Taverna Opa - Hollywood

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$30 and under
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Greek
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.
What 597 People Are Saying
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KW
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

It could be a lot nicer if they were to restrict smoking on the dockside dining. Also it could use a renovation it does not appear they are spending a dime on the place. Food was however very authentic.

B
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food is amazing!!!! Tables are a little close together. It was fun to see the dancers and listen to the the loud music but it would’ve been nice to have it changed up a bit at times.

OT
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food is always great. But I don’t like their hummus that you have to crush yourself w/ a mortar and pestle. I personally like smooth texture and less garlic. Atmosphere is very fun inside. Outdoor dining on dock is very tight.

I
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place but a little too loud. Service was super good. Food was melting in our mouths. Anyway will return again.

BH
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food is great. Our waitress not so friendly. We will still go back because we loved the food.

D
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

ALL WAS GOOD EXCEPT FOR HOSTESS WHO APPEARED TO CONSIDER US BURDENSOME SHE APPEARED MORE INTERESTED IN FELLOW EMPLOYEES THAN CUSTOMERS. OUR WAITER WAS GREAT AND THE FOOD, AS ALWAYS, WAS EXCELLENT. DINING OUTSIDE BY THE WATER OFFERS SPECIAL ATMOSPHERE

b
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well Worth the Trip!!!!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always!
Great food

AD
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food offerings are always good and some are great. Can’t go wrong with fish, grilled octopus, chicken dishes, traditional Greek. Service is so-so and noise too depending on time/ day. Great ambiance on the intercoastal.

l
Miami
31 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and authentic food, feels just like I'm in the greek isles!

S
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wish smoking on the patio was not allowed.

RP
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We were a party of 2. The table for two are put on a very tight area with very little space between table. You are literally 1 foot away from the table next to you which are for parties of four only. The main part of the restaurant was empty with many table to larger parties. The food was great I must say. The beers came out a bit warm. Being uncomfortable outweighed the quality of the food. I'm a local and will not return.

C
Miami
324 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food is good. If you like loud greek music then enjoy

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

A Greek diner with entertainment. Bring your earplugs along during weekend dinner - it gets ridiculously loud.

f
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time I ever been to Greek restaurant and I loved it.., food and service was excellent,,, we’ll be back

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the place!

SG
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall1food5service3ambience1

One of the worst and strangest experiences I've ever witnessed or been a part of. We went to Taverna Opa on Saturday (8/17) with another couple for dinner with the anticipation of watching some fun dancing and eating great Greek food. Keep in mind this wasn't our first time at TO. Other experiences were always a good time. Meanwhile, my wife and her friend went to use the ladies room while we were waiting for our entrees to arrive. They went into the same stall, as is common, which women tend to do since there is limited space most women's restrooms just like the restroom at this restaurant. Within 30 secs they had a male Hollywood police officer pounding on the door yelling for them to come out. My wife had to quickly get up (in the middle of you know what) and was absolutely mortified and freaked out. Her friend with her had no idea what was going on. The officer (again a male officer in a ladies restroom!!) claimed that the manager wanted him to go in the bathroom to check that they weren't doing anything inappropriate. This Manager should be ashamed of herself since in no way was there ANY REASON AT ALL to think something inappropriate was happening. both my wife and her friend were dressed completely normal and very tastefully. The whole experience was so bizarre and my wife is still a little shaken up over it. The management at Taverna Opa should be ashamed of themselves for creating such a situation without any cause or reason. ESPECIALLY, sending a male police officer into a female restroom. We spoke with the Manager afterwards to see why she did this and she was very unapologetic but said they have had problems in the past. She had no basis to put my wife and her friend through such an embarrassing situation but was so uncontrite and unforgiving. Needless to say, we will never patron Taverna Opa ever again. It's a shame that such a horrible scenario like this could happen since the food there is actually very good.

TM
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening of food and fun

M
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Service was very attentive and helpful.

GC
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was great the the prices are moderate. Tabels are a little tight but for a couple of hours its okay. Definitely will return again.

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for my daughters birthday. It is fun and interactive for kids and adults who get to dance on the table and learn a little belly dancing moves.

SB
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Made a reservation and noted in the comments that it was our anniversary. (Obviously did not matter.)
We were seated outside, as requested, but learning that the show was on the inside, we requested to go inside, due to this being the reason we chose this as our anniversary dinner. Our waiter told us, the show and dancers were over and had left. 1/2 hour later, I walked inside to use the restroom and found out this wasn’t true. Not sure why the waiter told us this other than it may have affected his tip by going inside, or because we are a interracial couple. Didn’t make sense why we couldn’t go inside and watch the belly dancing. Instead we had to stay outside inhaling exhaust fumes from a car that continued to run for about 15 minutes, literally seated 10’ from the exhaust pipe, because the cars are valet parked and backed in. Made for a very frustrating night and did not appreciate being told the show inside was over, when in fact it wasn’t. Pretty much the only reason we chose this restaurant. Worst anniversary experience in the 23 years we have been together. Wouldn’t wish this experience on anyone, let alone their anniversary.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the food, service and view was phenomenal.

MG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Despite available tables the host refused to sit us next to water because she said they could be used only for groups of three or more. This is ok, but the food was atrocious! Cold appetizers tasted like someone poored a galon of lime juice on them. And the seafood plate can compete with the airline food - we suspect it wasn't fresh seafood to start with. This is the last time we visited this place.

m
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just as I remembered it 15 years ago when we lived here!!! Still my favorite prawns ever!!!!

SD
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, location on the water which was wonderful. Terrific authentic Greek dishes. Highly recommend

OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere traditional Greek food I rate this place 5 stars

KS
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything was fantastic! air condition could be turned up a little cooler

BE
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food and view was excellent, waitress and valet were awful. No serving utensils with dishes EVER, plates and glasses are wayyyy too small for the price. I came here years ago and it was awesome but not so much now. Belly dancer was also great and pretty :) .

Y
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a fun place with delicious food and friendly staff.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Service was sub par. Hardly saw our waiter. Had to track him down for water and soda refills. The restaurant did not have iced tea. Thought that was odd. Food was palatable. Nothing that left me wanting to go back. Waiter left the bill without asking if we wanted coffee or dessert. I would not return, nor would I recommend.

EG
Miami
57 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was awesome! The most delicious Greek food we’ve had in a while. The ambiance outside was relaxed. We sat by the water. Service was attentive. The food was beyond good. Will be returning soon!

LS
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was in the area on vacation, and was recommended to come and eat here. Food from start to finish was amazing. Had the ouzo mojito, village salad, moussaka and shrimp kabob meal. I am Greek and everything was authentic and delicious! Would highly recommend. We did miss the music and evening festivities as we had an early dinner. But overall great experience!

EM
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Amazing variety of food. Dishes are to share. Ambiance was great.
Just have patience to sit down 1/2 hour late even with reservations but is worth it

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Went on a Friday night. Very crowded and lively atmosphere. Great DJ and belly dancers. The food was good and the service was okay due to overwhelming demand of customers dining. Gaby was amazing. She had a great attitude and provided an excellent service. She greeted us with a smile and made our dining experience very pleasurable.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We’re on a mini getaway. This is one of our favorite places to dine in the area. The Lavraki (aka Mediterranean Sea bass like Bronzino) was excellent. The belly dancing and DJ playing modern Greek and Mediterranean was a plus, especially when the waitresses got on the table to dance to Zorba! Ops!

OT
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The experience was shocking at best. A frequent visitor of Taverna Opa in Orlando, we were prepared for a lively, even loud experience. This was chaotic. Kids were dancing on and running around crazy to every EVERY table with no regard for patrons, and the management thought it was funny. The menu is family style so by design plates will fill a table. The tables were so small that our table of four could not fit one center dish and 4 bread plates. By the end of dinner we had stacked our plates on top of each other just to attempt eating. Our food was not brought out in any sort of fashion, and our salad only showed up (which we ordered upon sitting) at the end of dinner. We were particularly upset when they brought the saganaki (flaming cheese) after the main course (again ordered upon sitting) and it was not flaming. The waitress then came by and told us we had to eat it before it gets cold- which is how it arrived at the table in the first place.

Overall, we loved the food that was brought to us but the service and atmosphere will be a reason we will never come back to this location.

J
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, authentic atmosphere: recommend. Would come again.

MR
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, Service and Ambience. Can be a little pricey. Roadwork on Ocean Drive making it somewhat dicey to get in / out of parking lot.

LT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Awesome! The food was delicious and the atmosphere was inviting.

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