Tzatziki sauce has played a pivotal role in Western history, from its appearance at the Athenian assembly’s first pizza party to its indelible smears on the edges of the manuscript of Homer’s Odyssey. Eat history with this Groupon.
$20 for $40 Worth of Greek Cuisine and Drinks
The menu includes halloumi saganaki ($8), featuring aged cow’s milk that’s set aflame; kabobs with chicken, beef, lamb, or shrimp and salmon ($14–$19); and beeftekia with char-grilled beef cakes accompanied by tzatziki sauce and fries ($14).
Long after dinner hours, guests at Taverna Plaka may feel as though they've stumbled into a Greek wedding party. Ouzo and wine flow as belly dancers swivel to Mediterranean techno spun by a DJ on the outdoor patio. Meanwhile, staffers lead revelers in throwing napkins, breaking plates, and cheering Greek chants. These festivities align with the restaurant's name, which pays homage to the ancient Plaka neighborhood in Athens, which, according to mythology, was the earthly place where gods once drank, danced, and exchanged balloon animals with mortals.
Proprietor Stelios Kyriacou's menus are equally authentic, anchored in old family recipes. Tzatziki, hummus, and eggplant spreads complement orders of horiatiki salad, lamb kabobs, and grilled salmon with lemon potatoes and spinach, as do specialty beverages such as the Greek Crush—a blend of Level vodka, blue curacao, and pineapple juice. Servers ferry flavors across stone-tiled floors between exposed brick walls and a bar backed by rows of Mediterranean spirits and neoclassical columns.
Great authentic Greek food, festive atmosphere, and top notch service. Fun place to go!!Reviewer, OpenTable, 10/18/12
Calamari and spanakopita are also really good, but my favorite app has got to be the flaming ouzo cheese. Get the one that's aged - so good!Joey M., Yelp, 11/22/11
90% of 249 customers recommend
“My entire table was hugely impressed by the quality of the lamb -- both kebabs and chops. We had not expected this quality for the affordable price so we will be...”
“My entire table was hugely impressed by the quality of the lamb -- both kebabs and chops. We had not expected this quality for the affordable price so we will be talking up Taverna most enthusiastically. Our entire experience was a surprise delight. We must have thought that this was a much more pedestrian restaurant than it is. Will love to explore take out in the future, too. Panke Miller”
“Great food and service”
“If you like a to party this is the spot ! Great DJ, Beautiful Belly Dancers, and Phenomenal Lamb Chops !!”
2196 Cheshire Bridge Rd.
Atlanta, Georgia 30324