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Old 06-21-2011   #31 (permalink)
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Damn, OPA sure was a disappointment. Poor excuse for Greek food. What were they thinking .
Yup totally agree with you on this one....embarrassingly disappointing and I was SO looking forward to it being good.
...sigh...Kefa was far more greek than Opa for sure...now him I miss.
Yes really...what was Donato and bro thinking...and then to sink more into Orale that also failed quickly. All their Pummarola profits must be dwindling fast. And I still miss the original location...much nicer ambiance and he already had the clientele following.
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Yup totally agree with you on this one....embarrassingly disappointing and I was SO looking forward to it being good.
...sigh...Kefa was far more greek than Opa for sure...now him I miss.
Yes really...what was Donato and bro thinking...and then to sink more into Orale that also failed quickly. All their Pummarola profits must be dwindling fast. And I still miss the original location...much nicer ambiance and he already had the clientele following.
Their new grill I would expect to open in the next 2-3 weeks (where Orale was and before that, Opa). I don't think the self-serve yogurt bar, Cherry on Top, is doing very well either.
Baha's (KEFA) hours became way to erratic. You never knew when he would be open/closed. Finally got to the point that I got Baha's cell phone number and call before I went to make sure that he was open - and usually he WAS NOT.
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Kefa had the best food in Playa imo. I really miss it.

Haven't tried the greek place in Playacar yet, but I will do that soon I hope.
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No, just REALISTIC. Having owned and operated bars and restaurants for the 17 year period preceding my moving to Playa and additionally having a consulting company - I am probably a lot more realistic than optimistic. If I was optimistic, I would open a bar here but never a restaurant.
I just walked up to calle 40 on AV. 5 then down to Constituyentes on AV. 10 then back up AV. 5 to calle 28..............my conclusion: TO MANY RESAURANTS AND BARS AND NOT ENOUGH PEOPLE...........a simple, and in my opinion, a correct conclusion.

Since you are in the bar/restaurant business here - do you want to cry ....THAT IS THE QUESTION.
Why would I want to cry... I love our business and all the locals who support and keep us in business.
I hope this Greek place can tap into the locals and stick around through the good and the bad, and good on them for trying!!!
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Mediterranean food is the healthiest way to go. I'm really looking forward to checking this place out. I'm curious as to how they do the gyros. Off of a spit? Do they sell enough to justify it being safe to serve? Some gyros places scare me. They heat, refrig at night probably not reaching the proper temp, and have it out again the next day. One way to ruin a vacation. Greeks know how to do seafood, that's for sure!
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Agreed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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mediterranean food is the healthiest way to go. i'm really looking forward to checking this place out. I'm curious as to how they do the gyros. Off of a spit? Do they sell enough to justify it being safe to serve? Some gyros places scare me. They heat, refrig at night probably not reaching the proper temp, and have it out again the next day. One way to ruin a vacation. Greeks know how to do seafood, that's for sure!
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Mediterranean food is the healthiest way to go. I'm really looking forward to checking this place out. I'm curious as to how they do the gyros. Off of a spit? Do they sell enough to justify it being safe to serve? Some gyros places scare me. They heat, refrig at night probably not reaching the proper temp, and have it out again the next day. One way to ruin a vacation. Greeks know how to do seafood, that's for sure!
The Gyros are not cooked off the spilt, so there is no need to worry.

The lamb are the best but the chicken gyros also rocks!!

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the gyros are not cooked off the spilt, so there is no need to worry.

The lamb are the best but the chicken gyros also rocks!!

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So I tried this greek restaurant yesterday.. The food was good although they seem to be inspired by french kitchens and therefore goes with the idea "less is more" .

It was tasty though, and I will go back there. However, one gyro is not enough, I think I need at least 2-3. And then the price kinda jumps up quite a bit.. You pay quite a lot for not so much (but very tasty!).

All in all I would say that it was an excellent break from the other types of food in Playa and when I want to have greek food and have extra money to spend I will definitely go there again. It's definitely worth a try!
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how much is one gyros?

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So I tried this greek restaurant yesterday.. The food was good although they seem to be inspired by french kitchens and therefore goes with the idea "less is more" .

It was tasty though, and I will go back there. However, one gyro is not enough, I think I need at least 2-3. And then the price kinda jumps up quite a bit.. You pay quite a lot for not so much (but very tasty!).

All in all I would say that it was an excellent break from the other types of food in Playa and when I want to have greek food and have extra money to spend I will definitely go there again. It's definitely worth a try!
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how much is one gyros?
.........was checking but I will defer to Dalle .
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.........was checking but I will defer to Dalle .
As you can clearly see in the menu Al posted it's 50 pesos. I think it was 50, well, something around there at least.
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As you can clearly see in the menu Al posted it's 50 pesos. I think it was 50, well, something around there at least.
Oh Dalle, now I see the pricing but on Anna's special menu .
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50 pesos is quite reasonable, methinks.

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As you can clearly see in the menu Al posted it's 50 pesos. I think it was 50, well, something around there at least.
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50 pesos is quite reasonable, methinks.
Not if you need three to get full..
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