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I was invited to relive the travels of Vassilis and Katerina Coumbaros (Taverna Opa’s owners) to Greece through their limited edition menu, ‘Summer in Greece’. The menu will feature three authentic dishes that are made with fresh, Greek ingredients and are inspired directly by the country’s latest food trends.

The limited menu will be available from June 29 to August 6, with dishes ranging from $7 to $15.

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A blend of Greek cheese wrapped in flaky puff pastry layers. It was recommended to us to drizzle some honey with it! and it took it to a totally different direction, definitely worth a try.

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Kefte Kabob, usually ground beef and ground lamb, in an open face pita bread. Along with tzatziki sauce, red onions, tomatoes, and fries.

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Greek style beignets that’s densely packed dipped in syrup and sprinkled with crushed peanuts.

Although the menu features special limited edition dishes I invite you to also try their regular menu items as well.
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Malibu mango rum, pineapple juice, splash of banana liqueur.
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Vlachotiri cheese flamed table side with brandy. Melty and gooey goodness.

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They roasted the lamb for a about 9 hours before serving it. Also includes lemon potatoes and seasonal veggies. Incredibly tender but not grassy or gamey.

Along with the tasty dishes, Taverna Opa offers a fun and lively environment with live belly dancing shows everyday around 7:00 PM.
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The entire restaurant pauses as the focus is now on the belly dancer. As she entertains the crowd she also invites guests to get on top of their tables and show off some of their own moves!
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My experience was great. I do recommend this place for large parties, such as birthdays or reunions. The laid back environment will encourage guests to have fun and loosen up for their visit in little Greece of Orlando.

Taverna Opa of Orlando 
Address: Pointe Orlando, 9101 International Dr #2240, Orlando, FL 32819
Phone: (407) 351-8660