Mediterranean civilizations invented many lasting concepts, developing astronomy to explain the cosmos and democracy to equally divide lamb kebabs. Split a skewer with today's Groupon to Taverna Opa in West Palm Beach. Choose between the following options:
- For $17, you get $35 worth of Mediterranean fare and drinks for two.
- For $30, you get $70 worth of Mediterranean fare and drinks for four.
The chefs at Taverna Opa cull a menu of authentic Greek dishes in a laid-back, festive setting. Diners can play a delicious game of darts with chicken fillet kebabs ($17) or submerge taste buds in the seafood linguini, a medley of shrimp and scallops bathed in a white-wine clam sauce ($19). Savor the succulence of the roasted lamb ($23) or experience a Russian nesting doll in a meal formed with the pastitsio's lavish layers of baked, seasoned ground beef and macaroni ($15).
Every night, Taverna Opa's staff dazzles diners with belly-dancing shows and Greek Zorba dancing displays. Patrons are encouraged to let loose, fling napkins into the air, and shred credit card bills in celebration. Two bars, including one on the venue's large outdoor patio, fuel partiers with Stella Artois, Bud Light, and Opa's own Dionysus Brew on tap.
The blue-and-white banquettes, bright-white drapery, and faux shuttered windows fall right in line with Taverna Opa’s Greek theme, but it is the food, cocktails, and entertainment that really bring the eatery to life. At the restaurant, rated good to very good across the board by Zagat, smoky aromas waft from a wood-fire grill and swirl through the air as servers cart around dishes of lamb chops, gyros, and traditional Greek meze that earned accolades from Gayot.
Greek tunes and live DJ beats keep the atmosphere festive, as do dancing staffers who break out into a Zorba dance throughout the night. A belly dancer also weaves between tables, mesmerizing diners with her abdominal precision and occasionally tossing napkins to alert management that someone fell happily asleep in their moussaka.
Downtown West Palm Beach
700 S Rosemary Ave.
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401