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El Greco Cafe

1592 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5803
+1 941-365-2234
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“greek salad” (30 reviews)
“spanakopita” (20 reviews)
“lamb” (30 reviews)
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5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1592 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5803
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We frequent el Greco regularly and the food and service are always excellent. The menu offers a great variety of Mediterranean food. The gyro meat and pita bread are the best. Outdoor cafe dining is fun and pet friendly on Main Street.

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely evening at the El Greco Cafe. I have been to Gree e many times and the food here was as good as the home country. I had the Combo Plate my husband had the fish special was delicious. Our waiter had white blonde hair...More

Thank choosee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food and atmosphere! Pricing was in moderate range, service was prompt and professional. Recommended

Thank Rosalie K
Reviewed April 27, 2018

El Greco is predictable as to food quality and service. It's a nice clean restaurant with good service. The menu features mostly Greek foods as you may have guessed, but American fare is available too. Noise levels are reasonable, décor is dated, but nice. servers...More

Thank Rod K
Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

We are from Chicago and have been spoiled by excellent Greek food. This restaurant had wilted lettuce, over cooked gyro meat although the saganaki was good.

Thank Gv1375
Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

A Main Street gem, very good food. I ordered a Pasticcio dish which came with Lemon Chicken Soup, both were yummy. The appetizer of calamari was enjoyed by the table. I really liked their house wine. I wanted the rice pudding to be served warm,...More

Thank kathiev_13
Reviewed April 6, 2018

Had lunch here with my daughter and we thought it was good, but not anythying great - I had the special, chicken kotopita (chicken with leeks. etc in a phyllo dough wrap) - it had very little chicken in it and was almost too mushy...More

Thank Heidi Z
Reviewed March 25, 2018

I got lamb kebabs which were supposed to be made from lamb tenderloin. Some of the pieces were so tough they could not be cut with a streak knife. The service was revolting Two in my party said the coffee was not hot enough and...More

Thank Sheri R
Reviewed March 25, 2018

This is an American interpretation of Greek food. Very little use of herbs and the lamb tasted like cardboard it had been cooked so long. There are other Greek choices in the area......

Thank palmetto36
Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

We eat at El Greco on a regular basis as we are locals. We have always had a great meal. Our service is always good . We recommend Kyle as your server. The salads are excellent. We enjoy dining outside.

Thank Scott M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $25
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1592 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5803
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-365-2234
El Greco Cafe is the place when you can have a fast lunch,or a quiet diner with friends,have a first date and make a great impression,or just show your dancing skills on Greek night. With two rooms it can accommodate large groups,lunch meetings or big birthday parties. From Lamb dishes,fresh seafood,pasta to pizzas and strombolis,we have something for everyone.Gluten free,vegetarian no problem. Chef Robert and his wife Gena are always present.They like to meet you and like to hear your opinion,so just ask for them at any time.
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