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Bairaktaris Taverna

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Pl. Monastirakiou 2 | Monastiraki, Athens 105 55, Greece
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+30 210 321 6936
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Los Angeles, California
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222 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The restaurant is located in Monaethpaki near the Metro station. There several local buses that past near by and there is a taxi stand near the entrance to the area. The Akropolis is near by. The restaurant is large with two locations separated by a large walkway. There is free Wi Fi available in both locations. There is indoor and... More 

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Lima, Peru
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158 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We didn't went to the restaurant, we bought a lamb Gyro Souvlaki to go. The Gyro Souvlaki is different from a normal gyro, meat is cooked in a different way. Honestly, it was fantastic and enough for my husband and me for lunch! Service was nice, they were very friendly. We really enjoyed it. It's a cheap but quite tasty... More 

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Thank GaliaMK
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44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Bairaktaris is located right opposite from Thanasis tavern in central athens in monastiraki square. The quality is the same as Thanasis. It is a very touristic place for anyone that wants to try the famous Greek souvlaki. I will never suggest a place that is so touristic as this though. If you want to eat souvlaki, go to a more... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to this place twice in our 5 days visit in Athens the food is good and cheap you can eat gyros seating as well as take out the price is the same recomended

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Stuttgart, Germany
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food is really nice and cheap. Its very close to Monastiraki and its interessting so eat the dinner and watch how people pass by.

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Florida
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were walking around downtown Athens and decided to go for a gyro/souvlaki that I remember from years ago. We decided to visit Bairaktaris which is located at a prime location and is very well known. I discovered after the fact that a previous PM used to eat there, I'm sure his experience was much better than mine. Let's start... More 

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107 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a nasty tourist trap, in prime location on Monastiraki square. All the food we were served was totally inedible, the Döner is pre - cut, cold, limp, grey sliced mystery meat which tastes like dog food smells. They even managed to destroy the Greek staple tzatziki and turn it into some white slop. This is the worst food... More 

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Thank MykonosAgrari
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent both two dinners here; just perfect! Noone should miss this chance coming to Athens! Live Greek bouzaki on friday & saturday. Best meat & excellent chicken. Especially lam kebab & burger. All the people are so wellcoming and so overwhelmingly friendly. This is our one and only option when we are back in Athens 😀

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Thank Esra K
Concord, Massachusetts
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403 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We weren't looking for much. The kids wanted Gyros but they wanted them their way. We were brought in and seated right away. It was 10 P.M. and the place was busy. The waiter took our order and had our salad and gyros in minutes exactly as we had ordered them. He also brought out some wine for me gratis.... More 

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Thank Paul D
Barcelona, Spain
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tavern, offering huge plates of traditional food at reasonable prices, is mostly frequented by Greeks. That says it all! Expect a great Greek experience and great service / hospitality

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pl. Monastirakiou 2 | Monastiraki, Athens 105 55, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Monastiraki
  • Neighbourhood: Monastiraki
  • Phone Number: +30 210 321 6936

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Staying in Monastiraki

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Monastiraki
Monastiraki is a souvenir-hunting enclave with a difference. Apart from the dramatic backdrop of the Acropolis, its network of alleys and pedestrianized streets surround the remains of both the Greek and Roman agoras, adding the quaint concept that this is where the ancients also came to shop. Named after the tiny monastery church at its center, Monastiraki Square is a lively spot by day or night, with street peddlers vying for your attention to sell you nuts and sweets. Down beside the metro station, the official Flea Market is an unbroken row of souvenir shops until you come to antique-oriented Platia Avissinias, while Pandrossou Street on the other side of the square offers more tourist shopping. The pedestrianized street beside the Greek Agora is lined with cafés offering fine views.
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