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  • Food2.5
  • Service3
  • Value2
  • Ambiance2.5
  • Reviews6

Alekos Taverna

1001b Austin Ave
Coquitlam, BC V3K3N9
Tel: (604) 931-2544
  • Cuisine: Greek
  • Price: $$$ ($30 - $45)
  • Greek restaurant located at the corner of Austin & Blue Mountain in Coquitlam


Displaying 1 - 6 of 6 Reviews FoundSort: Useful | Helpful | Reviews | Date
A poor Greek restaurant.
By priggly of Coquitlam (73 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, December 15, 2007 - 10:06pm [Dine in]

I have frequented this establishment on one occasion and will not return. The food is for the most part not authentic and the prices are high. My lamb dish which was supposed to have been roast tasted like stew. There is simply nothing memorable about the place and it is not worth the bother.

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Guaranteed winner.
By Bobby_Filet of coquitlam (6 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, March 16, 2007 - 5:55pm [Dine in]

Have been there a few times within the last year and have never been disappointed.

You know it's a sign of quality when kalamari is offered WITHOUT the batter as a menu item (Grilled Kalamari that is - great appy).
Service has always been friendly and attentive with all servers having excellent knowledge of each menu item and enthusiastically describing them at that.

My favorite entree has been The Athenian which is a selection of various entrees consisting of dolmades, moussaka, lamb souvlaki and of course those famous greek roasted potatoes and rice pilaf. Highly recommended. Also available are good range of vegetarian entrees.

Nice 'tavern' feel as far as ambience goes. Go check this place out.

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Bland Food
By SuperFoodCritic of Coquitlam (3 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, October 6, 2008 - 12:17pm [Dine in]

Used the entertainment coupon to try this restaurant. Service was good but the food was mediocre. Had souvlaki and they served the greek salad before, not with the meal. Very bland food. Not enough taste to the chiken or the rice and the tsatsiki tasted almost like plain yogurt. I always thought souvlaki would be pretty much delicious wherever you went, but I was throughly dissapointed in this one.

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Not Bad but not spectacular
By Beefeater of Burnaby (4 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 10:30am [Dine in]

We had dinner the other night at Alekos to see what the other reviewers were raving about. Turns out to be an okay-but-not-great experience. The service was polite, attentive and courteous. Pita bread was alright. We had the slow roasted lamb and the top sirloin steak. The potatoes were well cooked, the vegetable was fresh and the rice pilaf was tasty. The lamb was tender and juicy but I've had better at other Greek places. The sirloin steak, while not bad, is nothing to rave about. For the prices they charge, there are better Greek food out there. The service and atmosphere was quite pleasant. May be back again someday.

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Stay Away!
By Mando of burnaby (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, January 28, 2008 - 7:43pm [Dine in]

Went there once because we got a coupon book for it.
Stay away! Calamari was bad, and had cartilage and ink sacs still in quite afew pieces. And it smelled very off.
Souvlaki was ok, but who messes up souvlaki?
Overall it was underseasoned, bad quality food.
Service was fine.
Threw coupon book away after first night.

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Best lamb souvlaki!
By princesspootpoot of vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, March 16, 2007 - 6:52pm [Dine in]

I've eaten at a lot of greek restaurants over the past few years and Aleko's consistently makes the best lamb souvlaki around the lower mainland for sure! The meat is always tender and juicy, the potatoes are perfectly roasted and lemony and their salad and rice are always nice. I really love their calamari too - both grilled and breaded - they are sooo yum!

Every time we out in Coquitlam, my husband and I always try to squeeze in a dinner at Alekos. However, just note, as with all restaurants in Coquitlam, expect a wait of at least 45 mins if you dine between 6pm - 8pm! But if your stomach can stand it, Aleko's is worth the wait!

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