Restaurant Roulette: Greek Spot

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Restaurant Roulette: Greek Spot

Anushka Tyagi

Twice a month, El Estoque goes to restaurants around Cupertino and takes a chance by asking the waiter to personally choose the menu items for us. This week, we continued the alphabetical theme with a trip to Greek Spot.

As we entered the restaurant, we noticed the small and cozy feeling of the place. Their style was more of a “meals on the go”, but the atmosphere for a seated lunch provided a family feel. The service was excellent, and the staff made us feel very comfortable and appreciated. Given the close location and decent prices, it was a great place to get some quality Greek food within a quick timeframe.


APPETIZER: GREEK FRIES
PRICE: $3.99
RATING: 4 STARS

greek fries

Regular French fries seasoned with oregano and sprinkled with feta cheese.

This dish did not seem very large when we first got it, but it ended up being difficult to finish once the rest of our food came. The fries were cooked well and the oregano added a unique flavor to the fries, but they were very salty when eaten plain. The feta cheese added a different mix of flavors and texture that reduced the saltiness of the fries and made this an enjoyable appetizer.


MAIN DISH: CHICKEN GYRO
PRICE: $7.49
RATING: 5 STARS

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Pieces of chicken in a pita with lettuce, tomatoes, red onions and a special sauce. Topped with some fries.

The gyro was given to us like a wrap, but there was a lot of filling which made it difficult to eat. The pita made the dish on the lighter side, but the sauce made the meal overall a messy one. The rest of the ingredients worked very well by creating a blend of flavors that complemented each other and had just the right amount of spice. The inclusion of fries in the dish was a pleasant surprise and added texture to the gyro.


DESSERT: BAKLAVA
PRICE: $2.99
RATING: 4 STARS

baklava

Layered phyllo dough with walnuts, drizzled with syrup and cinnamon.

This dessert had many layers that made it hard to cut through and eat, but the flaky crust melted well in our mouths. The walnuts added a good crunch in between and helped to reduce the sweetness, although it was still sweeter than we wanted. It was very clear that the cinnamon was in the dish, and it went well with the flavor of the walnuts.

Co written by Devika Watave