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El Greco Cafe

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1592 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5803
+1 941-365-2234
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Wirtz, Virginia
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73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stuffed grouper (spinach, feta, and lemon)($20.95) excellent; eggplant stuffed w spaghetti with marinara sauce-very small rolls of eggplant, but very tender($17.95)--both served with a Greek salad or soup. We had the Greek salad - large portion and dressing was pink - we were told color was from beet juice - it was light and very good. Bread served with olive... More 

Thank Joannvan
London, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I expected more than really was... We seated outside.. Service was regular.. The taste of food doesn't good.. Ummm.. But I think for this price i will go to another restaurant.. Personally.. I ate a Salmon.. But that taste like a fried fish.. Really bad.. I think.. That's wasn't a good experience..

Thank Giulio_Aquite
St. Augustine, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to El Greco for lunch on a Monday afternoon shortly after it opened. By the time we left, the place was extremely busy, both inside and out. No wonder! both the food and service were EXCELLENT. I had the Evgolemino (egg lemon) soup. It reminded me so much of the soup my grandmother used to make. Just the... More 

Thank MaryAnn V
Yardley, Pennsylvania
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83 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Three of us stopped in for lunch. I was with carnivores so we had Greek Salads with grilled chicken and a side of gyro meat. Great salad, very fresh and flavorful. Meat was tasty and tender Big portions. Double Lunch for three incl tax and tip $72.

Thank AndyRinPA
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had enjoyed this place on a past visit but not this time. The vegetarian moussaka was fine but the three dip platter - ??? The hummos and eggplant dips were virtually flavorless. The potato dip was just odd. And the mixed vegetables that apparently come on the side with many dishes were oily, overcooked, and bland.

Thank Marcia S
venice, Fl
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234 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

If you want really good and authentic Greek food go to El Greco Cafe. We were a party of 6, and everyone loved their food. They are really generous with the portions and we introduced our friends to the grilled octopus, which they loved.The place is so friendly, you can sit and talk, try new dishes. The rice pudding is... More 

Thank rmthom
Venice, Florida
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153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Saturday lunch at El Greco was excellent starting with Thalasina Char-grilled Portuguese Sea Octopus, fried calamari and grilled shrimp with Marinara sauce. $13.95 Initially, I ordered Octapodi Char-grilled Portuguese Sea Octopus, drizzled with olive oil, vinegar and oregano. $12.95. I asked our server, Elyse, to change the order and she did. The Thalasina has 3 different seafoods perfectly prepared. The... More 

Thank Bob S
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101 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

It was a beautiful day and so we sat outside and enjoyed the cool breeze. I do advise that it can be very noisy as it is right next to Main Street. Started with the Avgolemono soup and a Junior Greek salad. The soup was very good, but much thicker than I've had elsewhere and I like it with a... More 

Thank EilselFL
Tucson, Arizona
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Lovely downtown restaurant. Delicious, fresh seafood, chicken and pizza. Great service and friendly staff. Highly recommend

Thank trips149
Wayne, New Jersey
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153 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

I enjoyed a tasty chicken kebob. Not the usual, almost like it wasn't cooked on a skewer, but good, all the same. Service was excellent, with the pleasant waitress coming to check often to make sure everything was all right.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 25
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1592 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5803
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-365-2234
El Greco Cafe is the place when you can have a fast lunch,or a quiet diner with friends,have a first date and make a great impression,or just show your dancing skills on Greek night. With two rooms it can accommodate large groups,lunch meetings or big birthday parties. From Lamb dishes,fresh seafood,pasta to pizzas and strombolis,we have something for everyone.Gluten free,vegetarian no problem. Chef Robert and his wife Gena are always present.They like to meet you and like to hear your opinion,so just ask for them at any time.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?