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Elea Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
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43A Maria Luiza blvd., Plovdiv, Bulgaria
+359 88 554 4051
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Miami, Florida
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our meal was very good. Service was very good also. Even though prices might be considered high for locals, the difference of local currency to the euro and dollar (approxm. 2:1) makes Elea a bargain for tourists. What we liked the most was the fact we could combine dishes and side orders, making our meal even more enjoyable. There is... More 

Thank peterevan2016
Varna, Bulgaria
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

very awful plaice.The food awful and expensive,the chicken salad was cold,and under seasaning,everybody smoking???????????????? how is that posible in EU? wy nobody dosent complain//////////////????????????? I personaly think they shoud not be open.

Thank cvetanpetrov1988
Level Contributor
22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

The first Greak restaurant I visit in Plovdiv And the last I hope! The condiments are not free even though they are given you no choice -it's terrible like this! Salad with chicken cold prices expensive service bad! Not impressed

Thank Bravoto
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We eat a lot we drank a lot. Some items were excellent some were good. Plates including salade are huge. Hint: save money by sharing plates. Service was prompt but our Bulgarian host had issues with our service. In defense our server was young and possibly new. I would go back without hesitation.

Thank Barry P
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised when a friend brought me here for lunch recently. We dined on many fresh seafood dishes and wine. I've travelled to Greece and this place was better than some places I tried in Greece. I will return again soon!

Thank Michael H
Bucharest, Romania
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

i have visited this restaurant many times and every time they delivered the freshest fish that they have it. the wine selection is really good, you can find almost all bulgarian wines that matters. you have to try caprese, fried zucchini, octopus on the grill, fried calamari and tzatziki.

Thank madalinsimion
Sofia, Bulgaria
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

The service is really good. The food was delicious and the menu is quite big and interesting. The restaurant is cosy and has nice environment.

Thank Ilonka D
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Elea is a Greek restaurant with Greek music and can host many many people. I've been there several times, the service is really good and the plates are satisfying! Sometimes there is live music as well. I would definitely recommend it! My favorite aperitif is fried zucchini :)

Thank boukmari .
Sofia, Bulgaria
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483 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 320 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

Pros for me - good food, fresh fish and seafood in general Cons - Service is quite misleading, generally cash rather than Customer Service oriented; Interior does not correspond to the price category, location either; Even though food was good, it was not special; All that comes for quite heavy price Recommendation - Wouldn't do it

Thank Jan V
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

Very good food in a nice environment, good service and friendly staff who speaks also Greek! I went three times when I was in Plovdiv!

Thank Mara3212

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Greek, Eastern European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43A Maria Luiza blvd., Plovdiv, Bulgaria
  • Location: Europe  >  Bulgaria  >  Plovdiv Province  >  Plovdiv
  • Phone Number: +359 88 554 4051

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?