Taverna Opa - Orlando
Taverna Opa - Orlando

Taverna Opa - Orlando

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.opaorlando.com/
  • Phone: 4073518660
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: 11:00am-3:00pm
    Dinner: 3:00pm-until the ouzo runs out!
    Happy Hour at Bar: 3:00pm-6:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Mediterranean, Greek
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Taverna Opa Orlando does offer a catering service please contact us for further details.
  • Entertainment: Festive atmosphere including a Nightly DJ and Belly Dancing!
  • Special Events: Happy Hour everyday 3-6 2 for 1 drinks and discounted appetizers

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sand Lake and International Dr.
  • Public Transit: I-Trolly stop #24
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Pointe Orlando parking garage available. Park on the 3rd level to bring you straight to Taverna Opa!
    Valet Parking optional.
A word from Taverna Opa - Orlando
Taverna Opa welcomes you to loosen your ties, and have an unforgettable time while enjoying great food and entertainment. Fresh Seafood and Steak along with our nightly entertainment has made Taverna Opa the top destination dining venue in Orlando. Taverna Opa prides itself on the authenticity of its traditional Greek menu along with its fresh seafood and Angus steaks. Private dining room available to seat up to 120 guests. Open for lunch daily at 11:00am-until the ouzo runs out! Located on the 2nd level of Pointe Orlando, open 7 days a week.
Please note on Fridays and Saturdays, reservations after 6:30pm are priority seating. What this means is, as soon as the complete party is present,you will be moved onto our seating list and as soon as a table opens for your group,you will be sat.There is usually a wait at that point of a minimum of 30 minutes.*There is a food order minimum for indoor table service Fri & Sat
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Taverna Opa - Orlando reviews from OpenTable diners
107 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (89)special occasion (65)hot spot (46)vibrant bar scene (33)kid-friendly (30)fit for foodies (30)late-night find (26)great for outdoor dining (17)neighborhood gem (15)romantic (11)notable wine list (11)scenic view (8)great for lunch (6)great for brunch (4)Show More
  • RJBZRVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Great food, fun, lively environment. Great for sharing food, huge portion.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Fun, Fun Atmosphere
    Futbolista525
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Our meal was delicious from start to finish, from the hand muddled hummus with pita to the saganaki and grilled octopus to the generously portioned grouper plaka. The atmosphere was festive and fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our anniversary dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    We spent our anniversary dinner here and the food was amazing. After living in Chicago for many years and dining in Greek Town numerous times we were more than pleased. We had two amazing servers and the entertainment was awesome.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    I understand they are trying to provide an original Greek experience, however they tried to seat us at a table with people standing barefoot on it. The music was loud rap music like a night club so we asked to sit outside. The waiter never brought ketchup after asking 3times and never check on our drinks. The food was good, but the overall experience will prevent me and my husband from returning and/or recommending it to others.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fun- fun for the group!
    K2VB
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Food was delicious, entertainment was excellent. Great place to let loose and have fun.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Kstrange
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I would travel again to orlando area only to experience eating here again. Disney etc., would have to take a back seat. It was our son's 21st birthday and the staff was exceptional, the food was amazing, everyone danced on the tables with the encouragement of the belly dancer. Don't miss this restaraunt when you go to orlando. If there's a wait, it's worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    Heather
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Took my boyfriend here while on vacation, and although at first he felt "outside the box," we both thoroughly enjoyed it. We had a reservation for 30 mins after the belly dancer started, next time I will do it just before she starts, we missed her coming to our table. The food was fantastic, as was the aphrodisiac martini!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would NOT recommend at all!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Boy what a disappointment this place turned out to be!! Our service was poor and the food was too. I've never heard of a gyro sandwich having pork meat?? As many others have stated the best part of the meal was the hummus. We went fairly late when there weren't a lot of diners and our waitress just couldn't seem to get anything right. An hour and a half later we were dissatisfied with our meals and service. Please save your time and money. There are a host of better places to choose from in Orlando. Bosphorous for turkish is great. We also ate at Roy's, Tommy Bahamas and Cafe Tu Tu Tango and enjoyed them all. Taverna Opa simply did not make the cut!!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Celebration Opa!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Every single person in my party had a great time. Ours ages ranged from 14 to 45 . The food was delicious I'm still drooling. We can't wait to come back !!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night.
    HummusLover
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Service was a little slow, but everything else was great. Food was fresh and the dancers were fantastic.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice restaurant
    FoodieD
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Great love the restaurtant and food ....all ways a great time
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cant recll whn I've had so much fun
    GreatFunfromJax
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    My 6 yr old is still raving about the good time he had as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cindiVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Fun, lively restaurant. The food is good, too. We were a group of 7, some of us very hungry, some not so much. This was the perfect answer with small and large plates, sharing or not. Very moderately priced
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun as always
    FsuchickVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    The atmosphere was great. I was very disappointed with the Red Snapper. I ended up switching meals with my boyfriend and he didn't eat much of it either. The hummus is the best! The music and belly dancer was great fun!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for special occasions!
    Evee1980
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I celebrated my birthday her with a group of 10 people, the staff was great and accommodating. The dancers were fantastic and friendly, I enjoyed myself the menu had a great selection and the food was delicious! The hummus was awesome! I will definitely come here again!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Heretodine
    HeretodineVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    It was fantastic , a lots of fun , staff is fantastic and so is the food and the ambiance
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Time
    jlw11
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    A large group of us (16 people) went for my sister's bachelorette party dinner before going out at around 4 PM. Everyone had an amazing time. The service was great as was the food. It was such a great place for the occasion. They had my sister get on stage and brought out shots for all of us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loud!!! Not for Kids!
    EATOUTVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I was expecting authentic food, music and entertainment - not grinding dancers on top of the table like a strip club. That isn't belly dancing.... And it was so loud that we couldn't have a conversation - there is no break in the noise. Wish we had sat outside where it was toned down some. Food was good.
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  • A One Time Experience
    LauraVIP
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Unfortunately, I can not rate Taverna Opa as a place I would return to. The music is WAY TOO loud. You can not even talk to the people you are eating with. This is totally unnecessary! You can't even hear the waitress explain the menu! The food was okay. The hummus which you crush you're own chickpeas was delicious and a novel way to serve it with the warm pita bread. The throwing of the napkins and belly dancing was a nice touch, although the napkins in the food was not a great idea! Having been to Greece, I must say that although Taverna Opa tries, it has missed the mark in a lot of areas. With some changes, it could be a good Greek place to go. But the first thing they have to do is lower the music!!!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 48 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 823 reviews are from the Taverna Opa - Orlando reviews archive.
  • WorldTravelingFoodie84VIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    The noise and dancing are crazy at this place, but if you sit outside you can ignore all that napkin throwing nonsense and eat their delicious food. For Orlando, this place is practically gourmet. Definitely a must go if you are vegetarian, because the vegetable mezzo dishes are top notch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Crowded and noisy. Once is enough.
    DSHaml
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Service and food good, but overwhelmed by the noise.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Belly dancing and good food
    DianaS
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The food at Opal was very good. We wereally 6 so we ended up going with the family style menu. After we had our appetizers we were full but we couldn't say no to everything else waiting for us. The lamb is especially good in this place with a mix of tender, juicy and crunchy. There was a belly dancer that kept the party going even though there were not that many patrons at the time we were there. Our waitress was especially attentive.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OPA has changed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The appetizer platters were awesome, abundant and very well-prepared, the house wines were good, and the waiter was very helpful. A good time was had by all. However, prior experiences have been more "Greek/ethnic", offered more exotic entertainment & less of an experience of noisiness from overly loud music that drowned out our ability to talk with each other.at the table. When I called ahead to ask if they could alter the standard table arrangement a little differently to better accommodate our group of 10, they declined -- it seemed that this would not have been a problem in actuality.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not a great experience
    Foodie09
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The napkins on the floor are a slipping hazard. The napkins the dancer uses to wipe away her sweat are thrown down as well. That's just gross. The patrons dancing on the table is uncomfortable and quite frankly made me realize someone has probably danced on our table where my silverware was now sitting. Our waiter disappeared for most of the evening and we really just wanted our check to get out since we couldn't even hear our own thoughts anymore. The ambience is a good concept but it could be executed in a better way. The amount of people stuffed into this place was just unreal. Food was good, hummus was great. If I went back at all, I would sit outside in the heat before I sat inside again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Joyous spectacle
    Tauruschild
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I was a first timer. It is AMAZING! I went with friends for my birthday and what a special birthday it was! The food, wine, and joyous spectacle you can't properly explain-you must experience it. My suggestion for new diners-don't wear high heels-flats are safer. I cannot wait to return!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun
    familyVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    good food, fun entertainment, wonderful staff, must go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pricey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Our party of 8, admittedly, had a great time till we got our check... Over 370.00$ This was a different kind of venue, very Greek, ethnic, but the prices are outlandish. I will come again, but with knowledge of prices adding up very quickly. This can only be for very special occasions...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Opa
    Anon
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Had a graduation party lots if fun great staff and great food. Made the evening very special and fun.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Louise
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Disappointed that the belly dancer never came over to our table, and our waitress wasn't very friendly
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Opa!
    Pegh8696
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Opas is a place you go to have fun! Dance on the tables, throw napkins in the air, enjoy live. Will definitely return the next time I'm in Orlando.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst Birthday Ever
    locoknight
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    3 guest, 10 pm, birthday celebration. In the restaurant business, if i come in at 10 pm and the place closes at 11 pm. I sure would hope to get the same service that anyone that came at 7 pm would get. my friends food got there first, then 20 minutes later the birthday girls gets her food, and its not eve the right one. then 5 minutes later i got my food. close to 10:50 pm she finally got the food. and keep in mind the server had been at he table probably 2 times. did not even apologize for the food problems. at the end i asked if we could have some kind of dessert for the birthday girl and his response was "you have to buy a bottle for that". it was the birthday girls first time and she had a horrible experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ambience only
    likefood
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    the food was not spectacular. The lamb kebob was yummy. the pita and hummus (mushed chickpeas) was good. the stuffed peppers were overcooked, the grilled octopus was overdoused with oil and not tasty and the lamb chops sllghtly burned. The belly dancer was very nice and danced with the kids.
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • loud, fun, and good Greek food
    srqmama
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    This is a great place to to go with a large group if you like a loud, party atmosphere. We were staying at the Hyatt near the Orlando Convention Center and it was a nice & easy 5 minute walk from the hotel-much easier than driving, which is a true gift in Orlando! Our waiter was very upbeat and when we asked him to help us order, he picked out some great food for us. Everyone was dancing and throwing paper napkins and everyone in a while there would be a flaming appetizer or dessert. Bring a little cash...I regret that I only brought my credit card & did not have any dollar bills to tip the belly dancers...they were adorable and posed for many pictures.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A good change for once...
    GoGreek
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    It's nice to be at a place that strides on being individual to the food industry. Most places try to appease the changing ways of service to rising groups, but not Taverna Opa. You want Greek, you get Greek! That's what we love about it. They don't put food on their menu for Italians, Spanish, Germans... etc etc. We go there because they are unique and the choice of foods are what one should expect. Thank you always!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • too expensive for not so great food
    celebrity
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    We went there for my daughter's birthday celebration on a Tuesday. We specifically went there for the entertainament, but it was far from what we expected!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sweet 16 Experience
    Kanona
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    Birthday traditions in our family you get to dine at the restaurant of your choice. Our teenage daughter said her friends like Taverna Opa Orlando and she should give it a try. She said the best birthday experience ever! Server was amazing, Peter AND the belly dancer had everyone participating! We will definitely go again :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greek food
    lindaVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Very good food.had a good menu with excellent selections. Had outdoor dining. Good place to go if you are at a convention in orlando
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Opa!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    If you want great greek food and fun, audience participation belly dancing, this is the place for you!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Big Fat Greek dinner
    JBRitchie
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    We had a great time at Opa. The music, belly dancer, paper 'rainfall' all created a fun experience. And the food is excellent. After a fabulous trip to Greece last year we're very picky about Greek food. And Opa measures up. We enjoyed several appetizers and shared 2 entrees with 4 people. It was plenty.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, fair service, very loud!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We dined at Taverna Opa for my fiance's birthday with a group of 10. Belly dancing starts at 7pm, this is also when the restaurant gets extremely loud but, fun! If you don't like loud music and people dancing on tables- stay away! We had a great time dancing and and the food was very well seasoned. The negative- our waitress was terrible she passed everyone the wrong food, wasn't good about refilling our glasses or water/soda and took awhile to get everyone a menu. Also, THEY CHARGE YOU $2 PER PERSON IF YOU BRING IN YOUR OWN BIRTHDAY CAKE, this was ridiculous!!! Had I known I'd cut the cake myself and brought in my own plates! Other than that, it was a good time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.