Even with their sights set on eternal glory, the well-greaved Achaeans besieging Troy had to break for dinner. Today's Groupon brings bounteous Hellenic fare across the wine-dark sea and straight into your mouth, the skilled breaker of horses: for $15, you get $30 worth of Greek dinner and drinks at Mythos Greek Taverna in Coral Springs.
Mythos Greek Taverna dishes up a menu of hand-sizzled Mediterranean eats courtesy of an Athenian-trained chef. Hummus ($5), roasted lemon potatoes ($4) or kalamata olives ($4), speckled with olive oil and oregano kick meals off on a savory note before dinner delivers nourishment in both vegetarian and meaty fashion. Grilled veggies and goat cheese pile atop the Acropolis salad ($14), and the multi-layered mousaka ($16) marries baked eggplant, tomato, potato, and seasoned ground beef. Classics such as the lamb chops ($29) and beef kebobs ($25) skewer hunger, as flame-seared saganaki seals in stomachs’ fates along with the flavors of portobello mushrooms ($9), chicken ($10), or scallops ($14).
Guests can peruse the wine list, showcasing domestic picks by the glass ($6+), as well as whites from Crete ($7) and reds from Peloponnese ($6.50–$7.50), to sip amid the eatery's festive, hospitable atmosphere. Mythos complements its authentic eats and drinks with live music, belly dancing, and Pin the Tail on the Minotaur on weekends.
Mythos Greek Taverna
A belly dancer deftly balances a sword on her head as her hips shimmy expertly to the beat of live Greek music on the patio of Mythos Greek Taverna. Shouts of “Opa!” rise from the doorway as black-clad wait staff usher in flaming plates of saganaki, the luscious cheese going gooey at the touch of the fire. The lively atmosphere is mirrored by equally lively cuisine crafted by Chef Christina Lempesi, who emigrated from Athens in 2007. Along with her tea, the chef whips up traditional Greek cuisine from scratch, without the help of a traditional Greek kitchen minotaur. Her platters of lamb and lemon-drizzled chicken, grilled kebabs, and charbroiled seafood arrive to tables surrounded by hanging plants and faux brick and stucco walls. Outside, umbrellas in classic Greek blue shield white-clothed tables from the spray of the fountain as diners enjoy a breezy meal.