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$25 - $100
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
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We visited today after reading some good reviews online. We loved the simple menu, fresh fried fish and prawns, lovely bread and a great salad. Followed by melon and orange cake. Probably the best meal of this type we had in Greece! Staff were lovely...and friendly too, despite the fact they were rushed off their feet with so many customers. Next time we visit from Scotland, we’ll be back!More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed April 7, 2022 via mobile

A great authentic Greek restaurant. Serve only 3 specialities . Shrimps , Barbunias fish and Greek salad . Best food in town ! It’s worth coming especially from Athens . Great friendly service by owner mr Yohanis , 3rd generation in this family business .

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed November 21, 2021

Best find in Piraeus! And probably in Greece actually. Everything was perfect from the service to the food, we couldn’t get over how delicious it was 😋 100% recommend!

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed October 20, 2021

if u want to pick from a variety of dishes then you have to go elsewhere . only greek salad , shrimps and fish of the day . is not cheap is not fancy but is the place to be

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed August 18, 2021 via mobile

Finger licking, literally, as all dishes are best enjoyed if you get your fingers messy. All three dishes that is, fried red mullets with salt rocks scattered on them, fried shrimps, large juicy Greek salad with olive oil to deep in the fresh bread served....Simple, original and absolutely delicious! Generous portions, friendly service, fair prices. Must visit if you like eating like a local / hidden gems / fingerlicking dining experience.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 22, 2020 via mobile

So, this is one of few times we have followed tripadvisor suggestion and... failed. It's just a simple, local, street food restaurant with not even a good attitude and ridiculously high prices. We had simple straight fried shrimps and barbouni(red mullet) with Greek salad (below...average) and house wine....50 euro.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed January 3, 2020 via mobile

The best shrimps in my life. Perfect atmosphere, friendly service, delicious food! Pireus is wonderful place.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed November 27, 2019 via mobile

We went again after the great time we had there 3 years ago. Located deep in a neighborhood in Piraeus next to a naval academy. The seafood was excellent. The staff and owner very friendly. The price reasonable. We ordered Greek salad. Barbounia fish and...fried Prawns. All was very delicious.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 5, 2019

Famous for its very good quality of freh fish (every day). Don't expect a view. The food is what is all about.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed October 31, 2019

We ate here for lunch after reading about the restaurant in an Athens guide. We ordered prawns, langostine, fish and Greek salad. The food was really delicious. But at 85 Euros it was more expensive than we thought it would be for such a simple...place and with only soft drinks. We appreciated the free desserts and the service was nice.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 9, 2019

In Greece a simple red mullet (fried) with Greek salad can leave one with utmost satisfaction and at Margaro this was the case. The shrimps were also excellent. Definitely worthy of a return visit.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed October 8, 2019

Went on an August evening. the place is quite minimal as far as the decor goes, but the food makes up for it. the fried shrimps are indeed excelent (though not the best you can find in athens) and everything prepared is simple, clean and...tasty.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 18, 2019

Real Greek cuisine if you want to taste how it is.The service offered is polite and welcoming.Every plate has the feeling of why Greek people like to eat and like to cook.You will keep in your mind always that the simple way of taste,sometimes is...better in a place like Margaro than a luxury restaurant.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed July 26, 2019 via mobile

Since 2012 that I "discover" this "treasure" I have been going there regularly. The quality and the quantity of the shrimps portions as well as of the fishes portions are supreme. Everybody (in kitchen and service) know their job and they are doing their very...best! While there are no many menu options, nobody cares, due to the fact that everything is scrumptious!!! The supreme orange pie at the end (which is free of charge, by the way) is excellent also!More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed July 16, 2019 via mobile

This little restaurant resides at the gate of the naval base of Athens. Just a few tables on a simple terrace overlooking the gate, nothing impressive. That is, until the food arrives. They serve only three dishes: Greek salad, fried shrimp and fried red mullet....The food is fresh, delicious and clean. The portions are generous and the service personal and fast. Served with freshly baked white bread and local wine, this was one of the best lunches we had on our stay. We highly recommend the place and will certainly come back.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5