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About Tastes of Greece

Our family-friendly yet intimate and quaint European style restaurant offers an array of freshly prepared creative and traditional Greek delicacies can be tasted only if one were to visit Greece.
A place to dine and experience true Greek hospitality, come in to enjoy an out of the ordinary getaway.

The cuisine is so vast; it can satisfy almost any palate or diet including low carb, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options available at all times.

The family recipes we prepare always begin with fresh products purchased daily from local vendors and Greek distributors in order to create the authentic flavors enjoyed only in a Greek home.

Join us for a memorable experience!

Yia mas!

30012 Crown Valley Pkwy
Suite G
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Greek, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 4::pm-9:00pm
Tuesday-Wednesday: 11:00am-9:00pm
Thursday- Saturday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Closed Sundays

Cross Street:
Niguel Rd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 495-2244

Website:
http://www.facebook.com/tastesofgreece

Entertainment:
Satellite TV with Greek music video clips.

Background Greek music.

Gianni and Elizabeth sharing their experience and knowledge of the Greek culture, destinations, and history.

Currently considering live Greek music on weekends.

Catering:
All items on our menu can be prepared in catered sizes. Additional items exist on a separate menu and special requests can be discussed as well.

Executive Chef:
Elizabeth Gaitanis

Additional:
BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Tastes of Greece Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.7

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Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Comfort Food (5)
Cozy (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Healthy (3)
Fun (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Live Music (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Romantic (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Business Meals (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We love this place and have been here many many times. Last Saturday evening we dined here with friends and had a truly awesome meal. The spicy feta with pita bread is to die for. The octopus is cooked to perfection as is the stuffed chicken with spinach .
Everything is well-made and very authentic you will not be disappointed if you have a dinner here

Tags: Vegan, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Very enjoyable luncheon at Taste of Greece. Good food, good atmosphere. Definitely will visit again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We were very happy with our meal. My husband got the vegan combination plate, which included vegetarian dolmas, falafel, fresh peas, rice and hummus. All were *fantastic* with unique flavor profiles; the dolmas, for example, were sweet (perhaps lentils and prunes?), and the peas were perfectly cooked and spiced. I had grilled calamari (which was high quality and well cooked, but not a dish I would get again), served with balsamic grilled vegetables (excellent), and tzatziki (also great). The included greek salads were fresh and well seasoned. Like others, we found the service a bit slow, but left wishing we had had longer to linger rather than that the service had been quicker.

We were also impressed with the homey interior. The owners did a wonderful job creating a space that feels nothing like a strip mall restaurant. The decor was cute & creative.

We'll be back!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food is always very and a great value. Family owned business that is successful because they serve good food, good quantities and are authentic Greek food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

A delightfully charming evening...the service was excellent, the food very good, ambience small, cozy. We were welcomed warmly and had a lovely time.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Authentic Greek menu and excellent preparation. Service was excellent on a quiet weekday evening. This is a place to go to for Greek dishes, done well. Don't be put off by the location in strip mall on CV Parkway. The restaurant is pleasant and cheerful.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great food. Excellent service. Will be back soon. Definitely a taste of Greece.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

A good ethnic restaurant serving authentic ingredients with a local following.
Fairly priced and reasonable quality food. A nice experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Went here for lunch after winning a club soccer game! Great decor and felt like I was in Greece! The service and food were excellent!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 27, 2017

We love this place! Try the spicy feta with pita bread, or the chicken stuffed with spinach. It's all good here. It's a small, quiet restaurant with excellent service and the chef/owner Elizabeth has been classically trained in Greece.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Spicy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Always good. I have been to Tastes of Greece many times and I have never been disappointed. It is one of our neighborhood's little gems. Their menu works well with my low carb eating style. And the service is wonderful!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Have been here several times and the food is always consistently good. Can take vegan and vegetarian friends as there are options for everyone. Service is always professional and friendly.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Everything was great except the service. We were trying to get their attention to get our bill. waited 45 minutes still nobody even checked on us. It seemed like they totally forgot we are there.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Over the past few weeks we have introduced 12 of our friends and business associates to Tastes of Greece. Each time we went, my wife and I have tried something different. There wasn't a single dish we didn't like, and every person we brought LOVED this restaurant. All said they couldn't wait to come back. This is a delightful place and a must try!!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Thank you! We really enjoy this place.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Another wonderful night at Tastes of Greece. We brought a couple new to this restaurant and they LOVED it. He had a terrific spinach-stuffed lemon chicken, she and my wife had the fish that they enjoyed, although my wife thought the fish had too many bones. I had the special pork roast that was wonderful. Make sure you save room for great Greek desserts!!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 15, 2017

Great good charming decor. Reasonable prices I'll be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Casual
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Wow I had such high hopes for this local restaurant. I had stopped in during the day and was pleasantly surprised how cute it looked when you step inside (it is in a strip mall location next to Taco Bell and a Quick Mart). I love Greek food (My best friend is Greek and her food is AMAZING!) I made a reservation and I did note that it was my birthday. We got there and had to wait but just a few minutes. We got seated and I have some food allergies but I can eat meat and rice. We ordered the lemon soup, so tasteless. I ordered a dish and specifically said no dairy or red onions.....just rice and meat. He brought out my dish and there was big red onions and dairy on the meat. Sent it back......and waited.......and waited.....waited.....husband is almost done with his meal and finally it came. Rice and meat! Yay. Wow the rice and the meat was tasteless. I ate half and boxed the rest and we asked for Baklava and their specialty Greek coffee. They where out of Baklava.....we cancelled the coffee and went home. We won't be back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Great little gem in Laguna Niguel. Food and service were excellent

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Group of six for a wonderful Greek dinner. Only problem was one couple was sharing their roast lamb dish which they found very salty and returned it. (My wife had the same dish last week and loved it). They asked for the lamb chops, instead, and loved them. They were served with the new dish in 7 minutes. Great desserts! Make sure you save room for one.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 6, 2017

Terrific.
Wonderful.
Food and service were great.
Loved the personal details​ to food and service. I tell everyone how great the food is here all the time.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Healthy, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 3, 2017

I came here with my husband. We absolutely love this place and would recommend anyone looking for a new place to eat.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Great authentic Greek food - as good (if not better) than any Greektown restaurants. We both had 'specials' - vegetarian Pastitsia and lamb fricassee. It's one of our 'go-to restaurants' for a good meal.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Having read previous reviews on Open Table, we were prepared for slow service. We were seated quickly, our drink orders were taken and served promptly as were our appetizers. I had a delicious saganaki, but because of allergies, my wife had another dish which was excellent. We did have a rather long wait for our entrees, but my lamb chops were worth the wait as was my wife's roast lamb. The baklava desert was served with a berry compote and yogurt and was fabulous. My wife needed convincing to have desert but finally ordered profiteroles covered in chocolate. After the first taste she wouldn't give me any, and said that the next time we come to Tastes of Greece, she would have that as the appetizer (she finally let me taste it). Excellent meal!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Romantic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Food is terrific. Service typically on point, however not at all tonight. We are there twice this week alone.Same server. Excellent service early in the week and left more than a 30% tip. Non existent service from the same server tonight. Main course delivered before we received our appetizer and less than halfway through our salad. Appetizer delivered when main course was half eaten, without apology or making up for it in any way. We didn't eat any of it. Ordered the lamb shank only because it is accompanied by a fantastic orzo pasta. Never mentioned they were out of it early on a Saturday evening until the dish was brought to our table. Tonight it was served with potatoes and I wouldn't have ever ordered it that way. We will return, however we will request a table no where near the bathroom door which doesn't close on its own, and provides a gross view of the toilet if you sit at certain tables when anyone doesn't know to close it after use. Waited FOREVER to get our check after asking two employees three times. The food is excellent enough for a return visit, however if the poor service becomes the norm we will spend our money elsewhere.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on March 16, 2017

Wonderful food .. The owners try to make a full adventure out of your visit.. We love it!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on March 4, 2017

This place doesn't look like much since it's in a tiny strip mall with a Taco Bell and Subway, but it's the best Greek food in South OC. They are obviously doing something right because the restaurant doubled in size since our last visit. Definitely worth it.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on February 24, 2017

I don't have enough words to describe how amazing this place is! The food was out of this world- we were so full but couldn't stop eating. We had the meze platter as an appetizer along with Alicen's Spicy Cheese Melt and I loved every single bite! My husband and I both agreed that every time we go there, those two items are completely necessary to order. Then, we shared the Moussaka and the Pot Pie at the suggestion of our server, who was a young girl from Greece, so we gladly accepted her recommendations and she nailed it! They were both delicious. We just discovered this place at the recommendation of my parents and I'm actually sad we didn't know about it prior. The owners were also very attentive and very nice, both stopping over to check if we were enjoying our meal. We can't wait to go back!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 18, 2017

We found this gem by accident, it feels like you are in Greece the foods delicious and this place is so special. Family run and the food is amazing. Makes you want more places like this versus the chain restaurants.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 13, 2017

Everything we ordered was delicious. Love the zucchini chips

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 28, 2017

We love this place and have been coming here for years. It's small and VERY Greek. The owners are there every evening and are so welcoming. The chef(one of the owners) will visit your table and welcome you and ask your opinion of the food
The food is delicious and the spicey Feta will blow your mind. The prices are reasonable and corkage is an unheard of $11.00.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Spicy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 24, 2016

We were there on Christmas Eve. The food is exceptional and we always love the friendly atmosphere.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Fantastic, authentic Greek food served by a kindly older couple. Everything was fantastic: hummus, moussaka, lamb... Possibly the best Greek I have ever eaten. Reasonable pricing - wonderful, casual eatery.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 23, 2016

Food is very good, raised prices a LOT since last visit.
Service is very slow, only ONE server for the whole place...yes one guy and owner so --s l o w

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2016

Service sucked, half our order was forgotten. Just seemed very disorganized. It's not hard to get right....

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 29, 2016

This place is definitely a hidden gem in Laguna Niguel. The second you walk in you are transported OUT of Orange County and into a magical little Greek restaurant. Ordered the spinach puffs in filo and they were delish! For main meal we ordered the grilled calamari and shrimp in tomato sauce. YUM! Dessert was heaven - honey pastry with the silkiest vanilla ice cream you have ever had. The owners are so nice. Do they have any idea how awesome their little restaurant is? Only negative was that service was a little slow but we received a free little appetizer so that cancels that out. When you come RELAX and ENJOY!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 26, 2016

We've been going to Tastes of Greece virtually since it opened and it continues to provide a fantastic, authentic dining experience. This is the third time we've brought friends from out of town, and once again the overall experience was met with a resounding thank you--and importantly, a request to return. The pleasant, unrushed experience in an atmosphere that makes lengthy conversations easy is rare these days. Matched with superb food from the kitchen, it's hard to find any fault with this outstanding neighborhood venue.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 22, 2016

Fabulous Greek food. Owners are wondtr full too! One of my favorite restaurants. Yum.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 20, 2016

We had a wonderful dinner and will return soon

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 14, 2016

Had a nice early dinner with the wife. She had the stuffed cabbage and I had the lemon chicken. Both were great as ever.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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