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I Palia Taverna Tou Psarra

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Erechtheos 16 | Plaka, Athens 10556, Greece
10:00 am - 12:30 am
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 12:30 am
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Paris, France
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A touristic restaurant with typical greek music and a nice garden. Quality of the food: good but not exceptional, and we mentionned the owner opened straight away a 1 liter bottle of water. We didn't say anything but sorry: this should be up to our own choice I think, and this is not a local habit for it didn't happen... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When we arrived the tables on a slope did not look very good but it is Greece so accept it! I did notice a young oriental gentleman with a place of food he did not appear to be eating but thought maybe he was too busy with his I-phone. I ordered the lamb chops which were full of fat, undercooked... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our hotel recommended we try this place and we were not disappointed. Really nice staff, excellent Sangria, lovely location, and that moussaka - wow!

1 Thank redjillo
Brooklyn, New York
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53 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food, but expensive (especially whole fish) in the tourist Plaka. Good ambience and old school charm, friendly service but only decent flavors in the meal. Overall, this restaurant claiming to the oldest in the Plaka still does a great job but is most certainly a tourist stop to be sure.

1 Thank SnoobyGreenberg
Edmonton, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant was recommended by one of the staff from the In[n] Athens and it set the bar high for all other restaurants during our trip. In the end we went here three times and each time was so wonderful. I had the osso buco twice, and my husband had the beef in a pot twice and the moussaka. We... More 

1 Thank cbbear1
Ko Samui, Thailand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food. Wonderful location. Friendly staff. Fair price. Some quiet in the busy Plaka. Reservations needed unless you come early. Also lot's of locals.

1 Thank isabellep9140
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a lot the Moussaka and the lamb, service was friendly and the ambiance very nice. I would like to go back!

1 Thank Maite P
Valletta, Malta
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant by a local and found it to be excellent. It was about 60 euros for two but that was with 3 starters and meat for mains. The lamb melted in you mouth and fell off the bone :) good service, great local dishes and great location.

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Portland, Maine
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673 reviews
493 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 441 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have dined here many times over the years...starting in the 1970s. Located in the heart of the Plaka section of old Athens...tables on stairs outside or dine inside three areas, as well as a roof garden...this restaurant specializes in fish and seafood...but offers all types of cuisine...chicken, beef, lamb, salads, soups, local vegetables, desserts, and a terrific choice of... More 

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Kulpmont, Pennsylvania
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We happen by this restaurant in ancient Athens after touring the Acropolis. Our lunch was delightful and service was exceptional. We chose to come back for dinner our last night in Athens and reserve the table on the rooftop which allowed us a view of the Acropolis. Service was impeccable the food was delicious and reasonably priced. Will definitely return... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, Greek, Soups, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Scenic view, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Erechtheos 16 | Plaka, Athens 10556, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Plaka
  • Neighborhood: Plaka
  • Phone Number: +30.210.3218733

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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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