Now closed according to the AZDS:
This is our second review - see 2011 review. Service continues to be a major issue at Opa. I asked twice for a drink refill. Put it this way. I ended up leaving my seat and walking over the beverage fountain to refill my glass myself. Awful! The free humus they give you remains very band too. But for five bucks the gyros during lunch are a deal. But don't add fries or a salad b/c you won't need all that extra food. Plus your five dollar meal will turn into an eight or nine dollar lunch.
I forgot to add a rating to my review a moment ago.
I wanted to like this place, the location is handy. But the food was not all that good. The lemon chicken soup I thought was canned because the carrots were mush, the chicken seemed canned, but the pleasant waitress wearing a see-through Grecian chiffon dress that showed off her heavily tattooed body (but she had to wear white hose to cover her tattoed legs because the boss didn't like tattoed legs,) and tiara on her head told me it was made fresh, but it didn't have any flavor. The boss is absent, the plan for an organic farm fell through although there are signs advertising the non-existent farm as providing organic food and goat milk and cheese for the restaurant, and one wonders if this restaurant will stay in business. With good management it could do well. The owner is indeed a fat Greek, he must weight 300 pounds and I am wary of dining in a place where the owner is so obese as it means the food is not healthy. I like Greek food, but have not found a Greek restaurant in Tucson as good as Athens of Fourth downtown but they are not open for lunch.
Eating here was the worst dinning experience that I have ever had in any restaurant ever. I went with my grandparents and one of their elderly friends who had suggested the place and wanted to teat us. We started out by ordering a few appetizers and I bit into something rancid. We instructed the waitress to take away the remainder of that appetizer tray and to bring me a clean plate so I could finish sharing the other appetizers. She asked us if we wanted to order another appetizer and we said no, that would be fine, just bring a clean plate please. She did, and we went on. Then a guy, who I assume was the manager, actually brought the remainder of the appetizer plate back to our table and demanded to know who said that the food tasted rancid. I said I did. He said he didn’t understand and that he didn’t think that I knew what the word rancid even meant. That it meant rotten. I was blown away. I was trying to be discreet because the friend had highly recommended this restaurant and was picking up the tab, and now the manager is hovering over our table with the tray in hand, telling me that that it must be the balsamic vinegar that I’m tasting, and that I don’t know rotten, slimy spinach when I just spit it out of my mouth! To make things even worse, he goes on and on to tell me I should order something else, that If I think that tastes bad, than I’m not going to like the Greek salad that I ordered as a side dish to my entrée because that’s “just the way it tastes”. And you know what, I didn’t. It was completely bland and dry. But that’s besides the fact that no body enjoyed their meals after that absurd encounter. Being there with octogenarians, I didn’t react the way I wanted to. We tried to mumble through with some awkward jokes about him coming back out to ask me if I knew the definitions of more words, but it was still embarrassing. Can you imagine what would have been like if it was a dinner with clients or people from work? I will definitely never go there again with anyone, for any reason, and I suggest no one else does either.
Horrible food and rude waitresses who belittle customers. This is why the place is always empty
Never a chain "ethnic" restaurant, EVER! This is what On The Border is to mexican and Olive Garden is to Italian
Terrible food and service. Better options for Greek food here in town.
A real restaurant. Well run, professional, good food, actually decorated. A reliable place to put on the list.
Long Long Long wait for everything!! also, when i asked for a to go box, they brought a dirty one! ughhh!!! really?! very dissapointed
The food was fabulous, the service even moreso! We never had to wait for a thing...they seemed to know what we needed before we did. The baklava is baked there and is the best I've ever had! I had mousakka and my husband had the grilled lamb, and both were great! It will be a regular on our 'regular list!
I find it odd that and Greek restaurant serves spaghetti and they uses large flour Mexican tortillas as gyro wraps. Except for the watered down humus, my main course was pretty decent though. The lamb was tender and tasty. I should also mention, for readers sake, that it took several minutes before we were seated and they weren't not that busy. They also brought our food and forgot to set the table before hand, no silverware! The latter two aspects are why I chose to give Opa a two overall.
Only speaking of the campus location. Best gyro in town, hands down! Great fries, reasonable prices and staff have always been freindly.
Can't understand folks willingness to dine on a patio a sidewalks distance from a major dirty smelly road like Broadway. 5 Guys And A Burger is about to do the same thing at Broadway and Craycroft. R.I.P Monkey Burger.
It's a damn shame they had to go and give the place that name. The whole "Big Fat Greek ___" thing has been PLAYED for years now.
Had a great time with the family for dinner. Staff was helpful and quick. Food was good.
First the bad news. Awful service! None of the floor staff is attentive. Now for the good, or at least better, news. Decent portions of fair tasting Americanized Greek food.
Every time me and my husband come back to Tucson for a visit, Opa is on our list. The food is fantastic and the service is very personable. One of the best Greek restaurants I've ever been to.
This place is great. My husband and I enjoy the hummas and pita platter that comes promptly after being seated, as well as the gyros and the spanikopta. The walls are painted with murals to look like a Greek countryside. OPA! is an all round pleasent option.
Had lunch here was fairly disappointed. There are a few better choices in Tucson.
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