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“Excellent Service, quality food and wine”
Review of El Greco

El Greco
Ranked #147 of 1,584 Restaurants in Helsinki
Price range: US$18 - US$32
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: El Greco is your friendly neighbourhood Greek restaurant however with a twist. Sure we're a family-run establishment, but we're not that typical Greek place you probably have in mind. We want to bring Greek cuisine to a novel level and inspire your taste buds with fresh tastes from the Aegean Sea. We pay homage to our classic roots while giving it all a subtle contemporary vibe. We're not talking about fine-dining or other fancy gimmicks, but honest food made with love and a passion to make you happy. We don't have customers – we have guests. We want to welcome you to El Greco like we welcome a guest to our home. A restaurant is barely a feeder without hospitality. Our deepest hope is to make your stay at El Greco a memorable one filled with joy.
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Been to this restaurant several times for lunch, but just 2 days ago we went for dinner. The same welcoming waiters greeted us with a sense of hospitality that you rarely find in the scandic regions. We had the mousaka - which I had missed a lot and a pork souvlaki along with the saganaki for starter and a great red wine (Paragka). Everything was simply amazing. I cook these foods myself, but I was pleasantly surprised by both the taste and the presentation! Great service topped it all off. Thank you for a great experience!

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Alexander P, Manager at El Greco, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

It's our pleasure to have served you! Thank you for your kind words! We take them with great pride and continue to develop.

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Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed eating here, the service was polite and attentive, the food was beautifully presented and tasted delicious! The decoration was in keeping with the building with a Greek feel. I definitely recommend.

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Alexander P, Manager at El Greco, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Very happy to hear you enjoyed your romantic meal, Sir! Thank you!

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Reviewed 27 July 2017

I had a very delicious Greek beef with tasty potatoes and cucumber salad. The others had moussaka and were also very happy with that. The service was nice, but the interior is not very cosy - however there is a casual atmosphere. A place I would like to revisit when I return to Helsinki (after eating through the Finnish specialties elsewhere obviously).

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Thank Maria H
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Alexander P, Manager at El Greco, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Thank you very much, Maria! We hope to see you again during your next visit in Helsinki. We wish you all the best!

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Reviewed 17 May 2017

Great host and waitress, excellent lunch specials and good Greek flavours in a modern interior with a golden sausage statue in the courtyard to add some Finnish flair to the experience.

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Alexander P, Owner at El Greco, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Hello there! Thank you for your kind words and really happy that you enjoyed the golden sausage statue! It's quite a peculiar and funny sight..

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Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Amazing food! The starter with king prawns was very good! We will come back on our next visit to Helsinki.

Thank Johan S
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Alexander P, Manager at El Greco, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Thank you! You are always welcome!

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