sitting outside very comfortable. I arrived at Happy Hour where glasses of wine are...only 1.50 Euro. Service was excellent and the pizza I ordered was terrific. I was even given a glass of wine on the house! I highly recommend this restaurant for making me feel comfortable and having a lovely evening! Thank youMore

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 2, 2020

Loved the ambience, painted walls, food, and service. For those who want good meat, that's the spot.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 1, 2020

Great 10pm evening dinner before walking up to Syntagma Square before the New Year count down. Very local with many locals who got into the New Year spirit getting up from their tables to engage in local dancing! Good service. Nice waiters. Great local live...music. Despite evening's set menu, restaurant very accommodating to provide some standard Greek menu items.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 21, 2019 via mobile

6 people for dinner. Great Greek food. Live music was awesome. The Beef Mousaka was fantastic. The spinach and cheese pie was outstanding. Service was lovely with a smile. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: December 2019
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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
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Taverna Plaka is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5