Do the Opa! Dance on a table and suffocate the napkin snowstorm.
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Authentic and Upbeat Restaurant!
The atmosphere of this restaurant is so fun! It's great to go to with a group of people to have a good time especially if people are willing to get up and dance and laugh at themselves. And the food is AMAZING! So authentic and delicious!
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall Great Experience.
Overall Great Experience. Went on a weekday and it was still energetic and fun!
6/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
While the food was very tasty,
While the food was very tasty, if you want to have a conversation with your party, this is not the place to do it. Opa as an energetic, almost wild atmosphere. Fun for me and my date, but definitely not a place I would take my mother!
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved the atmosphere and the service was great. The only complaint I have was that although we had a reservation for 8:30, we still had to wait for our table like everyone else without a reservation. The hostess explained that it was priority seating. I thought reservations were the priority! Was seated after a 30 minute wait. (It was a Tuesday night, not weekend.)
6/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a fantastic time! Loved it. It is loud and raw.. But this makes this restaurant very authentic to the Greek culture! We had a great time.. Will visit again if in the Orlando area.
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hostess Needs Improvement
The service was fantastic when we went - from the drinks to the food to the entertainment. The hostess needs to be trained a bit more on how to handle customers with prior reservations. We arrived 5 minutes early, mentioned to her our reservation details and asked he to check us off. She pretended she did not hear us. Then we get nudges from OpenTable having to explain ourselves like school children that we did honor our reservation... Not very enjoyable experience.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great atmosphere, great way
Great atmosphere, great way to start out a great evening!
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Family friendly, but also lots of bachelorette parties- dancing on tables, doing shots, loud dj, belly dancers. Great food- get ready to party if you go.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a Great time!!!
We had a blast like always. Great food, service and a great time!!!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
was a very cool place to have dinner, everything was great, but what make our experience that much better was our server, HE WAS GREAT REAL NICE GUY .
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun Night Out
Great food and fun atmosphere. The hostess wasn't very friendly but our waiter was great. The music is very loud on Friday and Saturday night which is fun but it makes it hard to carry on a conversation. Sunday nights are definitely more subdued if you want a more casual, conversational experience. We love the family menu and would definitely recommend to groups of 4.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had been to Opa several times before but had a couple of newbie's with us this visit. The food was great as usual, especially the lamb rib appetizer. Lot's of fun energy and everyone had a ball.
Will be sure to return!
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
HAD A BLAST
Although we used to live by Opa in Hollywood and loved it, we wanted to give those that were with us a unique, fun experience that they never did. We used to love going to our So Fla spot and were very excited to see Taverna Opa in Orlando. We has such a good time. The food was great. The staff was great, our children has such an awesome time, the belly dancer was wonderful with them as well as many of the other wait staff. The food was amazing as well.
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun gets started at 7 with
Fun gets started at 7 with the belly dancer etc. we were there just a little to early to experience enough of it!
7/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Belly Dancers & Great Food!!!
This was my first time going and the experience was wonderful. My boyfriend is from Europe and dining here was so close to home for him. The food, drinks, waitress, Belly dancers and ambiance was wonderful. We will definitely be dining again! :-)
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good greek cuisine and a lot of fun
My wife and I are both first generation Greeks from the Boston area, we were impressed with the selection of real Greek food and the infusion of the european energy in the place. The staff was great and the belly dancer was very friendly and great with the kids. Heck, I was jealous from the attention the kids were getting as she actually almost got them (and me) up to dance inthe first 10 minutes there. Alas, we got there late and near closing time (10PM), so maybe next time we'll get there a little earlier. We all look forward to it in our next trip to FLA and to OPA!
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place was insane on Saturday
This place was insane on Saturday night. Belly dancers and people dancing on the tables. It's very loud. Think night club and restaurant in one. So don't expect to have a conversation. It was a fun place and my kids loved it. Good food.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
it was not what I expected and I got more than I bargained for. We had a really great time. Our waitress Tatiana was incredible and very outgoing and friendly. Great service!
8/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent food. The best hummus. The flaming cheese excellent. And fun galore.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great time!
Such a super fun place with excellent food! Thanks !!!
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I always make sure to visit
I always make sure to visit Taverna Opa every time I'm in Orlando, which is usually once a year. Sometimes we manage to eat here twice in one trip. The food is delicious, the atmosphere is energetic, and the people are awesome! If you go on a Friday or Saturday night, be prepared to wait, even if you have a reservation! I waited an hour and a half to be seated even with a reservations. After all my years of coming here, this is probably the only negative experience I've had here!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was looking for a restaurant to provide an entertaining evening for the family. Taverna Opa met all of my expectations as the food was really good and we all had a great time! The atmosphere was lively especially for a Monday evening. The dancer was very friendly and got the whole crowd involved without being overly pushy to those that wanted to sit back and watch. She seemed to enjoy what she did which carried over to the patrons, and she patiently posed for photos for anyone that asked. I was apprehensive about bringing my young teens, but the dancing wasn't overly suggestive and was really just clean fun. I will definitely go again next time I am in the Orlando area.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
This Hot Spot is Fun!
We really enjoyed this place. The belly dancers and dancing on the tables is great fun. Will be taking new friends back.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
An experience to remember
We were a group of four adults and four children, all vegetarian! Normally I would not expect to find enough choice for vegetarians, but there was a fair selection. The evening was made more enjoyable with the beautiful belly dancer who managed to get all of us on or feet at least once.
It is not something you would expect to find in the middle of a shopping area, but it actually was an enjoyable evening overall. If you enjoy your meat then there is an excellent selection.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lively with great food to boot!
Great food with lively ambiance of Greek entertainment including music, dancing, belly dancers, and energy from all waiters. Entree and appeitzer portions are plentiful. Martinis are made with fresh juices and were refreshing with a good variety to choose from. The food - shrimp kabobs over rice, spinach pie, zuchhini and house made hummus served with warm pita bread were amazingly good! The service was a little slow this time and took awhile to bring out everything, even water. The server didn't have much personality, which was disappointing, and seem to forget about us and focus more on bigger parties instead (we only had 3 people in our party). Overall, a great experience and would certainly recommend this restaurant and dine here again.
8/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
"The food was good but not as good as other Greek places in Tarpon Springs. The entertainment was fun but not at the level of other belly dancers we have seen.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent. I had a lamb dish that melted in your mouth. The hummus is fresh mixed at your table and tastes spectacular. The dessert didnt disappoint either. The waiter was very friendly and helpful with making menu choices.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had heard a lot of different reviews from some friends so I was a little skeptic about the place when I first got there. I ears that they didn't honor reservations, but that's a lie. At least it wasn't true for me. I made reservations for 7:30, and me and my party of 6 didn't get there until about 7:45. When we got there, we waited about 2 minutes to be seated. The service is nice and very attentive, and the belly dancer was really cool. You have to go with a good group to really enjoy the ambience of this restaurant. The napkin throwing was very exciting, and so was the dancing on the tables. The food was absolutely delicious toon It was an overall good experience.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a very nice experience. My daughter was quite pleased with the whole evening, she especially liked dancing on the table!!!!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Five stars in everyway
Fabulous food, exceptional service, and incredible fun. This is the best place to take a group for a fun-filled fantastic evening.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
OPA has an amazing atmosphere! The festival music coupled with the great staff and dancers really helps to provide a fun evening. I highly recommend OPA. And most importantly, the food is very very good.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Place Great Food
Opa was recommended to me by a few friends, so I decided this would be my birthday place this year. Went with a party of 8 and we had a BLAST!! Our waiter was friendly and very helpful since it was everyone's 1st time. The food was fantastic and the entertainment made you want to get up and dance, which we all did. Will definitely go back and would highly recommend.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for a group
This was my second time here. WE had a large group from my company attending a trade show in Orlando. It was something different and a lot of fun with good food.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for my daughters 18th
Went for my daughters 18th Birthday and we had a blast
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food. A little slow in service for a Sunday and not very busy. It was the first time where we almost felt left out of the party when throwing the napkins and dancing. But still had a great time and good food.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Mediterranean at it's best
Taverna Opa needs one more noise level rating. Energetic is not enough. Energetic on steroids fits it better. The place is lively and fun, but the noise level was a bit much. It was not the patrons, it was the speakers. I'm not a fan of having to shout to the people I'm with to hear me. The food was excellent, the wait staff were very attentive and the napkin throwing was fun, to say the least. The belly dancer was also very entertaining. If we go back again, we will try the outside dining area.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lot's of fun!!
We had a great time! Took our young grandaughters, and they had a blast. Dancing, dancing, dancing!!!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loud but lots of fun!
We had a lot of fun. Food good. Very,very loud and noisy. Some people in our party went and got earplugs. Been there done that, no rush to go back.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything is amazing, and the belly dancing and dancing on the tables was super fun.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
a bit noisy
We were not prepared for the energy/noise level. We were with a group and would have preferred a volume that also allowed conversation.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome Dining Experience
This place was rocking all night. The food was great and the energetic aumbience was unlike anything else.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun time, but with a caveat
Taverna Opa is a totally fun way to spend the evening. The food was very good and the atmosphere was really terrific. I've eaten here twice now and my only complaint is that the bar switches wines after having ordered a few. It happened both times. I ordered glasses of Pinot Noir both times, but after a couple, I got the house Cabernet. It was clearly not what I had been drinking. I have no idea why they think they can get away with this, but aware that this does happen.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great, fun restaurant. But
Great, fun restaurant. But beware, it is very loud!
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and atmosphere
Dined at this restaurant Friday night. We enjoyed sitting outside (I have to admit inside looked at little too noisy for our taste), and enjoyed delicious Greek food. The waiter was very friendly. He was attentive at the beginning, but toward the end of our meal, his was way too busy and practically disappeared from our sight. The restaurant should seriously consider increasing the number of the wait staff on the weekend. Nevertheless, we enjoyed our dining experience at this restaurant.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner at Opa
My sister and I were in the mood for Greek Food and were not disappointed. The food was excellent, and the people watching great. I don't usually care for loud crazy crowded places, but thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Taverna Opa and would recommend it to anyone looking for great food. I would let everyone know that it is loud and energetic, but if you go in with the attitude that you will have fun, you will. Plus you will have a wonderful dinner to boot.
This place is especially fun for larger groups and parties. Loved the belly dancers.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for kids adults of all ages. Table dancing by all. Go here and you will love it great red sangria too
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
I heard great reviews about this restaurant so decided to take my boyfriend for his birthday. The food was great, the atmosphere was alive and the music and dancers were awesome. Overall this is a great place to go to and I would recommend it to everyone.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Superb Greek cuisine; flavorful, tender, fresh. Indoors and outdoors are almost like two different restaurants when it comes to atmosphere - indoors there is music and napkin throwing. Outdoors you get a quieter version of the music, and the quieter ambiance of the patio area.
Fantastically stocked bar. Very pleasant host and quick courteous server. Definitely recommend!
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
A SPECIAL PLACE FOR EVERYONE
Taverna Opa is an excellent restaurant for special celebrations such as birthdays, anniversaries, etc.. They have lots of fun, bellydancers and a very special attention. It is safe for families with children.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM