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Taverna Opa - Hollywood
Taverna Opa - Hollywood

Taverna Opa - Hollywood Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tavernaopa.com
  • Phone: (954) 929-4010
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:00am,
    Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Peter Tsialiamanis
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining
  • Catering: Catering options are available.
  • Entertainment: Taverna OPA offers live entertainment daily, with belly dancing shows beginning at 7:00 pm and tradional Greek dancing performed by our staff all night long.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Arizona Street
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Taverna Opa - Hollywood
An Alternate Approach to Dining:

The combination of great food and celebration created a new meaning for the concept of dining. Taverna Opa employs a different approach to energize and introduce the diner to a different dimension of entertainment. Previous dining norms are broken, spirits are lifted, with every single broken plate and every single napkin in the air. The marriage of traditional with modern is what Taverna Opa promotes as the most rapidly expanding concept in the United States.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Love Taverna Opa! This was out first time to the original in Hollywood. It was great!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Wonderful neighbourhood restaurant. Authentic food!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "This was our first time at Taverna Opa and it certainly won't be our last. The food was amazing from the hummus to their excellent desserts. Our waiter couldn't have been nicer and more accommodating. The Belly Dancer was a very entertaining surprise. All-in-all, it was an evening to be repeated again and again."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "This is the second time my friends and I have gone here. It is a lot of fun and very energetic. The waiters dance on the table when the belly dancers aren't. Customers are encouraged to join in. The first time we sampled the appetizers and found them not to our liking so we skipped them this time. We shared a very generous Greek salad and a baked snapper. Both of these dishes were delicious. Another member of our group ordered the lamb and was pleased. We ordered Baklava for dessert. We asked to sit in the main dining room by the water so we had a very good view of the dancing. If you don't like noise there are quieter rooms but we felt the fun of the evening was the dancing and the music. We will go back again."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Must try the Opa Salad if you go as well as the Athenian shrimp. Bellydancers and fun place!"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "The food was ok. The service was good. The location on the water was wow! Great sunset! "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "I didn't sit inside the restaurant (which has belly dancing going on). I sat outside by the valet parking. The view is nice because youre actually in between the street and the water. The food was good. I didn't like that the hummus had to be crushed by me though. When I go out to eat, I don't like to put in work. But the food and prices were reasonable. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Heard a lot about Taverna Opa so decided to try it. The place is filthy looking, falling apart, very unappetizing! The table was not big enough to hold our dishes. They brought the food out so fast there was no time to eat appetizers before the main dishes arrived. We had to use the empty table next to us to put plates out of the way. We ordered a bottle of wine, served in a cooler, but there was no place to put it. The waitress started to put it on the floor. We took it and put it on the empty table. Unfortunately, it was a disgusting experience and the food was so overshadowed by the surroundings and obnoxious service that I cannot even say I enjoyed any of the very greasy Greek dishes. Sad part is, I love Greek food. NEVER again for me!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "My wife and I had a wonderful time. Can't wait to go back again."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "We just love Opa, have been going there for many years. Never once have we been disappointed. Everything that I have eaten there has been amazing. The music gets a little loud after 7-7:30 (when the belly dancers get there), but it just makes the experience better. My sister-in-law said she felt like she was back in Greece."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The view is great- sat at a table over looking the water. It was really great. "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "We took our company including 4 boys ages 8-11. At first they were a little overwhelmed, after they ate their dinners they got into the napkin throwing, music etc. Pitchers of Margaritas were flowing for the adults and there were a few groups of tables that were very entertaining. The belly dancer came to every table that welcomed her, including ours. We enjoyed the delicious food , drinks and left laughing. Valet parking a plus."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Great food! Service was a bit slow. The owner was always helping out and making sure things were great"
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "My wife is trying to imitate the Salad, the fish was fresh, and the Lamb was probably some of the best I've ever had. My 5 year old was dancing on the table with a belly dancer, and we had a great time. If in the area, we would be hard pressed not to come back here."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "If you enjoy Greek food, this is authentic! We didn't realize there was dancing on the tables and plate smashing, but when in Greece, do as the Grecians!! The food was delicious and plentiful."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "We had a great meal and had a lot of fun. Would highly recommend the experience."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Greek - starting from the wine, to the dishes, to dessert. Having dealt with bad Greek restaurants in the US before Opa was a really great authentic experience."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "The food is great. Overlooking the intracostal. Perfect place to eat on a warm night."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Around this time each year we spend a few weeks in Hollywood. The lamb shank IS my reason for the annual visit. The timing also coincides with my birthday, which is a plus."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "The Greek food is good, they have belly dancers. Just a lot of fun."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Love the food and the service. Sitting on the water makes this restaurant very special"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "People were complaining that it was super loud but i think it is completely different than anywhere else i have ever been. I would make it a romantic date or even a date where conversation is required if your going to eat inside. outside it much more relaxed and i dont believe the diner out there had napkins thrown at them (all in good fun)."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Be prepared to use earplugs . Dancers and diners dance on the table. Food is not the draw!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Great food, great service, beautiful seating on the water. A favorite of ours"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Good food,good fun,good service....this place is on the Intracoastel Waterway,wonderful location. you'll enjoy Taverna Opa !!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "My colleague and I went here recently and really enjoyed our appetizers, wine and entrees. We started with the stuffed grape leaves and the grilled octopus (which I would never had ordered had the waitress not highly recommended). Both were absolutely fantastic. For an entrée I had the Santorini Sunfish (tilapia) and my colleague had the Snapper. Both were cooked to perfection and tasted out of this world. We sat outside - the weather was perfect, which is not uncommon in Ft. Lauderdale. It's not a fancy place (if you want fancy, go next door to GG's) - but it was a great meal with a great view and very good/friendly service."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "we went last Saturday and had a super good time, food and service was very good"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The food is GREAT, the portions are big and the service is very good. This is a place for a PARTY. The belly-dancing and the general atmosphere,--- make it a perfect place,-- to host a Birthday party or a Special event. You and your guests will ENJOY the food and have a fabulous time too. Taverna Opa ROCKS!"
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "Mediocre cooking & quality. Fab garlic hummus but lousy rolls. Soggy smelts with fishy smell. Hard rice, , chewy lamb. Can't beat dining on the waters edge on a mild night."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "Had to wait 30 minutes although we had an open table reservation. Took a long time to order our food. Finally a waitress that knows up took our order as favor. The service was not up to par. The food was very good when we finally got it."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Great food. Ok Service. Price is reasonable for the exquisiteness of the food! I have been to the Opa in brickell and Hollywood. I would have to say that for the location in Hollywood it's good but if you dine indoors. outside you get a nasty smell coming from the water! everything else is good."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "We were at Taverna Opa to celebrate our wedding anniversary. My wife and I, together with our 12 year-old daughter, and 7 year-old son. We had a great time, and everyone loved the food. The food and service were excellent. Thanks."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Service was horrible. The excuse that they are busy was unacceptable. The food was just OK. The appetizer took over an hour to get and then almost immediately the main course came. I would not return. There are better restaurants to go to."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "Service was awful. We ordered at least 7 different appetizers plus fou main entrees It took about 45-60 minutes to get 2 appetizers. After waiting one and a half hours we asked for the manager and we asked for the bol fir what we ate as we decided we didn't want to wait anyone. Manager was kind and apologized. We ended up withj no bill, but we did leave a tip. Was a very busy night so I am assuming they were overwhelmed. It is a simple Greek restaurant with loud music and a belly dancer."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "I made reservations for 6 people on Dec 31, 2013 on open table got conformation email with conformation number. Long story short got there and they said sorry we can't seat you because we had a separate REP for this day and will not accept any open table reservations. Thank you for making me and my family waste our time and left us with no place to go for new years"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Arrived w/ a party of 4 for a 7:30pm reservation that was confirmed by OpenTable & restaurant. At arrival we were told that they were overbooked & their computer was down so they could not confirm reservations. They would try to seat us in a half an hour or so. This impacted everyone arriving w/ a reservation. We were seated at 8:05pm. They obviously were not prepared for the crowd. They took our dinner order around 8:30pm but our meals did not arrive until 9:20pm. During this time trying to get the waitress to help was virtually impossible & no additional service (drinks, bread, appetizers) was provided. Did speak with manager and he apologized but blamed it on the overbooking and large crowd. Will not be going back anytime soon."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Everything was excellent but despite the fact that we book a table with open table and called to re-confirm the reservation, they did not have it in their system. Therefore we had to wait a while to be seated."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We had fun. It was a nice time and the belly dancers were great. The ambience is great as well."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Excited to find more than just Chinese open on Christmas. The food was excellent. The place was very very busy which lead to slow service which is somewhat understandable. Very loud place but again due to the crowd and belly dancing excitement. Would definitely eat here again hoping for better service since the food was fantastic."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "We enjoyed the music and belly dancer who performed then came around to dance with us ON our table! We took pictures and posted them on Facebook to share all the fun here!"
    Dined on 12/25/2013