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Greece: Santorini, To Ouzeri


Famprika Shopping Center, Fira, Santorini, Greece

Many of the restaurants on the tourist-heavy Fira (in Santorini) were packed with diners trying to get a good "sea-view". We finally settled on "To Ouzeri" minus the view because it wasn't overly crowded. I've often said this is a bad sign but didn't heed my own advice here, as the menu looked interesting.

We wanted to try some of the unique items on the menu, Tomato Fritters, Stuffed Zuchini and the fried Calamari that was full of promise.

The service was really slow as it seemed that only a couple of people were running the whole show, and since we weren't in a rush, this wasn't an issue.

The worst part however, was the taste of the food. The stuffed zuchini looked appealing, however the zuchini itself was soft in the center and even had that spoiled taste. The tomato fritters were bland and greasy, as was the fried calamari (the biggest we'd ever seen). Everything was rather mediocre. They do have a blog with the recipe for the tomato fritters, so I'm going to try making them myself.

Our server even asked us how we enjoyed our meal, to which we had a lacklustre response. She was surprised. And with some rave reviews on TripAdvisor, I'm surprised too.


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Reader Comments (11)

I guess it IS true that a place is good when there are loads of people in it! It's ok, those pictures still look deceiving and I'm currently hungry :(

April 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPeaches

Peaches!! No breakfast this morning?? : ) Yeah, looks were deceiving in this case.

April 23, 2012 | Registered CommenterSmita

Ohhh your pictures are making me hungry. The accompanying text; not so much. But what is travel without a few such ... ahem... bumps!

April 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGayatri

So true Gayatri!

April 24, 2012 | Registered CommenterSmita

mmmm, crunchy goodness indeed! and your photos once again are just stunning.

April 24, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkristina

Ha make it look WAY more delicious than it sounds!! I would love to hear how the tomatoes turn out!

April 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterClair

Haha, Clair, I want YOU to make them hahaha!

April 25, 2012 | Registered CommenterSmita

Oh YUM! All the food LOOKS amazing, that stinks that it wasn't as good as it looks. Hopefully those fritters will come out great when you make them yourself :)

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April 25, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterannie

everything looks delicious!!!

April 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPunctuation Mark

Trip advisor is not always trusty.. :( Tastes differ I guess!

May 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVidhya

So true, always have to try things on our own!

May 3, 2012 | Registered CommenterSmita

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