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El Greco Cafe

1592 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5803
+1 941-365-2234
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“spanakopita” (20 reviews)
“greek salad” (29 reviews)
“lamb” (29 reviews)
Closes in 30 min
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1592 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5803
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Arrived in Sarasota and needed dinner. My first choice was closed so Walker down the street and stumbled on El Greco. My wife and I both had the soup ( Greek chicken soup with lemons). My wife had Greek salad with Dolmadhakia and I had...More

Thank David w
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place!! We stumbled upon El Greco while meandering through downtown Sarasota. The staff was so friendly. All the food we ordered was hot and tasty. The grouper was fresh and perfectly cooked, the burger was yummy, and the sample platter with all...More

Thank Meandering_12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you are downtown, and long wait for some other noteable restaurant, please checkout El Greco. Great family atmosphere. Reliable great food. AND, in SEASON, might be the only place with a table to seat your family. The flaming cheese was terrific. The mousaka literally...More

1  Thank adambright2000
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Vicki and I both had the fusion bowl salad. Was quite good a nice blend of peppers, broccoli, mushrooms and other vegetables served over rice with fried won tons

1  Thank Mike B
Reviewed 2 December 2017

The food is deliciously prepared and plentiful. The restaurant has windows all around with a view from all tables. There is also outside dining.

1  Thank LenKap70
Reviewed 29 November 2017

El Greco Cafe is a classic Greek restaurant located in Downtown Sarasota. Great place for a romantic dinner, delicious food and spot on service. Jolly Chriss.

1  Thank LUCKY J
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a pre concert dinner fairly close to the Van Wezel and heard good things about this restaurant. Well, the entire dining experience exceeded our expectations. This white table cloth restaurant has a nice ambiance, great wait staff and the food was...More

Thank paulhollinger
Reviewed 11 November 2017

The very good to excellent reviews of this place boggle the imagination. I have unfortunately been there a number of times due to a social group I'm in consistently booking dinner there. While the atmosphere is nice and conducive to group dining, the food is...More

Thank eloisemonett
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Small corner location Greek Restaurant. Waitstaff really know their products, all food is fresh and you can see them prepare it.

Thank Adrian L
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
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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, Child-friendly, Kids
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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