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The Greek Authentic Cuisine - CLOSED

435 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4503
+1 831-466-9990
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
13 Dec 2014
“Good food, great atmosphere”
24 Nov 2014
“Too bad they have closed now...”
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
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435 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4503
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1 - 10 of 36 reviews

Reviewed 13 December 2014

I'm no expert on Greek food, but I do live near the Mediterranean, and love that kind of cuisine -- fresh vegetable salads, salty cheese, pita bread, skewered meat, etc. So I'm always up for a Greek meal. I was pleased with the meal served...More

Thank B J
Reviewed 24 November 2014

I went there at the recommendation of the hotel front desk clerk. The owner/chef has decided to retire after working all his life. I say good for him. They were out of a lot of the food but one thing I did expect that wasn't...More

Thank Bonnie C
Reviewed 7 September 2014

I was raised on authentic Greek cooking, and I love it! Depending where in Greece you've the cuisine is regional, just like in Italy. Ignore the "not like Greece" comments. Most American Italian restaurants are nothing like restaurants in Italy. I had soup, pita, dolmathes...More

Thank Christine S
Reviewed 11 August 2014

After an extended trip to Greece, I miss the late night meals by the sea, enjoying calamari, tzatziki, tiropita or spanikopita, and Greek salad. When I'm longing to re-experience those times, I head to The Greek, conveniently open all afternoon and evening. The staff is...More

Thank Kekerica
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Chicago has a substantial Greek community, and there are many excellent Greek restaurants in all price ranges. Having lived there for 42 years, I've eaten a lot of great Greek food, and love the cuisine. I've also had great Greek cooking around Long Beach, CA....More

Thank JimBrown
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Enjoyed our dinner. The food was excellently prepared and our waitress was brimming with personality and charm. Very good experience for our party of four.

Thank Lbouknight
Reviewed 2 July 2014

I must admit it was my first Greek restaurant in the US, and I know it is less likely to find an authentic Greek place here than in Europe... But the tsatziki was so far from authentic, and instead of taramas a potato puree with...More

1  Thank dkbe
Reviewed 10 June 2014

This menu is excellent. The home made pita bread was delicious and the starter salad was huge. My friends had the lamb special that was perfectly cooked. I sampled the chicken lemon soup which was superb, but I regretted not ordering the kabobs as they...More

1  Thank Blue462
Reviewed 17 December 2013

This menu goes above and beyond normal greek restaurants. No hummus to be found. Instead, many other appetizer and soup choices that were fantastic. Nicole had a cup of the chicken soup while I had a bowl of the lentil soup. They were both very...More

Thank Benflyin
Reviewed 4 September 2013

Their prices were very high and I probably wouldn't return as a result. Especially since there are so many Greek restaurants near where we live in CA, though not many choices in Santa Cruz. But the food was good; we had the chicken & lamb...More

Thank Ruby B
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 435 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4503
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-466-9990
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