An Alternate Approach to Dining: The combination of great food and celebration created a new meaning for the concept of dining. Taverna Opa employs a ... More
An Alternate Approach to Dining: The combination of great food and celebration created a new meaning for the concept of dining. Taverna Opa employs a different approach to energize and introduce the diner to a different dimension of entertainment. Previous dining norms are broken, spirits are lifted, with every single broken plate and every single napkin in the air. The marriage of traditional with modern is what Taverna Opa promotes as the most rapidly expanding concept in the United States.
Opa has a very good spot on the intercostal highway with a decent view,especially from the outdoor tables. The food however is too American; large baked potatoes instead of freshly fried ones as you would get in true Greek taverna. Also the specialties such as grilled and marinated octopus are very poorly done. Finally what happened to the fresh hard bread (French Baguette style) and the Greek country (xoriatiki) salad? All these missings compents make the place a decent drinking establishment but not a decent Greek taverna.
What Greek Restaurant serves French Fries with a Dinner.... Taverna Opa is so not worth the time and money. $90.00 to two dinners and we get French Fries with our dinners.. AND the Waitress told us the Dinners come with a Greek Salad, didn't mention the salad cost $13.00 for Tomatoes that were not ripe, over ripe mushy Cucumbers and it was not even close to a Greek Salad. Their are several other Greek Restaurants nearby that are way better than Taverna Opa.
Let me just say that this place is amazing! The staff is friendly and efficient, the atmosphere casual and inviting, and the food is just to die for! The bread tasted like it had just been baked and the waiter actually mashed the chickpeas and spices into hummus right in front of our table! It was the best hummus I have ever had...it had just the right amount of garlic and spices and I don't even like hummus when I buy it in the store! The Greek salad was unbelievably fresh and the dressing they use had to have been made in house cause I have never had anything like it. For my entree I had lamb and greek lemon potatoes which I highly recommend to anyone who visits. If you have never had lamb before this is the place to try it because you will not be disappointed. It was tender and delicious, I couldn't believe I was able to finish the entire entree, but I couldn't stop once I started...it was just too good! Check this place out, it is fabulous!!! PS. The gorgeous waiters dancing on tables aren't so bad on the eyes either!!!
i went to opa friday night with some friends. the atmosphere was fun and the waiters were very nice, they even danced with us! the food was amazing. the only negative thing i have to say about this place would be that the manager was rude when we first got there and then when we were almost done the same rude guy put a bucket of beer right on the end of our table and started drinking it with his friends. i thought that was extremely unprofessional and inconsiderate. over all, i would recommend opa.
Fun place to go with a large group. Don't go if you expect great service though. These people are too busy to give good service. I've been there a few times with friends and family and have had a good time because of the music and people dancing on the tables. The food is OK and the drinks are overprized. Final word... Fun to drink and dance when your main interest isn't eating.
Food is oh so Yum! Taverna Opa is throwing a party, if you don't know how to have fun do bother to go. Our waiter was as attentive as he could be in the midst of all the jammed pack FUN. Beware of happy couples and belly dancers dancing on tables, and waiters pouring straight shots down your throat. I saw several people bust their ass and love every second and back up on the table again. Great DJ that mixes it up. If you can't afford to spend too much, watch your tab, they make sure you are having so much fun you are oblivious to how much you're spending. If you have a celebration, they give you a $25pp price tag to bring you all the best from the kitchen and they fill the table with all the most delectable dishes. Great place to take your out of town guests for a night they will not soon forget!
As for the previous reviewer with nothing good to say. Poppycock some people don't know how to let their hair down and have FUN.***If you want the food with out the party drive a little further North on A1A to Giorgio's Bakery (same owners equally good food) and intracoastal dining.
Since we live nearby, my wife and I know Opa pretty well. It is not a place we go just for the food, even though it's very good. We take out of town guests there for the overall experience. The wait staff relishes every opportunity to grab a customer and pull them up onto the table for a dance to loud Greek (and Latin) disco. The staff are recent arrivals from Greece and seem to really enjoy their role as instigators of revelry. The belly dancers are a recent addition and don't really add much as far as I'm concerned.
The food is usually excellent, but occasionally only good. It is always reasonably priced. The oak grilled chicken and pork are my favorites. The snapper I got was a bit small. We often stick with a variety of appetizers.
Warning: Do not take anyone who does not enjoy loud music. You will be sorry.
However, if you enjoy seeing some of the wilder crowd getting rowdy, this is a great place to do it while eating a good dinner.
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