06 January, 2013

Cheap Seafood In Front of The Sea @ Piraeus

Over the Christmas and the New Year Day, the weather was not particularly good and above all unstable, but there were a few splendid days. It was one of these says that we went down to Peiraiki for a lunch in front of the sea.

We entered Vrahia tis Peiraikis where we had visited a couple of times. We live less than 5 min walk from our apartment. The thing is that when so close is a restaurant, we tend not go so often. For me, going to a restaurant is like taking a trip, it is not only about the food, but also about changing the place. When it is just 5 min walk from home, the destination loses this trip-effect.

Anyway, I wrote about it some time ago. Things have have not changed at all, except that the waiter/owner now has beard.

We started with beer, as it was so warm.

The bread came grilled. I have an impression that tzatziki an accompaniment more for meat, but GH often wants it at fish taverna.

And cucumber & tomato salad for me who do not eat much feta.

Fried potatoes came a bit burnt. Otherwise, hand-cut & freshly fried, nice potatoes.

We meant to order fried squids, but at the last moment we changed our mind and ordered fried cod with garlic sauce.

It was nice, but disappointingly small for 7 Euro price tag. Skordalia was quite good with bits of walnuts.

What is attractive about this fish taverna is the cost-effectiveness; we get enough & decent - if not special - food for 10 Euro per a head. Of course, if you order expensive large fish, you pay more, but if you order modest dishes like fried calamari, small fish like smelt or anchovies, the cost should be 10-15 Euro p.p. And it is situated in front of the Peiraiki coastline.

If you coming here on peak days, it is better to book a table. It is often full, for example, Sunday lunch time.

TA VRAHIA TIS PIRAIKIS (Τα Βράχια της Πειραϊκής)

Akti Themistokleous 300, Piraeus
Ακτή Θεμιστοκλέους 300
Tel. 210-45.38.461

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