Even with their sights set on eternal glory, the well-greaved Achaeans besieging Troy had to break for dinner. Brings bounteous Hellenic fare across the wine-dark sea and straight into your mouth with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Greek fare and drinks at Taverna Opa, located in South Beach. In its lively, European-influenced ambience, Taverna Opa serves those hankering for Athenian grub with authentic Greek cuisine. The Grecian-flavored menu features traditional hot and cold appetizers, salacious seafoods, and a hearty family style platter, while the wine list houses a horde of palate-pleasing Greek wines. Taverna Opa greets early evening diners with a warm and laid-back vibe, then transforms later in the evening with belly dancers and a raucous atmosphere, ideal for bachelor parties and dates with retired supreme court justices.
As the sun dips below the Intracoastal Waterway, strings of lights bordering Taverna Opa’s patio flicker on, casting a warm glow on the water below. The crepuscular calm lasts only a few moments at Taverna Opa: once night falls, live DJs take to the stage, furnishing belly dancers with a throbbing beat by which to shimmy and undulate. Waiters often lock arms and break into traditional zorba dancing. And, if the night reaches a fever pitch, patrons may toss their napkins in the air. This raucous atmosphere has earned Taverna Opa the spotlight in a slew of media publications. But though revelry is paramount, Taverna Opa doesn’t shirk cuisine: chefs marinate fresh seafood and lamb in fresh herbs and roast them on a wood-fired grill, and bartenders pour Greek wines well-suited for the succulent meats or postmeal Trojan horse christenings.
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