Taverna Opa (Delray Beach, Hollywood, Miami, Orlando)
***** Taverna Opa, 270 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, Florida 33444, (561) 303-3602.
Got a real good Greek joint for you guys…Taverna Opa in Delray Beach.
Just so you know, there are 4 Taverna Opas (all owned by the same guy)- 1 in Delray Beach, 1 in Hollywood, 1 in Miami, 1 in Orlando…for our purposes- the one Jeff Eats is talking about is the Delray Beach spot.
Anyway, last night…
Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats were “there” to celebrate Niece Jeff Eats’ 16th birthday…Brother Jeff Eats and Sister-in-Law Jeff Eats threw an absolutely great party with something like 18 15-16 year olds and 20 adults- and yes Brother Jeff Eats picked-up the check! The party ran from 7:30pm-11pm, was a non-stop eating, drinking and dancing affair- and “no” the 15-16 year olds didn’t DRINK!
Taverna Opa has indoor and out-door patio seating, the dining room has a full service bar area…on Friday & Saturday nights, there is dj music, dancing on the bar top/tables and a pro-“belly dancer” in attendance…”they” don’t throw plates, but the joint’s paper napkin bill must be off the chart. On the music front- Greek stuff, disco music, EDM. Putting Friday & Saturday nights aside, Taverna Opa is open 7 days a week (no music) from 11am-11pm.
For the party…food was served family style. By the way, the below list maybe missing some “dishes”- Jeff Eats does do a “mean” Sirtaki- so while I was up- stuff might have slipped past my tastebuds!
broiled lamb chops
assorted cupcakes by Jodi’s Cupcakes & More (see 2/24/13 “review’)
On the food front, give or take a “dish” here and there the stuff was right on the money! If there was an obvious weak link, it was the pita bread-nothing terrible, but Jeff Eats has had better! I also thought that the baby-back ribs were kinda light in the meat department and bland. For you guys who like “pecking orders”- the lamb chops, lobster and meatballs were home-runs! On the service front, Taverna Opa is extremely well run. The waiters and bus-folks did a great job in keeping the food and drink flowing to our two huge tables. Like I said a few seconds ago, the music was non-stop as was the dancing- and I gotta tell you, I didn’t see one person in the joint- not having a good time!
Didn’t see the “bill”- but when you check tavernaopa.com you’ll find Taverna Opa’s menu/prices in-line with- most of the Greek joints in the area.