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Ta Bakaliarakia tou Damigou

#255 of 2,929 Restaurants in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Plaka
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Kidathinaion 41 | Plaka, Athens 105 58, Greece
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+30 21 0322 5084
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I walked around for some time and was tired of trying to make up my mind when the doorman spoke to me of the 'authenticity' of this restaurant. I have been staying in the Greek islands for 2 months and have had some great food experiences. This was not one of them. My starter - zucchini croquettes - was perfectly... More 

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Thank Jerzy K
Fife, Scotland
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It may not have the outdoor seating but the food is delicious, staff courteous rather than pushy, and has competitive pricing - an important concern when the £ is worthless!! The house, own vineyard, wine was great - we had a lovely evening! Thank you.

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1 Thank MillyDillyScraps
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We chose this place to eat as the chap outside sold its charms, food and wine. He was warm and affable so in we went. I guess in hindsight somewhere that needs that much of a charm offensive on the door to get people in is covering up something. We had high expectations with his Grandmothers recipe book and own... More 

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Thank Elsie-Chandler
Madrid, Spain
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

the food was excellent, the materials fresh, tasty, high quality, the place was cozy, the house wine very good, the hosts were great, warm cheerful and helpful, what else can you say about a place to eat!?? Me and my mother went there to dinner twice (we stayed only 3 days in athens) we didn't go more because we had... More 

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1 Thank jmkm318
Tokyo, Japan
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

ガイドブックに書いてあるレストランはたいてい期待してないのですが、このレストランの前のバーの呼び込みのお兄さんが、「ここは僕もオススメするよ」と話してくれたので、入ってみました。12時が閉店で、既にお客もはけていた11:30位に来店したにも関わらず、気持ちよく私達を迎えてくれ、食事もリーズナブルでどれを食べてもとても美味しかった。 あまりにも気に入ったので、帰国する翌日のギリシャでの最後のご飯もこちらへお邪魔して食べました。 Every meals were so yum! This restaurant will close 12 am and we came 11:30pm. But they cooked for us. We liked this restaurant , then came back next day!

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1 Thank Kumikumi98
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

We shared a homemade starter of Dolmades, had Mousaka and Cod Fish for Mains and shared a Halva pudding, they were all delicious. The red wine from the barrel was very good. An atmospheric meal in a historic underground location, and great value. Would definitely return

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Thank David C
Paris, France
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192 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

I know you will not feel attracted by a underground restaurant when in Plaka terrace restaurant are shouting on you tourists to push you in ! It' exactly to avoid this that we choose this hidden tavern, very simple and authentic that offer very good food , prepared in front of you by the cook. We had Grilled Octopus, grilled... More 

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Thank nonlodico
Brighton,England
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141 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

With the mixed reviews on this old Athenian favorite I was not expecting it to be that good. I wanted to have the famous Cod dish but as is prevalent here, the Cod in batter had not been filleted, so as I refuse to eat non filleted fish, I decided to have the Chicken Souvlaki which was great. Only one... More 

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1 Thank Robsurmer
Athens, Greece
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

I am Greek, born and grown up in Athens, so I have tried lots of restaurants here. This restaurant is just selling history, OK it is very old and one of the first restaurants in Plaka, but apart from it, the food experience was terrible. We paid 20 euros per person (3 people), the food was having no taste, ordered... More 

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26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

Just got back from a great 3 day trip to Athens. On the last night I stumbled upon this little restaurant by chance when I saw the tripadvisor rating located outside, I would have walked right past if I didn't see this. Had a great dinner of swordfish and the service was very friendly and the price was not excessive.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kidathinaion 41 | Plaka, Athens 105 58, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Plaka
  • Neighbourhood: Plaka
  • Phone Number: +30 21 0322 5084

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

Staying in Plaka

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Plaka
Due to its proximity to the Acropolis, Plaka remains the area where the majority of foreign visitors stay and play. Its attractive features include small squares, some notable museums and the beautiful Mitropolis cathedral, as well as a host of places to stay, eat and drink. Its pedestrian zones make it a pleasant place to escape from the city’s notorious traffic. Adrianou and Kidathineon Streets contain a number of souvenir shops, offering classier items than you will find in the Flea Market. The most rewarding section to explore is the upper reaches towards the Acropolis itself, where many old stone houses with tiled roofs have survived. Up here you can find leafier corners and the odd quaint taverna with unobstructed views of the ancient rock.
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