If you want to dance on tables, ogle belly dancers and shout “Opa!” while downing shots of ouzo without ever leaving downtown Delray, then get your inner Greek on and head over to the latest Taverna Opa (270 E. Atlantic Ave., 561/303-3602).
The restaurant takes over the space once home to 75 Main, the younger sibling of the Hamptons’ celebrity magnet that, despite a late-in-the-game boost from top toque turned consultant Mark Militello, never managed to find much of a footing in the always-competitive Delray restaurant market.
The Delray Opa leverages the chain’s patented combo of raucous, party-hearty atmosphere, live entertainment and moderately priced Greek culinary favorites. There will be a DJ too, along with the ubiquitous belly dancers and plenty of table dancing, napkin throwing, plate breaking and “Opa!” shouting.
To go along with all the usual Greek culinary suspects are a handful of Mediterranean-style steaks and chicken dishes, four different family-style complete dinners, and an extensive selection of appetizers. There’s also a nightly happy hour from 3 to 7 p.m. featuring a lengthy roster of bar bites priced from $3 to $6 and half-price drinks.