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Makalo initially owed its name to a specialty of Northern Greece, a sauce similar to bechamel with garlic, parsley and sweet paprika, which usually accompanies meatballs, fish, eggs and cheese.... Read More
Makalo initially owed its name to a specialty of Northern Greece, a sauce similar to bechamel with garlic, parsley and sweet paprika, which usually accompanies meatballs, fish, eggs and cheese. However the word also means surprise or miracle in some African dialects. The menu is based on value for money dishes prepared with seasonal products and respect for each ingredient. Simple, contemporary dishes with affordable and good quality selections of beer, wine and cocktails based on the principle of food matching and homemade drinks. Some delicious dishes are lahmanjoun with veal mince, in pitta bread with yoghurt and tomato, pesto of grilled pepper with tagliatelle, feta cheese and almonds, salmon fillet with courgettes sauteed in wine, lemon and fennel. Delicious warming soups in winter and traditional cooking all year round, with specialties such as home made pies, mini kebab, steaks with Corfu soffrito sauce, shrimps with lentils, bulgur and basil. Vegetarians will also find many tasty dishes to their liking. Easy to access, very close to Syntagma square and Plaka, Makalo is open all day for coffee, lunch and dinner. Customers will find several gluten free dishes such as salmon fillet with sauteed zucchini, veal with beetroot, a variety of salads and dishes which can be prepared on the spot following your preferences.
- Recommended as Best Value Because: Its friendly, the menu is interesting, its central and very affordable
- Best for Lunch Because: Value for money dishes with special attention to freshness and quality
- Best for Restaurants with Gluten-Free Menus Because: Good value for money and simple contemporary cuisine with quality as a focal point
- Best for Plaka's Best Restaurants Because: Inspired dishes by a young talented chef in an attractive locale