Taverna Opa of South Beach
36 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone: (954) 922-2256
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek, European, Seafood, Vegetarian
Price Range : Average
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07/20/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I went when it was REALLY busy so my food took a while...but I barely noticed! They started us off with some bread and apps that were delicious. The management was very accommodating when we asked how much longer our food would be. I will definitely return to this fun restaurant!
01/20/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I was Taverna opa south beach 09 Jan 2009 with my friends we were like 15 people..when we just all arrived they brought us that hummus...oh my gosh what was that thing if anyone likes garlic,, that you should try, it was great. I was really surprised with the appetizer,,s they even had a vegetarian section for my girlfriend she love the stuffed peppers....I had the lamb chops very tasty....oh honestly I even did see the menu the waiter asked me what I like and he gave me all kind of choises..very friendly atmosphere?I recommend that restaurant for every one especially to any one from New York like me..
I wish there was something like this in NYC?..
12/12/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I went to the South Beach location a few weeks ago. I was impressed with the service, our waitress was great. The food was amazing! Everything from the hummus to the desert was delicious. I would definitely go again. Try the seafood platter, it's out of this world!
08/18/2008Provided by Citysearch -
We came in for a party of 20 people for a reservation planned 2 weeks in advance. Reservations were at 8 o clock and we were not seated until 9:00. Manager and other employees there treated you with indifference. The food was probably the best thing there. It was a fun experience being able to dance on the tables and throw napkins around. The thing that upset me the most however, was the fact that they tried charging you a lot more than what you expected. We paid the majority of the check in cash and placed the rest on a credit card. The amount owed was approx. 50 dollars. For some reason, the amount charged on the credit card was $150.00. We advised the waiter and he apologized and brought back the check with a smaller amount owed but still exceeded the 50 dollars owed. We tried to hunt down the waiter but couldn't find him so we left. What's funny is that I even read about the fact that they tend to sneak in some money at the end of your meal but I figured it was some sort of lie. I was wrong. I'll probably never go back there again even though the food was great. I was actually kind of happy to be leaving the restaurant.
03/30/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I recommend Taverna Opa for great Greek food and ambiance. in South Beach, FL. You are encouraged to dance on tables, have too much wine and pretend you are vacationing in a Greek isle! Love it!
A couple caveat: first, the hummus is amazing.. beware, the garlic will be on your breath for at least 3 days! Secondly, the friendly waiters will always upcharge you..especially when you've had a couple bottles of wine! But somehow you don't end up minding too much because the music and booze will be flowing!
This is not the place to go for an intimate dinner.. this is the best place to go with a large crowd or if you really don't want to talk to your date or dinner mates!
11/24/2007Provided by Citysearch -
This place is wonderful. Everything was delicious, great authentic greek food. What really makes it stand out is the atmosphere. It's like a huge party! The service was average, but the food and atmosphere compensates for it. Whenever I have company from out of town, I always take them to Opa, because of its uniqueness. I have never left without a smile. Highly recommeneded.
04/11/2007Provided by Citysearch -
On a not crowded night, four of us had dinner there. Two of us were served and then a full half hour later, and after three requests, the other two were served. The excuse was that the chefs were learning new recipes for moussaka and pastitsio. The food showed up cold.
Mishaps happen, that's okay, but they handled it really badly. The manager lied to us. The waiter ignored us. But they happily put the 18% service charge on the bill.
I wrote to the restaurant but they never responded.
Definitely stay away. There are lots of better places to spend your money on the beach.
01/05/2007Provided by Citysearch -
When I first walked in with my family (a pretty conservative bunch) the ambience was good, and we were able sit quickly. I just did not realize the hidden expenses! If you have a party of 6 or more, you have to order a minimum of $15 per person. The average meal is around 15 dollars, but it is just the meat, it does not come with any side dishes. I was a little taken aback. The waiter was nice, but I felt he could have been more attentive. They also brought the sides way before the meat, so we ate it all before the main course. It was delicious, I mean, delicious, but a little slow.
The music is LOUD!!! I literally could not hear the person next to me, and even worse, the people across from me. But, it was pretty fun, and there was a belly dancer dancing on top the tables, and people were joining in. It was jovial and my group liked it, which surprised me. If you want the good food, but a little quieter a setting, I recommend the back room by the bar. It was just as nice, but away from the loudest of the music.
Overall, I recommend the place. Just go there prepared for the overall experience-good food, but a little slow in terms of service, great fun, but a little loud if you plan on having conservations.
03/27/2006Provided by Citysearch -
Upon entering one evening for a birthday gathering, I noticed that the restaurant was a little too noisy for my personal taste. The atmosphere was surely entertaining, but when ones ability to hear themselves think is compromised, I find that most people discover that to be somewhat of a paradox. The food was tasty, according to most, but the prices were not. Simply put, taste did not meet price at the same juncture of the contest. Understanding that the restaurant was packed, and with all the mercy encompassing benefit of the doubt, the service was still nothing that most would expect this far south on Ocean Drive. Moderateness if anything for South Beach standards. This restaurant shines in its exuberant ambiance while the rest took a back seat to the energy that this restaurant emanates. Bring a crowd and clean towel for the perspiration that will become loud. L.A.
05/26/2004Provided by Citysearch -
I went to Taverna Opa on a Saturday night with a group of 15 friends. It was my first time, and I was taken completely by surprise. THe ambiance is wonderful. There is an open kitchen, the waiters do Greek dances for you, every once in a while they throw napkins in the air to get the crowd screaming. There is a belly dancer that comes around and dances on your table for tips. There's a bar in the back for people who may just want to drink instead of dine. It is absolutely wonderful. My only complaint is that our server was not the nicest of people. THe manager was awesome though.