Evgenia (To Paradosiako) Restaurant in Athens, Greece

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Updated: November 16, 2021
By Santorini Dave

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Review of Evgenia (To Paradosiako) restaurant in Athens, Greece

Evgenia (To Paradosiako) has been serving authentic Greek food in Plaka since 1989.

Evgenia is a classic ouzeri/taverna style family-run restaurant serving some of Athens’ best authentic homemade Greek food since 1989. Also known as Paradosiako Cafeneon, the affordable menu features a mix of meat, seafood, and vegetarian dishes, all prepared fresh in the open kitchen and served indoors or outside. The staff is extremely friendly and specials change seasonally. Located at the intersection of two one-way streets in Plaka, the restaurant is close to Syntagma metro station and Monastiraki Square.

Evgenia (To Paradosiako) Hours and Information

  • Season: Open year-round.
  • Hours: 9 am-12:30 am 7 days a week.
  • Website: No website.
  • Location: Voulis 44A, Plaka.
  • Telephone: +30 210 321 4121
  • View: Lots of people-watching opportunities as the restaurant is situated along a one-way street.
  • Parking: A parking lot is right opposite the restaurant while another is just a door down.
  • Metro: Syntagma metro station is 5 minutes (500m) away.

Evgenia (To Paradosiako)

Evgenia restaurant in Athens

Evgenia has a modest location in Plaka, but they serve some of Athens’ best traditional homemade Greek dishes.

Evgenia location

The family-run restaurant is spread across multiple rooms, offering both indoor and outdoor seating.

Evgenia outdoor seating

There are several small street-side tables set up outside.

Evgenia indoor seating

Inside, the restaurant is cozy, with a somewhat eclectic decor.

Evgenia indoor seating

One of the dining areas features an open pantry where several of the kitchen items are stored.

Evgenia indoor seating

The restaurant is kid-friendly and the staff is super helpful.

Evgenia indoor seating

Knick-knacks, vintage finds, and old pictures of Greece adorn the walls.

Evgenia kitchen

Evgenia has a compact, open kitchen and it’s fun to watch the chefs at work.

Evgenia menu

The affordable menu features a variety of traditional, homestyle Greek dishes containing meats, seafood, and vegetables.

Evgenia menu

There is even a nice selection of Greek spirits like Ouzo and Tsipouro, complementing Evgenia’s classic ouzeri-taverna vibe.

Evgenia food

The fresh boiled seasonal greens (horta) with olive oil and lemon is simple and delicious.

Evgenia food

Feta with oilve oil and oregano is another classic.

Evgenia food

The oven-roasted lemon potatoes and chicken is a must-have.

Evgenia parking

Opposite the restaurant is a small parking lot.

Evgenia reviews

This family-run taverna has featured in several blogs and travel sites, making it equally popular with locals and tourists alike.

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