Since 1986 Paros Taverna has been serving the tri cities area Greek food using select ingredients and following authentic time-tested recipes.
I work nearby this place and this place is a poor value in Greek food. $16 for a kalamari dinner?
This place is just as bad as the even more overpriced Greek joint down the hill at North Rd and Lougheed. Tsolias I think...
The kalamari was ok, a little fishy smelling, the salad ok, the bread ok, the Greek rice?.... THE WORST EVER. I thought I was eating Spanish rice... It was so overly seasoned or drenched in tomato or whatever sauce, it was BRIGHT RED. I thought the rice was supposed to compliment the meal, NOT DOMINATE IT.
TOTALLY UNWORTH $16. Call me a bourgeois or unsophisticated, but until you can show me a restaurant that can offer a kalamari dinner as good as Stepho's for $10
Had a date night with my hubby. First one in a while, so we wanted to try out someplace new to us. He was craving Greek, so we decided to try this place out. We have friends who liked it, so that was a good reason to go.
When we got there we were greeted by a very friendly seating hostess and seated by the window. Loved the ambience of the place and the decor was nice. We ordered Horiatiki (Tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, green peppers, olives, smothered with grated feta cheese then finished with olive oil & oregano. Served with pita.) to start and the Paros Platter, but because of my allergies got the prawn souvlaki swapped with the lamb souvlaki, no issues.
The Horiatiki was lovely. While waiting for our main course to arrive, I got an emergency call to work, so I had to leave. When I got back (roughly 45min later) my husband had everything packed, ready to go, but I didn't want our date night to end just yet. Our waitress overheard us and offered to re-warm my plate for me. I accepted the offer. I noticed that there were a bit more on the warmed plate than when it was in the to-go box, which was also very nice.
The food was good, very fresh, but a bit over-priced for what you got. But the service was what stood out for me. I'll be back!
Wow! One of the best places to eat in Canada. Food is on the mark. On weekends they have the real deal belly dancer, this is a lot of fun. Try the platters, this cover most of the menu on one setting. Service is great AAA+.
The owners are from a time when customer service, value and food quality were important, simple to tell from walking in the door.
There seems to be some invisible standard for Greek food in Vancouver that no restaurant seems to be able to measure up to. Nuts to that. My bf and I went to Paros for lunch the other day and thoroughly enjoyed it. The place was busier than I had seen it recently but there was no problem being shown quickly to a table and given the best service I've had in a l-o-o-o-n-g time anywhere. I had chicken souvlaki, he had roast lamb and we split an appetizer. The food was on par with Greek food I've had in Montreal, Toronto and elsewhere in the lower mainland. This is the third time we've been here and it won't be the last. The food is consistently enjoyable and the service outstanding.
The thing with greek food is that I think pretty much anyone with some skills can make a great greek salad and some tzatziki sauce, so to me I judge a greek restaurant on its lamb and calamari. At this establishment they come in first with their roasted lamb and calamari. They do not use the A typical herb crusted seasoned lamb..by my guessing they use some mustard and other ingredients which give it a bit more bite then the average greek taverna. My taste buds love it along with my family. So really it is all to your own, as far as the calamari goes it is lovely and crisp.
Greek food I find at any taverna is always overpriced, the key is the lunch specials. At Paros you get the same amount for half the price mon-fri, so if you can wing it on a weekday I would try it out.
The other thing is I haven't been there in awhile but I know they use to have bellydancing on the weekends and special occasions, so that was fun!!
My boyfriend and I decided to try this newly replaced restaurant for a date night since my mom had recently gone for lunch and told me it was excellent. We got seated quickly and my immediate shock was the prices: although it was Tuesday and pizza was on special for $12, the rest of the menu was extremely expensive. I had gone to many greek restaurants before and this was the first one that had a souvlaki dinner priced at $20+. I chose the pizza and he had the mixed and matched souvlaki. Midst waiting for our food, I remembered how much I liked the foccacia they used to serve at Anduccis that had been at this location before Paro's replaced it so I asked if I could have a side of that. The waitress said yes and returned with a piece of foccacia that I couldn't say was enough for one person- it was half the size they used to serve at Anducci's and the biggest disappointment, it should had been free. We got our meals and they were good. My pizza was a great value and good quality; the greek diner looked like it could had been bigger for the price but still good quality. Finally, a complimentary piece of baklava was served with the bill at the end of the meal, which made the pricy menu worthwhile for the free dessert.
Probably won't come back here until I'm no longer a student but the food is good.
group of 10 on a Friday night w/no reservations. not busy. we know why. dh had roast lamb, I had calamari. we frequent My Greek Taverna for lunch & their lunch portions were larger than dinner portions here. Flavour: both not as good as Greek Taverna on Brunette. Rice was soggy + mushy, calamari was okay but not crispy + tasty. Roast lamb was okay, but not flavourful like the other place we favour. Belly dancer was friendly + did a great job w/our group, creating lots of laughs.
But for greek, we'll be returning to Brunette St. for our fix.