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El Greco Cafe

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1592 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5803
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sarasota, Florida
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good Greek food isn't all that easy to find, and you won't find it here. It's been in the same Main Street location for years, so it obviously has a loyal following. I personally love good Greek food, but, unfortunately, this is only average at best. There's better to be had.

Thank edwrdjh
Bradenton, Florida
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83 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have wanted to visit this restaurant for several months. We went for lunch on Labor Day and were quite impressed. It is very pretty inside and the foods we had were delicious. Service was very good and the meal was a good value. Pizza is served as well as various Greek dishes.

Thank Randall M
Newbury, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food, the service and presentation were excellent. The portions were large for us though, but we all enjoyed the homemade food. There was a good choice for my daughter who is vegetarian as well. As we were not local, they recommended some nice places to visit nearby as well. I recommend this place.

Thank Jaz187
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a nice Greek restaurant in downtown Sarasota! We really enjoyed our meals! Very reasonable prices and amazing service. Kyle took care of us, we were very impressed! Food is outstanding! Loved every single bite! We also had a desert called Ekmek Kataifi with shredded phyllo dough - OMG, the most amazing thing I've ever tried! Can't way to go... More 

Thank Cristina333_13
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had Sunday lunch at the El Greco Cafe on Main Street, Sarasota. It is a very nice, clean restaurant with large windows on one side causing the room to be well lit on a bright day. We placed our order--one that was quite simple. And then we waited....and waited for what we felt was an unreasonably... More 

Thank Marvin M
447UNIQUE, Owner at El Greco Cafe, responded to this review

Hello Marvin. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the food. I'm really sorry about the service.Unfortunatly Sunday morning we a had a few employees called of ,which we couldn't replace for a couple of hours. I hope this will not stop you from coming again. Thank you again for your review Chef Robert. More 

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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

Enjoyed the visit to this restaurant. We had delicious appetizers (spanakopita and zucchini fritters) as well as salads and bread. The entrees were good as well (lamb shank, grouper, chicken florentine, and marini eggplant), but the consensus at our table was that they were a little anticlimactic after the wonderful appetizers. The service was great!!! Overall, good restaurant.

Thank leroncita
Poughkeepsie, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Great Greek food and the portions were very generous! If you are looking for delicious food, a lovely atmosphere, friendly staff, and don't want to break your wallet this is a great place to dine!

Thank 3avidhikers
Boca Raton
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85 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Enjoy this nice cafe in downtown Sarasota. We had the Saganaki and the Gyro salad - verboten were very good. Very good service as well!

Thank WBCThree
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Great Greek food. Was worth the travel to Sarasota. The service was great and the prices are very reasonable.

Thank Suzanne P
South Miami, Florida
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Nice clean and clear place for lunch, reasonable pricing and delicious Greek menu, my wife Moussaka was amazing, friendly staff.

Thank Radial311

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $25
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
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: 19413652234
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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