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El Greco Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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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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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sat out side on a beautiful Sarasota day. Ordered my favorite Greek salad which has gyro meat on it. Very fresh and tasty. No complaints here.

Thank dlsl59
Cookeville, Tennessee
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed a very tasty lunch at El Greco Cafe. It was our first time dining there and it was very good. Great service and great food.

Thank maryannep34285
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206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All food was delicious. Salad, grilled salmon over greek rice and salad and bread on the side. IT was one of the best restaurant meals i ever ate. The pork souvlaki was bland, not seasoned enough. I am sure it's a little different each time as home made food is usually not measured. Best deal you'll get for a fish... More 

Thank nthemermaid
Sarasota, Florida
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

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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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 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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32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?