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O Platanos

excellent local food

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O Platanos Review

Set on a picturesque pedestrianized square, this is one of the oldest tavernas in Plaka (established 1932)—a welcome sight compared with the many overpriced tourist traps in the area. A district landmark—it is set midway between the Tower of the Winds and the Museum of Greek Popular Musical Instruments—it warms the eye with its pink-hue house, nicely color-coordinated with the bougainvillea-covered courtyard. Although the rooms here are cozily adorned with old paintings and photos, most of the crowd opts to relax under the courtyard's plane trees (which give the place its name). Platanos is packed with locals, who flock here because the food is good Greek home cooking and the waiters fast and polite. Don't miss the oven-baked potatoes, lamp or veal casserole with spinach or eggplant, fresh green beans in savory olive oil, fresh grilled fish, and the exceptionally cheap but delicious barrel retsina. Open for lunch.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Diogenous 4, Plaka, Athens, 10556 | Map It
  • Phone: 210/322–0666
  • Location: Plaka

    Restaurant Details

  • No credit cards.
  • Closed Sun. June–Aug. No dinner Sun.
Updated: 11-04-2013

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    expected more from a fodor's choice

    the food was just okay. expected a lot more from a fodor's choice taverna. had a lot better food with better prices in athens

    by worldtraveler_ylc, 5/27/07
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    Expected more

    I agree with the previous reviewer that this place is below average. I don't see why it would get the rating Fodor's gives it. The food was average and the wait staff was lackluster to say the least. While alot of Greek waiters are not warm and fuzzy, these were the bottom of the barrel. The only thing going for it is the location. I would avoid it.

    by mes2525, 8/12/09

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