On a Friday in mid-September 2022, Neighbor Roy and I had lunch at Opa’s Grill on 4th Avenue in Tucson. This is where Athen’s Restaurant used to be before it closed last year.
The first thing I noticed is how nice the atmosphere is. There are pictures of Santorini, Greek statues, and the Parthenon on the walls, and the place is spotless. We were served by an attentive young lady who took our drink orders. I ordered Iced Tea and Roy ordered his usual hot tea. Once our drinks came, she took our lunch orders. Roy ordered the low-carb Gyro lunch plate ($11.95). This was beef & lamb sliced, served with Tzatziki sauce and Greek veggies.
I ordered the lunch Gyro Platter, which was sliced rotisserie lamb & beef served with tzatziki sauce with Greek Salad and rice ($11.95).
Roy can tell you about his experience.
“This week we returned to where Athen’s Restaurant use to be on 4th Ave. It has changed owners, has been slightly remodeled, and has a name change, Opa’s Grill. It had been some time since we had dined at a Greek restaurant. Parking is a bit of a problem, we finally squeezed into the last spot. Our entrance is through the back door. The restaurant was not busy so we were promptly seated, menus presented, and drink orders taken. I noticed a few changes, a bit of re-painting but still featuring pictures of Greece, with Greek-style music in the background. I noticed the large-scale picture of the Parthenon on the wall behind our table, remembering the same view of this structure from my hotel roof when last I was in Greece in Nov 2013.”
HOURS: Sunday-Thursday: 11am-9pm. Friday & Saturday: 11am-10pm.