Fokionos Negri Restaurants

Greece, Athens Guide (B): Fokionos Negri Restaurants

Fokionos Negri is a long pedestrian street in Kypseli with many cafes, lots of young people and a couple restaurants that I really like. Any one of these is a Matt's Favorite! In fact I probably eat out in Kyspeli three or four nights a week. The best of them is Mpakalogatos if you have to choose one.

Faidra at Foikinos Negri # 70 is an excellent neighborhood estiatorio-taverna-mezodopouleon with a large menu of fresh seafood, grilled meats, oven dishes and lots of appetisers. Stuffed cabbage, tender grilled octopus, and reasonably priced fried barbounia They even have mayeritsa. Another great place in Fokionos Negri is Bioletta at #60. It is a Mezedopoleo-Ouzerie that specializes in fish but has a very wide menu and delicious food. Like Faidra you can sit outdoors or indoors. If you are inside you will feel like you are in a cozy Greek island fish taverna on a cold day. Outside you can watch the parade of people walking by and enjoy fried gavros, grilled octopus, boiled beets, and so many varieties of fish you will start looking around for the fishing boats. They also have a large selection of grilled steaks, chops and salads. This restaurant has been here since 1961 and if you are adventurous enough to get out of the tourist section of Athens I think you will be quite pleased. This is another of my regular stops. Another good restaurant on Fokionos is called Mezedomaxies. Similar to Violetta and Faidra with an emphasis on fresh fish and grilled meats as well as a large selection of salads and mezedes this combination mezedopoulion-estiatorion is a great place to come on a sunny afternoon to have a lingering lunch with some wine, beer, ouzo or tsipuro. I can also say with confidence that any of the above restaurants will have better food than just about anything you will find in the Plaka or Psiri. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Fokionos Negri Restaurants
Guide Location: Greece » Athens
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Matt Barrett
Read it on author's website: http://www.athensguide.com/restaurants.html#Fokionos
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • O Mpakalogatos
  • To Platanos
  • To Petalo
  • o Takis
  • Psaro-taverna Stou Giorgiou
  • To Koutouki 54
  • To Kainari

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