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“Mediocre, Salty, Somewhat Pricey, Too....”
Review of Taverna Opa - CLOSED

Taverna Opa
Price range: $15 - $30
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Taverna Opa is bring the Spirit of Greece to Dolphin Mall!Exceptional ingredients, magical dishes and a nightly party of mythical proportions at Taverna Opa-Dolphin Mall.
Reviewed June 10, 2013

First impressions of the new Taverna Opa in Mary Brickell Village:

Distracted, erratic service; limited menu selections (several fish entrees were not in stock early on a Saturday night); loud, pounding modern Greek music, and generally underwhelming, over-salted food made with a heavier hand. Small "meze" dishes are mostly unremarkable, and convey the impression of quantity over quality.

Befit for groups who might enjoy kitschy belly dancing, occasionally deafening music and faux Mediterranean ambience, rather than visit for the cuisine or attentive service, Taverna Opa is part of a small restaurant chain, and the formulaic approach shows here.

Taverna Opa is not unlike a themed restaurant you would find in a shopping mall, though one could likely find a more authentic Greek meal by stopping into a basic Greek diner than here. But since some in Miami likely can't distinguish quality Greek cuisine (the Miami design district's Mandolin and Egg & Dart are both far better restaurants), this place probably has a better chance of commercial success given its location in packed Mary Brickell Village.

That's the mass market for you. I had a mediocre, somewhat pricey meal here, and I'm in no rush to return.

Thank YonaShymllnTheGrove
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

First of all I get 3 shrimp and 2 drinks for $30. A little outrageous, but not the problem. Imsitting at the outside bar and get my legs bitten up by something. So what, stuff happens, im still not annoyed. I tell the bartender and I might as well have told the wall. That after paying the bill and giving a decent tip. My lower legs are full of bite marks because of it and she payed no attention to it, and I only told her so it wouldnt happen to someone else!!!

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1  Thank mandmman
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

We went to this restaurant in the Mary Brickell Village center (which has several restaurants and bars). The Greek food was prepared very well and the portions were very good. The server was very helpful. The baklavah for dessert was great. The prices were very reasonable.

2  Thank Steve R
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

This is more of an experience than just a meal, there is always a lot going on, lots of dancing, lots of liquor flowing. The food is not really traditional greek, but it was good. The night I went, it was full, and the only negative was trying to have a conversation was impossible, but I would highly recommend it for the food and atmosphere.

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Thank sassafrasss393
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

So, Taverna Opa at Mary Brickell Village, Miami : nice food, though not exactly greek food in the sense that it is not greek cuisine, but mediterranean cuisine with many influences from lebanese food and italian food. Prices are dissent. Late at night there are shows with belly dancers (again nothing to do with greek culture), but shows are nice, music gets louder and people dance on the tables and the dj is playing all the latest hits. You can have a fun night at this place.

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Thank Vasilis26
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