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“Thavmassia! (Fantastic!)”

El Greco Greek Taverna
Ranked #16 of 58 Restaurants in Palm Cove
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Melbourne, Australia
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53 reviews
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“Thavmassia! (Fantastic!)”
Reviewed September 22, 2012

For our week in Palm Cove we ate here twice for dinner, which is unusual for us on two counts: 1) We like to try a variety of restaurants in our tourists spots, 2) being Greek, we rarely eat at Greek restaurants. Natasha and her family-run taverna were the exception. It is outstanding, and I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone!
In particular, the yiro and souvlakia were great! All the food we had was traditional, authentic and very high quality.
Since they are close to the beach, you get a really nice ocean breeze that makes you feel like you could be at one of the islands. (I recommend a reservation to get an outside table.)
In addition, we had a food allergy in our party which the staff took in stride.
The service was very attentive as well.
I highly recommend you plan a dinner here during your Palm Cove stay.

  • Visited September 2012
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“Wholesome Greek fare”
Reviewed September 21, 2012

We really enjoyed our meal at ElGreko (you don't come to Palm Cove to find a replica Melbourne Greek restaurant). Super friendly and attentive staff topped off a lovely dinner. We dined early (after a busy day) and sat on the patio, which added to the ambience. We started with dips and Saganaki - followed by lamb cutlets (yummy!) and Yiros (excellent). The accompaning Greek style vegies were delicious. Wouldn't hesitate going back again and again. One added note, they're not big on answering the phone, so if you want to book ahead i'd suggest dropping by

Visited September 2012
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Sydney
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33 reviews
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“Best lamb souvlaki in North Queensland!”
Reviewed September 19, 2012

This place has excellent atmosphere: on a balmy night, with soft Greek music in the background, you could be on a Greek island... The hostess and waitstaff are welcoming and attentive and the food is delicious. We'll be back!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Sound homemade Greek fare”
Reviewed September 8, 2012 via mobile

First of all, it pays to book ahead, if you want to sit outside at this busy restaurant. We didn't book, so ended up with a table in the main restaurant, when we would have preferred any outdoor setting.

The menu is standard Greek fare, with several specials also offered. Our food was very nice, without being exceptional. For mains we had the chicken with lemon sauce (great sauce, but chicken a little overlooked), and Arni Souvlaki, was very nicely cooked indeed. Both dishes were served with a nice salad and salty baked veges, which were a pleasant change from the usual rice and chips that are often served at such places.

The service was very attentive, and the bill pretty reasonable. Would come again for straightforward Greek food.

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“Nice Greek cuisine”
Reviewed September 7, 2012 via mobile

Went here as we felt like a Greek meal and we were not disappointed.
All the dishes you would expect from a greek restaurant we're available.
I wasn't by any means spectacular but it was reasonably priced and tasty.

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