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“Not Greek at all”
Review of Daphne's California Greek - CLOSED

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Daphne's California Greek
Cuisines: Greek
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San Clemente, California
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131 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Not Greek at all”
Reviewed 18 September 2012

A Greek cafe that does not have lamb on the menu is a misnomer. Beef and chicken dishes are rather tasteless and the only thing that seems remotely like Greek food is the name. Greek salad along with most other dishes are mediocre. It is hard to figure on how this overrated chain stays in business. Don't waste your time here and visit authentic non-chain restaurants. Some chains do a good job like Panda Express but not this restaurant.

Visited May 2012
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Thank Lighthouse2006
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  • English first
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English first
San Clemente, California
Level Contributor
35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Greek food for Americans”
Reviewed 15 July 2012

Good fresh food - but in my opinion dumbed down for Americans. Lacks the excitement / herbs and spices of food served in Greece and its Islands....however I am still looking for a real Greek restaurant in California and Daphne's is probably the best of its kind in Orange County

Visited February 2012
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Thank Stephen E
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Level Contributor
17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good food, chain restaurant feel, only Greek place in town.”
Reviewed 10 January 2008

Good food, chain restaurant feel, only Greek place in town.

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Thank kevinpsc
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best Greek food at awesome prices”
Reviewed 22 November 2007

Best Greek food at awesome prices

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Thank CapoBeachMom
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Plano, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Daphne's Greek Cafe”
Reviewed 29 January 2006

Sat. Jan 24, 06 approx 1:30 PM Stood in line behind 4 other people to order - took more than 5 minutes (due to extreme inefficiency of cashier/order-taker). Cashier always puts her fingers into cup she gives you for soda, then handles money, etc. Apparently no hand washing or cleanliness standards enforced for employees.
After waiting more than 15 minutes for food -inquired - apparently they "lost" my (already paid for, or I would have left)order. After they finally put in order, food arived - not as advertised. Gyro Pita Plate did NOT have tzatziri sauce, as "proudly" advertised. Also - gyro meat was grossly overcooked - dryer than jerky/crispy all around edges.
Apparently this is not unusual - another customer also had his order "lost" while I was there, so of the approx 20 customers that passed they while I was there, look like approx. 10% total failure rate.

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