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“Good but could be better”

El Greco Greek Taverna
Ranked #18 of 65 Restaurants in Palm Cove
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

We eat here every year and recommend all our family's and friends that come here being Greek ourselves. BUT they have removed the banquet for 2, this is the worst thing you could do at a Greek tavern. Bring it back otherwise we won't t be.

Thank Peter A
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Reviewed 13 August 2018

We all had the mixed grill. The staff was friendly and helpful. They are licensed and have a reasonable price list. Family friendly.

Thank Susie M
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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Pros:
Wait staff are friendly and it is in a good location

Cons:
Wait times, food quality and temperature. Never had a Mixed Grill before that was mainly soggy potatoes, miniature lamb chop, rubber chicken and an uncooked sausage.

If you want Greek food best go into the city

1  Thank Chay A
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Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Being locals to Cairns you try to be more selective when dining out. Being a tourist town, most locals are put off by mediocre service and tourist prices. We thought a nice dinner out to finish a long week and to try somewhere different. Well we were both hungry prior to even arriving, well talk about disappointment the poor table near us that had two small children and had to ask where there meals were, an older couple had meals presented that weren't what they ordered then to be advised wrong order and had to wait longer. A couple that arrived well after us and ordered after us received their entrees first, then didn't order mains until after they finished their entree then their mains still arrived before ours. Meals are extremely small and over priced! The meat was cold but the chips were hot. $30 for food that is effectively a kebab you can get outside any nightclub in Cairns. Will not be going back and will not be recommending to others.

2  Thank FarAway48158
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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Had dinner here this week. Atmosphere is nice. Had a marinated chicken dish that was just bad. Not even sure it was chicken. It had a rubbery texture that was disconcerting. The fries that it came with were quite good but I was shocked to learn that they actually charged me for the ketchup I asked for. It was only .80 but it was the principle. Paying $28 for rubber chicken and fries and then a charge for ketchup. When I told our server that I was very surprised to be charged for ketchup, she abruptly told me that they had to pay for it and so they charged. I told her with that logic they should charge for salt and pepper! Cannot recommend.

Thank EastCoastMomNY
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