Even with their sights set on eternal glory, the well-greaved Achaeans besieging Troy had to break for dinner. Bring bounteous Hellenic fare across the wine-dark sea and straight into your mouth with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of Greek cuisine from Tasso’s in Waldo. Serving traditional Greek dishes since 1976, Tasso’s has earned a reputation for its authentic Mediterranean flavors and upbeat party atmosphere. Diners can start their foray into the dinner menu with the spinach-and-feta-filled spanakopita ($7.50) before indulging in Corinthian lamb chops ($18.95) or mousaka ($15.95), a combination of eggplant, ground beef, and parmesan cheese that, like most ancient Greek philosophers, comes swaddled in bechamel sauce. Belly dancers and live musicians provide toe-tapping, gut-undulating entertainment to complement the stellar savories, and smashable plates stand stoically by, ready to serve their festive purpose.
- The food at Tasso's is excellent. And all the cacophony can be highly entertaining if you're in the right mood for it. – Charles Ferruzza, Pitch
- If you are looking for a quiet romantic date place this is not the place for you. Every weekend is a party at Tasso's with a capital P. – Rebecca, Urbanspoon
Friday and Saturday evenings at Tasso's, live musicians furnish a beat for belly dancers who shimmy across the dance floor, imbuing the casual eatery with a raucous, lively atmosphere. In the kitchen, chefs charbroil and skewer lamb and gyro meats and drizzle their tender exteriors with classic sauces such as béchamel and tzatziki. In addition to offering traditional cuisine, owners Tasso and Katina uphold their Greek heritage by hosting an annual toga party and even sell breaking dishes that diners can smash in celebration of marriage or in frustration at impossible Rubik’s cubes.