About 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.

410 North Ocean Drive
Hollywood, FL 33019
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:00am,
Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am

Cross Street:
Arizona Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(954) 929-4010

Website:
http://www.tavernaopa.com/

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.

Catering:
Catering options are available.

Executive Chef:
Peter Tsialiamanis

Additional:
Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining

Taverna Opa - Hollywood Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (19)
Waterfront (19)
Authentic (13)
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Good for Groups (12)
Special Occasion (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Scenic View (7)
Casual (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Live Music (5)
People Watching (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Tapas (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Healthy (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Romantic (3)
Cozy (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

Way too noisy & overpriced . Appetizers were great but entrees were mediocre. The belly dancing was very fun and the server was good

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

we knew it was a Greek restaurant, but it was a shock to find Belly dancer on the table dancing all night !! It was so loud and noisy one can not carry a conversation, you just watch, and some men joined dancing on the narrow table, I was waiting for who will fall with this lively act.
About the food it was a big menu and lot of variety, the waiters were not focused on their tables and after our meal we received the bill before they even ask us if we require dessert or coffee!! We could try some Baklava or Loukomados, but thought better leave and get out of this noisy atmosphere

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 (Miami)·Dined 7 days ago

Fun place for our Birthday celebration. Was quieter then usual since it was a Wednesday night. Gabby our server was very accommodating and even served a slice of Baklava with sparklers to the Birthday boy. I've had better cocktails but food was authentic and delicious!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Great little spot along the water open air restaurant so peaceful
Incredible food and possibly the best lemon pepper potatoes ever made
Worth the money and not overly pricey

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vip
 (México)·Dined on January 3, 2018

El servicio es malísimo, los mesero atienden de mala gana, la comida toda llega a diferentes horas, no terminas de comer junto con los demás y aparte la gente se enoja mientras es su trabajo.

No vale la pena perder ni tu tiempo ni tu dinero hay mucho mejores opciones al mismo precio y te atienden como debe de ser.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Good food, good atmosphere, and fun. Belly dancing and music were good to.

Tags: Bar Seating, Tapas, Authentic, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Great place. Good food. Lots of fun. Needs to be more handicap accessible. Dining room a little tight for wheelchairs.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Casual, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

I've never been a big fan of Greek food, but this place totally sold me on the cuisine and the atmosphere was second to none. They bring you bread and a cup of chick peas and garlic with a mortar to create your own hummus. The salmon with dill sauce, rice pilaf and asparagus was outstanding and the portions were tremendous with the main entries. The best part of the night was the atmosphere. It is a bit loud but very energetic. There is a belly dancer that goes around dancing and getting the patrons livened up. She will draft people to come dance with her (men, women and children are all fair game) and we happened to be there for a few birthday celebrations, where the birthday dessert was topped with a large sparkling candle, an air raid siren went off, and people were literally smashing plates on the floor left and right (which is a tradition I was unaware of) as they cried out OPA...so it was a festive atmosphere to say the least. It was after dark, too cool and too windy for the windows to be open but when the weather is nice...I'm sure dining beside the waterway just adds to the experience. This is place is right on A1A off the Boardwalk...so if you are looking for a great place away from the Boardwalk...you have to check it out. My girlfriend and I loved it!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, People Watching, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

They never honored the reservation we had booked weeks earlier for 6.45 pm reservations and after waiting more than 45 minutes to be seated while all that time there was an empty table.
We insisted to be seated at that table we were asked to order from the appetizer cold menu because they had other reservations for 8.30 .
When the manager came to our table he was more disrespectful than the staff.
I gave never written any comments on any restaurants but this I could not accept.
I sent a text to the restaurant customer relations and gave yet to receive any feed back.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 31, 2017

A night club want to be with a very loud DJ, belly dancers and table top dancing. Lots of fun for 20 minutes then you just want them to shut up so you can eat your food, talk with your friends in peace. Service was awful with two entrees coming out 15 minutes before the other two entrees at our table. No cutlery for another ten minutes after that at which time the food was cold. No one came by to see how anything was the entire time. It wasn’t until after the bill was paid and the server noticed a ten percent gratuity which, under the circumstances was way too generous, that he asked me if there was a problem with the service. Really?

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Awful service. But good food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The low rating is mostly due to terrible service. My meal was supposed to consist of 1 beer, two appetizers, and 1 entree. After a long wait, I received my beer I asked for a glass for it as well as a glass of water. I was told they were out of glasses. Out of glasses?? Then they brought my entree before my appetizers, one of which never arrived and had to be removed from the bill. It was a horribly frustrating experience, not helped by my Serbian waiter’s cluelessness about why this place was so disorganized. As a Greek, I am embarrassed by how this restaurant is run.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

The food was good, the service excellent, overall it was good

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Disabled Access, Fun, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The spanakopita was cold and when redone, was overdone.
The view was wonderful on the water
The salad was good, but tg lettuce was limp .

Tags: Waterfront, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Best Greek food and hummus in southern Florida!
Fabulous food and always great service!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The food is delicious. The staff is very energetic. The dancing on the tables, the plate smashing and the napkin raining down adds much-needed fun to a classic Greek restaurant. I cannot wait to go back.

Tags: People Watching, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Live Music, Hot Spot, Waterfront, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Don't go here for a romantic dinner. Go here for a light-hearted, fun evening that will probably include some patrons joining a belly dancer gyrating on a table top.
The food is good. The service is excellent. The atmosphere is engaging.
They also have a reasonable selection of Greek wines.

Tags: Waterfront, Fun, People Watching
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Noisy fun and lots of belly dancing after 7PM. The food was outstanding. There is no air-conditioning but a decent breeze from the inter-costal

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Bronzino always good. Greek salad outstanding
Octopus delicious

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great time as always.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Fun. Great food

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Fantastic as always! The best hummus in the world👍

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had a family dinner. We sat outdoors by the water and watched the beautiful boats go by. The indoors area was very crowded and noisy, but the outdoors dining experience was very pleasant. The service was excellent. The food was really good. The saganaki, the grilled calamari were really good. We shared appetizers including Greek salad, eggplant salad, stuffed grape leaves as well as the saganaki and calamari. As a main course we ordered grilled sea bass, fried smelt and lamb chops. They are excellent.
All in all it was a great restaurant and we would highly recommend it.

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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Food was excellent, good value. Try the Greek wine!

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Disappointingly two people smokes incessantly at the table next to us! The smoke smell was horrible. Otherwise, we would’ve enjoyed it more.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Amazing server and service. Our server had great knowledge of menu. Sangria and food delish. If I visit again I will definitely go back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Late-night Find, Waterfront, Worth the Drive
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great Greek food. Outside seating is by the water. Very active later in the evening.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Casual, Bar Seating, Late-night Find
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Buen restaurante

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Fun place but food order came out wrong. Service was slow. Unfortunately, disappointing over all.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, People Watching, Late-night Find
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 19, 2017

The dinner was great and the service was excellent. We sat outside near the water which was very rmantic

Tags: Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Food was awesome (some of the best Greek food I've ever had personally), service was great/speedy. Will definitely recommend to anyone I know visiting the area.

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·Dined on August 11, 2017

The food was fabulous. You make your own hummus right at your table. Delicious!!. They have dancers on top of the tables giving lessons to anyone who wants. A fun time for all.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Casual, Cozy, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, People Watching
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Very loud. Unable to talk to my fiance. Good food and entertainment.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

The food was excellent. We had grilled octopus for an appetizer and olives and feta cheese. Main course was Chilean Sea Bass over Greek potatoes and spinach. I had the grilled lamb chops excellent. We also had a bottle of Greek White wine . Very nice evening.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on July 30, 2017

I come here every trip. Love it. Great food and times

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 23, 2017

When we arrived there, there was no one to greet us at the hostess /valet stand. We waited for 20 minutes even with a reservation. The restaurant floor was flooded with water and had to walk on puddles to get to our tables. We left and went to gigi's next door. Sorry, but I will never eat here again.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Service was great. Food was very salty . They need to update their prices from this app . Martinis that were listed at $9 on the app were $12 on their menu. Prices are higher at this place compared to the app's menu . My wife enjoyed her shrimp dish . The rice pilaf was salty though. I had the Branzino but salty plus you get the rice too. We sat outdoors the view was great. Vitale our waiter was great . I felt bad he had to serve us the so salty dishes . Nice portion on the saganaki.

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 18, 2017

The food was good. The place was busy and full of ambiance

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Opa is always a lot of fun and the food is very authentic . It's fun to watch the belly dancers . We had a varierty of food and it is a wonderful place to share !! Bring a hearty appetite !!

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Waterfront, Fun
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 7, 2017

We have been coming here for 16 years. It never disappoints.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Authentic, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Late-night Find
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