There are a number of local Greek cafes in Tarpon Springs, "the Greek capital of the world." The Original Mama Maria's offers the most enticing lunch special of the bunch. While the food doesn't compare to the top rated Greek restaurants in town, Mama Maria's does offer the best lunch deal for anyone seeking affordable Greek fare.
The lunch special runs $11.50 and is the best deal on the menu. Pick an entrée of your choice (from a list of about 6 selections) and enjoy a Greek salad, cup of soup or French fries, along with a soft drink and a small dessert - all for one low price. The spanakopita and Chicken Gyro are great options. The special runs Monday-Saturday until 3pm so plan your visit accordingly.
The regular menu is quite extensive with a sizeable selection of appetizers, soups and salads, Mediterranean dips, Seafood entrées, pasta plates, Greek specialties, and sandwiches.
Servers are attentive, always refilling drinks and clearing plates.
The setting here is very casual and relaxed, nothing too fancy. They have a large patio although it's too hot most of the year to enjoy it.
Mama Maria's is a good choice if you are seeking a relaxed, affordable lunch destination in Tarpon Springs. In a sea of Greek dining options, it can be
hard to choose amongst the bunch. As Mama Maria's offers the best lunch deal, it's the perfect option for those looking to save a few bucks.