Thanasis Souvlaki

Written by on April 14, 2012 in I Eat Greece, I Eat...Out with 0 Comments

(No website found at time of publishing) – Monastiraki Square, Athens, Greece

How I heard of this place: Our now, well-respected and admired local food guru concierge, once again, set us on our way.

Type of cuisine: Souvlaki and pita.

Ambiance: Casual indoor and outdoor seating at this walk-up window/dine-in eatery. Tooted as one of Athens best, we were lucky it was open on this quiet Easter Eve. Outside, the plastic-lined, primary color tablecloths in plaid dressed each table under the extensive awning. The wide, open doorway leads to more seating inside on salmon- and white-colored tiles leading to salmon painted walls that meet the staircase heading to the balcony loft for more seating. Our chefs, in long, white aprons and Mediterranean blue visors heated fresh pita on one grill as the others grilled our meat and vegetables for the many orders of souvlaki, including ours.

What I ordered: Thanasis Kebap (€8.90 each) for two. What we got: four juicy grilled kebaps served over pita with thin-sliced raw red onions dusted with paprika and served with wedges of roasted tomatoes. One order of Chips (French fries €2.40) and two cans of Orange Fanta (€1.50 each) with which to wash it all down.

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What I loved: The fries, crispy on the outside, hot and soft inside. The gooey pita having soaked up all of the juices from the kebap and tomatoes.

Why I loved it: A simple menu. The best souvlaki in town.

Cost: Average (€7-€10 per entree)

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