Skip to main content

Mezes Greek Taverna



Name: LaChanze Thomas 
Restaurant Pick: Etaru
Reviewed: Mezes Greek Taverna

The restaurant is located in a strip mall. It is easily accessed with lots of parking. I was greeted warmly and seated immediately. I ordered the spanakopita and it was served in no time. The spanakopita was flaky with the freshest spinach filling. I also enjoyed the hummus and warm pita shards. My entree selection was the shrimp gyro. It was fresh tomatoes, cucumber, onions, and tzatziki. The shrimp were very large and fresh. At this point I was full; the portions were plentiful. However, my visit would not have been complete without trying the baklava. I was not disappointed, it tasted just like the baklava in Athens. The staff is amazing. The food is authentic and flavorful. This restaurant is great.

Name: Craig Neier 
Restaurant Pick: Mr. Wrights Gold Digger Saloon
Reviewed: Mezes Greek Taverna

I was greeted with a strong welcome when I arrived from the owner. I decided to sit at bar for dinner. The waitress, Effy, was great: absolutely FANTASTIC! She made great suggestions and knew the menu. I had a refreshing Greek sangria with fresh cut fruit. They brought over hummus and warm pita which was very good. I then had grilled octopus with extra virgin olive oil, vinegar and oregano. was fresh and tasty. The dinner special was flounder Bekris whole fish, served with broiled potato, spinach, fresh tomatoes, Kasseri cheese and a little ouzo. It seemed like the family was all working and knew a lot of the patrons. The staff sang Happy Birthday and celebrated a customer’s birthday. They serve beer and wine; there seems to be a lot of choices. For dessert, I had galaktoboureko. It is a sweet semolina custard with a little lemon, baked in phyllo dough. Finished with their own honey syrup. They serve a great espresso to finish off dessert.

Name: Brenda Bean 
Restaurant Pick: Mezes Greek Taverna
Reviewed: Mezes Greek Taverna

I arrived into the neighborhood shopping plaza at Palm Rd and University Blvd, easily parking right in front of Mezes Greek Taverna. As I entered, the bright white-walled, exceptionally clean upscale family restaurant, I glimpsed at the fresh fish display counter and working Greek family kitchen to my right. My two girlfriends, Kathy and Chris, waved from a booth at the far left. I walked past a couple rows of well-spaced tables to join them. Within seconds, the waiter Niko came over to ask what I’d care to drink. I offered up “water” while saying my “hellos” to my friends asking how long they had been there ahead of me. “Ten minutes or so” was the response and we all agreed to look over the menu to put our dinner orders in before larger crowds appeared. All of us had eaten there before, loving its friendly atmosphere to eat, enjoying fresh Greek flavors and we take our time to visit one another just like all the other guests.

The waiter, Niko, returned with my water asking, “Appetizers?” We three agreed to share the night’s special appetizer— Falafel with fresh hummus and Greek black olives. Next, Niko brought us Mezes’ complimentary appetizer of fresh Hummus with warm pita triangles. The Hummus was creamy and just the right amount of garlic spice and lemon and just “yummy” on warm pita triangles. The falafel appetizer arrived with more yummy, silky Hummus & delicious warm falafel, perfectly crispy on the outside and delicately moist & flavorful with garlicky chickpea balls inside. We ordered our entrees with a plan to share with one another. I ordered the gyro dinner plate with tzatziki sauce and a side Greek salad, substituting potatoes with Greek-style green beans which were wonderfully flavored with tomatoes. The other two ordered moussaka and spanakopita dinner plates with side Greek salads – one having a second side of the Greek tomato green beans & the other enjoying the lemon Greek potato spears.

All entrees were melt-in-your-mouth delicious. Perfectly cooked and spiced to pique our taste buds. Throughout the meal, we talked about Mezes’ food, other favorite food spots, favorite episodes of “Check Please! South Florida” and “So Flo Taste” and the latest news in each of our lives. We commented on the great aromas and eye appeal of other Greek dishes reaching their destinations at neighboring tables. Niko came by to see if we needed dessert and we had already decided on Baklava to share. And, it was good thing we did as it was so huge it was easily three portions in one triangular slice— about two inches high, four inches at the back and two three-inch angular sides!!! With “oohs and ahhs” we divided the honey-brown dessert of light phyllo filled with delicious chopped walnuts in honey.

Niko, again, checked to see if we needed absolutely anything more… such as coffee after dinner drinks. We were so delightfully full, we decided, not a thing more. We needed to take some to-go boxes of the entrees, sides and desserts while readying to leave for our homes. The restaurant had filled up pleasantly with more happy sounds of friends dining and laughter. So we lingered another moment or two, stating how perfectly comfortable a pleasure this was in today’s rushed, technology paced world. We felt as if we had attended a family dinner with great, fresh food and wait service!! We will return – again and again!!!

Restaurant Information

Location: : 10040 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines, FL
Parking: Private Lot
Phone: Private Lot
Restaurant Owners: Savas Karagiaouris
Executive Chef: Savas Karagiaouris
Pastry Chef: Savas Karagiaouris

Type of Cuisine: Greek
Signature Dishes: Spanakopita, octopus, lamb chops, shrimp saganaki
Vegetarian Options: Yes
Alcohol Served: Beer | Wine
Corkage Fee: $15/bottle
Bottle Limit: N/A

Restaurant Hours: 
Monday– 11:00 AM - 10:00PM Tuesday– 11:00 AM - 10:00PM 
Wedensday– 11:00 AM - 10:00PM 
Thursday– 11:00 AM - 10:00PM 
Friday– 11:00 AM - 11:00PM 
Saturday– 11:00 AM - 11:00PM 
Sunday– 11:00 AM - 10:00PM 

Meals Served: Lunch and Dinner
Prix Fix Menu: Yes
Take-Out: Yes
Delivery: Yes – third party
Average Dinner Price Range (per person, full meal, tax, 20% gratuity, w/o alcohol): $35-45.00
Average Lunch Price Range (per person, full meal, tax, 20% gratuity, w/o alcohol): $20-35.00
Payment Options: do you accept credit cards and if so, which ones? All major credit cards
Accept Reservations: Yes
Need Reservations: No
How far in advance do you require reservations be made: For larger parties, the sooner the better

Accommodations for Children: Yes
Dining Style: Casual
Disabled Access: Yes
Restaurant Size: 120
Accommodate Groups: Yes
Private Dining Room: No
Tables with Scenic Views: No
Outdoor Dining: Yes
Entertainment: No