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El Greco Cafe

1592 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5803
+1 941-365-2234
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“spanakopita” (19 reviews)
“greek salad” (28 reviews)
“lamb” (29 reviews)
Opens in 10 min
All hours
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1592 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5803
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We started our meal with the Peppers/Olives/Feta plate. We had the grilled Octopus & Moussaka for our entrees and both were delicious (especially loved the fluffiness of the potato topping on the Moussaka). The cup of Avgolemono soup with our meal was rich and satisfying....More

Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is amazing. We always go here when we're in Sarasota. The service is great and the waiters are always nice. They don't hesitate to bring out more food if it looks like we want mode! Also, on some dates they have opera...More

Thank arjunbamzai
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Horiatiki Salad & Mezze platter from the appetizer menu. Enough food for lunch for both of us, outside under a parasol. Lovely food, well prepared and thoroughly enjoyable. The location isn't the best along the road but traffic was light so not too annoying.

Thank Arjan H
Reviewed 1 May 2017

El Greco was recommended by relatives who live in Sarasota. Bread was fresh and warm from the oven. The salad was fresh and delicious. We ordered two spanakopita appetizers, and they were hot, tasty, delicious with three interesting sauces on the side. On the waiter's...More

Thank shapcomp
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is wonderful, offer delicious food . Reasonable prices Good portions Nice service and ambiance Good for families and couples

Thank Panda84s
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This restaurant was recommended by a family member whose family is from Ionian islands. The menu included all the usual Greek fare, as well many more epicurean choices. My husband and I both got a mixed platter (everything was excellent). MY father got some sort...More

Thank Elizabeth Z
Reviewed 8 April 2017

An extensive menu is designed for all tastes at this popular restaurant, but the "fall-off-the-bone" lamb shank is superb, as is the daily soup special, and the hot bread arrives with three delicious homemade dipping sauces. The ambience is relaxing, the service is attentive without...More

Thank TonyClacton
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Looks like it would be an "average" restaurant but when the food comes...WOW! Everything was awesome! It's one of those restaurants where you arent even done with your meal and you can't wait to come back! Loved it!

Thank georgiegirl0728
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We had the flambeed cheese w pita bread appetizer which was excellent. My husband had the octapodi which is grilled octopus. He said it was very good. I'm not a fan, so can't comment. The Greek salad is very good. I had a lamb special...More

Thank AnnaFlorida
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Just like the old fashioned Greek Diner. You want it, they have it and tasty. Service is friendly and helpful.

Thank rmirone
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
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, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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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