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The Original Mama Maria's Greek Cuisine
Ranked #10 of 153 Restaurants in Tarpon Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Greek, Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Family owned and operated since 1978. Our Mama "Mama Maria" still does the cooking. Truly were all the locals, Greek and Non-Greeks, come for fresh Greek and seafood specialties. Spacious main dining room seats 100. Full view open kitchen. Separate enclosed climate controlled patio for private parties of 40-60. Full bar and beer and wine available. Plenty of on-site free parking. Two blocks south of the historic Sponge Docks in Tarpon Springs, Fl. Reservations for parties of 5 or more are highly recommended.
Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

This place has the BEST gyros ever! The lamb was not greasy, the pita was fresh and the onions, lettuce, tomatoes and tzatziki sauce was of perfect proportion. Delicious!

Thank Lori P
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Reviewed October 14, 2017

The food was delicious, the staff was very friendly and welcoming. The place was very clean, and easily accessable.

Thank zee61256
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Reviewed October 10, 2017

We were blown away by the portions and the food was simply delicious. Start with the taramosalata, on the menu under "Mediterranean Dips." Here's the description: Creamy Greek red caviar, blended with virgin olive oil and lemon. Served with pita chips. Intriguing description, but it barely touches on how good this is. The "pita chips" are made on the spot, sectioning a pita and then (pan?) frying the bread. Plump, crispy bread is as good as anything I've eaten (I'm recommending it to my local Mediterranean go-to). The dip and "chips" makes a meal in itself. The place is plain, but popular among locals. For a couple who had their hearts set on seafood in this Greek fishing village, finding amazing Greek cuisine turned out to be the right choice. I have no idea how well Mama Maria's does seafood, but if we return to Tarpon Springs, we'll probably eat there every day.

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Thank Randy S
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Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

The food is soooo good here! We are local and eat here very often. Service is impeccable and they really do make you feel like family. I'm 99% positive that any bad reviews are people confusing this location with the mama's down at the sponge docks. Any scam review with atm's being down, horrible service and the flaming cheese coupon shenanigans are for sure directed at the spongedock Mama's. I know because I've experienced all those things there and wrote a review on their restaurant addressing the same issues! Alt. 19 ORIGINAL Mama Maria's is perfection!

1  Thank Meghan T
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Reviewed August 28, 2017

food was good I have had better tasting greek food in new york but I still enjoyed it and the staff was awesome made you feel like family.

Thank Betsy M
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