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El Greco Cafe

1592 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5803
+1 941-365-2234
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“spanakopita” (19 reviews)
“greek salad” (28 reviews)
“lamb” (29 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1592 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5803
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

My husband and I ate late lunch there recently on a Sunday afternoon. The grilled octopus appetizer was superb. We also had a large appetizer plate that was wonderful -- with pita bread. We weren't too hungry so the two appetizers were plenty for the...More

Thank Platinum2VA
Reviewed 9 August 2017

El Greco is a fine place to go if you like Greek. We got the combo platter, shared an appetizer, and I sipped a cup of Lemon Chicken soup, no dessert. We paid for the couple who went with us. With tip, the bill was...More

Thank steve f
Reviewed 11 July 2017

we just ate there is was great, it was my first dinner there but have been for lunch many times..the food and service was great! Kyle was our server and he was very nice and attentive

Thank scottbP9581HP
Reviewed 6 July 2017

After checking all the restaurants in the area, we found this one on the corner,we walked in they greet us with a smile and give us time to read the menu, ordered Dolmades for appetizers (4), so great and tasty, fresh!! I want to have...More

Thank V8799XYjoseg
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

I've lived in Sarasota for 30 years and eaten at El Greco for almost as long. Chef Robert and his staff are always improving on the classic Greek experience regulars have come to expect. The food and service get better every time.

Thank ryanhstanley
Reviewed 26 June 2017

This is the sort of eatery that is becoming rarer by the day: a place to enjoy a pleasant meal AND a conversation with friends without shouting above an overpowering babel of conversation and the din of over-amplified music. We enjoyed a delightful meal by...More

Thank kaibab1
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We started our meal with the Peppers/Olives/Feta plate. We had the grilled Octopus & Moussaka for our entrees and both were delicious (especially loved the fluffiness of the potato topping on the Moussaka). The cup of Avgolemono soup with our meal was rich and satisfying....More

Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

The food here is amazing. We always go here when we're in Sarasota. The service is great and the waiters are always nice. They don't hesitate to bring out more food if it looks like we want mode! Also, on some dates they have opera...More

Thank arjunbamzai
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Horiatiki Salad & Mezze platter from the appetizer menu. Enough food for lunch for both of us, outside under a parasol. Lovely food, well prepared and thoroughly enjoyable. The location isn't the best along the road but traffic was light so not too annoying.

Thank Arjan H
Reviewed 2 May 2017

El Greco was recommended by relatives who live in Sarasota. Bread was fresh and warm from the oven. The salad was fresh and delicious. We ordered two spanakopita appetizers, and they were hot, tasty, delicious with three interesting sauces on the side. On the waiter's...More

Thank shapcomp
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1592 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5803
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-365-2234
El Greco Cafe is the place when you can have a fast lunch,or a quiet diner with friends,have a first date and make a great impression,or just show your dancing skills on Greek night. With two rooms it can accommodate large groups,lunch meetings or big birthday parties. From Lamb dishes,fresh seafood,pasta to pizzas and strombolis,we have something for everyone.Gluten free,vegetarian no problem. Chef Robert and his wife Gena are always present.They like to meet you and like to hear your opinion,so just ask for them at any time.
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