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“A not to be missed authentic experience”

Stamatopoulos Tavern
Ranked #446 of 3,718 Restaurants in Athens
Price range: $21 - $43
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Plaka
New York City, New York
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A not to be missed authentic experience”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

This beautiful taverna summer garden serves excellent food. Start with horiatiki salad with Greek tomatoes and feta; go to zucchini-balls, or meatballs. Greek meatballs are great. The stuffed grape leaves made with egg and lemon sauce are always delicious. Then find a pastitsio or a moussaka to die for. Then locate a lamb dish, or a grilled fish (whole). Whole Greek fish is splendid with olive oil and lemon and a few spices.

It is the oldest taverna in the Plaka and there is a reason why it has been around this long.

Dont' forget the wine.

In addition, after 8:30 the Greek music starts. It is not overwhelming. It is bouzouke, guitar, singer -- lovely. They sing while you eat and talk. It's Zorba music and oh so cool. People start piling in after 8:30. Greeks and tourists.

You will have a beautiful time.

  • Visited July 2013
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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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“Excellent place for a lovely evening”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

This is a great place for dinner and live music. Staff is very friendly and polite, food is excellent and prices are very good. People are singing and dancing sometimes, but is a very friendly, cozy and intimate restaurant.
For sure is a must do in Athens!
Ask for Stefano, excellent customer service skills!

  • Visited July 2013
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New York City, New York
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56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Warm Summer Night on the Patio with Live Traditional Greek Music, Great Food & Friendly Service”
Reviewed July 4, 2013

The Title says it all. What more could you ask for? We had so much fun at this place and tried bits of everything! Our waiter was friendly and fun and I'm sure he thought we were crazy, we ordered so much food for just the two of us, with small bites of everything. The food and wine were excellent. The ambience was lovely. The music divine. I recommend!

  • Visited June 2013
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“Sucked in off the street - what a result !”
Reviewed April 23, 2013

We were the first Customers of the evening and approached by the chap updating the menu outside. We went in and had a great meal. We were not on our own very long. Lamb was succulent, so was the chicken. We had whitebait on steroids - delicious. Greek Rose wine. A complimentary Ouzo, Baklava from heaven. Coffee and brandy. Not silly prices either.

Wall paintings from 1937 - which arre fantastic. A lovely place with nice people.

  • Visited April 2013
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Athens, Greece
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21 reviews
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“For an ultimate Greek ''glenti''!”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

Situated in Plaka, in the heart of old Athens, this tavern is a must-go for both Greeks and foreign visitors. The reasons? Many.
Sitting inside you will get a flair of a traditional Greek taverna with retro wall paintings depicting tavern scenes of old Athens. If you sit outside on the terrace, you will just love the views.
Dining there is an experience in itself. A variety of delicious dishes are on offer which will addict you to Greek cuisine. All this accompanied by a tasty house-wine. The most mouthwatering dish is the ''Bekri meze''. Have it!
Like any taverna that respects itself has live music, Stamatopoulos will have you enjoy dining with the accompaniment of bouzouki and guitars. At some point you'll realize people around you have started singing and dancing. And suddenly you'll have the feeling that those who dance are more than the ones seated! That's the point when you have a clear picture of what an authentic, Greek ''glenti'' means!

  • Visited January 2013
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