15 October, 2014

Mavromatis @ Agia Paraskevi

Visited this taverna in one Friday evening of September.

We heard about this place from a friend of ours. She has been here 2 or 3 times and she liked it. When I saw a discount coupon, we planned to go there together, but eventually she left for another country and only GH and I made it.

It is a huge taverna with tables outside and inside. It was all the more evident, as we were the only customers almost until the end of our meal, when a man came in and sat down.

Again, I tell you it was a Friday evening!

Mavromatis is famous for grill, but it has also oven cooked food (mageirefta).

Here are mixed salad, aubergine imam and tyrokafteri.

Imam was pretty good, as the one I cooked at home following classic recipe.

On the other hand, the salad was rather dismal. If it was 4 Euro, it would have been OK, but it wasn't.

I do not recall how was the tyrokafteri. I only remember that I thought it was not memorable. Ha ha ha.

Fried potatoes were a bit too crunchy. Or too raw, should I say?

This is chicen exhohiko, recommended by our waiter. These were boned chicken thighs with feta and green pepper filling. I am not keen on this way of cooking, but it was nicely executed.

I liked these veal burgers, except for some hard bits (but not as hard as fragmented bone, which sometimes endanger my teeth).

These are the famous chicken paidakia for 1 kilo (15 Euro).

These should be chicken breast on bones. Although they were enjoyable, I did not think they were so special that I should come back.

I am not quite sure how much they cost, as we had vouchers for 4 people and ordered much more than what we could eat. However, my impression is that they should adjust the price maybe 10% downward, considering now there are so many competitors that are offering better price.

Mavromatis - Μαυρομάτης
Eptanisou 4, Ag. Paraskevi, 15341, Athens
Επτανήσου 4, Αγ. Παρασκευή, 15341, Αθήνα
Tel. 210 6399102 - 210 6014048


Archeotravel said...

Hi, what about the drink? I miss a cold glass of Mythos, ok :))) Thanx for the tip!

mesogeia said...

Hello Archeotravel,

I am afraid I do not remember what beer we drank there. It could have been Mythos, Alpha, or maybe Fix. Definitely was not Amstel or Kaiser.

Archaeotravel said...

Alpha, yessssss! There is Alpha in the supermarket as far as I remember and also Mythos. But you may be right with Alpha. And wine?

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