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Taverna Lefka

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121 Mavromichali, Athens 114 72, Greece
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+30 21 0361 4038
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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Old house courtyard, rustic environment dominated by old wine barrels in a row. Traditional food (not the touristy type) very well prepared. Friendly service and discreet music.

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Burke, Virginia
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

It is indeed "tucked away" on a back street and my wife and I walked about 10 blocks from the metro station along some very dark streets to find it. It was worth it, but it was a journey. A place where the locals eat and they are all happy to see you. Good, plain, Greek cooking with a nice... More 

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Chatswood, Australia
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Lovely little restaurant tucked away in some back streets but when you find it, it's a treasure. Some great dishes especially the tzatziki. The fried eggplant is delicious too. Very reasonably priced. Great ambience and very hospitable staff/owners. Not easy to find but don't give up.

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Sue in London
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016

Lovely place. I think we were the only non-Greeks there. Simple, traditional food and a kilo of white wine. Recommended!

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1 Thank Soozy2005
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

The hotel concierge recommende this restaurant as being the most traditioanl restaurant in Athens, and we were not disappointed. It is a family business with a very friendly staff, that invites you to the kitchen to actually see what they have available or how they cook it. I will surley visit it again!

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Patras
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2015

In summer or winter this is a place to find some interesting dishes. Lacking of anything special, you eat traditional greek food well prepared. Friendly service,average price.House wine could be better.

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1 Thank Agriogatos
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 March 2013 via mobile

We were recommended by our air bnb local host to this restaurant. The cover photo is not right, but the name and address of the restaurant is correct. So I guess this is the right place to write about it. The food is traditional Greek food. So don't expect wifi in this traditional setting. We ordered lamb origano, stuffed grape... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek
Restaurant features
Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 Mavromichali, Athens 114 72, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Exarchia
  • Neighbourhood: Exarchia
  • Phone Number: +30 21 0361 4038

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

Staying in Exarchia

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Exarchia
Exarchia is in many ways Athens’ best-kept secret, discovered by relatively few international visitors. Located behind the main University and Polytechnic buildings, it is unsurprisingly home to many students, intellectuals and politicos. This is reflected in the area’s vibrant street art and graffiti, which seems to cover almost every inch of wall space. Some of the best Athenian tavernas are located here, as well as its most alternative bars and underground music venues. You'll find political bookshops and quirky stores here, yet it is also a neighborhood inhabited by families and older folk. On Saturdays, punks and grandmothers alike head for Kallidromiou Street, nestled below Strefi Hill, to pick up fresh produce at the traditional laiki agora (street market).
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